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Cologne to Stuttgart by train

The journey from Cologne to Stuttgart by train is 178.87 mi and takes 3 hr 9 min. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:15 AM and the last at 8:11 AM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart by train for as little as $18.37 or as much as $92.27. The best price for this journey is $18.37.

Lowest Price$18.37
Journey Duration3 hr 9 min
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price$18.37
Highest Price$92.27
First Departure2:15 AM
Last Departure8:11 AM
Distance178.87 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalStuttgart
CarriersFlixTrain, Go-Ahead Baden-WürttembergMore

Cologne to Stuttgart Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Cologne to Stuttgart cost?

The prices for train tickets from Cologne to Stuttgart vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Cologne to Stuttgart will cost $18.37. The average train ticket price is approximately $44.55. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart will cost you $44.55. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does the journey from Cologne to Stuttgart take by train?

Traveling from Cologne to Stuttgart by train will usually take 3 hr 9 min. This journey covers a distance of 178.87 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hr 9 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Cologne and Stuttgart is around 178.87 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 hr 9 min. However, the fastest routes between Cologne and Stuttgart take 2 hr 13 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

Which stations can I use to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart?

You can depart from Cologne at stations such as Köln-Mülheim ,Koeln Messe/deutz,Köln, Hbf,Cologne Bonn Airport. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Stuttgart at the following stations: Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart,Echterdingen,Postdörfle, Stuttgart,Kornwestheim,Obertürkheim, Stuttgart,Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart,Vaihingen Rathaus, Stuttgart. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Cologne and Stuttgart. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Cologne to Stuttgart take place each day?

On average, there are 18 daily departures from Cologne to Stuttgart. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 2 departures from Cologne which travel directly to Stuttgart. There are 16 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Stuttgart. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Stuttgart, 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 Cologne to Stuttgart.

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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $15.29 to $82.90 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 82% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cologne to Stuttgart

The cheapest Cologne - Stuttgart train tickets can be found for as low as $21.00 if you’re lucky, or $38.78 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $63.33.

Find the best day to travel to Stuttgart by train

When travelling to Stuttgart by train, 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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

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.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Stuttgart

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and DB - Intercity when traveling from Cologne to Stuttgart.

Standard

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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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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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
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board FlixTrain, DB - Intercity and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) from Cologne to Stuttgart
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Stuttgart by train.
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Cologne to Stuttgart CO2 Emissions by Train

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20.15kg
Bus
21.59kg
Flight
57.57kg
Car
46.06kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cologne to Stuttgart by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cologne and Stuttgart are 20.15kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cologne and Stuttgart? By taking the train between Cologne and Stuttgart you will save 37.42kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.44kg compared to a bus and 25.91kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart?
A train ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart is $44.55. 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 $18.37.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Stuttgart is $18.37. 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 Cologne and Stuttgart by train?
Cologne to Stuttgart is 178.87 mi.
How long does the train between Cologne and Stuttgart take?
Cologne to Stuttgart is on average 3 hr 9 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 13 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Stuttgart?
The train journey from Cologne to Stuttgart is covered by 8 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, DB - Intercity, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), FlixBus, National Express, SWEG Bahn Stuttgart, DB - Regional Express and Metropolexpress.
How many train connections per day go from Cologne to Stuttgart?
Cologne to Stuttgart has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cologne to Stuttgart leave?
The earliest train from Cologne to Stuttgart departs at 2:15 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 train from Cologne to Stuttgart depart?
The latest train from Cologne to Stuttgart departs at 8:11 AM. 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 Cologne to Stuttgart in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $18.37 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 Cologne to Stuttgart?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Stuttgart.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Stuttgart by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cologne and Stuttgart is 2 hr 13 min.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Stuttgart?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cologne and Stuttgart.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Stuttgart by train?
The train journey from Cologne to Stuttgart creates 20.15kg of CO2 emissions.

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