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There are 4 ways to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train, bus or car

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Train via Nuremberg  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf 25 / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach 61 / ...

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Bus, train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Zob to Nürnberg Hbf N28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach 61 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ansbach to Rothenburg Friedhof 732

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Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Treuchtlingen Rb16 / ...
  2. Take the train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach Rb80 / ...

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber 242.8 km

Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train

125 Weekly Trains
3h 22m Average Duration
€42 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to bus and train which costs €23 - €50 and takes 4h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to drive. Taking this option will cost €35 - €60 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Nürnberg Hbf, Ansbach and Steinach. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Munich and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 172 km. The road distance is 242.8 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 3h 22m and costs €40 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including transfers.

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Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from München Hbf station.

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Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Ansbach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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  • Distance: 171.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

You can take a train from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Nürnberg Hbf, Ansbach, and Steinach in around 3h 22m.

Train operators
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 München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Treuchtlingen
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
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Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from München Hbf to Treuchtlingen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 2 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zob to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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VGN
Email
info@vgn.de
Website
vgn.de
Bus from Ansbach to Rothenburg Friedhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
VGN

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