Stuttgart to Cologne train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Stuttgart to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

2 h 9 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

288 km

Cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to start from $75 with an average ticket price of $98.

The fastest train from Stuttgart to takes 2h 9m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 34m and covers a distance of 288 km.

6 trains that leave Stuttgart for every day with 2 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:51AM3h14
Stuttgart Hbf
01:05PMCologne Hbf
$751One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:39AM3h27
Stuttgart Hbf
12:06PMCologne Hbf
$911One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:23AM2h10
Stuttgart Hbf
11:33AMCologne Hbf
$1011One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:39AM2h09
Stuttgart Hbf
10:48AMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1011One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:51AM2h13
Stuttgart Hbf
11:04AMCologne Hbf
$1211One-way
1 transfer

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That was my trip there and I really enjoyed it. This trip gets five stars, I liked everything and I can definitely recommend the trip. First of all, praise goes out to the staff, as they were very nice and did a good job. I really liked the food as it was very tasty and also very cheap. Then I visited the toilet and toilet was very clean. The wifi was very good and hygiene was also taken care of. This trip was great.
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The journey by ICE from Stuttgart to Cologne was satisfactory overall. The train was on time and offers a comfortable travel experience with comfortable seats and enough space for luggage. The scenery seen along the way was stunning and provided a pleasant distraction during the journey. However, the price of the ride was not that cheap, which was a bit of a downside. It felt like you had to pay a higher price for the name "ICE" and the convenience than it was actually worth. Still, I think for business trips or special occasions it can be quite appropriate to enjoy a better travel experience for the higher price. Overall, the ICE journey from Stuttgart to Cologne was a pleasant experience, but the high price might be a barrier for some people.
Pros
Iconthe observance
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Iconthe train was late
That was my outward journey and there was one small thing I didn't like and that was that the train was late and that was the only negative thing. Another thing I liked was that there was a lot of choice of food. There were no changes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The toilets were usable. In addition, my ticket was also very cheap. As there was only one negative thing, I am happy to recommend it. Great ride!
Pros
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I travelled in 2nd class and my ticket was neither expensive nor cheap, but it was definitely worth it because I didn't notice anything negative. I particularly liked the fact that the staff were rather nice and the staff also had a good sense of humour. There was a lot of choice of food and my meal also tasted very good. The toilets were clean and usable. The wifi was very good and I also had a socket at my seat. I can recommend the ride to anyone as it was also very comfortable. Great ride!
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When I took a look at the menu, I quickly noticed that there were different dishes, which was a new experience of eating foreign food. I liked my coffee very much. The ticket was very cheap for what I got. The train looked nice from the outside and inside. The staff tried to fulfil many requests and took care of the passengers. I had plenty of room for my suitcase. I had a lot of space at my seat. A trip I can very happily recommend and rate with the full number of stars.
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Iconthere were lockers
This was my journey in 2nd class. I travelled alone, but I didn't feel alone because the staff were very friendly. What I found very good was that there were lockers, and several of them. I had ordered a cheese roll, it wasn't that expensive but had a good taste. My coffee espresso was also delicious. I also had a table/dining table by my seat and my seat was comfortable. The ride gets a well deserved 5 stars from me and I would recommend the ride to others, I would definitely repeat the ride.
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IconHeaters were on.
I particularly enjoyed this trip. The train arrived relatively punctually and that at 10 minutes, they also waited until all the passers-by boarded. The staff were very friendly, nice and helpful. I also liked the services because they were fast. The food was also delicious. It was quiet on the train. The toilets were clean and there were several toilets. I can definitely recommend the trip as my ticket was also reasonably priced.
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IconThe food was delicious.
This was a 2nd class journey and the journey was quite good. The staff came over very sympathetic. I had plenty of room for my suitcase and my seat was very comfortable. The food was very tasty and there were several menus. The toilets were very clean and the internet was very good. I am very happy to recommend the trip as it was on time and reasonably priced.
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IconThe observance of hygiene
It was a great trip because I felt comfortable because the toilets and the train were clean. What I liked most was that a lot of attention was paid to hygiene, for example we were offered disinfectant, but what I also find great was that all the passengers actually used disinfectant. My train also arrived on time and my ticket was relatively cheap, but the price-performance ratio was great. The train was not so noisy and the staff were very friendly. In addition, the wifi was very good and the sockets at the comfortable seat also worked well. If the journey gets five out of five stars, then I can only recommend it.
Pros
IconThe understanding of the staff.
It was a great journey in 2nd class. I had internet, which was good, and my train ticket price itself was OK, but the value for money was very good. I had a table to eat at, the food was also very tasty and was delivered quickly. The thing that was very great was that the staff were very good with each other and also sympathetic to the passers-by. I can recommend the trip for all the reasons and especially for the value for money.
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I took the IC from Stuttgart to Cologne about a month ago. The train journey was good and didn't take long. I found it positive that I got to Cologne without changing trains. There was also wifi and power sockets. The train was also on time. What was also good was that it was very quiet and I could concentrate on my work.
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The train journey was for business. Thanks to the good wifi and the permanently fast connection, I was able to focus on my work during the journey. I was also very pleased with the clean toilets and floors. I have nothing but good things to say about the journey. Recommendation!
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It was a great journey and I can't find any weaknesses in it, so it gets 5 stars and I recommend it to others. My seat was very comfortable, what I really liked was that there was a button to call a member of staff who came and did service after a short time. I had plenty of choice to order, I opted for a butter croissant with tea. Both arrived very fresh, were delicious and reasonably priced. The train was clean everywhere. Everything ran on time.

Overview: Train from Stuttgart to Cologne

distanceDistance178 miles (287 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$99 (€86)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Stuttgart to Cologne cover the 178 miles (287 km) long route taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $32 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $99 (€86). Travelers depart most frequently from Stuttgart Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Stuttgart to Cologne trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Cologne from Stuttgart from $32 (€28) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Cologne from Stuttgart. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Stuttgart to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: $32
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

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

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Stuttgart to Cologne 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 Stuttgart to Cologne

FAQs: Travel by train from Stuttgart to Cologne 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 Stuttgart to Cologne.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Cologne can start from as little as $32 (€28) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Stuttgart to Cologne is $99 (€86); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Stuttgart to Cologne train time is 2 h 10 min   covering the 178 mile (287 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Stuttgart to Cologne leaves at 5: 51 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Stuttgart to Cologne leaves at 8: 51 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Stuttgart to Cologne without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 2 direct trains from Stuttgart to Cologne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the journey from Stuttgart to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Cologne from Stuttgart on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 51 PM.

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

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

A trip to Cologne from Stuttgart is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 10 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Stuttgart to Cologne is June.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Cologne from Stuttgart including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Stuttgart and Cologne

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Stuttgart Hbf is the most popular Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart for your trip to Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 71120921055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 22: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Stuttgart Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U6, U7, U12, U15, U29
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S60
Bus lines: 40, 42, 44, N2, N3, N4, N10, SEV1, X1
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX10, IRE 1, RE, RB

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