There are 7 ways to get from Stuttgart to Aachen by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 29 min

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

$95 - $148

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Rideshare  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Aachen 258.7 miles

$22 - $35

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$83 - $124

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Aachen 259 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$92 - $211

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 27 min

  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

$142 - $356

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 54 min

  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

$129 - $319

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

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Aachen is to train which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 29 min.

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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 Hauptbahnhof via Frankfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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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 3 h 29 min.

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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 3 h 29 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min 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 3 h 29 min and costs 80€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 196.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Aachen via Köln Hbf and Köln, Dom / Hbf in around 3 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart to Aachen via Frankfurt am Main and Frankfurt Hbf in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
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 Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
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
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Aachen
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
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 1 h.

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Stuttgart to Aachen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Aachen Hauptbahnhof 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 3 h 50 min to drive from Stuttgart to Aachen.

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

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There are 741+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $64 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 27 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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