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There are 37 daily trains from Hamburg to Stuttgart. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Stuttgart usually takes around 6 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.
|Distance||332 mi (534 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 29m|
|Trains per day||13|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Stuttgart?
In the last month, $44.41 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Stuttgart. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $123.37 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hamburg to Stuttgart by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$81 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Stuttgart in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$112 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Stuttgart from Hamburg will be about C$123.37 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Hamburg to Stuttgart?
There are 5 train lines with service from Hamburg to Stuttgart. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 34 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||1||9h 41m||$50.50|
|DB Intercity-Express||6||6h 16m||$109.65|
|Deutsche Bahn||34||6h 46m||$122.49|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||7||7h 51m||$100.77|
DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Stuttgart start from $31, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Stuttgart. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Stuttgart trains arrive at Train Station .
From Hamburg to Stuttgart train travel on DB Intercity takes 9 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stuttgart faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Stuttgart on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Hamburg.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Stuttgart start from $23, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Stuttgart. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Stuttgart trains arrive at Train Station and 8 other train stations.
From Hamburg to Stuttgart train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 6 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stuttgart faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 25 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Stuttgart.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Stuttgart start from $32, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Stuttgart. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Stuttgart trains arrive at Stuttgart-Untertürkheim and 18 other train stations.
From Hamburg to Stuttgart train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stuttgart faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Stuttgart.
Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Stuttgart from Hamburg. The train usually departs from Hamburg Train Station in Hamburg and arrives at Stuttgart Central Station - FlixTrain in Stuttgart after about 7 hours and 2 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg to Stuttgart during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Hamburg to Stuttgart?
How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Stuttgart?
The distance between Hamburg and Stuttgart is approximately 332 miles, or 534 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 29 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Hamburg to Stuttgart on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Hamburg at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Stuttgart?
There are 37 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Stuttgart. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Stuttgart to Hamburg.
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Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.
Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.
The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.
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Though less recognizable than other German cities like Munich or Berlin, Stuttgart is no less fascinating to visit. Plus, since it's less famous than other destinations, you might find more authentic culture and less touristy prices.
Your first stop should be Schlossplatz. This palace square is located right at the city center, in the shadow of the Baroque New Palace and the 10th-Century Old Palace. The square is a lively area, with events hosted year-round, most notably Stuttgart's Christmas market; check out our itinerary of 10 famous Christmas markets in Germany for more.
Got a car fan in your travel party? The famed Mercedes-Benz Museum celebrates the beloved German vehicle, and the Porsche Museum showcases legendary racing cars.
The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden will entice you with acres and acres of open spaces for everyone to enjoy, plus several thousands of different animal and plant species. It's on the grounds of another castle if you haven't seen enough German castles yet. Next, stop at the Markthalle to embrace your inner foodie and try a spread of international and local delicacies. The huge public market has over 33 stalls that offer all kinds of delicious goodies.
Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and Railjet trains make it easy to reach Stuttgart from cities like Strasbourg, Zurich, and Frankfurt. Bus options abound, too, with FlixBus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni and more providing routes in the area. Stuttgart Airport is only about 20 minutes outside of the city, so flying is definitely an option, too.
Where is the train station in Hamburg?
Main departure station: Hamburg Train Station
Although it could be mistaken for a church with its clock tower and arched, windowed facade, the Hamburg Train Station (or Hauptbahnhof) is a bustling hub for intercity trains throughout Germany and into other countries in Europe. Originally opened in 1906, the current station welcomes about 480,000 passengers every day. These passengers travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain intercity trains, as well as S-Bahn (suburban railway) and U-Bahn (underground railway) trains that run throughout Hamburg. Inside the vast station, you'll find shops, cafes, and the Wandelhalle shopping center in the northern section of the complex.
All train stations in Hamburg:
Hamburg Train Station
Where is the train station in Stuttgart?
Main arrival station: Train Station
There are more train stations and stops in Stuttgart than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Stuttgart:
Train stations in Stuttgart:
Stuttgart Nürnberger Str.
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