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Taking the train from Berlin to Stuttgart

Taking the train from Berlin to Stuttgart has never been easier thanks to high-speed Deutsche Bahn trains. Relax and enjoy the scenes as the train zooms through the vineyard-covered valleys. Once you arive in Stuttgart you can tour various car companies, such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, and understand why people refer to it as the 'cradle of the automobile'.

The train from Berlin to Stuttgart takes about five hours, and it's comfortable and convenient. Choose from up to seven trains per day, which offer far more frequent departures than at the airport.

The train will get you right to the centre of Stuttgart, refreshed and ready to explore. Need more information about the route? Scroll down this page for timetables, FAQs and useful tips for your travel.

Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf by train

It takes an average of 6h 1m to travel from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf by train, over a distance of around 317 miles (510 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $12.28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 30m
PriceFrom $12.28
Distance317 miles (510 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
First train00:20
Last train22:29
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationStuttgart Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf for Friday Sep 24th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
15:11 Berlin Südkreuz20:38 Stuttgart HbfICE 838 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 27m, 1 change
15:35 Berlin Südkreuz21:08 Stuttgart HbfICE 693 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 33m, direct
15:44 Berlin Südkreuz21:08 Stuttgart HbfICE 709 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 24m, 1 change
15:46 Berlin Hbf21:56 Stuttgart HbfICE 846 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 10m, 2 changes
16:30 Berlin Hbf22:08 Stuttgart HbfICE 377 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 38m, 1 change
16:37 Berlin Südkreuz22:47 Stuttgart HbfICE 603 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 10m, 1 change
17:11 Berlin Südkreuz22:50 Stuttgart HbfICE 836 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 39m, 1 change
17:35 Berlin Südkreuz23:08 Stuttgart HbfICE 695 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 33m, direct
17:43 Berlin Südkreuz23:08 Stuttgart HbfICE 801 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 25m, 1 change
17:46 Berlin Hbf00:21 Stuttgart HbfICE 844 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 35m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf

You can travel from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf starts at $12.28 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Stuttgart Hbf is 6 hours and 1 minute, with around 45 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Berlin and Stuttgart Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf is 5 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf can start from as little as $12.28 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf leave?

The first train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 00:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf leave?

The last train from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 22:29. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Berlin and Stuttgart Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf cover a distance of around 317 miles (510 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stuttgart Hbf to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Stuttgart Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/24/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/06/2021 for travel on 11/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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