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How to travel from Stuttgart to Paris by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Stuttgart to Paris? Look no further.

There are around 21 trains per day running between Stuttgart and Paris, which usually take 6 hours 9 minutes to complete the 311 miles (500 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 22 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with TGV, ICE or SNCF, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Stuttgart to Paris if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €31.90. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Stuttgart to Paris by train

It takes an average of 6h 9m to travel from Stuttgart to Paris by train, over a distance of around 311 miles (500 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Stuttgart to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €31.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 22m
PriceFrom €31.90
Distance311 miles (500 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train00:16
Last train22:04
Departure stationStuttgart
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Stuttgart to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Stuttgart to Paris for Friday 3rd December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
14:52 Stuttgart Hbf18:14 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 9572 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 22m, direct
15:09 Stuttgart Hbf19:05 Paris Gare de l’EstIC 2266 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 56m, 3 changes
17:08 Stuttgart Hbf20:47 Paris Gare de l’EstIC 2264 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 39m, 1 change
18:52 Stuttgart Hbf22:24 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 9570 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 32m, direct
21:11 Stuttgart Hbf08:46 Paris Gare de l’EstIC 2260 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 35m, 3 changes
21:51 Stuttgart Hbf09:13 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 1110 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 22m, 4 changes
21:51 Stuttgart Hbf10:05 Paris Gare du NordICE 1110 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets12h 14m, 1 change
00:16 Stuttgart Hbf10:05 Paris Gare du NordGo-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH 19036 Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH Get tickets9h 49m, 3 changes
06:51 Stuttgart Hbf10:16 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 9578 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 25m, direct
09:10 Stuttgart Hbf12:33 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 9576 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 23m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), SNCF and TGV trains from Stuttgart to Paris

You can travel from Stuttgart to Paris on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), SNCF and TGV 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Stuttgart to Paris

The price of train tickets from Stuttgart to Paris starts at €31.90 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 Paris 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Stuttgart and Paris is 6 hours and 9 minutes, with around 21 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Stuttgart to Paris is 3 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Stuttgart to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Stuttgart to Paris 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.

Is there a direct train from Stuttgart to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Stuttgart to Paris without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Stuttgart to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Stuttgart to Paris leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Stuttgart to Paris 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.

What's the distance between Stuttgart and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Stuttgart to Paris cover a distance of around 311 miles (500 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Stuttgart. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Stuttgart to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Stuttgart to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/03/2021. 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 11/25/2021 for travel on 11/25/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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