Cologne to Stuttgart train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Cologne to Stuttgart

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

2 h 11 m

Average

2 h 38 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

288 km

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to start from $93 with an average ticket price of $115.

The fastest train from Cologne to takes 2h 11m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 38m and covers a distance of 288 km.

6 trains that leave Cologne for every day with 3 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:17AM3h21
Cologne Hbf
12:38PMStuttgart Hbf
$931One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:17AM3h36
Cologne Hbf
11:53AMStuttgart Hbf
$1081One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:55AM2h13
Cologne Hbf
11:08AMStuttgart Hbf
$1241One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:24AM2h14
Cologne Hbf
10:38AMStuttgart Hbf
$1241One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:11AM2h11
Cologne Messe/Deutz
11:22AMStuttgart Hbf
$1241One-way
0 transfers

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I took the ICE from Cologne to Stuttgart. I was visiting acquaintances there. The train arrived a few minutes later, which is perfectly OK. In the course of the journey I got hungry and unfortunately found out that no food was offered, which I thought was a bit of a shame. However, the Deutsche Bahn service staff gave everyone a drink of their choice as compensation. Otherwise, the journey was very pleasant and quiet. The cleanliness was also very good. I found the price-performance ratio reasonable. Unfortunately, the wifi didn't work very well, as it was probably overloaded.
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Hello everyone! Last year in December I bought a ticket from DB. The price was excellent, I could afford it very quickly. The service from the train attendants was great. They were very nice and always accepted my requests and helped me. We also arrived in Stuttgart on time. So I was very pleased. However, there were also negative aspects, such as hygiene. The toilets were not clean and smelled bad. The noise level was not adequate. In addition, there was a lot of need to change trains. I personally didn't like that either. Overall, however, I found the train journey quite good.
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That was my return trip and it was great. Since I have nothing to criticise, I recommend it and give it a deserved five stars. I love the fact that there is a very comfortable reclining seat with a massage function. It was very quiet on the train, so I was able to sleep a little. The view from the train was very nice. The whole train including the toilets was very clean. The staff was very nice and did a good job. I also had access to very good wifi and had power outlets at my seat. A great ride.
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To visit my family, I took the ICE from Cologne to Stuttgart. The train left on time and even arrived on time. The board staff were, as always, polite. In the bistro, some things were not available and unfortunately also very expensive. Fortunately, there was a power socket between the seats, as I had forgotten to charge my phone. Fortunately, the toilet was also freshly cleaned, as the train had only just left Cologne. Unfortunately, the wifi was too slow to work properly. In addition, the prices for the trip were also very high, as I had to book more spontaneously. All in all, however, I am very satisfied with the trip, as I was able to occupy myself with other things instead of driving myself.
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I had to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart on business by Deutsche Bahn ICE train. The train arrived on time in Cologne and reached Stuttgart in the time frame mentioned. The journey was very pleasant, the seats were very cosy and comfortable, offered enough storage space and sockets for charging my laptop and mobile phone. The staff on board were very polite and helpful. The toilets were very hygienic and generally the train was very clean and modern. Overall, I would do this trip again anytime and would recommend a trip on the Deutsche Bahn ICE to anyone who needs a quick connection from Cologne to Stuttgart.
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This connection has been fine. I reached my destination very quickly. The train was clean, the staff very friendly. There were no delays and I didn't have to change trains anywhere as the train went straight through. There was a snack machine on the train so you could get something to drink or eat. The train was very clean and well maintained. The toilet was in good condition, but I found it lacking a fresh air supply as there was no window. On the whole, an acceptable train connection.
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Before my journey at Cologne Central Station, I had a look at Cologne Cathedral, it really is an impression that you want to keep in your mind. Finding the platform number was no problem, I could orientate myself immediately as everything was very well signposted and described. The journey to Stuttgart was very pleasant and orderly, from booking to my final stop. I really liked the punctuality of the train and the journey itself. I think I will use this route more often in the future as it is relatively fast, and very pleasant for this price. ICE 519 can really be used often. My recommendation and satisfaction.
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Overall, I was satisfied with the journey, although the train was unfortunately not quite on time. The departure in Cologne went smoothly, I was able to find my reserved seat without any problems and had enough space for my luggage. The journey itself was pleasant, the seats were comfortable and there was enough space for my legs. The wifi also worked perfectly, so I was able to work and check my emails during the journey. Unfortunately, however, the train arrived in Stuttgart a little late. This was a bit annoying because I had an important appointment that I almost missed as a result. Nevertheless, I have to say that the delay was not too dramatic and overall I still arrived on time. Overall, I would recommend the journey by train from Cologne to Stuttgart, despite the small delay. The service was good, the seats comfortable and the wifi worked perfectly. I think it is a pleasant way to travel, especially if you are not pressed for time.
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We took the ICE from Cologne to Stuttgart to visit friends. Overall, I really liked the quality of the train journey. The departure was smooth and without delays. We had a seat reservation and therefore had a very pleasant journey despite the high occupancy rate. The seats were very comfortable and the train very clean. We had access to power sockets and the wifi provided a stable internet connection so we could answer emails and surf the web on the move. The toilets were surprisingly clean and the service very helpful. I would recommend this travel option to anyone who wants to travel quickly and comfortably from Cologne to Stuttgart!
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I recently had the opportunity to travel by train from Cologne to Stuttgart and I must say it was a pleasant experience. The journey time was about 3 hours and during that time I had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. The train was clean and comfortable with enough space for my legs and luggage. The seats were also comfortable and I had enough space. The air conditioning worked perfectly and said for a pleasant temperature in the train. What I particularly appreciated was the fact nine power sockets went to charge my devices while travelling. The staff were friendly and helpful and made sure everyone was taken care of. Overall, it was a very pleasant train journey and I would recommend it to anyone travelling between Cologne and Stuttgart.
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I booked the ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart for a men's trip. The connection was very convenient and I didn't have to change trains. Unfortunately, as always, the punctuality of Deutsche Bahn is to be criticised. Apart from that, the train was pretty clean and I had a good seat. The train wasn't that full either. The low price at which you can travel is absolutely commendable. I generally like travelling with Deutsche Bahn.
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The return journey to Stuttgart was also great. One disadvantage, however, was that the network on the train wasn't really fast. The price of the ticket was definitely justified. The train was clean and quiet. The train also arrived on time.
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I also had a positive experience on the return journey. The staff were friendly, there was good wifi and my train was very punctual. Unfortunately, the sanitary facilities were very well cleaned. I therefore give the trip 5 stars and a recommendation.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Stuttgart

distanceDistance178 miles (287 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$95 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Stuttgart cover the 178 miles (287 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $95 (€84), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Stuttgart Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Stuttgart trains

For as little as $20 (€18) you can travel by train between Cologne and Stuttgart with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Stuttgart from Cologne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Stuttgart train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 13 min
  • Cheapest Price: $20
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 16 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Cologne to Stuttgart

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Cologne to Stuttgart with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Cologne to Stuttgart

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Stuttgart easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Stuttgart.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Stuttgart can start from as little as $34 (€30) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Stuttgart is $95 (€84); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to Stuttgart train travel time is 2 h 13 min   for the 178 mile (287 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Stuttgart leaves at 6: 17 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Stuttgart leaves at 10: 55 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 15 direct trains from Cologne to Stuttgart each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Cologne to Stuttgart train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cologne and Stuttgart to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 55 PM.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Stuttgart, you can end your journey in train stations like Stuttgart Hbf, Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe and Stuttgart Hbf (tief).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Stuttgart Hbf, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Stuttgart from Cologne is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 13 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to Stuttgart is July.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Cologne and Stuttgart including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Stuttgart

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Stuttgart
Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Stuttgart.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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Cologne-EhrenfeldATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
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Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
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Cologne WestATMAccessibility
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Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
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Cologne-NippesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
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Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
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