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

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Train  •  2h 57m

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

$55 - $90

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Rideshare  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Stuttgart 138.6 miles


3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim N24 / ...

$16 - $29

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Stuttgart 138 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  2h 29m

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

$63 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Stuttgart is to rideshare which costs SFr 14 and takes 2h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Stuttgart is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Zürich and Stuttgart is 164 km. The road distance is 220.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 90.

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The train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf takes 2h 57m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Zürich to Stuttgart train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Stuttgart is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 30 and takes 4h 28m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 230 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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  • Distance: 102.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Stuttgart every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 2h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Stuttgart 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
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.

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Train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
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Bus operators

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.

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+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from Zurich to Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Other operators

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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Rideshare from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Twice daily
Estimated price
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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Stuttgart is 221 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Zürich to Stuttgart.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 632+ hotels available in Stuttgart. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Stuttgart. 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 Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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