Europabus Buses have been Travelling the Romantic Road since 1950:
You don’t need to be on a driving holiday of Germany to experience the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse). If you don’t like driving or only have a short time in Frankfurt or Munich, you can actually travel by bus and experience the Romantic Road.
Europabus is a company that has been running coaches along Germany‘s oldest scenic route for six decades. Essentially, Europabus have been transporting visitors along the Romantic Road for as long as the Romantic Road existed.
When the Romantic Road was created in 1950, the founding fathers were quick to recognize the need to provide transport connections in the area, particularly for international visitors. (How I wish these people would organize our transport system!) The former railway authorities in Augsburg introduced the Romantic Road long-distance bus route in the spring of 1950, and up till today, the coaches still provide a link to Frankfurt and Munich international airports.
Romantic Road Coach Schedule
Europabus coaches leave Frankfurt and Füssen at 08:00 and Munich at 10:35 daily (subject to change) from 30 April to 24 October. Depending on the direction of travel, they pass the Residenz Palace in Würzburg, drive along the vineyards in the Tauber Valley, and then head to Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. They make a lunchtime stop in the medieval town of Dinkelsbühl as well as stops in Nördlingen and Augsburg before reaching the Bavarian capital, Munich. From there, the journey continues towards the famous castles of King Ludwig, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Photo opportunity stops are made at Ettal Abbey, Oberammergau and the Wieskirche church, which is a UNESCO world heritage site along with Roman border defences (Limes) near Dinkelsbühl and the Würzburg Residenz Palace and also on the Romantic Road.
Travellers can break the journey whenever they wish. If you’re cycling or walking the route, you can use the service for luggage transfer.
Tickets can be purchased online and also on the coach. For more information about bus schedules, fares and booking tickets refer to Europbus website at www.romanticroadcoach.de. Europabus also does Romantic Road tours, as do Viator who have a range of packages covering the route.