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

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Train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

115€ - 204€

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Bus  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A RegioJet

31€ - 43€

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Train via Zürich  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ic
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter

188€ - 323€

Drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Villefontaine 642.8 km

70€ - 110€

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

138€ - 297€

Fly from Stuttgart, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lyon (LYS) STR - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to La Verpilliere

97€ - 251€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 42m

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

94€ - 206€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Villefontaine is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Villefontaine is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 14h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Villefontaine is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 260€ and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Villefontaine. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at La Verpilliere via Karlsruhe Hbf and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Villefontaine is 465 km. The road distance is 642.8 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Villefontaine without a car is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 110€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Stuttgart to Villefontaine, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Villefontaine train services, operated by Go Ahead BW, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Villefontaine is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 110€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 14h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Stuttgart to Villefontaine train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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  • Distance: 465.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Villefontaine, France?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Villefontaine via Karlsruhe Hbf and Lyon Part Dieu in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A twice a week. Tickets cost 20€ - 29€ and the journey takes 10h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
15€ - 300€
Train operators
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
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
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Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to La Verpillière
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 28€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to La Verpilliere
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
Rail 1st Class
12€ - 17€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
RegioJet

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