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There are 10 ways to get from Nuremberg to Bautzen by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf 18 / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

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Rideshare  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Bautzen 368.1 km

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Train via Hof  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Re1 / ...

Bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Nürnberg Hbf to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof N1304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl 1304A

Night bus, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the night bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Dresden central station N42
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Rb60 / ...

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Bautzen 366.7 km

Fly Nuremberg to Dresden, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dresden (DRS) NUE - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof

Fly Nuremberg to Leipzig, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Leipzig (LEJ) NUE - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train, train to Munich, fly to Dresden  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dresden (DRS) MUC - DRS
  4. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof
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The cost-effective way to get from Nuremberg to Bautzen is to rideshare, which costs €20 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuremberg to Bautzen is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuremberg to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl via Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nuremberg to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Bautzen Bahnhof via Erfurt Hbf and Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Bautzen is 306 km. The road distance is 366.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Bautzen without a car is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Nuremberg to Bautzen, including transfers.

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Nuremberg to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nürnberg Hbf station.

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Nuremberg to Bautzen 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 Bautzen is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €29 and takes 6h 11m.

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  • Distance: 306 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Bautzen via Erfurt Hbf and Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt in around 5h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nuremberg to Bautzen via Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof in around 6h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €700
Flights from Nuremberg to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €700
Flights from Nuremberg to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €700
Flights from Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
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 Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nürnberg Hbf to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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
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 Nuremberg to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Nuremberg Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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Nuremberg to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl station.

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Nuremberg to Bautzen train services, operated by trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB, arrive at Bautzen Bahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Bautzen is 367 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Nuremberg to Bautzen.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Nuremberg Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Nuremberg to Bautzen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Bautzen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nuremberg and Bautzen. 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 Nuremberg to Nuremberg Airport is to subway which takes 10 min and costs €2 - €4.

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