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There are 6 ways to get from Stuttgart to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

€26 - €85

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Rideshare  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Munich 220.6 km

€9 - €20

4 alternative options

Bus via Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Munich central bus station N952 / ...

€38 - €56

Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to München

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Munich 221.9 km

€24 - €35

Fly  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC

€74 - €336

Stuttgart to Munich by train

The train journey time between Stuttgart and Munich is around 2h 18m and covers a distance of around 240 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 12m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Stuttgart to Munich train service departs from Stuttgart Hbf and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically 235 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 18m
Fastest train time:
2h 12m
Train distance:
240 km
Trains per week:
235
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:36
Last train departs at:
23:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stuttgart to Munich train schedules

Stuttgart → Munich
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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Munich is to rideshare which costs €9 - €20 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Munich is to drive which costs €24 - €35 and takes 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart and arriving at München. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Munich is 191 km. The road distance is 221.9 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Munich without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs €26 - €85.

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The train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf takes 2h 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Stuttgart to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Munich is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs €26 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus via Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 28m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €340 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Munich.
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  • Distance: 190.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 13m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 2h 13m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Munich central bus station every 2 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €550
Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
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
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Bus operators
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 Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €23
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Nomago
Economy
€11 - €17
Premium
€14 - €20
Family&friends
€16 - €23
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Karat-S
Atmaxha
Phone
+383 (0)29 226666
Email
info@atmaxhatrans.com
Website
atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Stuttgart to München
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com
Book at
atmaxhatrans.com
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Stuttgart to Munich bus services, operated by Atmaxha, arrive at München station.

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Stuttgart to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Munich is 222 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Stuttgart to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 471+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart and Munich. 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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