Operated by VAG Nuremberg (Nüremberg Transport Corporation) and as a part of public transport, Nüremberg has a Metro system (rapid transit subway U-Bahn) composed of 3 lines and 46 stations completed by 3 commuter rail lines (S- Bahn) and trams. Just through the U-Bahn travel more than 315000 passengers a day, around 112 million passengers per year. It opened on March 1972, with the section between Langwasser Süd station to Bauernfeindstraße.
Composed of 3 lines, 46 stations and a network lenght of 36 kilometres.
To increase the pass frequency at peak hours, and only in the Nüremberg city central areas, there are to reinforcement lines: line U11 running between Eberhardshof and Messe,(i.e; Nüremberg main station, main pedestrian shopping street of the city and Plärrer) and line U21 between Röthenback and Ziegelstein.
Hauptbahnhof, is the central staction for long distance trains, U-bahn and S-Bahn. The three lines pass trought this station.
Fruthermore Plarrer station is also important because around here pass the whole three metro lines and transhipments can be easily made.
Metro works from 05.00 a.m to 24.00 p.m
Metro runs every 3-7 minutes during the peak hours and every ten minutes the rest of the time.
Nüremberg U-Bahn is operated by VAG (VerkehrsAG Nüremberg) and is part of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nuremberg) tariff system wich integrates buses, trams, metro, S-Bahn, and regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn.
There are different tickets and passes and the price will depend mainly of the number of zones in wich we want to travel.
For the central Nüremberg and Fürth covered by the U-Bahn folloing prices apply:
Valid during 90 minutes for a single trip. You may change at stops or interrupt your journey as you please, but return-rides or round-trips are not possible. It is 2.40€ for adults and 1.10€ for children.
The 5-strips-ticket is a discounted multi-trip-ticket which is offered for the pay scale area Nuremberg/ Fürth/ Stein with the same terms and conditions than Single Tickets.
There is an special ticket for short trips (2 or 3 stops). It is 7.10€ for adults and 3.60€ for children. It is necessary to always validate ticket. Validating machines are located in the accesses to platforms, elevators and stairs.On buses they are inside.
It can be used for more than one passenger at the same time and number of tickets to stamp and validate will depend on the zones of the trip. Price is 9.70€ for adults and 4.70€ for children.
For only 4,80 EUR per day individual persons in Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein are mobile all day and unlimited number of rides.
If you buy your ticket on a Saturday, you can travel also the Sunday for free. Meaning you can travel the whole weekend without paying any more.
For families, It is valid for two adults and up to four children (under 18 years) for a day or a whole weekend! The DayTicket Plus for Zone A, valid in Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein only costs 8,00 EUR.
The DayTickets are valid only on the day of issue (and the following Sunday, if bought on a Saturday), they are not 24-hour-tickets.
With the transferrable MobiCard you can ride as often as you like within its fare zone. From 09.00 a.m you may even take one adult and up to four children (under 18 years) with you. The MobiCard is available for all fare zones in three different versions:
For the Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein ( zone A) 7-day MobiCard 24/7 (around-the-clock) price is 24.70€.
There are many other options, check at : http://www.vag.de/Overview/m200/Overview-of-ticket-types.html
The Nüremberg Airport is located 8 kms in the north of the city.
From the main station to the airport it takes only 12 minutes without scales with the (U2) metro line. With a 10-15 minutes frequency and a fare of 2.40€.
Also in front of the airport terminal is the bus stop. Line 32 runs every hour to the center of Nüremberg (vía Thon) and Line 33 also circulates hourly to Nüremberg-Buch.
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