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There are 8 ways to get from Cologne to Stuttgart by train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice

$70 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Stuttgart 228.7 miles

$16 - $29

6 alternative options

Train, drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Aschaffenburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Stuttgart

$75 - $109

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Stuttgart 228.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR

$79 - $186

Fly Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Stuttgart (STR) CGN - STR

$98 - $374

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR

$106 - $271

Fly Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf

$127 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart is to train which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 2 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Stuttgart is 288 km. The road distance is 365.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf takes 2 h 13 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Cologne to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 85€ - 330€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Cologne to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 179.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Stuttgart, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Stuttgart every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, Eurowings, Lufthansa and easyJet fly from Cologne to Stuttgart hourly.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Aschaffenburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Stuttgart is 365 km. It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to drive from Cologne to Stuttgart.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 623+ hotels available in Stuttgart. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Stuttgart. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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