All trains also call at: Ulm
2 - 3 x trains per hour
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date - usually
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have '0' in the Chg. column.
The cheapest tickets tend to be more easily found for the slower IC trains, particularly if you are not booking more than a couple of months ahead
Use the earlier/later buttons* to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets on DB Bahn and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
Not all of the ICE trains which travel from Munchen to Stuttgart will allow standard non-folding bicycles to be take on board, so take care to proactively select the travel with bicycle option when looking up this journey on the DB website.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €17.90|
|Save A Train||from €17.90|
Now that the newest German high-speed line has been opened between Ulm and Wendlingen, which is to the south of Stuttgart, additional trains are now available when travelling between the two cities, in the fastest evert journey time.
However, not all of the ICE trains which travel between Munchen / Munich and Stuttgart have been switched to using the new route.
Those that have now complete the journey in only around 1hr 55min and there are typically one or two such departures per hour.
The IC trains don't use the new route and neither do the ICE trains which typically depart every other hour for Koln Hbf station, so they are the departures with a journey time of around 2hr 15min.
This is a very pleasant journey, particularly between Ulm and Stuttgart.
Though what had been the highlight of the trip, the views over the town of Gelsenkirchen, have now been obscured by barriers, which protect its no doubt grateful citizens from the sound of the trains.
Though more than half of the ICE trains which travel between Munchen and Stuttgart now use the brand new high speed line to the north of Ulm.
On departure from Ulm they will spend around 20 mins travelling at more than 250 km/h before rejoining the older route at Plochingen.
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