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Baden-Baden to Rothenburg

What is the quickest way from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg? I have looked at the trains and the fastest I have found is about 4 hours. Is there a bus that runs between the two?

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You say that you have checked trains, probably on the Die Bahn website. That same website will show buses as well. Rothenburg ob der Tauber lies at the end of a spur line which often requires multiple connections to reach.

Buses systems seem to run as a supplement to the train system not usually competing on the same routes.

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

Regards, Gary

Posted by
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OK, thanks. I am just in the process of planning out my intenary. My trip to Italy fell through because the person going with me backed out :(. So now I am headed to Germany on a solo trip.

I will be there 9 nights. I would like to see Baden-Baden, Munich, Rothenburg, and Salzburg. I am flying in and out of Frankfurt. Is that too much to fit into my time frame?

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Kyle, that sounds like about one stop too many for that amount of time. Although I did Wurtzburg, Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Baden-Baden in 9 days. Your only way to be efficient is going to be to get a car, but that will be more expensive going solo than the train. If I were you I'd cut out Baden-Baden and focus on Rothenburg, Munich and Salzburg.

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Kyle, the fastest way is going to be driving. But even driving is going to take you at least 2-3 hours.

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hello Kyle,
the train takes about 4-5 hours from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg and by car you would also need about 4,5 hrs. If you travel alone it is much cheaper by train but you need to change trains at least 3 times.
Baden-Baden (http://www.baden-baden.de) is a wonderful first stop after a longhaul flight to recover from jet-lag. There are beautiful spa fascilities, next to top restaurants and some of Germany's best hotels, not to forget the world most beautiful casino. From Frankfurt Airport there are frequent direct express trains (about 1,5h) to Baden-Baden.

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Kyle, as a person who always drives when in Germany, I would vote for the car. In one 5 night trip in and out of Frankfurt, we stopped in Rothenburg, Fussen, Heidelberg and 2 nights in Frankfurt. A good tool to use for travel times is viamichelin.com. On their site you can chose a few different routes to see how times and distance compare. 9 nights is plenty of time in my opinion. Are you adventurous and freewheeling?