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There are 9 ways to get from Stuttgart to Cologne by train, 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  •  2h 14m

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

$70 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Cologne 227.4 miles

$14 - $29

7 alternative options

Train TransRegio  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd Rb26

$71 - $103

Drive, train  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Aschaffenburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$71 - $108

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Cologne 227.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn  •  4h 39m

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

$78 - $313

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$78 - $186

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$102 - $270

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4h 29m

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

$127 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 25€ and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Cologne is to train which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Cologne is 288 km. The road distance is 364.3 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 2h 14m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Cologne is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 4h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Stuttgart Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Stuttgart to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 179.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Cologne every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2h 14m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Eurowings and easyJet fly from Stuttgart to Cologne hourly.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trans-regio.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 Cologne
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Cologne is 364 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Stuttgart to Cologne.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 997+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart and Cologne. 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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