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There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart to Milan by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ic
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...

127€ - 210€

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Bus  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Como Grandate

26€ - 38€

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Bus via Ulm  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Ulm
  2. Take the bus from Ulm to Milan N77

Rideshare  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Milan 496.4 km

29€

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Milan 497 km

60€ - 90€

Fly Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) STR - MXP

124€ - 272€

Fly Stuttgart to Milan Linate  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Linate (LIN) STR - LIN

154€ - 368€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN

93€ - 243€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP

83€ - 307€

Train to Munich, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MUC - MXP

89€ - 377€

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Milan is to rideshare which costs 29€ and takes 6h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Stuttgart to Milan is to fly. Taking this option will cost 150€ - 370€ and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Milan. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via Ulm and via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Milan. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Zuerich Hb and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Milan is 369 km. The road distance is 497 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Milan without a car is to train which takes 6h 54m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m to get from Stuttgart to Milan, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Milan bus services, operated by Atmaxha, depart from Stuttgart station.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Milan is to train which takes 6h 54m and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus via Ulm, which costs and takes 8h 53m, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 280€ and takes 4h 22m.

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  • Distance: 369 km
  • Duration: 6h 54m

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Milan, Italy?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Milan via Zuerich Hb and Lugano in around 6h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart to Milan via Ulm, Milan, and via natta dopo via trenno in around 8h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Bus operators
Atmaxha
Phone
+383 (0)29 226666
Email
info@atmaxhatrans.com
Website
atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Stuttgart to Ulm
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com
Book at
atmaxhatrans.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ulm to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Como Grandate
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Stuttgart to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan station.

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Stuttgart to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Milan is 497 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Stuttgart to Milan.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4305+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart and Milan. 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 3€ - 6€.

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