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There are 3 ways to get from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 4m

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

35€ - 80€

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Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Frankfurt central train station 128 / ...

7€ - 17€

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Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 227.8 km

24€ - 40€

Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Nuremberg and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 224 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 59m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Nuernberg Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 173 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

Nuremberg → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cost-effective way to get from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus, which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg central bus station station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nuernberg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 4m.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 188 km. The road distance is 227.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs 35€ - 80€.

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The train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2h 4m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nuremberg central bus station.

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Nuernberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs 35€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 3h 26m.

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  • Distance: 188 km
  • Duration: 2h 4m

What companies run services between Nuremberg, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 2h 4m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Frankfurt central train station once daily. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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 Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nuremberg to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Nuremberg, ZOB, Bahnhofstrasse - Will. - Br. Platz to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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