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

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Nuremberg N109 / ...

$13 - $22

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Nuremberg 144.4 miles

$10 - $16

5 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  3h 28m

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

$70 - $105

Train, bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf Re
  2. Take the bus from Heilbronn Central Train Station to Nuremberg Central Bus Station Luxembourg - Varna

$56 - $85

Train  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...

$49 - $106

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Nuremberg 143.2 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  3h 4m

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

$110 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Nuremberg is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Nuremberg is 173 km. The road distance is 229.1 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Nuremberg without a car is to bus which takes 3h and costs 11€ - 19€.

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The bus from Heidelberg to Nuremberg takes 3h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Nuremberg is to bus which takes 3h and costs 11€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 3h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 107.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg to Nuremberg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3h. Arriva Stredni Cechy also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heidelberg to Nuremberg via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 3h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
45m
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Heidelberg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Heidelberg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Heilbronn Central Train Station to Nuremberg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Karat-S
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 Heidelberg to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Nuremberg is 229 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Heidelberg to Nuremberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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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 Heidelberg and Nuremberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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