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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by plane, train, night train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  9h 18m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nuremberg (NUE) MAD - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach

47€ - 237€

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8h 41m

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

107€ - 379€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Frankfurt (FRA) MAD - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)

71€ - 213€

Fly to Munich, train  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Munich (MUC) MAD - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach

65€ - 343€

Train, night train  •  24h 5m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  4. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wuerzburg Hbf Nj
  5. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) Rb / ...

324€ - 522€

Train, night bus, bus  •  26h 2m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Lyon Perrache
  3. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Würzburg Main Station
  4. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) Rb / ...

144€ - 264€

Bus  •  32h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Würzburg Main Station
  3. Take the bus from Würzburg, Busbahnhof to Rothenburg, Schrannenplatz 931

Drive  •  17h 42m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber 1876.7 km

200€ - 300€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 1.5 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to fly and train, which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 9h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 8h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Rothenburg, Schrannenplatz via Lyon Perrache and Würzburg, Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber via Barcelona-Sants, Perpignan, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Wuerzburg Hbf and Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 1475 km. The road distance is 1876.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber without a car is to train and night train which takes 24h 5m and costs 320€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 9h 18m to get from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including transfers.

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Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Nuremberg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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  • Distance: 1475 km
  • Duration: 9h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Lyon Perrache, Würzburg Main Station, and Würzburg, Busbahnhof in around 32h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 120€
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 120€
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 95€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Stuttgart via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
VGN
Email
info@vgn.de
Website
vgn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
VGN
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Perpignan to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
200€ - 240€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Barcelona to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Würzburg Main Station
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vrn
Phone
+49 621 - 1077 077
Website
vrn.de
Bus from Würzburg, Busbahnhof to Rothenburg, Schrannenplatz
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Vrn

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Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber bus services, operated by Vrn, arrive at Rothenburg, Schrannenplatz station.

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Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 1877 km. It takes approximately 17h 42m to drive from Madrid to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Ryanair, Swiss, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Madrid Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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