Fastest journey6hr 37m
Travelling from London to Stuttgart by train
Fast trains from London to Stuttgart take around 6 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 729 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Stuttgart.
Are there direct trains from London to Stuttgart?
Journeys between London and Stuttgart usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 9 departures on the route from London to Stuttgart every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 8 departures.
How long is the train journey from London to Stuttgart?
The London to Stuttgart train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the London to Stuttgart train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Stuttgart is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:13 and the last train is around 20:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:57, and the last at 20:03.
What's the London to Stuttgart train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Stuttgart are $82.00.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $105 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $418. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Stuttgart train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Stuttgart by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Stuttgart?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Stuttgart, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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There are two main routes for taking the train from London to Stuttgart. Both journeys take 7 hours or less, with a choice of travelling via either Paris or Brussels. Both include the Eurostar and a choice of onward TGV or ICE high-speed trains.
Your journey starts with a high-speed run on Eurostar from London to Paris. In the French capital, you change stations from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de l’Est. That’s just a short walk. At Paris Est, you join a French TGV or a German ICE train for the onward journey to Stuttgart.
London to Paris
The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.
Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.
Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Est
It is an easy ten-minute walk from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de l’Est in Paris. Or if you have lots of luggage consider a (very short) taxi ride for around €10. There’s really no point going by Métro.
If you’re on foot, exit the station from the main entrance and turn left onto Rue de Dunkerque. Walk along the Rue de Dunkerque, crossing Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis and Rue La Fayette, still continuing on Dunkerque. You’ll come to a T-junction where you turn right into Rue d’Alsace. Follow Rue d’Alsace (you’ll now see the platforms of Gare de l’Est below you to your left) to the flight of pedestrian steps which leads down to the side entrance of Gare de l’Est. Beware of the hustlers who often hang around the steps soliciting donations and offering to carry your luggage.
The route above is the quickest, but for step-free access to Gare de l’Est here’s a slightly longer alternative. Leave the main front entrance of the Gare du Nord and walk straight ahead down Boulevard de Denain (which runs down beside the Café Terminus Nord). Follow Denain to Boulevard de Magenta, turning left onto it. Take the third left onto Rue de 8 Mai 1945 and walk along to the front of the Gare de l’Est.
Paris to Stuttgart
There are five daily direct trains from Paris Gare de l’Est to Stuttgart (except on Saturdays when there are just four services), with both French TGV and German ICE services on this important business route. Both offer equally high standards of comfort and service. All trains on this route make just two intermediate stops; they are at Strasbourg and Karlsruhe. The route includes the LGV Est line (newly extended in July 2016) where trains regularly travel at speeds of up to 320 kph. The fastest trains from Paris to Stuttgart take just 3 hrs 10 mins. Some services may take up to 20 minutes longer.
The journey by train from London to Stuttgart is very easy to organise.
Your journey kicks off with a high-speed run on Eurostar from London to Brussels. The connection in Brussels onto a German ICE is very efficient. You take the ICE from Brussels to Frankfurt-am-Main, changing at either the Hauptbahnhof or the airport station (Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof) for the third and final leg of your journey to Stuttgart. Changing trains at Frankfurt Airport is actually easier than at the city centre Hauptbahnhof, merely because the airport station is so much smaller and your onward connection to Stuttgart normally leaves from the same platform.
The journey from London to Stuttgart is easily done in a day. It is one big hop across Europe with some decent scenery along the way.
London to Brussels
Board a Eurostar service from London St Pancras to Brussels. Little more than an hour after leaving London you’ll already be in northern France, speeding through Flanders fields towards Lille Europe, where many but not all Brussels-bound Eurostar trains make an intermediate stop. Some trains make up to three additional stops – at Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Calais.
Eurostar trains from London terminate at Brussels Midi station. Trains run every five minutes from Brussels Midi to Brussels Central (for the city centre). Your Eurostar ticket is valid for this short onward hop within Brussels. At Brussels Midi, there are good onward connections with a choice of Thalys or German ICE trains for direct links to Germany, as well as Belgian (or sometimes Dutch) Intercity trains to cities across the wider BeNeLux region.
Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar’s airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. This is a light-touch security scan, and there are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.
Brussels to Frankfurt am Main
The direct ICE trains from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main take about three hours for the journey. These trains stop five to eight times along the way. In Brussels these services depart from Brussels Midi and then also stop at Brussels Nord. In Frankfurt trains stop first at the airport station, then continue to the city centre station (Hauptbahnhof) where they terminate.
The route east from Brussels initially traverses the flat lands of Brabant to reach Liège-Guillemins station. East from Liège, the train cuts in tunnels through hilly country to reach the German border just before Aachen. Beyond Aachen, the train speeds east to the Rhineland city of Cologne, arriving at the city’s main station (the Hauptbahnhof). From Cologne, the train continues along a new high-speed line to Frankfurt.
Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart
Fast trains leave hourly from both Frankfurt-am-Main Hauptbahnhof and from the airport station (Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof) for Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. Trains leaving the airport station are all ICEs. From the city centre Hauptbahnhof, there is more of a mix with Intercity and EuroCity trains in use as well as regular ICEs.
The journey time varies between 1 hr 15 mins and 1 hr 50 mins depending on the route taken and the number of intermediate stops. Some trains make just one stop along the way, others may stop up to six times. Most of the slower Intercity and EuroCity services take a particularly scenic route which gives wonderful views of the Odenwald hills to the left of the train.