There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart to Milan 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  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ic
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale S11

117€ - 196€

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Bus  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Como Grandate

27€ - 43€

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Bus via Ulm  •  8h 51m

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

Rideshare  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Milan 505.9 km

29€

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Milan 506.5 km

65€ - 100€

Fly Stuttgart to Milan Linate  •  4h 3m

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

45€ - 348€

Fly Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 27m

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

43€ - 1522€

Fly Stuttgart to Milan Bergamo  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STR - BGY

28€ - 276€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate  •  4h 51m

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

96€ - 298€

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

131€ - 364€

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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 quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Milan is to fly which costs 40€ - 350€ and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Milan. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart and arriving at conciliazione m1 via Ulm and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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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 Chiasso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Milan is 369 km. The road distance is 506.5 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Milan without a car is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m 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 7h 20m and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus via Ulm, which costs and takes 8h 51m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 350€ and takes 4h 3m.

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  • Distance: 369 km
  • Duration: 7h 20m

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

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Milan via Zuerich Hb and Chiasso in around 7h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart to Milan via Ulm, Milan, Milan, and lampugnano m1 in around 8h 51m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 1300€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 90€
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
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
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 Chiasso
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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, Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
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
22€ - 35€
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.

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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 Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Stuttgart to Milan train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Milan is 506 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Stuttgart to Milan.

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Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 3499+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 87€ 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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