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Buses from Hamburg to Nuremberg

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Hamburg - Nuremberg Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Hamburg to Nuremberg. Traveling by bus from Hamburg to Nuremberg usually takes around 10 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance287 mi (462 km)
Shortest duration8h 20m
Cheapest price$17.81
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

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What bus companies travel from Hamburg to Nuremberg?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Hamburg to Nuremberg. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus1310h 51m$51.68
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 13 trips from Hamburg to Nuremberg, and usually makes the trip in about 10 hours and 51 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Hamburg to Nuremberg during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Hamburg to Nuremberg?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 287 miles from Hamburg to Nuremberg. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Nuremberg at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Hamburg?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hamburg to Nuremberg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Nuremberg each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Hamburg to Nuremberg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hamburg to Nuremberg; ticket prices start at $18.78.

City Information

Hamburg

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Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.

Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.

The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.

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 does the bus leave from in Hamburg?

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Main departure station: Adenauerallee 78

The bus station at Adenauerallee 78 is called the ZOB or simply Haupotbahnhof since it is just down the street from Hamburg's central train station. Adenauerallee 78 is located in the St. Georg neighborhood of Hamburg, with many hotels, hostels, museums, and restaurants in the vicinity. The station is a long glass building, with bus bays for boarding in the back. The indoor waiting lounge includes restrooms, a convenience store, and even a McDonald's. Many bus companies stop at the ZOB, including FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Sindbad.

All bus stations in Hamburg:

  • Adenauerallee 78

  • Hamburg Train Station

  • Hamburg-Harburg

  • Hannoversche Straße 85a

Where does the bus arrive in Nuremberg?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

All buses from Hamburg arrive at one main station in Nuremberg.

All bus stations in Nuremberg:

  • Central Bus Station

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