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Stuttgart to Cologne by train

The journey from Stuttgart to Cologne by train is 178.87 mi and takes 3 hr 55 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:11 AM and the last at 8:25 AM. It is possible to travel from Stuttgart to Cologne by train for as little as $15.29 or as much as $71.74. The best price for this journey is $15.29.

Lowest Price$15.29
Journey Duration3 hr 55 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$15.29
Highest Price$71.74
First Departure12:11 AM
Last Departure8:25 AM
Distance178.87 mi
DepartureStuttgart
ArrivalCologne
CarriersDB - Regional Express, SWEG Bahn StuttgartMore

Stuttgart to Cologne Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne cost?

When you're traveling from Stuttgart to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $31.62. You might be able to find prices as low as $15.29, 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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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When you're traveling from Stuttgart to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $31.62. 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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.

How long does it take to get from Stuttgart to Cologne by train?

The journey between Stuttgart and Cologne by train is approximately 178.87 mi. It will take you more or less 3 hr 55 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from Stuttgart to Cologne covers a distance of 178.87 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 hr 55 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hr 13 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.

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

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Stuttgart and Cologne. You can start your journey in Stuttgart at stations such as Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart,Vaihingen Rathaus, Stuttgart,Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart,Echterdingen,Kornwestheim,Obertürkheim, Stuttgart,Postdörfle, Stuttgart. These connect to stations including Cologne Bonn Airport,Koeln Messe/deutz,Köln-Mülheim ,Köln, Hbf in Cologne. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Stuttgart to Cologne.

How many times a day do departures from Stuttgart leave for Cologne?

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 8 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 1 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 7 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 train 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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $14.68 to $74.21 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 80% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne

The cheapest Stuttgart - Cologne train tickets can be found for as low as $22.81 if you’re lucky, or $41.06 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $115.05.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by train

When travelling to Cologne 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

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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 Stuttgart to Cologne

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

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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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 DB - Regional Express, DB - Intercity and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) from Stuttgart to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Stuttgart to Cologne by train.
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Stuttgart to Cologne CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
20.15kg
Bus
21.59kg
Flight
57.57kg
Car
46.06kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Stuttgart to Cologne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Stuttgart and Cologne are 20.15kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Stuttgart and Cologne? By taking the train between Stuttgart and Cologne 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 Stuttgart to Cologne?
A train ticket from Stuttgart to Cologne is $31.62. 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 $15.29.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Stuttgart to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Stuttgart to Cologne is $15.29. 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 train?
Stuttgart to Cologne is 178.87 mi.
How long does the train between Stuttgart and Cologne take?
Stuttgart to Cologne is on average 3 hr 55 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 13 min.
Which companies operate from Stuttgart to Cologne?
The train journey from Stuttgart to Cologne is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - Regional Express, SWEG Bahn Stuttgart, Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, DB - Intercity and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Stuttgart to Cologne?
Stuttgart to Cologne has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Stuttgart to Cologne leave?
The earliest train from Stuttgart to Cologne departs at 12:11 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 Stuttgart to Cologne depart?
The latest train from Stuttgart to Cologne departs at 8:25 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 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 train ticket we have found is $15.29 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 1 direct connection(s) from Stuttgart to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Stuttgart to Cologne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Stuttgart and Cologne is 2 hr 13 min.
Is there a direct train from Stuttgart to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Stuttgart and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Stuttgart to Cologne by train?
The train journey from Stuttgart to Cologne creates 20.15kg of CO2 emissions.

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