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Frankfurt to Stuttgart train travel

Going on a day trip or a weekend break from Frankfurt to Stuttgart? Jump on the train at Frankfurt Main station and you can reach Stuttgart in a little over an hour. With 25 trains running between these two cities every day, it’s easy to find a time that’s convenient for you. And it certainly beats having to navigate traffic issues and city centre parking!

Stuttgart train station is just a few minutes from the city’s stunning 600-year-old palace gardens. You’re also close to the elegant Staatstheater and foodie paradies Markthalle. The air-conditioned trains on this route are equipped with free WiFi and power sockets, ideal if you need to get a little work done on the way.

Interested? Find out more about the high-speed ICE services by Deutsche Bahn by scrolling down for our FAQs and train times for this route.

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 18m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf by train, over a distance of around 94 miles (152 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €4.99 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 01m
Price€4.99 - €135.90
Distance94 miles (152 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationStuttgart Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDB,

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf for martedì 11º ago 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:20 12:27 2h 07m, direct
10:29 12:47 2h 18m, 1 change
10:50 13:06 2h 16m, 1 change
11:06 13:38 2h 32m, 1 change
11:50 13:52 2h 02m, direct
12:20 14:26 2h 06m, direct
12:29 14:48 2h 19m, 1 change
12:50 15:06 2h 16m, 1 change
13:50 15:52 2h 02m, direct
14:20 16:27 2h 07m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) 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.

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.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf start at €4.99 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €51.64.
lowest price found
from4.99
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price40.43
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price41.25
on the day
avg. single price51.64

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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf is 2 hours and 18 minutes, 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf is 2 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf can start from as little as €4.99 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf without having to change trains. There are 22 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 00:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 21:51. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf cover a distance of around 94 miles (152 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 08/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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