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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.

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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

8 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Duisburg

$34 - $54

Drive, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Aschaffenburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice

$86 - $128

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Essen 264.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 27 min

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

$72 - $187

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h

  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

$121 - $330

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 30 min

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

$88 - $325

Fly Stuttgart to Muenster, train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$140 - $367

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 45 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

$90 - $296

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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 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 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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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf takes 3 h 6 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Essen is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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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. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Essen twice a week. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
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 Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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 - $65
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Deinbus
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 Essen
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Essen is 424 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Stuttgart to Essen.

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

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There are 616+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart and Essen. 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€ - 5€.

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