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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Halle to Altenburg

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Zwickau central train station
  2. Take the bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Altenburg

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Train via Hof

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Altenburg

Train via Hof #2

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Zeitz

Drive

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Altenburg

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  4. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Altenburg
Nuremberg → Altenburg
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The cheapest way to get from Nuremberg to Altenburg is to bus which costs €18 - €24 and takes 5h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Nuremberg to Altenburg is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuremberg station to Altenburg. However, there are services departing from Nuremberg central bus station and arriving at Altenburg via Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and Altenburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nuremberg to Altenburg. However, there are services departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Altenburg via Halle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Altenburg is 196 km. The road distance is 247.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Altenburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs €50 - €95.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Nuremberg to Altenburg, including transfers.

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

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Nuremberg to Altenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Nürnberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Altenburg is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs €50 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €24 and takes 5h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Altenburg.
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  • Distance: 196 km
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Nuremberg, Germany and Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany?

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Altenburg via Halle in around 2h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nuremberg to Altenburg via Zwickau central train station, Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof, and Altenburg in around 5h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Train operators
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Halle to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Zeitz
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Zwickau central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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
DB Bus
Website
bahn.com
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
DB Bus

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Nuremberg to Altenburg bus services, operated by DB Bus, arrive at Altenburg station.

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Nuremberg to Altenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Altenburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Altenburg is 248 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Nuremberg to Altenburg.

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