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

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...

$55 - $85

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Rideshare  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mainz to Nuremberg 159.4 miles

$11 - $21

5 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  3 h 6 min

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

$66 - $98

Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Nuremberg

$51 - $83

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Mainz to Nuremberg 028

$16 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Mainz to Nuremberg 158.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 12 min

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

$91 - $203

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The cheapest way to get from Mainz to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mainz to Nuremberg is to fly which costs 75€ - 180€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mainz and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mainz Hbf and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Mainz and Nuremberg is 210 km. The road distance is 254 km.

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The best way to get from Mainz to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The train from Mainz Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf takes 2 h 43 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Mainz to Nuremberg is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 5 h, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 180€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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  • Distance: 131 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mainz to Nuremberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Mainz to Nuremberg 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 28 min.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mainz Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Mainz to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Mainz to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $21
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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Mainz to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nuremberg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mainz to Nuremberg is 254 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Mainz to Nuremberg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Mainz to Nuremberg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 614+ 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 Mainz 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 Mainz to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€ - 17€.

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