Arrival by rail
Hub for international north/south and east/west routes. Stuttgart is connected directly to 13 European capitals via the rail network (ICE, IC, InterRegio). Stuttgart central station is located in the city centre, roughly 13 km from Stuttgart Airport and Messe Stuttgart.
Travel times in hours from/to:
Saarbrücken 2:0, Cologne 3:09, Dusseldorf 3:44, Hamburg 4:55, Kassel 2:50, Frankfurt 1:25, Hanover 3:41, Berlin 6:19, Dresden 6:39, Nuremberg 2:09, Munich 2:05.
From central station to the trade fair centre and congress center:
Travel on the S-Bahn S2 or S3 in the direction of Stuttgart Flughafen / Messe Stuttgart from Stuttgart central station. The journey time between Stuttgart central station and Messe Stuttgart is 27 minutes. The S-Bahn operates from the central station from 04.55 (or 05.25 on Sundays and public holidays) until 00.25 and runs every 10 to 20 minutes. From Flughafen / Messe Stuttgart in the direction of central station the suburban rail network operates between 05.08 (or 05.48 on Sundays and public holidays) and 00.08.
In the future:
Deutsche Bahn AG is planning the construction of an underground ICE train station in the area between the airport and the trade fair centre and congress center. An approx. 180-metre-long mall will connect the S-Bahn station and Terminal 1 with the ICE train station and the main entrance to the trade fair centre. The credo of the overall design also applies here: "Trade fair centre with short routes".
Information on the rail project Stuttgart-Ulm can be found here.
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