There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 13 min

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

$70 - $100

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Stuttgart 228.7 miles

$16 - $28

5 alternative options

Train via Bietigheim-Bissingen  •  2 h 55 min

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

$139 - $189

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Stuttgart 228.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR

$64 - $183

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

$104 - $265

Fly Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 29 min

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

$114 - $333

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

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

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

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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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  • 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 4 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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