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Does German rail pass work to get from Frankfurt airport to Rothenburg ob der tauber?

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  • November 13, 2017 18:39
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Debbie,<br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> covers ticket costs for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a>. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> is valid on trains that comprise of a connection from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt Airport</a> to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.<br /><br />A connection from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt Airport</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html" rel="nofollow">Rothenburg ob der Tauber</a> takes about 3 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/wurzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Würzburg</a> and then once in Steinach.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt Airport to Würzburg</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>) high-speed trains on which reservations would be recommended during summer months and holidays, but probably not necessary other parts of the year.<br /><br />Trains from Würzburg to Steinach and Steinach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber are regional trains, which do not even accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can view schedules by doing a search under 'Find Train Tickets' on the Rail Europe homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For a trip from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt Airport</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html" rel="nofollow">Rothenburg ob der Tauber</a>, however, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/wurzburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Würzburg</a>.<br /><br />For the station at the airport, just be sure to type 'Frankfurt Airport' in the field for the departure city. When you pull up the results of your search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html">Frankfurt Airport to Würzburg</a>, the station at the airport would be labeled as ‘F-Flughafen Fernbf’.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html">Rothenburg ob der Tauber</a> to be recognized by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our site</a>, you would type it as 'Rothenburg O D Taube'.<br /><br />Therefore. to access schedules from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html">Frankfurt Airport</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html">Rothenburg ob der Tauber</a>, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html">'Frankfurt Airport' to 'Würzburg'</a> and another search 'Würzburg' to 'Rothenburg O D Taube'.<br /><br />Generally, when just accessing schedules for non-reservable trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> (i.e. the portion from Würzburg to Rothenburg), you would have to be sure the 'No' option is checked where it asks you 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'.<br /><br />If you'd like to book a reservation for an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">ICE</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-wurzburg.html">Frankfurt Airport to Würzburg</a>, you would just indicate that you'll be traveling with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/german-rail-pass/index.html">German Rail Pass</a> when you enter the criteria of your search for this segment.<br /><br />Generally, reservable trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> can be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure..

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