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Essen - Nuremberg Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Essen to Nuremberg. Traveling by train from Essen to Nuremberg usually takes around 9 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 7 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Fastest train7h 40m
Lowest price€16.83
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
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What is the price of a train ticket from Essen to Nuremberg?

The average price for a train ticket from Essen to Nuremberg is €24.76, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 19 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €24.44 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Essen to Nuremberg often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in November when the average ticket price is only €30,

If you're thinking of traveling from Essen to Nuremberg during April, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €79 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in April, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Essen to Nuremberg?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Essen to Nuremberg. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain49h 34m€38.05
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 4 daily trips to Nuremberg from Essen. The train usually departs from Essen Hbf in Essen and arrives at Central Bus Station in Nuremberg after about 9 hours and 34 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Essen and Nuremberg is approximately 226 miles, or 364 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 40 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Essen to Nuremberg on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Essen at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Nuremberg to Essen.

City Information

Nuremberg

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Although often overshadowed by Bavaria's largest city, Munich, Nuremberg is more than capable of challenging Munich as a top tourist spot. Nuremberg entices travelers with its rich history, political significance, world-class museums, and exciting local culture.

Nuremberg is a fantastic destination year-round; however, it becomes particularly spectacular in the weeks before Christmas. Nuremberg's Christkindlemarkt is a world-famous market illuminated by thousands of lights displaying handmade ornaments, toys, and crafts. Enjoy lebkuchen and mulled wine while wandering through the stalls to get in the Christmas spirit, and see why Nuremberg is an essential stop along our train itinerary to visit Germany's best Christmas markets.

Nuremberg's castle, Kaiserburg, is another must-see while in the city. Standing since the Middle Ages, visitors can explore Nuremberg's history while also enjoying some of the best views of the city. No wonder it's one of Germany's most-Instagrammed castles.

Transport around Germany is highly efficient, making travel to Nuremberg simple. The city is served by its own international airport and a large train station that welcomes many Deutsche Bahn trains every day. FlixBus, Sindbad, BlaBlaCar Bus, and more bus services also run frequently to Nuremberg from various destinations across Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Essen?

Main departure station: Essen Hbf

There is one train station in Essen.

All train stations in Essen:

  • Essen Hbf

Where is the train station in Nuremberg?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

Nuremberg has one train station.

Train stations in Nuremberg:

  • Central Bus Station

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