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How to Get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich

Munich is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany, especially during Oktoberfest. If you’re travelling to Munich from Nuremberg Airport, there are different transportation options to choose from according to your needs. The most comfortable and personalised option is a Nuremberg airport taxi, which will take you directly to your destination. Alternatively, you can take the train or the bus but neither of these options will get you directly from Nuremberg Airport to Munich. Instead, you’ll first need to make your way to Nuremberg central station and choose from there how you’ll continue your journey.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €284 120min 24/7
Train €60 75min 04:52–23:30
Bus €20 140min 04:20–23:50

How to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by taxi

Getting from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by taxi is the only direct option and is available 24/7. Despite being a bit costly, a Nuremberg airport taxi will comfortably take you and your travel companions to your destination in about 2 hours, where you’ll be able to enjoy all the activities you have planned.

Taxi fare from Nuremberg Airport to Munich

Taxis in Nuremberg operate using a taximeter however, for routes outside the city, the fare increases. The average price to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by taxi is about €284 for up to 4 passengers. To know exactly what the trip will cost you and stay within budget, it’s best to book your airport taxi in advance.

Cost

€284

Trip Duration

2 h

*Prices may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Nuremberg Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You’ll find an official taxi rank right outside the main terminal building at Nuremberg Airport. Avoid taking a taxi that is not lined up as it might not be an official, licensed taxi driver.

Convenience

Taking a taxi to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich is the most comfortable transportation option. You’ll have a driver no matter what time your flight arrives and you’ll reach your destination directly without worrying about intermediate stops, taking the right train or checking timetables. Especially if you’re travelling with young children, you’ll certainly enjoy the convenience that an airport taxi offers, so consider it as an option also for your trip from Munich to Nuremberg Airport.

Editor’s Note

If you value comfort, then taking a taxi is certainly the best choice for you, especially if you're travelling with family or friends. For solo travellers, an alternative transportation option might be best, as the taxi can be a bit pricey.

Useful Tips

Not all taxi drivers in Nuremberg speak English, so it’s best to have your address written down in the local language.
Not all taxis accept card payments so make sure to have some cash on you.
When you enter the taxi, make sure that the driver sets the taximeter to the base fare of €3.70 before you start your ride.
At the end of the ride, ask the driver for the receipt; this will help in case of any forgotten items or if you face any issues.

How to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by train

Getting from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by train is the fastest transportation option available. However, there is no direct train from the airport; you’ll first need to make your way from Nuremberg Airport to the city centre, ideally by metro. Once you reach the central train station in Nuremberg, you can choose between the ICE, the inter-city express train, or one of the regional trains to get to Munich.

How much is the train ticket from Nuremberg Airport to Munich?

The price for a single train ticket from Nuremberg to Munich costs approximately €30. The price can be higher or lower depending on the type of train you choose – inter-city express or regional, and the demand for the specific route.

Cost

€30

Trip Duration

1 h 15 min

The price is on average and doesn't include the price for the metro ticket from Nuremberg Airport to Nuremberg.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Trains from Nuremberg train station to Munich depart from 04:52 until 23:30.

Where do I get the train from?

The Nürnberg Flughafen metro station is located underground, near the exit of the airport building so you can use the stairs or take the elevator to get there. Once you reach the central train station in Nuremberg, you’ll need to check the signs and find the platform your chosen train departs from.

Convenience

The train is a great transportation option to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich quickly and at a relatively low cost. The downside is that there is no direct connection from the airport so you’ll need to get to Nuremberg central train station in the city centre first, which can get confusing. Other than that, if you’re travelling with light luggage, taking the train can be a good choice if you also want to return from Munich to Nuremberg Airport.

Editor’s Note

Taking the train is the fastest way to get to Munich, which is great, but you need to stay alert for the train schedule and the correct departure platform at the station. If you're travelling alone and with light luggage, the train is the best option but if you're travelling with young children, taking a taxi might be more suitable.

Useful Tips

You can purchase metro tickets both online and at vending machines; buying them online, costs less.
Children between 6-14 travel free of charge.
You can book your ticket online or at the desk at the train station.
You can choose to book a "City-Ticket", which will include both the metro and the train ticket.

How to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by bus

There is no direct bus line from Nuremberg Airport to Munich but it’s still possible to get there by bus. You’ll first need to take the metro to get from Nuremberg Airport to Nuremberg city centre and then take the FlixBus to Munich.

How much is the bus ticket from Nuremberg Airport to Munich?

A single ticket for the FlixBus costs an average of €10 but the price may differ depending on which route you’ll choose and its demand. Keep in mind that you’ll also need to purchase a metro ticket to get to Nuremberg city centre, which is an additional €3.20 per traveller.

Cost

€10

Trip Duration

2 h 20 min

The price is on average and doesn't include the price for the metro ticket from Nuremberg Airport to Nuremberg.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The FlixBus runs multiple times a day from 04:20 until 23:50.

Where do I get the bus from?

You’ll first need to take the U2 metro line from Nuremberg Airport to the city centre, which is located underground once you exit the main terminal building. After you’ve reached the central train station in Nuremberg, you’ll need to head to Nuremberg central bus station at Willy-Brandt-Platz, which is a few minutes away on foot, heading northeast.

Convenience

Getting from Nuremberg Airport to Munich by bus might be the cheapest transportation option available, but it’s also the least convenient one. You’ll need to use the metro to reach Nuremberg city centre and then walk to the bus station to take the bus. The total journey will take over 2 hours and 30 minutes so if you’re on a tight schedule, it’s best to use alternative transportation to reach Munich.

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus to reach Munich from Nuremberg Airport is the cheapest transportation option so it's a great choice if you're travelling on a budget. Keep in mind, however, that it takes almost twice the time to complete the journey, compared to taking the train.

Useful Tips

You can purchase metro tickets both online and at vending machines; buying them online, costs less.
FlixBus tickets can be bought online or at designated selling points around the city.
The bus ticket price includes one carry-on and one checked bag.
FlixBus is fully accessible to wheelchair users; just make sure to check the relevant field when booking your online ticket.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Nuremberg airport to Munich?

There are three transportation options to get from Nuremberg Airport to Munich besides renting a car. although the most costly, the most comfortable and only direct option is to take an airport taxi. Alternatively, you can take the U2 metro line to reach the central train station in Nuremberg and take the train or the bus to Munich from there.

What’s the distance between Munich and Nuremberg airport?

Munich is located approximately 180 kilometres south of Nuremberg Airport. The journey by car or taxi takes about 2 hours in light traffic.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Nuremberg airport to Munich?

Starting a journey with a taxi from Nuremberg Airport to Munich means that the price is calculated according to the taxi fares in Nuremberg. The trip with a standard taxi for up to 4 passengers will cost an average of €285.

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