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Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train

The journey from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train is 94.84 mi and takes 1 hr 54 min. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:09 AM and the last at 2:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train for as little as $5.12 or as much as $40.95. The best price for this journey is $5.12.

Lowest Price$5.12
Journey Duration1 hr 54 min
Connection per Day7
Lowest Price$5.12
Highest Price$40.95
First Departure12:09 AM
Last Departure2:59 PM
Distance94.84 mi
DepartureStuttgart
ArrivalFrankfurt
CarriersFlixTrain, DB - IntercityMore

Stuttgart to Frankfurt Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024

Take the train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt

The average train journey from Stuttgart to Frankfurt usually takes around 1 hr 54 min. There are approximately 7 trains to operate this route each day. The typical ticket price on this route is generally around $20.81, although the most budget-friendly fares can start from $5.12.

This route is primarily serviced by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German national railway company, which operates the high-speed ICE (Intercity-Express) trains. These trains provide convenient amenities such as Wi-Fi and power sockets. Additionally, DB Bistro on ICE trains offers a variety of food and beverage options, with the offerings varying based on the class of service.

Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof are key transportation hubs in their respective cities. Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof provides access to local transport options, including Stuttgart's light rail (Stadtbahn) and bus services. In contrast, Frankfurt's central station offers local connections with trams, city buses, and the U-Bahn, the city's rapid transit system.

Frankfurt, the financial hub of Germany, is known for its futuristic skyline, rich history, and the world-famous Frankfurt Book Fair. It offers numerous attractions like the Palmengarten, Städel Museum, and the historic Römer. Don't forget to try Frankfurt's traditional apple wine or the famous Frankfurter sausage while you're there.

If you plan to travel from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train, let us help you with your planning. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight options to help you find the best price. Use our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Stuttgart to Frankfurt.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $5.12 to $33.97 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 85% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Frankfurt

The cheapest Stuttgart - Frankfurt train tickets can be found for as low as $8.51 if you’re lucky, or $13.88 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $17.31.

Find the best day to travel to Frankfurt by train

When travelling to Frankfurt 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.

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.

HLB Hessenbahn is a German railway company that operates regional passenger trains in the state of Hesse. The company was founded in 2005 and is a subsidiary of HLB Basis AG. HLB Hessenbahn operates on several lines in the region, including the Frankfurt-Königstein Railway, the Taunus Railway, and the Main-Lahn Railway. The company also operates the Frankfurt Airport Express, which provides direct connections between Frankfurt Airport and several cities in the region. HLB Hessenbahn is committed to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation services to its passengers.

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.

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 Frankfurt

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

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 Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Compare services on board when travelling from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train.
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Stuttgart to Frankfurt CO2 Emissions by Train

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10.68kg
Bus
11.45kg
Flight
30.53kg
Car
24.42kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Stuttgart and Frankfurt are 10.68kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Stuttgart and Frankfurt? By taking the train between Stuttgart and Frankfurt you will save 19.85kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.77kg compared to a bus and 13.74kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Stuttgart to Frankfurt?
A train ticket from Stuttgart to Frankfurt is $20.81. 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 $5.12.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Stuttgart to Frankfurt?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Stuttgart to Frankfurt is $5.12. 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 Frankfurt by train?
Stuttgart to Frankfurt is 94.84 mi.
How long does the train between Stuttgart and Frankfurt take?
Stuttgart to Frankfurt is on average 1 hr 54 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 17 min.
Which companies operate from Stuttgart to Frankfurt?
The train journey from Stuttgart to Frankfurt is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain, DB - Intercity, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), HLB Hessenbahn, SWEG Bahn Stuttgart and DB - Regional Express.
How many train connections per day go from Stuttgart to Frankfurt?
Stuttgart to Frankfurt has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt leave?
The earliest train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt departs at 12:09 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 Frankfurt depart?
The latest train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt departs at 2:59 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 Frankfurt 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 $5.12 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 Frankfurt?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Stuttgart to go to Frankfurt.
What's the fastest journey time between Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Stuttgart and Frankfurt is 1 hr 17 min.
Is there a direct train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt?
Yes, there is a direct train between Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
What are the CO2 emissions for Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train?
The train journey from Stuttgart to Frankfurt creates 10.68kg of CO2 emissions.

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