The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Stuttgart is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 55 m
3 h 51 m
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Of the 27 trains that leave Zurich for Stuttgart every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||102 miles (164 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||$32 (€28)|
|Train frequency||13 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Zurich to Stuttgart cover the 102 miles (164 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 55 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Stuttgart Hbf.
For as little as $23 (€20) you can travel by train from Zurich to Stuttgart with ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip to Stuttgart from Zurich by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
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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 from Zurich to 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.
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.
Travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Stuttgart, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Stuttgart from Zurich closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Stuttgart to Zurich is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Zurich from Stuttgart here.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Stuttgart Hbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Zürich HB, located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Stuttgart, called Stuttgart Hbf, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city center.
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