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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Nuremberg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...

$118 - $177

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Nuremberg 021

$26 - $47

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Train via Karlsruhe Hbf  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ic

$106 - $166

Train, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Bâle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Nuremberg

$82 - $123

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Nuremberg 275.3 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Zurich, fly to Nuremberg  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE

$110 - $331

Fly Basel to Nuremberg  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nuremberg (NUE) BSL - NUE

$100 - $417

Fly Basel to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Nürnberg Hbf

$123 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Nuremberg is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Nuremberg is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 330 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Nuremberg via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Basel and Nuremberg is 333 km. The road distance is 440.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Basel to Nuremberg, including transfers.

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Basel to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Nuremberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel Bad Bf station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Nuremberg is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 420 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 208.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Nuremberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Basel to Nuremberg via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Nuremberg via Freiburg in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Basel to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Nuremberg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Nuremberg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Nuremberg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Basel to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nuremberg station.

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Basel to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Nürnberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Nuremberg is 440 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Basel to Nuremberg.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Basel to Nuremberg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 628+ hotels available in Nuremberg. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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