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Munich to Stuttgart by train

Whether you want to explore the history of Porsche and Mercedes Benz, watch some Bundesliga football, or just get to know the unique ambience of Baden-Württemberg's capital, taking the train from Munich to Stuttgart is always an easy and convenient way to travel.

Deutsche Bahn runs daily services from Munich to Stuttgart, with a huge array of possible departure times. Trains run straight into Stuttgart Central station, and changes won't be needed. At just over two hours, it's not a particularly long haul, either. And while you watch the German landscape pass by, you can fire up laptops, check social media, or lie back in comfortable seating.

Stuttgart has some fantastic museums, with automobile themed attractions jostling for attention with the out-of-this-world Staatsgalerie. It's home to a collection of dazzling Baroque palaces, the ancient castle (home to the absorbing Landesmuseum), and much more. Even better, all of this is within easy reach of Munich - so use our Journey Planner to secure your tickets today. Still not sure? Scroll down for FAQs and the journey summary.

Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 19m to travel from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf by train, over a distance of around 117 miles (189 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 13m
Price€12.90 - €135.90
Distance117 miles (189 km)
Frequency29 trains per day
Departure stationMunich Hbf
Arrival stationStuttgart Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDB,

Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
20:44 München Hbf22:59 Stuttgart HbfRailjet Xpress 66 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 15m, direct
21:00 München Hbf00:06 Stuttgart HbfRE 57068 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 06m, 1 change
22:39 München Hbf02:18 Stuttgart HbfICE 618 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 39m, direct
01:51 München Hbf05:06 Stuttgart HbfICE 616 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 15m, direct
04:42 München Hbf07:04 Stuttgart HbfICE 614 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 22m, direct
05:22 München Hbf07:45 Stuttgart HbfIC 2092 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 23m, direct
06:29 München Hbf08:45 Stuttgart HbfIC 2366 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 16m, direct
06:45 München Hbf09:04 Stuttgart HbfICE 612 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 19m, direct
07:46 München Hbf10:00 Stuttgart HbfICE 690 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 14m, direct
08:28 München Hbf10:46 Stuttgart HbfIC 1268 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 18m, direct

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

You can travel from Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf start at €12.90 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 €47.71.
lowest price found
from12.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price38.56
on the day
avg. single price47.71

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 Munich 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 Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Munich Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf is 2 hours and 19 minutes, with around 29 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 Munich Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf is 2 hours and 13 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf can start from as little as €12.90 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 Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf without having to change trains. There are 28 direct trains from Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf leave?

The first train from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich 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 Munich Hbf and Stuttgart Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf cover a distance of around 117 miles (189 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stuttgart Hbf to Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 06/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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