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There are 7 ways to get from Stuttgart to Thun by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Thun 8 / ...

$106 - $176

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Bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Interlaken, Interlaken West 322

$67 - $100

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Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun Ice / ...

$118 - $196

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Thun 201.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Stuttgart to Zurich, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun

$102 - $300

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun

$159 - $413

Fly Stuttgart to Basel, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Basel (BSL) STR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun

$110 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Thun is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Thun is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Thun. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Thun, Bahnhof via Karlsruhe and Interlaken West, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Thun. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Thun via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Thun is 254 km. The road distance is 322.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Thun without a car is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 90€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Stuttgart to Thun, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Thun bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Stuttgart station.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Thun is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 90€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 8 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Thun.
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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Thun, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Thun via Zürich HB in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart to Thun via Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Interlaken, Interlaken West, and Interlaken West, Bahnhof in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Venice
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
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.

Contact Details
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Zürich HB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 Thun bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Thun is 322 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Stuttgart to Thun.

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Swiss offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 472+ hotels available in Thun. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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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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