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There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Stuttgart by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Stuttgart

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal

Night train

  1. Take the night train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Munich to Stuttgart

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Marienplatz to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Stuttgart (STR)

Munich to Stuttgart by train

The train journey time between Munich and Stuttgart is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 240 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 11m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Munich to Stuttgart train service departs from Muenchen Hbf and arrives in Stuttgart Hbf. Typically 239 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
2h 22m
Fastest train time:
2h 11m
Train distance:
240 km
Trains per week:
239
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:01
Last train departs at:
21:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Stuttgart train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Stuttgart is to rideshare which costs €8 - €17 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Stuttgart is to drive which costs €24 - €40 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Munich central bus station and arriving at Stuttgart Büchsenstraße via Flughafen/Messe and Stuttgart Universität. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Munich and Stuttgart is 191 km. The road distance is 221.4 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs €26 - €85.

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The train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf takes 2h 12m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Munich to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Stuttgart is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs €26 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €21 and takes 3h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 190.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 2h 12m. Eight other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal every 2 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €550
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Marienplatz to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Bayern
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
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 Munich central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zob to Flughafen/Messe
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Stuttgart - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Munich to Stuttgart bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stuttgart Airport Busterminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Stuttgart is 221 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Munich to Stuttgart.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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

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