Getting to Flughafen Nürnberg in Bavaria, Germany by Train, Car or Bus
Public transportation to Nuremberg Airport (NUE) in Franconia, Bavaria is fast on cheap U-Bahn trains from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof. Driving is an easy option too.
Getting to Nürnberg Airport / Flughafen Nürnberg (NUE) is easy, fast, and very cheap when traveling from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof or old town. Driving is an attractive option too while walking and cycling are also possibilities. Nuremberg Airport’s slogan – Einfach Abheben (Simply Take Off) – not only refers to the availability of cheap flights but also to the ease of local ground transportation. Taxis are also freely available while shuttles vans and private transfers to other destinations are better reserved in advance. Some long-distance buses also stop directly at the airport, which is convenient when traveling to other German cities.
Suntransfers gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
By Train to Nuremberg Airport / Flughafen Nürnberg (NUE)
The easiest and fastest way to Nuremberg Airport (Flughafen Nürnberg) is by U-Bahn commuter train. U-Bahn line U2 connects Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) and Nürnberg Flughafen (Airport) in 12 minutes.
U-Bahn U2 runs up to 6 times per hour from around 4 am to past midnight. Traveling between the Flughafen and Hauptbahnhof requires a Preisstufe A (Tariff Zone A) ticket, which currently cost €3 only. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes and allows unlimited transfers but not for returns or backtracking.
U-Bahn U2 is the only train that stops at Nuremberg Airport but does offer easy and fast transportation from the main station. Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof is a very important link on Germany’s high-speed railway network with many ICE and lesser train connections to other destinations in Bavaria, Germany, and indeed Europe.
Change at Nuremberg station to U-Bahn U1 when traveling to the Messe exhibition grounds or the old town area.
By Long-Distance Buses to Nuremberg Airport
Some Flixbus long-distance buses stop directly at Nürnberg Airport. This allows for easy, and often very cheap, travel to other German cities including Munich. These buses are not allowed to transport travelers to Nuremberg itself.
Local bus 33 (to Fürth Rathaus) and 32 (to Thon, with links to tram 4) may be useful to travelers heading to the north and west of Nürnberg but most casual visitors may find the U-Bahn train more useful.
By Car to Nuremberg Airport / Flughafen Nürnberg (NUE)
Nuremberg Airport is just south of the very important Autobahn A3. The airport does not have its own autobahn exit. When driving from the north, use exit 84 (Tennenlohe) and from the south, use exit 85 (Nürnberg-Nord).
When driving from central Nürnberg and the old town, use either Bundestraße B2 or B4. As the airport is not directly on the autobahn, it is possible to cycle or even walk right up to the airport departure lounge.
Taxis from the Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof and old town area to Nuremberg Airport (NUE) take around 15 minutes. The fare is according to the meter but generally around €20, or €30 to the Messe.
Suntransfers gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers and may be of more use for small groups traveling to other towns in the region.
Nuremberg Airport / Flughafen Nürnberg is an important hub for low-cost airlines but even Lufthansa has up to six flights a day to connect with longer-distance flights at Frankfurt. Many cheap flights are available to Nuremberg from German cities and popular European holiday destinations. Nuremberg is an interesting city with many sights worth seeing in the large wall-enclosed old town as well as the Nazi Party Rallying Grounds to the south of the old town.