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There are 5 ways to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland by train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic

$64 - $101

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Zurich 137.8 miles

$14

3 alternative options

Train via Schaffhausen  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schaffhausen Ic
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen 9 / ...

$66 - $106

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Zürich 138 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH

$63 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Switzerland is 232 km. The road distance is 220.8 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland is to train which takes 3 h and costs 55€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Stuttgart to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 144.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Stuttgart to Zürich every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, Swiss flies from Stuttgart to Zürich 5 times a day.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Switzerland is 221 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Stuttgart to Switzerland.

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Swiss offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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