There are 9 ways to get from Dortmund 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.

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Train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$90 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Stuttgart 261.6 miles

$17 - $29

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Bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

$23 - $42

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Stuttgart 261.7 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Dortmund to Stuttgart  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Stuttgart (STR) DTM - STR

$89 - $374

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart  •  3 h 55 min

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

$71 - $190

Train to Muenster, fly to Stuttgart  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Stuttgart (STR) FMO - STR

$137 - $360

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart  •  4 h 28 min

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

$127 - $301

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$119 - $334

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof via Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Stuttgart is 327 km. The road distance is 418.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs .

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf takes 3 h 31 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dortmund to Stuttgart bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Stuttgart is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 52 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dortmund Airport to Stuttgart Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Dortmund to Stuttgart bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 204.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Stuttgart hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Stuttgart via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main in around 6 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dortmund to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Dortmund to Stuttgart via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Dortmund to Stuttgart via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Dortmund to Stuttgart via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 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 Muenster to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Muenster to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
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 Dortmund to Stuttgart via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Muenster to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
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

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 Dortmund Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
deinbus.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 Dortmund to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Stuttgart is 419 km. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Dortmund to Stuttgart.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Dortmund Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 611+ 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 Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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