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Travelling by Train from Frankfurt to Nuremburg

Whether you hop on a high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) or IC (Intercity) train, the journey from Frankfurt to Nuremberg is easy when travel by rail. It takes just two hours to travel between these two German destinations, we recommend relaxing in the train’s wide comfortable seating and enjoy the beautiful countryside views you’ll pass through along the way – not something you can do when you travel by car!

Travelling by train also means you can depart from the centre of Frankfurt and arrive right into the centre of Nuremberg – the second biggest city in Bavaria – so you can start exploring straight away. Maybe that means visiting a traditional pub, exploring the 14th-century Frauenkirche church, or even taking a tour of Nuremberg's Imperial Castle.

Keen to find out more? Search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Frankfurt’s Main station to Nuremberg by train.

Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg by train

It takes an average of 2h 12m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg by train, over a distance of around 117 miles (189 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg and tickets for this journey start from £13.31 when you book in advance.

First train

03:26

Last train

22:36

Departure station

Frankfurt (Main)

Arrival station

Nuremberg

Journey time

From 2h 2m

Distance

117 miles (189 km)

Frequency

28 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £13.31

Train and bus operators

Regiojet, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg for Tuesday 25th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:22 11:24 2h 2m, direct
09:53 11:59 2h 6m, direct
10:53 13:04 2h 11m, direct
11:22 13:27 2h 5m, direct
11:53 14:00 2h 7m, direct
12:53 14:56 2h 3m, direct
13:21 15:28 2h 7m, direct
13:53 15:58 2h 5m, direct
14:53 16:56 2h 3m, direct
15:21 17:27 2h 6m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and ÖBB trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

ICE and RegioJet classes from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg

Compare the different travel classes offered by ICE and RegioJet when travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg.

Onboard services on ICE and RegioJet

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no weight limits when it comes to luggage on Regiojet trains - you can take what you like, so long as you can carry it by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Choose from a wide range of drinks, snacks and light bites on board - you'll find the full menu on the Regiojet app. A free bottle of water is available for all customers. For passengers travelling with Relax or Business Class tickets, you'll also be offered a free Italian coffee or mint tea (made with real mint leaves) when on board.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. You can access the entertainment portal using the Regiojet app, or through the built-in screens on more modern Regiojet trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Pushchairs should be folded up to be taken on board. If this isn't possible, you must store your pushchair at the front or back of the carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bicycles cannot be transported on Regiojet trains.

PetPetPets

It's possible to bring small pets on board Regiojet trains in suitable carriers. Pets are not allowed in sleeper carriages or couchettes. Guide dogs of all sizes are permitted on board.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available on Regiojet trains.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg starts at £13.31 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Nuremberg is 2 hours and 12 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt (Main) and Nuremberg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg cost?

Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg can start from as little as £13.31 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg leaves at 03:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg leaves at 22:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Frankfurt (Main) and Nuremberg by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg cover a distance of around 117 miles (189 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nuremberg to Frankfurt (Main). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg.

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