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There are 7 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Nuremberg central bus station

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Nuremberg

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Bus via Heidelberg Pre Waypoint

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Nuremberg central bus station

Train

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf

Train via Würzburg

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Osterburken
  2. Take the train from Osterburken to Wuerzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE)

Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg by bus

The bus journey time between Heidelberg Station and Nuremberg is around 3h 3m and covers a distance of around 229 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 55m. Operated by FlixBus and FlixBus-de, the Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg bus service departs from Heidelberg central train station and arrives in Nuremberg central bus station. Typically 15 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 3m
Fastest bus time:
2h 55m
Bus distance:
229 km
Buses per week:
15
Cheapest price:
€13
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:45
Last bus departs at:
16:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg bus schedules

Heidelberg Station → Nuremberg
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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs €9 - €15 and takes 2h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg is to drive. Taking this option will cost €25 - €40 and takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg central train station station and arriving at Nuremberg central bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Nuernberg Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and Nuremberg is 174 km. The road distance is 227.9 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg without a car is to bus which takes 2h 55m and costs €13 - €16.

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The bus from Heidelberg central train station to Nuremberg central bus station takes 2h 55m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg central train station.

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Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg is to bus which takes 2h 55m and costs €13 - €16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €55 - €140 and takes 3h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 173.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Nuremberg, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg central train station to Nuremberg central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 55m. FlixBus-de also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg via Stuttgart Hbf in around 3h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €210
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Osterburken to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Osterburken
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osterburken to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Osterburken Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Bus
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Osterburken, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Bahn DE
Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH
Phone
+49 (0) 30 208 98 62-0
Email
deutschland@goahead-de.com
Website
go-ahead-bahn.de
Train from Osterburken, Bahnhof to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Osterburken to Würzburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
DB Regio AG Bayern
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osterburken, Bahnhof to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg central train station to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Heidelberg, Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heidelberg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Nuernberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Heidelberg Station to Nuremberg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Nuremberg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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