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

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Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ec / ...

€26 - €85

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Rideshare  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart 222.7 km

€10 - €17

3 alternative options

Train via Mannheim  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...

€34 - €123

Bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal 1929

€17 - €22

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart 221.8 km

€24 - €35

Saarbrücken → Stuttgart
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The cost-effective way to get from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart is to rideshare, which costs €10 - €17 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart is to train which costs €26 - €85 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saarbrücken station to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Saarbrücken bus station and arriving at Stuttgart Büchsenstraße via Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe and Stuttgart Universität. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Saarbruecken Hbf and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Stuttgart is 166 km. The road distance is 221.8 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs €26 - €85.

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The train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Saarbrücken to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs €26 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €22 and takes 4h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 165.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf once daily. Tickets cost €26 - €40 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal twice a week. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
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 Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €28
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Saarbrücken to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Saarbrücken to Stuttgart train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Stuttgart is 222 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Saarbrücken to Stuttgart.

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

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