There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) Rb / ...

$74 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus Turancar, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Würzburg
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) Rb / ...

$41 - $63

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Bus FlixBus, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Würzburg N28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) Rb / ...

$48 - $74

Train, drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Darmstadt Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$75 - $111

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

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

$45 - $70

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf 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(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$47 - $271

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach

$123 - $275

Fly Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)

$123 - $353

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  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(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$120 - $325

Fly Dusseldorf to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ansbach

$103 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to bus and train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 29 min.

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

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The distance between Cologne and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 288 km. The road distance is 363 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. However, there are services departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Würzburg Hbf and Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Würzburg Hbf and Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) in around 3 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ansbach to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
bahn.de
Train from Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
VGN
Email
info@vgn.de
Website
vgn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
vgn.de
Train from Ansbach to Steinach
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
vgn.de
Train from Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
vgn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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