About traveling from Prague to Nuremberg

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

Between Prague and Nuremberg are some exceptional sights, including King Charles IV’s Karlstejn Castle, the intriguing Koneprusy Cave, Zbiroh 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 Prague to Nuremberg

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

Prague to Nuremberg by train

To travel from Prague to Nuremberg by train you will need to depart from Prague Hlavni Nadrazi and purchase a ticket to Nuremberg Hbf, which is Nuremberg’s central train station. Because there are no direct trains from Prague to Nuremberg, you will need to transfer in Cheb or Schwandorf. The earliest train is at 5:45 AM, and the last train is at 5:45 PM, with trains departing every 1-2 hours. The train from Prague to Nuremberg is operated by Deutsche Bahn, with tickets costing €32 on average for the 4.5 hour trip. The distance from Prague to Nuremberg is about 300 kilometers.

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

Prague to Nuremberg by train
Time intervals1-2 hours
First/Last Departure 5:45 AM/5:45 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€38
Duration~5.5 hr
Operating CompaniesCzech Railways, Austrian Railways

Prague to Nuremberg by bus

To travel from Prague to Nuremberg by bus, you can depart from Prague’s Florenc, Hlavni Nadrazi, or Želivského and arrive in Nuremberg ZOB. All the buses except the 13:50 departure are direct, so it’s best to avoid that one departure time. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus departs at 6:00 AM, and the last bus is at 11:50 PM. Busses depart every 1-3 hours. The bus from Prague to Nuremberg is run by Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, Arda Tur, Eurolines, and RegioJet with bus tickets from Prague to Nuremberg averaging €15-€20. The journey lasts 3.5-4 hours.

Prague to Nuremberg by bus
Time intervalsEvery 1-2 hrs
First/Last Departure 6:00 AM/11:50 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€30-€40
Duration~ 3.5hrs
Operating CompaniesFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn, Arda Tur, Eurolines, and RegioJet

Prague to Nuremberg by plane

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

Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Prague to Nuremberg, and only a handful take less than 4 hours. Lufthansa requires you to transfer in Munich, while Swiss Air has a transfer in Zurich. Tickets average around €200 for the 2.5+ hour flight from Prague to Nuremberg. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, making this a slow, expensive, and inconvenient option.

Prague to Nuremberg Flights
Departure times9:50 AM, 10:25 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:35 PM, 4:40 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€600
Duration~3-4 hours
Operating CompaniesLufthansa, Swiss Air

Prague to Nuremberg Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Prague to Nuremberg. 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 from Prague to Nuremberg

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

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