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There are 4 ways to get from France to Stuttgart by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...

€92 - €142

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Night bus  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Stuttgart - Airport Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy > Reims > Metz > Strasbourg > Pont de l'Europe - France > Pont de l'Europe - Allemagne > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart - Airport > Munich - Bus station

€24 - €32

2 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Heidelberg central train station 109
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Stuttgart central station Flx10

€36 - €48

Drive  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Paris to Stuttgart 624.2 km

€65 - €100

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Mayotte, French Guiana and Guadeloupe in France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stuttgart is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stuttgart is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Stuttgart is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from France to Stuttgart is to night bus which costs €23 - €35 and takes 10h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Stuttgart is to train which costs €90 - €150 and takes 4h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Stuttgart station. However, there are services departing from Institut Du Monde Arabe and arriving at Stuttgart central station via Paris and Heidelberg central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from France to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Cité and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf via Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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The distance between France and Stuttgart is 597 km. The road distance is 624.2 km.

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The best way to get from France to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs €90 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from France to Stuttgart, including transfers.

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

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France to Stuttgart train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from France to Stuttgart is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs €90 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 7m.

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Map of how to get from France to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 596.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between France and Stuttgart, Germany?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost €90 - €130 and the journey takes 3h 20m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Stuttgart via Quai De La Gare, Paris, and Heidelberg central train station in around 10h 7m.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
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 Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Heidelberg central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg central train station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Stuttgart - Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Blablabus

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France to Stuttgart bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stuttgart central station.

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France to Stuttgart train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Stuttgart is 624 km. It takes approximately 5h 48m to drive from France to Stuttgart.

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There are 247+ hotels available in Stuttgart. Prices start at €75 per night.

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