There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...

$45 - $70

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nuremberg 028 / ...

$8 - $60

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Nuremberg 142.6 miles

$10 - $20

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg 139.2 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE

$88 - $199

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Nuremberg is 187 km. The road distance is 222.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs .

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf takes 2 h 5 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nuremberg station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 116.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Nuremberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
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.

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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
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Nuremberg, ZOB, Bahnhofstrasse - Will. - Br. Platz
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
arriva.cz
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Nürnberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg is 223 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 607+ hotels available in Nuremberg. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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