There are 5 ways to get from Ilmenau to Stuttgart by train, bus, rideshare or car

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  •  4 h 10 min

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

$160 - $218

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ilmenau to Stuttgart 188 miles

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ilmenau to Würzburg 215
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Re

$49 - $75

Bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Ilmenau to Würzburg 215
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim 024 / ...

$17 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Ilmenau to Stuttgart 187.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ilmenau and Stuttgart is 246 km. The road distance is 300.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ilmenau to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Ilmenau to Stuttgart, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ilmenau to Stuttgart is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 23 min.

Mode details

Yes, the driving distance between Ilmenau to Stuttgart is 301 km. It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to drive from Ilmenau to Stuttgart.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ilmenau and Stuttgart. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Ilmenau to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 153.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany and Stuttgart, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Ilmenau to Stuttgart every 3 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilmenau to Stuttgart via Würzburg, Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim, and Kornwestheim in around 5 h 23 min.

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 Erfurt Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.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 Ilmenau to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Würzburg to Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ilmenau to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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