The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Zurich to Stuttgart will cost around $ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 25.
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2 h 55 m
3 h 34 m
Trains per day
Of the 43 train that leave Zurich for Stuttgart every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 164 km distance in an average of 3 h 34 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 55 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 33 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$24|
|Trains depart from:||Zurich|
|Trains arrive in:||Stuttgart|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
Between Zurich and Stuttgart, intercity trains run every two hours from 7 am to 7 pm and require nearly 4 hours for the journey. Those who prefer to travel by regional train will also find a possibility to travel every 120 minutes, but this is associated with an extended travel time (one hour longer) and the necessity to change trains twice.
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Zurich's landmark is the Fraumünster, which was originally built as a monastery church. The location of the city on Lake Zurich offers ideal conditions for relaxing holidays. The central sights of Stuttgart are the palaces standing on the Schlossplatz square in the city center, one of which is used as a state museum and the other as the seat of the state government of Baden-Württemberg.
Zurich Central Station is close to the Old Town. It is served by all S trains and nine tram lines and two trolleybus lines. There are also regional trains, which stop at the airport in the city area as well as various long-distance trains. The part of the station where the S-Bahn stops is officially called Zürich HB SZU and is called Bahnhof Museumsstraße by the inhabitants.
The Zurich-Stuttgart train line can be booked as a direct connection or with a change. On the direct connection, the trains run via Schaffhausen and Rottweil, among other places. The second option leads via Basel and Freiburg to Karlsruhe, where you have to change direction Stuttgart.
At the moment, long-distance and regional trains stop at Stuttgart Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) at the above-ground terminus, while the S-Bahn travels through a tunnel without changing direction. After the completion of the new Stuttgart 21 station, all trains will run in the new tunnel station. In addition to the main station, many regional trains also serve the Bad Cannstatt district station. In addition to all S-Bahn lines, most of Stuttgart's Stadtbahnen stop at the main station. The main bus lines are the 40, 42 and 44 that stop at Arnulf-Klett-Platz. The journey to the Schlossplatz takes two to three minutes, within the same time the suburban trains reach the Stadtmitte train station. Stuttgart city center can be reached on foot in less than five minutes from the main train station.