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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...

€22 - €75

Cheapest option

Bus via Frankfurt  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Stuttgart central station Flx10

€12 - €16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Stuttgart

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart 201.6 km

€21 - €35

Fly  •  2h 21m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR

€75 - €320

Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Hbf and Stuttgart is around 1h 37m and covers a distance of around 184 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 17m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Stuttgart Hbf. Typically 183 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 37m
Fastest train time:
1h 17m
Trains per week:
183
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
23:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart train schedules

Trains departing Monday, June 21, 2021

Frankfurt Hbf → Stuttgart
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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
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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.

Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart is to bus via Frankfurt which costs €12 - €16 and takes 2h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs €22 - €75.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Stuttgart central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Hbf and Stuttgart is 152 km. The road distance is 201.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs €22 - €75.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart bus services, operated by Atmaxha, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs €22 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus via Frankfurt, which costs €12 - €16 and takes 2h 9m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €320 and takes 2h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 151.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Hbf, Germany and Stuttgart, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €35 - €55 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt to Stuttgart central station twice daily. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 1h 44m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
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 Frankfurt to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Atmaxha
Phone
+383 (0)29 226666
Email
info@atmaxhatrans.com
Website
atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com
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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart bus services, operated by Atmaxha, arrive at Stuttgart station.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart is 202 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Frankfurt Hbf to Stuttgart.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €2 - €45.

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