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Stuttgart Hbf station information & facilities

Distance from Stuttgart Hbf to city center
Distance from Stuttgart Hbf to city center
0.7 miles (1.2 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 22: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U6, U7, U12, U15, U29
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S60
Bus lines: 40, 42, 44, N2, N3, N4, N10, SEV1, X1
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX10, IRE 1, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Stuttgart Airport
9 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 27 minutes via the S2 or S3 lines.
Amenities at station
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
Located next to Platforms 1 and 2.
Luggage lockers are located near the north entrance.
BackWERK | Ditsch | Kamps Backstube | Le Crobag | Dunkin' Donuts | min min | Starbucks | Yorma's
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | Hertz | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located on the south side of the station near Platform 1.
Escalators and elevators. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.
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Travel from Stuttgart city centre to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof train station

The centre of Stuttgart offers easy access to visitors because of the number of major highways that run through the centre of the city plus the fact that the train station is located within walking distance of the city centre. When you're in the centre of the city, you'll find a wide range of museums and historic artefacts to explore. The Mittlerer Schlossgarten is a long and winding green space that runs from north to south through the city. It runs along the tracks that lead into the central train station. The station is the primary railway station of the city and sits in a bustling pedestrian zone with several local and regional trains stopping at the station.

How far is it from Stuttgart city centre to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof train station?

The station actually marks the northern edge of the center of the city and only sits around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city center. To travel from Stuttgart city centre to Stuttgart train station on foot you will find a walk from the city centre to the station is a fairly short one with a duration of around 15min that takes you past green spaces and the Eckensee Pond. As you make this scenic walk, you'll pass the Altes Schlob and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, vibrant pieces of architecture found in the heart of the city.

What is the best way to get to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof train station from Stuttgart city centre?

Because the train station in Stuttgart offers plenty of local train services there are quite a few options to get from several parts of the centre of the city to the station. Train lines S1, S2, S4, S5, and S6 all make the journey from several spots in the centre of the city to the station in roughly 10min with a train running about 8min. If you are getting a ride to the station or you want to drive yourself you can drive on the B14 highway and the Arnulf Klett Plazts and make the journey in roughly 3min. If you're making the trip from the Wilhelm Palais to Stuttgart Hbf, both the U5 train and the line 44 bus will get you there in around 7min.

Where is/are the airport(s) in Stuttgart and how to get there?

The main airport for the city of Stuttgart is the Stuttgart Airport (STR). This airport has a location that is around 8.2 miles (13.2 km) to the south of the train station. One of the best ways to travel to the airport from the train station is aboard trains number S2 or S3 that will make the trip in around 32min with a train running roughly every 20min. You can also drive from the train station to the airport on the B27 highway in around 17min.

How accessible is Stuttgart main train station for those with limited mobility?

For those travellers looking for information about the train station in Stuttgart because they have limited mobility or disabilities, they should be happy to find that the train station in Stuttgart offers a mobility service centre. The staff at the centres can assist passengers at the station with getting on or off of trains. They also make sure that any passengers that are in a wheelchair have access to a wheelchair lift to get to or get off of train platforms. Beyond this, the station also offers things such as ramps to platforms and accessible restrooms for passengers. The station offers curbless entry and exit points from the sidewalks of the station to the streets. If you're travelling by bus either to the station or from the station, buses that make a stop at the station offer a handicap lift to allow passengers with wheelchairs easy access.

Travel from Stuttgart city centre to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof train station: typical architecture of Stuttgart

Stuttgart Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

It should come as no surprise to passengers travelling on trains to Stuttgart or travelling on trains from Stuttgart that the station not only offers quite a few train times from Stuttgart every day to several locations but several of these departures occur in the evening. One of the most popular destinations for travelers departing from Stuttgart is to head to Berlin.

There are roughly 6 trains that depart Stuttgart every evening to make the journey to Berlin with the first of these trains leaving just before 7:00 p.m. and the final train leaving just a little after 11:00 p.m. Another popular destination for travelers departing from Stuttgart is to head to the city of Munich. On this route will find roughly 12 trains that depart the station in Stuttgart after 6:00 p.m. with the final train of the day departing the station at around 10:15 p.m.

Traveling by train in Stuttgart : Sustainable journey

If you are researching ways to travel around the German countryside and you would like to do so in a more environmentally friendly fashion there may be no better choice than to travel by train. When you place several travellers all in one method of travel as opposed to each of those travellers making their way to a destination when departing from Stuttgart, you are bound to lessen the overall environmental impact of that journey given the economy of scale that trains travel offers to these passengers.

Local tips: Stuttgart main train station points of interest

Because the location of the train station sits right at the north end of the centre of the city it means that there are plenty of things to see and do that are just a few steps from the entrance to the station for those passengers that may have a little bit of time to kill before their train from Stuttgart. One example of this is that the grounds of the University of Stuttgart is just a few steps away and it makes a great place to explore for a couple of hours when waiting for a train. If you were to walk back to the north along the edge of the train tracks from the station entrance a small body of water sits inside of a large park that runs along the train tracks and there is even a great café that sits right on the water's edge.For more local tips, you can check Omio magazine.Some other options for places to visit that have a location right near the train station include:

  • Joe Pena's Restaurant
  • Superschanke Lounge
  • Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Neues Schloss Stuttgart
  • History Museum Württemberg
  • Hoppenlau Cemetery

What to do in Stuttgart

While many visitors that think of travelling to Germany immediately make a plan to travel to cities such as Berlin, Frankford, or Munich, Stuttgart is a city that should not be overlooked on your travel list. This is a city that boasts some breathtaking panoramas as well as amazing architecture. The city is home to a very diverse culture and offers several traditional festivals throughout the year. Because the city has such a large number of green spaces, woods, parks, as well as historic buildings, many people in the area refer to this location as the paradise of Swabia. Beyond all the places that you can explore out of doors, the city is also home to the very famous State Theatre, the abundant State Gallery, as well as the Museum of Natural History.

If you are somebody that likes to eat a hearty meal, then the city of Stuttgart is certainly not going to disappoint you. There are plenty of restaurants that offer plates stuffed full of beef and sausages as well as spätzle, a local dish comprised of egg noodles and sauce. The national dish called Saisburger Marsch comes with spätzle, beef, potatoes, vegetables, and fried onions. The city also offers several quaint boutiques that make a great place to spend some time shopping, as well as a multitude of bars and clubs where you can spend hours dancing and celebrating the night away.

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