Thinking about taking the train from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 6 hours 32 minutes to travel the 273 km from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 36 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 21 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either ICE, DB or ÖBB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber start from $22.66 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 6h 32m to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train, over a distance of around 169 miles (273 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and tickets for this journey start from $22.76 when you book in advance.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
273 miles (169 km)
21 trains per day
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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
WESTbahn is Austria's first private long-distance rail company with trains running from Vienna to Salzburg via St. Pölten, Amstetten, Linz, Wels and Attnang-Puchheim. This route is one of the most important in Austria, covering a distance of around 155 miles (250 km) and a duration of about 2h 30m. The company offers many discounted fares, allows travel with pets and bicycles and has no baggage restrictions.
An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Salzburg Hbf and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 6 hours and 32 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is 4 hours and 36 minutes.
Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber can start from as little as $22.76 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber leaves at 04:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber leaves at 23:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Rothenburg ob der Tauber cover a distance of around 169 miles (273 km) during the journey.