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Stuttgart - Frankfurt am Main Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 2 hours, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance95 mi (153 km)
Fastest train1h 10m
Lowest price€4.84
Trains per day27
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines7

What is the price of a train ticket from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main?

In the last month, €8.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €32.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main will vary between €5 and €42. Planning a train trip to Frankfurt am Main within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Stuttgart over the next 7 days is €5. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€47€37€28€19€9JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €43 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

€47€37€28€19€93020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Frankfurt am Main from Stuttgart will be about €32.12 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 7 train lines with service from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 23 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity11h 40m€28.82
DB Intercity21h 56m€22.95
DB Intercity-Express41h 34m€35.51
Deutsche Bahn232h 11m€38.05
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company42h 13m€38.25
FlixTrain22h 0m€9.48
Railjet11h 41m€29.95
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Eurocity in Stuttgart leaves from Train Station . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station .

    From Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Eurocity takes 1 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main start from €13, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity in Stuttgart leaves from Train Station . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and one other train station.

    From Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity takes 1 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main start from €13, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity-Express in Stuttgart leaves from Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 7 other train stations.

    From Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 1 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 45 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main start from €17, and on average cost . Daily there are 23 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn in Stuttgart leaves from Train Station and 11 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 11 other train stations.

    From Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 116 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • 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 Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main start from €22, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Stuttgart leaves from Train Station and 5 other stations. And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 9 other train stations.

    From Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 2 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    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 Frankfurt am Main from Stuttgart. The train usually departs from Stuttgart Central Station - FlixTrain in Stuttgart and arrives at Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main after about 2 hours and 0 minutes.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Railjet in Stuttgart leaves from Train Station . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and one other train station.

    From Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Railjet takes 1 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Frankfurt am Main on a weekend there is typically one Railjet scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Stuttgart.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main 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 Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main. 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 Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Stuttgart and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 95 miles, or 153 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 10 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday 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 Stuttgart at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 27 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart.

City Information

Stuttgart

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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.

Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Stuttgart?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 13 stops and stations in Stuttgart where you can board the train.

All train stations in Stuttgart:

  • Train Station

  • Stuttgart-Rohr

  • Weilimdorf

  • Stuttgart-Vaihingen

  • Neuwirtshaus(Porscheplatz)

  • Stuttgart Central Station - FlixTrain

  • Stuttgart-Sommerrain

  • Stuttgart Universität

  • Stuttgart-Österfeld

  • Stuttgart Neckarpark

  • Stuttgart-Untertürkheim

  • Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

  • Stuttgart-Zazenhausen

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