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Stuttgart to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 18h 27m to travel from Stuttgart to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 856 miles (1377 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Stuttgart to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from $142.93 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 16h 7m
PriceFrom $142.93
Distance856 miles (1377 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train02:25
Last train17:08
Departure stationStuttgart
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes3 changes

Stuttgart to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Stuttgart to Madrid for Tuesday Sep 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
01:25 19:55 18h 30m, 5 changes
05:51 22:17 16h 26m, 3 changes
06:10 22:17 16h 7m, 4 changes
16:08 14:55 22h 47m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Stuttgart to Madrid starts at $142.93 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 Stuttgart to Madrid 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 Stuttgart to Madrid

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

The average journey time by train between Stuttgart and Madrid is 18 hours and 27 minutes, with around 4 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 Stuttgart and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Stuttgart to Madrid is 16 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Stuttgart to Madrid cost?

Train tickets from Stuttgart to Madrid can start from as little as $142.93 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 Stuttgart to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Stuttgart to Madrid. Travelling from Stuttgart to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Stuttgart to Madrid leaves at 02:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Stuttgart to Madrid leaves at 17:08. 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 Stuttgart and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Stuttgart to Madrid cover a distance of around 856 miles (1377 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Stuttgart.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Stuttgart to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. 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 10/13/2021 for travel on 10/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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