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Getting Around, Nürnberg: 10 reviews and 22 photos

  Entrance to the underground at the airport
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  • Entrance to the underground at the airport - Nürnberg
      Entrance to the underground at the airport
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  • Waing for departure - Nürnberg
      Waing for departure
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  • Inside - Nürnberg
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  • Close to the city wall - Nürnberg
      Close to the city wall
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  • Public Transport - Nürnberg

If you arrive in the city of Nürnberg by plane the airport is an end station on the U2 underground line. The station is directly outside the front of the airport and you can see the steps or escalator down to the platform. If you are not very good with ticket machines like me then go to the information desk inside the airport where you can purchase tickets. In my case I purchased a 7 day ticket which cost 17.70 euros. I had an odd day where I needed to purchase a 90 minute ticket for 1.60 euros. This is where I discovered that unlike Berlin where you stamp the ticket at the start of your journey in Nürnberg the ticket machine does it for you and the clock is then running. I only found this out when I tried to purchase a ticket in advance. The same ticket can be used on all forms of transport. The U2 trains I used were driverless and you can stand at the front of the train where the driver would normally be. There are only 3 subway lines in Nürnberg though booster trains are put on in the central sections to increase capacity. The U2 line will take you to the Hauptbahnhof and city centre. If you wish to change routes on the underground then you can change at the Hauptbahnhof and Plärrer.

Type: Subway/Metro
Website: http://www.vag.de/?l=2

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 10, 2010
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  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Wonderful photos of the marked path you took while you walked - walked - from Nurnberg town centre to Furth.


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