Getting to Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in the Franconia region (Franken) in Bavaria (Bayern) is easy by car, plane, train, or long-distance bus.
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) has very good transportation links to the rest of Bavaria, Germany, Europe, and indeed the rest of the world. Nuremberg is an important railway hub for Deutsche Bahn trains and excellent Autobahn highways cross here for fast driving times to many parts of Central Europe. Nuremberg Airport (NUE) has flights to many parts of Europe while nearby Munich Airport (MUC) serves the largest number of European destinations of any airport. Long-distance inter-city buses often provide the cheapest transportation to Nuremberg from other German cities and Prague.
Travel by Car to Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Germany
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is located in Franconia (Franken) in the northern parts of Bavaria in Germany. Three very important highways cross outside Nuremberg: the A3, A6 and A9. This allows for fast driving to most parts of Germany.
Driving distances from Nuremberg to other cities are in km:
- Augsburg – 120
- Berlin – 440
- Frankfurt am Main – 225
- Köln / Cologne – 406
- München / Munich – 166
- Passau – 220
- Prague – 300
- Regensburg – 100
- Salzburg – 210
- Stuttgart – 204
- Würzburg – 110
Cheap Flights to Nuremberg Airport (NUE) in Germany
Cheap flights are available from many parts of Germany and Europe to Nuremberg Airport (NUE). The airport is popular with low-cost airlines but many European airlines also offer flights here. Intercontinental travelers using non-German airports as first stop in Europe, may often pick connecting flights directly to Nuremberg rather than fly via Munich. Amsterdam (KLM) is currently a good connection airport with a fairly high number of daily flights to Nürnberg Airport. Most flights from Nuremberg are operated for Lufthansa by Eurowings.
See Cheap Flights to Nuremberg Airport (NUE) for an overview of flights available to Nürnberg and Ground Transportation to Nuremberg Airport on how to get to the airport. The cheap 12-minute metro train ride to downtown is hard to beat. Suntransfers provide online quotations for travel be pre-arranged car or taxi.
Fly to Nuremberg via Munich Airport (MUC)
Nuremberg Airport is very conveniently located in the northern suburbs of Nürnberg. However, the number of flights is limited especially when compared to the huge number of destinations served from Munich Airport (MUC).
Many travelers to Nuremberg fly via München with Lufthansa flights taking only a few minutes, which is handy when linked to especially an intercontinental flight but often very expensive if booked as an individual flight. See Transportation from Munich Airport to Nuremberg on how to get to Nürnberg from Germany’s second-largest airport.
By Train to Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Bavaria, Germany
Nürnberg is at the crossing of several important long-distance railway lines. As a result, many high-speed Inter-City-Express trains are available from Nuremberg to other cities in Germany as well as Austria. Most trains go to München Hauptbahnhof but regular ICE trains run to Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and Vienna.
On the Deutsche Bahn website simply using N as station name will automatically default to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof. Tick the “Only Local Transportation” checkbox to receive the Bavaria ticket as a savings fare option, or select Bavaria on the regional day tickets page.
By Long-Distance Inter-City Bus to Nuremberg
Long-distance, inter-city buses may not be the fastest or most comfortable way to travel but in Germany, these buses are often the cheapest way to travel. The German long-distance bus market is highly competitive with very low fares often available in frequent price wars. Even at regular fares, a long-distance bus trip booked a few days in advance can be significantly cheaper than the train.
The larger German inter-city bus operators such as Flixbus have connections from Nuremberg to most other German cities. Long-distance buses in Nuremberg usually stop at the Nürnberg ZOB at Willy-Brandt-Platz just a block from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof. Some buses also stop at Nuremberg Airport.
Buses are the best way to travel between Nuremberg and Prague.
Christmas Market and Sightseeing in Nuremberg
Nuremberg is famous for its traditional Christmas market (Christkindlesmarkt). However, it is also an interesting city to visit outside the advent period with excellent museums, a beautiful old town, largely intact town walls, and the Nazi Party rally grounds.
More on Traveling to Nürnberg:
- Buy a Nürnberg City Card to save on sightseeing and transportation.
- Top Sights to See in Nuremberg:
- Visit the Nuremberg Trials Memorial (Courtroom 600)
- Reichsparteitagsgelände (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)
- Visit the Germanisches Nationalmuseum — the largest cultural history museum in Germany.
- Visit the Kaiserburg — Imperial Castle in Nuremberg
- Visit the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus Museum where the artist lived and worked for two decades.
- Visit the DB German Railways Museum
- Visit the Nuremberg Christmas Market (Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt)
- Transportation to Nuremberg in Bavaria
- Traveling by Train to Nuremberg – German Railways Timetables to Nuremberg
- Book Flights on Lufthansa, KLM, Eurowings or Air France.
- Cheap Flights to Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
- Transportation to Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
- Transportation from Munich Airport (MUC) to Nuremberg
- Nuremberg hotels are generally less pricey than those in Frankfurt or Munich.
- Adidas Factory Outlet Stores — half an hour north of Nuremberg but a very popular stop en route to Bamberg.
- Suntransfers give online quotations without requiring flight and personal details.