There are 5 ways to get from Ulm to Tübingen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Plochingen  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Plochingen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Plochingen to Tübingen Hbf Re / ...

$40 - $57

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ulm to Tübingen 56.7 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Ulm to Tübingen 101 / ...

$7 - $12

Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Tübingen Hbf Rb

$40 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Ulm to Tübingen 57.6 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ulm to Tübingen is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulm to Tübingen is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ulm and arriving at Tübingen. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Tübingen Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Ulm and Tübingen is 71 km. The road distance is 92.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ulm to Tübingen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Ulm to Tübingen, including transfers.

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Ulm to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ulm station.

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Ulm to Tübingen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Ulm Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Ulm to Tübingen is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 11€ and takes 2 h.

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Ulm to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tübingen station.

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Ulm to Tübingen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Tübingen Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Ulm to Tübingen.
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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Ulm, Germany and Tübingen, Germany?

You can take a train from Ulm to Tübingen via Plochingen in around 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ulm to Tübingen every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h.

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 Ulm Hbf to Plochingen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Plochingen to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Plochingen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vvs.de
Train from Plochingen to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vvs.de
Bus operators
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 Ulm to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ulm to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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