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There are 171 daily trains from Dortmund to Stuttgart. Traveling by train from Dortmund to Stuttgart usually takes around 4 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 31 minutes.
|Distance||204 mi (328 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 31m|
|Trains per day||9|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Dortmund to Stuttgart?
There are 4 train lines with service from Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia to Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 135 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||1||4h 58m||£34.21|
|DB Intercity-Express||26||4h 44m||£35.77|
|Deutsche Bahn||135||4h 56m||£41.88|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||32||5h 42m||£32.06|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Stuttgart?
How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Stuttgart?
The distance between Dortmund and Stuttgart is approximately 204 miles, or 328 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 31 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?
Trains from Dortmund to Stuttgart are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Dortmund at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Dortmund to Stuttgart?
There are 171 scheduled trains on most days. 9 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.
Where is the train station in Dortmund?
There is one train station in Dortmund.
Where is the train station in Stuttgart?
There are more train stations and stops in Stuttgart than most cities. Most trains from Dortmund will stop at one (or more) of the 8 following stations in Stuttgart:
Train stations in Stuttgart:
Stuttgart Nürnberger Str.
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