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

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf Wb / ...

$90 - $152

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Train, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Reutlingen Hbf Ire / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reutlingen to Braunau
  3. Take the train from Braunau/Inn to Wels Hbf R / ...

$54 - $71

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Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Wels 307.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Stuttgart to Linz  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Linz (LNZ) STR - LNZ

$138 - $564

Fly Stuttgart to Munich, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf

$124 - $314

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Linz  •  5 h 45 min

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

$158 - $449

Fly Stuttgart to Vienna, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Wels Hbf

$82 - $249

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Wels is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 8 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Wels is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Wels. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Wels Hbf via München Hbf and Salzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Wels is 364 km. The road distance is 491.5 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Wels without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Stuttgart to Wels, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Wels is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 75€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 110€ - 480€ and takes 7 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Stuttgart Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Stuttgart to Wels train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Wels Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Wels.
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  • Distance: 227.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Wels, Austria?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Wels via München Hbf and Salzburg Hbf in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Wels hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Linz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Linz via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Reutlingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Braunau/Inn to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Flughafen Wien to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Wels
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Reutlingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
vvs.de
Bus operators
Mita Prevoz
Website
mitaprevoz.com
Bus from Reutlingen to Braunau
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
mitaprevoz.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Wels is 491 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Stuttgart to Wels.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Linz Airport.

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There are 162+ hotels available in Wels. Prices start at $62 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€ - 4€.

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