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How to travel from Rotterdam to Stuttgart by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart? Look no further.

You'll usually find 24 trains per day running between Rotterdam and Stuttgart, which usually take 7 hours 18 minutes to complete the 483 km journey. It can take as little as 5 hours 3 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Stuttgart from Rotterdam, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Rotterdam to Stuttgart if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $31.04. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Rotterdam to Stuttgart by train

It takes an average of 7h 18m to travel from Rotterdam to Stuttgart by train, over a distance of around 300 miles (483 km). There are normally 24 trains per day traveling from Rotterdam to Stuttgart and tickets for this journey start from $31.04 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 3m
PriceFrom $31.04
Distance300 miles (483 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train00:05
Last train23:14
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationStuttgart
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Rotterdam to Stuttgart train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Stuttgart for mardi oct. 11 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:14 16:20 6h 6m, 3 changes
10:58 17:08 6h 10m, 2 changes
11:20 17:08 5h 48m, 3 changes
11:58 17:38 5h 40m, 2 changes
12:14 18:22 6h 8m, 3 changes
13:20 19:38 6h 18m, 2 changes
15:20 20:23 5h 3m, 2 changes
15:58 21:51 5h 53m, 2 changes
16:14 22:08 5h 54m, 6 changes
17:20 23:08 5h 48m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Stuttgart

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam to Stuttgart starts at $31.04 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 Rotterdam to Stuttgart 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.
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FAQs for Rotterdam to Stuttgart

Want to know more about your journey from Rotterdam to Stuttgart? 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 Rotterdam to Stuttgart take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Stuttgart is 7 hours and 18 minutes, with around 24 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 Rotterdam and Stuttgart by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart is 5 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Stuttgart can start from as little as $31.04 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 Rotterdam to Stuttgart?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam to Stuttgart. Travelling from Rotterdam to Stuttgart by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart leave?

The first train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart leave?

The last train from Rotterdam to Stuttgart leaves at 23:14. 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 Rotterdam and Stuttgart by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Stuttgart cover a distance of around 300 miles (483 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stuttgart to Rotterdam.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam to Stuttgart for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 04/19/2022 for travel on 04/19/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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