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

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Train via Erfurt Hbf  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice

$91 - $136

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dresden to Nuremberg 195.6 miles

$15 - $21

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Nuremberg 121 / ...

$17 - $35

Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...

$78 - $131

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg 194.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Dresden to Nuremberg  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Nuremberg (NUE) DRS - NUE

$73 - $404

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Nuremberg  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Nuremberg (NUE) TXL - NUE

$82 - $208

Fly Dresden to Munich, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC) DRS - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf

$116 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Nuremberg is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Dresden-Neustadt and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf via Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Dresden and Nuremberg is 259 km. The road distance is 310.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Dresden to Nuremberg, including transfers.

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

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Dresden to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dresden-Neustadt station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Nuremberg is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 4h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 360€ and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 162.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Nuremberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Dresden to Nuremberg via Erfurt Hbf in around 3h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Nuremberg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 4h 5m. AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines) also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Train operators
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$17 - $40
First
$30 - $65
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Phone
0541 120778
Email
karpatentour@mail.ru
Website
kurortplus.de
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Straße to Nürnberg Zob
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dresden to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Nuremberg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Nuremberg is 311 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Dresden to Nuremberg.

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KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Dresden to Nuremberg train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Dresden to Nuremberg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 684+ hotels available in Nuremberg. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dresden and Nuremberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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