Imagine gliding effortlessly into the heart of Paris, ready to explore the city's boulevards and galleries. Well, there's no need to imagine any longer. Take the train from Stuttgart Main station to Paris Gare de l'Est and the cultural delights, out-of-this-world gastronomy, and sheer romance of France's capital are within easy reach.
The journey from Stuttgart to Paris' eastern rail terminus doesn’t take long, with SNCF's TGV high-speed trains covering the route in a little over three hours. And it's comfortable too – think gourmet menus crafted by celebrity chefs, the option to arrange baggage deliveries to hotels, and free onboard WiFi. There's no need to carry cases out to the airport or stress about transfers from Paris CDG airport. Taking the train means you'll ease into central Paris and can start exploring the city straight away.
Whether you want to spend all day absorbing the masterpieces of the Louvre, take a walking tour of Montmartre, or you've booked tickets to watch PSG, trains from Stuttgart to Paris make perfect sense. During your visit, why not stroll through one of the city's many beautiful parks and enjoy the outdoors, read our guide to the best parks and gardens in Paris for inspiration. Fancy a new wardrobe? Or maybe just a spot of window shopping? Check out our recommendations for the best shopping areas in Paris. A trip to Paris isn't complete without a walk along the Champs-Élysées too — often hailed as the most beautiful street in Paris.
So, check out train times below or start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
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.
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).
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.
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 Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est 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 Stuttgart Hbf and Paris Gare de l’Est is 6 hours and 17 minutes, with around 18 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 Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est is 3 hours and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est can start from as little as €31.90 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 Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est leaves at 02:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est leaves at 22:04. 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 Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Gare de l’Est cover a distance of around 310 miles (499 km) during the journey.