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There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart to Rome by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Stuttgart  •  5h

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Rome (FCO) STR - FCO

55€ - 165€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N77

54€ - 70€

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 53m

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

72€ - 225€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rome (FCO) ZRH - FCO

117€ - 237€

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
  2. Take the train from Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Rome (FCO) MUC - FCO

92€ - 230€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Rome (FCO) BSL - FCO

80€ - 295€

Train  •  12h 13m

  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
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini

158€ - 300€

Bus, train  •  21h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Frosinone
  2. Take the train from Frosinone to Roma Termini Re / ...

58€ - 118€

Train, night train  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

112€ - 201€

Drive  •  10h 11m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Rome 1078.4 km

130€ - 200€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Rome is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 18h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Rome is to fly which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Rome. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Zuerich Hb, Lugano and Milano Centrale Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 13m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Rome is 808 km. The road distance is 1078.4 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Rome without a car is to train which takes 12h 13m and costs 150€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Stuttgart to Rome, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Rome is to fly which takes 5h and costs 55€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 300€ and takes 12h 13m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 18h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Stuttgart to Rome train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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  • Distance: 807.8 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

Eurowings and Lufthansa fly from Stuttgart to Rome 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart to Rome via Zuerich Hb, Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Milano Centrale Station in around 12h 13m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 650€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Munich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Munich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Munich to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Munich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
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-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen-Pasing to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
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€
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Abellio
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
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
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frosinone to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frosinone to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frosinone to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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, Stuttgart Airport to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Frosinone
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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