Beautiful Paris, however could anyone ever make a trip to you better? Maybe by adding a train journey? We like our trains here at Trainline, and we love Paris almost as much, after all, it’s just about as perfect a Euro city break as you can find. But, we think we can improve even on perfection with this train route, connecting the French capital with Stuttgart. It’s a journey of a mere 3 hours and you’ll be travelling by high-speed TGV and Deutsche Bahn Intercity Express (ICE) trains, meaning your comfy journey will be made even comfier with free extras like Wi-Fi and power sockets at every seat.
So, why not extend a few days of French leisure for a trip across the border to Germany? Stuttgart is the home of Mercedes and Porsche, with museums that lay out the history of these iconic cars. If you’re less about four wheels and more about four legs, the city has expansive botanical gardens cand zoos. Of course, no trip to Germany is complete without a taste of local beer, best enjoyed at one of the central bars near the impressive central square Schlossplatz. See our journey information below to get your adventure started!
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
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.
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.
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 Paris to Stuttgart Hbf by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Paris and Stuttgart Hbf is 5 hours and 37 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf is 3 hours and 17 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf can start from as little as €39 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 06:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf leaves at 19:25. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Stuttgart Hbf cover a distance of around 311 miles (500 km) during the journey.