Bus & train
The Romantic Road is a top-quality holiday route, which is signposted all along the route in both directions, in line with the guidelines of the German Tourist Association (DTV) and we can personally vouch for this ourselves. Unfortunately, tourist routes are currently included in very few navigation systems, so that we urgently advise all visitors not to rely on their navigation aids, but rather to follow the brown tourist signs for a stress-free and uncomplicated journey. That way, you will avoid the well-developed and heavily used main roads, often similar to the motorway in character, and be able to enjoy the delights of being led through varied landscapes and many little, relatively unknown, yet utterly charming villages.
A trip along the Romantic Road is also easy from the international airports in Munich and Frankfurt: by (hire) car, you can reach Augsburg via the A 8 motorway; from Frankfurt, take the A3 motorway to Würzburg and then follow the brown 'Romantische Strasse' signs.
Timetables and other details:
Munich Airport - The gateway to the Romantic Road
However, you certainly do not have to use your own car because the ‘Romantic Road’ buses link most towns and cities of the holiday route in both directions from April to October. In other words, the Romantic Road bus is the means of transport along the Romantic Road.
Visitors to the Romantic Road who come by air can join the bus easily from Frankfurt and Munich airports and begin their pre-booked individual or package holidays from there. Clubs and small groups can choose from of a variety of attractive arrangements, all of which are guaranteed to take place.
Or you can opt to come by train: all larger towns have their own railway station and are linked to the regional public transport network. Furthermore, German Rail’s high-speed ICE trains stop at Würzburg, Donauwörth and Augsburg.
For information and booking, please contact any German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) ticket office, your local travel agent with DB licence or the carriers direct: