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There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Tübingen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Stuttgart  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf 1-Y / ...

48€ - 163€

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Tübingen N177

19€ - 35€

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Train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf Ic

85€ - 130€

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Tübingen 425.5 km

45€ - 75€

Fly Dusseldorf to Stuttgart  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR

82€ - 347€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart  •  4h 16m

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

116€ - 394€

Fly Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 51m

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

139€ - 509€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Tübingen is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Tübingen is to fly which costs 80€ - 350€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Tübingen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Tuebingen Hbf. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Tübingen is 342 km. The road distance is 425.5 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Tübingen without a car is to train via Stuttgart which takes 3h 32m and costs 45€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Düsseldorf to Tübingen, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Tübingen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Tübingen is to train via Stuttgart which takes 3h 32m and costs 45€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 7h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 350€ and takes 3h 30m.

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  • Distance: 341.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Tübingen, Germany?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Tübingen via Stuttgart Hbf in around 3h 32m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Tübingen twice daily. Tickets cost 23€ - 29€ and the journey takes 7h 10m. Deinbus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Schedules at
deinbus.de

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Düsseldorf to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tübingen station.

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Düsseldorf to Tübingen train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Tübingen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Tübingen is 425 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Düsseldorf to Tübingen.

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

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Book your Düsseldorf to Tübingen train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Tübingen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 468+ hotels available in Tübingen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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