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from Cologne to Stuttgart

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Sep 22
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 23
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 26
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Sep 27
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Sep 29
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Sep 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 1
$30Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$390Lufthansa Cityline
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Oct 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$155Eurowings
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Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$155Eurowings Europe
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Oct 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Eurowings
Wed
Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
$147Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 8
$30Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Lufthansa
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Oct 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$290Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$180Tuifly

Travel Information between Cologne and Stuttgart

distanceDistance178 miles (287 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $303
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 5 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 2 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 178 miles (287 km) by bus, flight or train between Cologne and Stuttgart. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cologne to Stuttgart.

How to get from Cologne to Stuttgart

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Stuttgart
Travel 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 do I go from Cologne to Stuttgart?

There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Stuttgart: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The cheapest way to go to Stuttgart from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stuttgart:

A bus is $287 (€229) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Stuttgart costing on average $303 (€241).

A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Stuttgart costing on average $22 (€18).

What is the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The fastest way from Cologne to Stuttgart is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 1 min.

There are alternative travel options to Stuttgart that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Cologne to Stuttgart?

The distance is approximately 178 miles (287 km) from Cologne to Stuttgart.

How many services a day are there to Stuttgart from Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Stuttgart is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Stuttgart as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Stuttgart?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Stuttgart:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Stuttgart, Feuerbach Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Cologne to Stuttgart depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Stuttgart Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Stuttgart Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Stuttgart?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Stuttgart, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Stuttgart. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Cologne to Stuttgart tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Stuttgart by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Cologne to Stuttgart tickets on Omio for $303 (€241).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Stuttgart. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Stuttgart tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).
Can I travel directly between Cologne and Stuttgart?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Stuttgart with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with.

Direct services to Stuttgart tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cologne to Stuttgart ends?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Stuttgart often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Paris or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Stuttgart and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Stuttgart from Cologne online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Stuttgart, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $303 (€241) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $22 (€18) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Stuttgart online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Stuttgart
Köln Hbf
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