There are 8 ways to get from Stuttgart to Essen 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  •  3 h 6 min

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

$85 - $130

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Essen 265 miles

$25

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Essen 264.8 miles

$55 - $85

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 Essen Hbf

$79 - $191

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  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
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$128 - $334

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 24 min

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

$88 - $324

Fly Stuttgart to Muenster, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Muenster (FMO) STR - FMO
  2. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Essen Hbf

$156 - $366

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NUE - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf

$97 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Essen is to rideshare which costs 22€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Essen is to train which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Essen is 335 km. The road distance is 423.7 km.

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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf takes 3 h 6 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Essen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 75€ - 110€.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Essen.
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  • Distance: 209.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Essen hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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 Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 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 Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Essen
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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