There are 8 ways to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station 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 Dusseldorf, train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$65 - $184

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Bus Deinbus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Tübingen to Cologne

$21 - $35

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Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) STR - CGN

$78 - $300

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2 h 12 min

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

$108 - $263

Train  •  3 h 41 min

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

$70 - $110

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N952 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

$48 - $82

Drive, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Koblenz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$62 - $93

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station 233.2 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station is to bus which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport and arriving at Cologne via Frankfurt am Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station. However, there are services departing from Flughafen/Messe and arriving at Köln Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Cologne Central Station is 297 km. The road distance is 373.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station, including transfers.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 65€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 3 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 7 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station.
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  • Distance: 185.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Cologne Central Station, Germany?

Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station hourly. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Deinbus

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Cologne station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station is 373 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Cologne Central Station.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 891+ hotels available in Cologne Central Station. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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