There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart to Essen 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  •  3 h 6 min

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

$90 - $130

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Essen 265 miles

$27

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Essen 027 / ...

$50 - $77

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Duisburg

$37 - $57

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Essen 264.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 52 min

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

$82 - $195

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 15 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, Derendorf to Essen Hbf

$134 - $342

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$90 - $334

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 5 min

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

$103 - $308

Fly Stuttgart to Muenster, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Muenster (FMO) STR - FMO
  2. Take the bus from Greven, Münster/ Osnabrück Airport to Recklinghausen

$121 - $314

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Essen hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Essen twice a week. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
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 Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
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 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
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
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 to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $120
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Derendorf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Essen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Greven, Münster/ Osnabrück Airport to Recklinghausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Essen
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Stuttgart to Essen?

The distance between Stuttgart and Essen is 335 km. The road distance is 424 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Essen?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Stuttgart to Essen?

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

Is there a direct train between Stuttgart and Essen?

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.

How long does it take to get from Stuttgart to Essen?

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