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Train Information from Cologne to Stuttgart

distanceDistance178 miles (287 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Stuttgart cover the 178 miles (287 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $22 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Stuttgart Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Stuttgart

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Cologne to Stuttgart from $22 (€18). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Stuttgart train.

Train information from Cologne to Stuttgart with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 9 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 12 a day

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Cologne to Stuttgart:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Cologne to Stuttgart

Business and leisure travelers between the two major German cities can take frequent direct trains from Cologne to Stuttgart. With around 20 daily direct connections, passengers don't have to concern themselves with changes en route. Schedules begin in the early morning and offer trains roughly hourly until late at night. Journey times vary greatly depending on the service, but range from just over two hours to almost five hours .

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Stuttgart?

Germany's national rail company Deutsche Bahn operates all the services from Cologne to Stuttgart. Trains on this route include high-speed ICE departures, slower IC and EC express connections and a night ICE service, with routes operating from Cologne Hauptbahnhof and Messe/Deutz stations .

How long is the train from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The fastest options on the 204-mile route from Cologne to Stuttgart are ICE high-speed connections from Cologne Messe/Deutz station, taking two hours and three minutes to reach Stuttgart. Other ICE connections take up to 12 minutes longer. IC and EC express trains take around three hours and 30 minutes, while the late night departure takes four hours and 50 minutes to reach Stuttgart .

How many trains are there from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The Deutsche Bahn schedule offers around 20 daily direct connections to Stuttgart from Cologne. The timetable begins in the early morning and continues with roughly hourly services in the morning and afternoon. Evening trains are less frequent, with a final direct service providing an overnight connection to Stuttgart. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cologne to Stuttgart?

Departure train station: Passengers depart from either Cologne Hauptbahnhof or Messe/Deutz station. The city's main rail terminus is located in the heart of Cologne, close to the cathedral, with local S-Bahn rail connections across the city. Messe/Deutz station is a five-minute walk away, over the Rhine bridge, and is also served by S-Bahn trains. The main station has restaurants, left luggage storage facilities, a mini-market and free WiFi.

Arrival train station: Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof is where all trains will terminate. Located in the center of the city, Stuttgart's main station has connections on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn lines. Passenger facilities include a shopping mall, supermarket, fast-food diners, shower-rooms, left luggage lockers and bicycle and car rental desks.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Stuttgart

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Cologne to Stuttgart. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Cologne to Stuttgart and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Stuttgart
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Cologne to Stuttgart cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Stuttgart to cost as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Cologne and Stuttgart?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $31 (€25)  for a train ticket to Stuttgart from Cologne.
How far is Cologne to Stuttgart by train?
The train distance from Cologne to Stuttgart is around 178 miles (287 km).
How many hours is the train time from Cologne to Stuttgart?
On average the Cologne to Stuttgart train travel time is 2 h 13 min  for the 178 miles (287 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Cologne to Stuttgart, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Stuttgart do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Stuttgart Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Stuttgart?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Stuttgart Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Stuttgart.

What train providers offer a service between Cologne and Stuttgart?
For the route from Cologne to Stuttgart you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Cologne and Stuttgart on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any nonstop train services from Cologne to Stuttgart?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Cologne to Stuttgart. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How many train services per day are there from Cologne to Stuttgart?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cologne to Stuttgart. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Cologne to Stuttgart? When does the last train depart from Cologne to Stuttgart?
The first Cologne to Stuttgart train departs at 4: 48 AM   and the last train from Cologne to Stuttgart leaves at 9: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne to Stuttgart on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I purchase the Cologne to Stuttgart train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart is on average $31 (€25) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Cologne and Stuttgart available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Stuttgart
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Köln Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Köln Hbf for your journey from Cologne to Stuttgart.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19