Stuttgart to Essen by train

  • First train
    05:51
  • Last train
    19:55
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 57m
  • Distance
    335 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stuttgart to Essen by train

Fast trains from Stuttgart to Essen take around 2 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 335 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stuttgart and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Stuttgart to Essen?

Direct trains from Stuttgart to Essen have been found.

We usually find around 22 direct trains on the route from Stuttgart to Essen every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stuttgart to Essen?

The Stuttgart to Essen train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stuttgart to Essen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Stuttgart around 05:51 and the last train is around 19:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stuttgart around 05:51, and the last at 19:55.

When to book Stuttgart to Essen train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Stuttgart to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stuttgart and Essen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Stuttgart to Essen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Essen to Stuttgart by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.