How to travel from Cologne to Nuremberg

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from Cologne to Nuremberg

You can get from Cologne to Nuremberg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cologne to Nuremberg on Jul 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport5h30 01:10AMNürnberg, ZOB
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07:40PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport5h30 01:10AMNürnberg, ZOB
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08:54PMCologne Hbf3h48 12:42AMNuremberg Hbf
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06:54PMCologne Hbf3h35 10:29PMNuremberg Hbf
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11:53AMCologne Hbf4h36 04:29PMNuremberg Hbf
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Travel Information from Cologne to Nuremberg

distanceDistance208 miles (336 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $4 (€4) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 208 miles (336 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Nuremberg from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Nuremberg.

How to get from Cologne to Nuremberg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Nuremberg, 75,61% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cologne to Nuremberg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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There are 4 travel options from Cologne to Nuremberg: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Nuremberg is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Nuremberg:

Taking a ferry is about $20 (€18) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€18) for this route.

Taking a ferry is about $4 (€4) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $4 (€4) for this journey.

Taking a ferry is about $101 (€90) less than taking a train, which costs on average $101 (€90) for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Nuremberg is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Nuremberg by bus can take on average 4 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Nuremberg by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 37 min   of travel time.

The distance from Cologne to Nuremberg is approximately 208 miles (336 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Nuremberg is:

  • 12 buses per day.
  • 40 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Nuremberg from Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Nuremberg:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Nuremberg, Opernhaus.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Nuremberg Albrecht Dürer Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Köln Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Nuremberg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. To go to Nuremberg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cologne to Nuremberg tickets on Omio for $20 (€18).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Nuremberg by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Nuremberg for $101 (€90).

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Nuremberg with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 9 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 19 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Nuremberg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Cologne to Nuremberg.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Nuremberg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Munich, Prague or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Nuremberg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Nuremberg and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Cologne to Nuremberg, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $20 (€18) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $4 (€4) one way.
  • A ferry ticket for this route is costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $101 (€90) one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Nuremberg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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