There are 11 ways to get from Stuttgart to Cologne 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 14 min

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

$70 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Cologne 227.4 miles

$14 - $30

9 alternative options

Train via Bietigheim-Bissingen  •  3 h 45 min

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

$142 - $199

Bus Deinbus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Cologne

$19 - $35

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North to Bonn N207

$27 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Cologne 227.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 28 min

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

$65 - $173

Fly Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 21 min

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

$78 - $300

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 36 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 to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 6 min

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

$116 - $325

Train to Munich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MUC - CGN

$125 - $316

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 2 h 14 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Cologne. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Cologne every 2 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Cologne twice a week. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 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 Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 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 and Thursday
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Cologne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North to Bonn
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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