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There are 3 ways to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take a taxi from Würzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$223 - $289

Cheapest option

Train, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nuremberg (NUE) DUS - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
  4. Take the train from Ansbach to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
  5. Take the train from Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$75 - $281

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber 227 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to train and taxi which costs 190€ - 260€ and takes 3h 2m.

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The distance between Cologne and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 288 km. The road distance is 363.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3h 2m and costs 190€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 363 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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KLM, Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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  • Distance: 179.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. However, you can take the train to Würzburg Hbf then take the taxi to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ansbach to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
VGN
Email
info@vgn.de
Website
vgn.de
Train from Ansbach to Steinach
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vgn.de
Train from Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
vgn.de
Other operators
Taxi from Würzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Taxiunternehmen Michel KG
Phone
+49 931/19410
Website
taxi-wuerzburg.de
Main Taxi GmbH
Phone
+49 931/796650

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