About traveling from Nuremberg to Prague

Nuremberg and Prague are both flush with historic architecture and centuries of culture. Nuremberg, is well known for both its medieval architecture and its association with the Nazis, while Prague, the Czech capital, is famed for its cobbled streets, well-preserved buildings, and foamy beer.  

Between Nuremberg and Prague are some exceptional sights, including King Charles IV’s Karlstejn Castle, the intriguing Koneprusy CaveZbiroh Chateau, the oldest manor in the Czech Republic, Pilsen, the birthplace of beer, the historic architectural ensemble at Kladrubsky Monastery, and the quaint Bavarian town of Amberg. The easiest way to visit these sites is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip.

How to get from Nuremberg to Prague

After enjoying the fairy-tale beauty of Prague (not to mention downing a brew or two), many travellers head to the German city of Nuremberg to see its many medieval monuments, and learn more about the rise of the Nazi regime, and the subsequent trials after the war.

Fortunately, you have several transportation options if you’re travelling from Nuremberg to Prague. For travellers on a budget, the bus or train is the cheapest way to travel from Nuremberg to Prague. The fastest way to travel from Nuremberg to Prague is by car, which is also the best way to travel from Nuremberg to Prague as it is the most convenient. It’s also possible to travel from Nuremberg to Prague by plane, but this is the slowest and most expensive option.

Nuremberg to Prague by train

To travel from Nuremberg to Prague by train, you will need to purchase a ticket from Nuremberg hbf, which is Nuremberg’s central train station, to Prague Hlavni Nadrazi. Because there are no direct trains from Nuremberg to Prague, you will need to transfer in Cheb or Schwandorf. The earliest train is at 5:35 AM, and the last train is at 5:43 PM, with trains departing every 1-2 hours. There are two evening trains, but these take 12 hours and require multiple changes. The train from Nuremberg to Prague is operated by OBB, with tickets costing €32 on average for the 4.5 hour trip. The distance from Nuremberg to Prague is about 300 kilometers.

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.

Nuremberg to Prague by train
Time intervals1-2 hours
First/Last Departure 5:35AM / 5:43 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€64
Duration~4.5 hr
Operating CompaniesOBB

Nuremberg to Prague by bus

To travel from Nuremberg to Prague by bus, you can depart from Nuremberg ZOB and arrive in Prague’s Florenc, Hlavni Nadrazi, or Želivského. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus departs at 1:35 AM, and the last bus is at 5:15 PM. Bus departures are clustered in the morning and evening. The bus from Prague to Nuremberg is run by Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines, and RegioJet, with bus tickets from Nuremberg to Prague averaging €16. The journey lasts between 3.5-4 hours.

Nuremberg to Prague by bus
Time intervalsEvery 1-2 hrs
First/Last Departure 1:35 AM/5:15 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€32
Duration~ 3.5hrs
Operating CompaniesDeutsche Bahn, Eurolines, and RegioJet

Nuremberg to Prague by plane

To travel by plane, head to the Nuremberg International airport, and catch a flight to Prague. As usual with flights, you’ll want to buy your tickets in advance.

Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Nuremberg to Prague, and only a handful take less than 4 hours. The flights are operated by Lufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM, and Eurowings. Tickets average around €300 for the 2.5+ hour flight from Nuremberg to Prague. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, making this a slow, expensive, and inconvenient option.

Nuremberg to Prague Flights
Departure times6:20 AM, 8:20 AM, 9:50 AM, 9:55 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:10 PM, 2:45 PM, 4:15 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€600
Duration+2.5 hours
Operating CompaniesLufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM, Eurowings

Nuremberg to Prague Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Nuremberg to Prague. You will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Nuremberg, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a private car transfer from Nuremberg to Prague

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Prague to Nuremberg

2 Comments

  1. donald flaks

    My wife and I enjoyed three trips with My Day Trip and they made our stay in Europe during May 2019, most delightful. We first went from Wiesbaden to Nuremberg, then, Nuremberg to Prague and last, Prague to Berlin.

    What a pleasure to be picked up in the front of our hotel and dropped off at the next one with no fuss or bother. A true luxury at very reasonable rates. Furthermore, each driver couldn’t have been more willing to make certain our experience with him was the best.

    Also, I had made a serious schedule mistake, and they found new a driver for us in minutes.

    Thank you My Day Trip – we look forward to using your services again soon.

    • Team Daytrip

      That’s great, Donald! We’re really pleased to hear that you had a pleasant trip and an enjoyable Daytrip experience. It is always best to learn about the places you visit from locals, that way one learns far more than from travel guides.

      We hope to see you on your future travels in Europe, South East Asia, or Africa! Best, Team Daytrip

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