Nuremberg Airport, or Flughafen Nürnberg, is a small yet efficient airport in Bavaria. The 10th largest in Germany, the mid-sized airport has a modern terminal and connections to European capitals as well as destinations as far as the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, and even northern Africa. It is located about 3 miles north of the city center and sees around 4 million passengers every year.
Nuremberg Airport Code, Location, and Contact Information
- Airport Code: NUE
- Phone Number: +49 0911 93700
- Website: www.airport-nuernberg.de
- Flight Tracker: www.airport-nuernberg.de/flight-schedule
Know Before You Go
Light and bright with a steel and glass design, the airport has been expanded and improved since it originally opened in 1955.
With a current capacity for 5 million passengers, Nuremberg Airport is compact and easy to navigate, featuring just one passenger terminal, two departure halls, and one arrival hall. Airlines that serve Nuremberg include Ryanair, Lufthansa, Corendon Airlines, Eurowing, Wizz, KLM, Vueling, Turkish Airlines, TUI, Swiss Air, and Air France.
There are two airport lounges: Dürer Lounge (Terminal 1) and Lufthansa Business Lounge (Terminal 2).
Alternative airports in the area and distance from Nuremberg:
- Munich Airport: 85 miles
- Stuttgart Airport: 101 miles
- Allgäu Airport Memmingen: 111 miles
- Frankfurt Airport: 119 miles
Nuremberg Airport Parking
There are different tariffs depending on how long you need to park and which area you park in, such as Business Parken P1 (business parking) or Urlauber Parken P31 (holiday parking). Short-term parking spots can be found directly in front of the terminals, while accessible parking is available in P1. Valet parking, meanwhile, offers additional services such as refueling, a car wash, and maintenance.
Travelers can book a parking space online for discounted rates.
The airport is 3 miles north of Nuremberg, just off the A3 motorway. The drive takes about 18 minutes from Nuremberg center to the airport. Eventually, there will be direct access to the A3 via a tunnel, but this idea is still in the planning stages.
Public Transportation and Taxis
- Nuremberg Airport is the only airport in Germany to be served by U-Bahn rather than S-Bahn, tram, or Deutsche Bahn. The U2 subway line connects the airport to Nuremberg's Hauptbahnhof (central station) in a convenient 12-minute journey. Trains leave every 10 minutes.
- Taxis are easily available outside the terminal, 24 hours a day. A cab ride into Nuremberg costs around 20 euros and takes 15 to 20 minutes.
- Bus lines 30 and 33 stop in front of Terminal 1 at the Departure level; there is also a night bus, N12.
- If you are staying at a nearby hotel, check directly to see if they run a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.
Where to Eat and Drink
For the best range of dining options, travelers should try to eat within the city, but there are still options in Terminal 1. You'll find quick eats at Deli Bros, sit-down meals at Haussman's or Käfer's, and healthy options from Goodmann & Filippo and the Natural Shop. A McDonald’s is open 23 hours a day (closed from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.).
Where to Shop
Good, basic shopping options are easy to find at Nuremberg Airport. You can pick up local toys like Playmobil, Herpa, and Simba Dickie for young travelers at the Nuremberg Store. The Move Store in the waiting area sells electronics and travel supplies, whereas Schmitt & Hahn Bookstore in Ladenstraße between Departures 1 and 2 sells children's books, guidebooks, travel guides, and English paperbacks. The Airport Shop next to the entrance of Departure Terminal 1 offers travel essentials including magazines, drinks, and souvenirs.
All passengers with direct flights abroad can shop at the Duty Free Shop for discount prices on alcohol and perfume, as well as Franconian delicacies such as wine, beer, gingerbread, and sausages.
How to Spend Your Layover
Nuremberg's small airport is a pleasant place to wait for your flight, but if you have a longer layover you should try to take a quick trip into the city. Lockers are an easy way to abandon your luggage for a period, and public transport can take you directly to Nuremberg city center in under 15 minutes. Do note that you need to allot enough time for sightseeing, transport, and passing through security.
If you prefer to pass the time in the airport, visitors can watch planes from the Observation Deck; it is free and open 24 hours.
For overnight visitors, the airport isn't the most comfortable place to spend the night, so consider staying at a nearby hotel like The Sheraton or Hilton Garden Inn.
Wi-Fi and Charging Stations
Unlimited free Wi-Fi is available by connecting to the “Telekom” network. There are power outlets and USB ports to help you stay charged.
Nuremberg Airport Tips & Facts
- An information desk at Landside Ground Level can answer all your questions and provide services like photocopying and faxing. It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Travelers can see what is happening anytime at Nuremberg Airport via their webcam.
- Baggage trolleys are available in the car parks and in key areas at the terminal building. To use, insert 1 euro, $0.25, a Swiss franc, or a coin chip; you'll get your money back upon return.
- ATMs are located at Landside near the information desk. There is also currency exchange at Reisebank near Arrivals.
- Baggage lockers are on the P1 Car Park starting at just 3 euros.
- A post office in Terminal 1 is available to send postcards or attend to last-minute mail.
- There are several services for travelers with children, including a children’s play area near the Departure Zone on the first floor, stroller rentals from the Bulky Luggage Counter, and baby care facilities next to the bathrooms.
- A beauty salon is available.
- For a moment of solitude, you may visit the multi-denominational Prayer Room on the first floor.
- Nuremberg Airport is the center for the Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht eV (DRF) and HDM Flugservice air rescue services.
- Nuremberg Airport is actively working to reduce noise pollution and air pollutants; their efforts include implementing de-icing fluids with higher biodegradability and using electric vehicles and solar panels.