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Train via Nuremberg  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach Ic / ...

€22 - €174

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Train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Treuchtlingen Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) Rb / ...

€33 - €123

Bus, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Nuremberg central bus station N28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ansbach Bahnhof to Rothenburg Friedhof 732

€22 - €73

Drive  •  2h 11m

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

€26 - €40

Fly, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Nuremberg (NUE) MUC - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach
  3. Take the train from Ansbach to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
  4. Take the train from Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) to Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

€42 - €377

Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train

The train journey time between Munich and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 257 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 23m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train service departs from Muenchen Hbf and arrives in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber. Typically 116 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 18m
Fastest train time:
2h 23m
Train distance:
257 km
Trains per week:
116
Cheapest price:
€47
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:48
Last train departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train schedules

Munich → Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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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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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to bus and train which costs €21 - €75 and takes 4h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is to drive. Taking this option will cost €26 - €40 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 Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber via Nuernberg Hbf, Ansbach and Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 58m.

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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 2h 58m and costs €21 - €180.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m 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 Muenchen Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, 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: 2h 58m

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 Nuernberg Hbf, Ansbach, and Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) in around 2h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €430
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Treuchtlingen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Treuchtlingen
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ansbach to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber) to Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ansbach
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Treuchtlingen
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ansbach to Steinach(B Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber)
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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
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)
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
Train from Treuchtlingen to Steinach
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
VGN
Train from Ansbach to Steinach
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
VGN
Train from Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
VGN
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
Bus from Munich central bus station to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
VGN
Email
info@vgn.de
Website
vgn.de
Bus from Ansbach Bahnhof to Rothenburg Friedhof
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
VGN

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