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Getting around Nuremberg by U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram, bus. E-Scooters

Getting around Nuremberg

The city’s public transport system is operated by the German VAG (VerkehrsAG Nuremberg). Metro, tram, bus and even railway: getting around Nuremberg is rather simple; above all thanks to the integrated tariff system Verkehrsverbund Groβraun Nüenberg.

The network is modern and incredibly efficient.


Getting around Nuremberg by metro

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The Nuremberg metro, U-Bahn it was officially inaugurated in the 1972. It consists of 3 plus several 2 “reinforcement” lines for a total of 36 line kilometers and slightly less than 50 stations.

The metro covers all corners of the city and nearby Furth, including Nuremberg Airport, the terminus of the U2 line. Thanks to the metro you can easily move between the city center and the suburbs, easily and quickly.

Here, in detail, the lines of the U-Bahn:

  • U1 Line, from the station Fürth Hardhöhe at the station Langwasser Süd.
  • Line U2, from the Flughafen / Airport station to the station Röthenbach. It is an entirely underground line.
  • Line U3, from Gustav-Adolf-Straße a Fiedrich-Ebert-Platz. It is the most recent, completely automatic line.

In addition to these, the U11 and U21 lines also exist. These are two lines of reinforcement to the 1 and 2 lines that make the same route for a number of smaller stations.

All lines pass through the stations of Plärrer e Central Station (Central Station).

The metro is active every day from Monday to Sunday from 05:00 around midnight. Trains run frequently from 3 to 6 minutes during rush hours, and 10 minutes in the evening and early in the morning.


Within the city, it is possible to make transfers with the suburban railway S-Bahn, and the regional Deutsche Bahn trains. They are certainly a completion of the U-Bahn, already extremely efficient. There are 4 lines of the suburban railway and 12 the regional lines for getting around Nuremberg.


Five tramlines, for a total of 36 kilometers and over 70 stations. Trams are an extremely good solution for getting around Nuremberg. Each line is associated with a different color and a progressive number from 4 to 9. Here are the sections in detail:

  • 4 Line, Gibitzenhof – Thon
  • Line 5 Worzeldorfer Straße – Tiergarten
  • Line 6 Doku / Zentrum – Westfriedhof
  • Line 8 Tristanstraße – Erlenstegen
  • Line 9 Doku / Zentrum – Hauptbahnhof


Just under 80 bus lines allow you for getting around Nuremberg and Furth. The rubber line is extremely efficient and can boast extremely modern means. Buses run from early morning until midnight, Monday to Sunday.

The line 36, from Plärrer to Doku-Zentru, is the most famous line of the city. It is a sort of Sightseer Bus, which crosses the historical center and the most important monuments of the city. In this way, you will have the opportunity to take a tour of the beauties of Nuremberg, at the cost of a simple ride.

In addition, the night service with Nightliner is active on weekends and the day before. In this case, the city boasts the presence of well-26 night lines. So, you can easily dedicate yourself to your nightlife without worrying about how to get back to the hotel!


Also in Nuremberg, as in the most important German cities, there is an interesting scooter (e-scooter) rental service. Lime and Tier are two great companies that offer the same prices. To travel with the scooters, simply download the official app and register by entering a few details and your card for payment.

To unlock the scooter, open the app and bring your smartphone close to the reader located on the vehicle. You pay € 1 for unlocking and € 0.15 for each minute of use.

In the historic center, paved with pebbles, it is preferable to move on foot. Outside the Old Town, you will find very reliable tracks, and getting around Nuremberg by e-scooter will be a real pleasure because you will not have traffic or parking problems.

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