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Trains from Munich to Nuremberg

Planning your journey from Munich to Nuremberg? Consider taking a direct train and you could be in Nuremberg Central Station in just an hour. Taking the train is a lot easier and more eco-friendly than taking to the roads and you’ll be whisked over to the centre of town. The station is located within walking distance of the Old Town and is a stone’s throw from the magnificent Königstor (King's Gate).

You’ll be travelling on an ICE (Intercity-Express) train, operated by Deutsche Bahn. These ultra-modern trains are equipped with all you need for a comfortable journey, including air conditioning, free WiFi, a dining car and power sockets.

Keen to find out more? Scroll down and read through the FAQs for all the information you need for this route.

Munich to Nuremberg by train

It takes an average of 1h 11m to travel from Munich to Nuremberg by train, over a distance of around 93 miles (149 km). There are normally 48 trains per day travelling from Munich to Nuremberg and tickets for this journey start from €9.65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 01m
Price€9.65 - €93.90
Distance93 miles (149 km)
Frequency48 trains per day
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationNuremberg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Munich to Nuremberg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Nuremberg for Wednesday 8th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:13 München Hbf05:22 Nürnberg HbfICE 888 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 09m, direct
04:48 München Hbf05:55 Nürnberg HbfICE 822 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 07m, direct
05:15 München Hbf06:30 Nürnberg HbfICE 634 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 15m, direct
05:47 München Hbf06:53 Nürnberg HbfICE 820 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 06m, direct
05:57 München Hbf06:58 Nürnberg HbfICE 1008 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 01m, direct
06:15 München Hbf07:25 Nürnberg HbfICE 886 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 10m, direct
06:48 München Hbf07:55 Nürnberg HbfICE 728 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 07m, direct
06:56 München Hbf08:01 Nürnberg HbfICE 602 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 05m, direct
07:17 München Hbf08:29 Nürnberg HbfICE 1532 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 12m, direct
07:52 München Hbf08:54 Nürnberg HbfICE 726 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 02m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB trains from Munich to Nuremberg

You can travel from Munich to Nuremberg on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) 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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Nuremberg

Train tickets from Munich to Nuremberg start at €9.65 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €41.23.
lowest price found
from9.65
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price33.57
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price34.54
on the day
avg. single price41.23

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 Munich 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Munich 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 Munich to Nuremberg take?

The average journey time by train between Munich and Nuremberg is 1 hour and 11 minutes, with around 48 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 Munich and Nuremberg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Nuremberg is 1 hour and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Munich to Nuremberg cost?

Train tickets from Munich to Nuremberg can start from as little as €9.65 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Munich to Nuremberg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Nuremberg without having to change trains. There are 47 direct trains from Munich to Nuremberg. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Munich to Nuremberg leave?

The first train from Munich to Nuremberg leaves at 04:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Munich to Nuremberg leave?

The last train from Munich to Nuremberg leaves at 23:00. 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 Munich and Nuremberg by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Nuremberg cover a distance of around 93 miles (149 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nuremberg to Munich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich to Nuremberg.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich to Nuremberg for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 28/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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