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Trip Summary

There are 34 daily trains from Zurich to Stuttgart. Traveling by train from Zurich to Stuttgart usually takes around 4 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Fastest train2h 45m
Lowest price€21.79
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Zurich to Stuttgart?

There are 3 train lines with service from Zurich to Stuttgart. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 29 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity33h 6m€32.17
Deutsche Bahn294h 25m€35.10
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company59h 4m€35.38
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Zurich to Stuttgart start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity schedules to Stuttgart. DB Intercity in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB . And in Stuttgart trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Zurich to Stuttgart train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stuttgart faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Stuttgart.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Zurich to Stuttgart start from €22, and on average cost . Daily there are 29 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Stuttgart. Deutsche Bahn in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB . And in Stuttgart trains arrive at Train Station and 11 other train stations.

    From Zurich to Stuttgart train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stuttgart faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 122 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

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Zurich to Stuttgart start from €25, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Stuttgart. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB . And in Stuttgart trains arrive at Train Station and 9 other train stations.

    From Zurich to Stuttgart train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 4 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 2 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 27 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Stuttgart.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Zurich 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 Zurich to Stuttgart?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Zurich to Stuttgart. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Zurich to Stuttgart?

The distance between Zurich and Stuttgart is approximately 101 miles, or 163 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Zurich to Stuttgart. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Zurich at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Zurich to Stuttgart?

There are 34 scheduled trains on most days. 7 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 Zurich.

City Information

Zurich

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Zurich - CHZRH-1

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Stuttgart

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Stuttgart - DERGT-1

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Zurich?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Zurich.

All train stations in Zurich:

  • Zürich HB

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