There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Stuttgart by train, bus, 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

$75 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Stuttgart 228.7 miles

$18 - $35

8 alternative options

Train via Bietigheim-Bissingen  •  2 h 59 min

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

$139 - $188

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

$20 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Stuttgart 228.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart  •  5 h 38 min

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

$94 - $374

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart  •  4 h 23 min

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

$94 - $206

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart  •  4 h 1 min

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

$109 - $274

Fly Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$142 - $356

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf

$126 - $323

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Stuttgart every 2 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Cologne to Stuttgart twice a week. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 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
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Stuttgart via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Cologne to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The distance between Cologne and Stuttgart is 288 km. The road distance is 365 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 26€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart?

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

Is there a direct train between Cologne and Stuttgart?

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

Is there a direct bus between Cologne and Stuttgart?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne and arriving at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Stuttgart?

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