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.
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.
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 an 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 (Mein Fernbus was dropped from the name) has 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 rallying grounds.
For more on Nürnberg see also:
- Traveling by Train to Nuremberg (Nürnberg)
- Cheap Flights to Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
- Transportation to Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
- Transportation from Munich Airport (MUC) to Nuremberg
- Top Sights to See in Nurembergin Franken
- Reichsparteitagsgelände (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)
- Visit the Nuremberg Christmas Market (Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt)
- Deutsche Bahn timetables for travel to Nuremberg
- Taxi2Airport gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.