Stuttgart to Madrid by train

  • First train
    05:02
  • Last train
    21:11
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 52m
  • Distance
    1,379 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    24hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stuttgart to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Stuttgart to Madrid take around 14 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,379 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stuttgart and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Stuttgart to Madrid?

Journeys between Stuttgart and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Stuttgart to Madrid 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 15 departures.

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

The Stuttgart to Madrid train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Stuttgart around 05:02 and the last train is around 21:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stuttgart around 05:51, and the last at 18:54.

When to book Stuttgart to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stuttgart and Madrid?

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

  • AVE
  • Alleo
  • FS100
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Interregio-Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • TGV

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

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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.