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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 31m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg by train, over a distance of around 117 miles (189 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 5m
PriceFrom €12.90
Distance117 miles (189 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train01:31
Last train22:36
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationNuremberg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:53 10:20 2h 27m, direct
08:36 11:24 2h 48m, 1 change
09:11 11:28 2h 17m, direct
09:53 12:20 2h 27m, direct
10:53 13:20 2h 27m, direct
11:12 13:27 2h 15m, direct
11:53 14:20 2h 27m, direct
12:53 15:21 2h 28m, direct
13:53 16:20 2h 27m, direct
14:53 17:20 2h 27m, direct

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

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg starts at €12.90 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 31 minutes, with around 24 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 5 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 €12.90 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 20 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 01:31. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) to Nuremberg for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/15/2022 for travel on 08/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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