How to travel from Cologne to Stuttgart

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from Cologne to Stuttgart

You can get from Cologne to Stuttgart by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cologne to Stuttgart on Feb 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h33 12:48PMStuttgart Hbf
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09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h23 12:38PMStuttgart Hbf
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06:51PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h32 10:23PMStuttgart Hbf
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Travel Information from Cologne to Stuttgart

distanceDistance178 miles (287 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $169
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 4 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $169 (€147) • 3 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 178 miles (287 km) to Stuttgart from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train 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 Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Stuttgart. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Stuttgart from Cologne is by taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stuttgart:

A train is generally $31 (€27) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $51 (€45) from Cologne to Stuttgart.

A train is $148 (€130) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Stuttgart costing on average $169 (€147).

The quickest way to travel to Stuttgart from Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 50 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 6 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Stuttgart is:

  • Around 18 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) to Stuttgart, Obertürkheim Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Stuttgart Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Stuttgart Hbf.

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 Lufthansa for flights to Stuttgart. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cologne to Stuttgart tickets on Omio for $169 (€147).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Stuttgart by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Stuttgart tickets on Omio for $20 (€18).

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

  • You'll find 18 direct trains a day to Stuttgart with Deutsche Bahn.

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 trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Stuttgart often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Stuttgart itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Stuttgart and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $51 (€45) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $169 (€147) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $20 (€18) one way on average.

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.

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