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There are 8 ways to get from Stuttgart to Aachen by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...

$92 - $146

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Rideshare  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Aachen 258.7 miles

$22 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße N93

$60 - $90

Bus via Frankfurt Hbf  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$82 - $118

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Aachen 259 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 53m

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

$91 - $218

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 46m

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

$123 - $320

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$140 - $361

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Aachen is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Aachen is to train which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Köln, Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Aachen is 314 km. The road distance is 414.4 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Stuttgart to Aachen, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Aachen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Stuttgart station.

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Stuttgart to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Aachen is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs 80€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 7h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 196.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Aachen via Köln, Dom / Hbf in around 3h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart to Aachen via Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe in around 7h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Karlsruhe to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Aachen
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Stuttgart to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Stuttgart to Aachen train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Aachen is 414 km. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Stuttgart to Aachen.

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

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There are 761+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27m and costs 2€ - 5€.

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