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Stuttgart to Cologne by bus

The journey from Stuttgart to Cologne by bus is 178.87 mi and takes 9 hr 48 min. There are 21 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:35 AM and the last at 11:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Stuttgart to Cologne by bus for as little as $17.43 or as much as $120.99. The best price for this journey is $17.43.

Lowest Price$17.43
Journey Duration9 hr 48 min
Connection per Day21
Lowest Price$17.43
Highest Price$120.99
First Departure12:35 AM
Last Departure11:20 PM
Distance178.87 mi
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain

Stuttgart to Cologne Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne?

When you're traveling from Stuttgart to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $39.69. You might be able to find prices as low as $17.43, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Stuttgart to Cologne. On average, though, you'll pay about $39.69 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Stuttgart to Cologne by bus?

With a distance of 178.87 mi between Stuttgart and Cologne, it will usually take 9 hr 48 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 9 hr 48 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey from Stuttgart to Cologne covers a distance of 178.87 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 9 hr 48 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 hr 53 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Stuttgart to Cologne faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many journeys from Stuttgart to Cologne are there every day?

If you want to get from Stuttgart to Cologne, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 21 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 11 direct journeys between Stuttgart and Cologne. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 10 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Stuttgart to Cologne. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Stuttgart to Cologne, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Stuttgart to Cologne.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $19.16 to $76.62 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 75% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne

The cheapest Stuttgart - Cologne bus tickets can be found for as low as $34.13 if you’re lucky, or $62.80 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $94.62.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by bus

When travelling to Cologne by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Stuttgart to Cologne

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Stuttgart to Cologne.


A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain and FlixBus from Stuttgart to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Stuttgart to Cologne by bus.
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Stuttgart to Cologne CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Stuttgart to Cologne?
A bus ticket from Stuttgart to Cologne is $39.69. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $17.43.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Stuttgart to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Stuttgart to Cologne is $17.43. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Stuttgart and Cologne by bus?
Stuttgart to Cologne is 178.87 mi.
How long does the bus between Stuttgart and Cologne take?
Stuttgart to Cologne is on average 9 hr 48 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 53 min.
Which companies operate from Stuttgart to Cologne?
The bus journey from Stuttgart to Cologne is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Stuttgart to Cologne?
Stuttgart to Cologne has 21 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Stuttgart to Cologne leave?
The earliest bus from Stuttgart to Cologne departs at 12:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Stuttgart to Cologne depart?
The latest bus from Stuttgart to Cologne departs at 11:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Stuttgart to Cologne in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $17.43 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Stuttgart to Cologne?
There are on average 11 direct connection(s) from Stuttgart to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Stuttgart to Cologne by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Stuttgart and Cologne is 4 hr 53 min.
Is there a direct bus from Stuttgart to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Stuttgart and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Stuttgart to Cologne by bus?
The bus journey from Stuttgart to Cologne creates 21.59kg of CO2 emissions.

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