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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Stuttgart by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Stuttgart  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Stuttgart (STR) MAD - STR

$79 - $249

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$87 - $263

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Strasbourg (SXB) MAD - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf

$146 - $392

Train  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...

$391 - $511

Bus Eurolines DE  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tarragona
  2. Take the bus from Tarragona to Stuttgart

$123 - $216

Bus, train  •  33 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Stuttgart, Böblingen N24 / ...
  3. Take the train from Böblingen to Stadtmitte S60

$140 - $233

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Stuttgart

$110 - $180

Drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Stuttgart 1154.4 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Stuttgart is to fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Stuttgart is to fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Stuttgart. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 3 h.

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The distance between Madrid and Stuttgart is 1377 km. The road distance is 1847 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 14 h 59 min and costs 340€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Madrid to Stuttgart, including transfers.

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Madrid to Stuttgart bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Stuttgart is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs 65€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 340€ - 450€ and takes 14 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 28 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Madrid to Stuttgart bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Stuttgart station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 860.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Stuttgart, Germany?

Iberia, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to Stuttgart hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Chatelet Les Halles, Les Halles, Gare de l'Est, and Paris Est in around 14 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Strasbourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Böblingen to Stadtmitte
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
vvs.de
Bus operators
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Madrid to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Tarragona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Zurich
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Stuttgart, Böblingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Stuttgart is 1847 km. It takes approximately 17 h 10 min to drive from Madrid to Stuttgart.

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Iberia, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 637+ hotels available in Stuttgart. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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