There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

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

$52 - $75

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Bus, train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Würzburg N84 / ...
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) Rb / ...

$25 - $42

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber 113.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
  3. Take the train from Ansbach to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
  4. Take the train from Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$97 - $247

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Würzburg Hbf and Steinach. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 135 km. The road distance is 181.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 182 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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  • Distance: 84.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Würzburg Hbf, Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber), and Steinach in around 3 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Steinach(b Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
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
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vgn.de
Train from Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
vgn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Würzburg, Bismarckstrasse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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