There are 6 ways to get from Leipzig to Nuremberg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Nuremberg 177.5 miles

$16

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Nuremberg 205 / ...

$16 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Nuremberg 175.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Leipzig  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Nuremberg (NUE) LEJ - NUE

$85 - $321

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$79 - $204

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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Nuremberg is to train which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Nuremberg is 229 km. The road distance is 280.5 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf takes 2 h 5 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Nuremberg is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Nuremberg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 143 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Leipzig to Nuremberg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Nuremberg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Leipzig to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
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 Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Leipzig to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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