Airport Guide: Nuremberg Airport
The airport of Nuremberg is the tenth biggest airport in Germany and serves more than 3 million passengers a year. The Nuremberg Airport just has a single runway and one terminal. Due to its modern facilities and the good location close to the city center, the airport is really popular. The most important destinations are leisure ones around the Mediterranean Sea.
With more than three million passengers, the Nuremberg Airport got an important role for companies in the Nuremberg area. Air Berlin, known for being a network as well as leisure carrier, is the most important airline at the airport. It connects Nuremberg with Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Vienna on a daily basis.
Moreover, Air Berlin operates dozens of scheduled weekly flights to holiday destinations. Other important carriers at the Nuremberg Airport are Germanwings, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM and Turkish Airlines as well as the leisure carriers Sun Express and TUIfly.
Major carriers at Nuremberg Airport:
- Air Berlin (Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Palma de Mallorca and more)
- Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich)
- Germanwings (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg)
- TUIfly (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife-South)
Shopping and eating at Nuremberg Airport
At the Nuremberg Airport there are not many, but at least some shops that are interesting if you want to go shopping a little bit before departing. Next to the Duty Free Shop there are a Thomas Sabo (jewelery), a Ravensburger (games) and a souvenir shop.
Moreover, there is a book shop that also offers postcards and newspapers. Most shops are located airside. The restaurants at the airport meanwhile are mostly located landside. There you can find a McDonald’s, the “Bratwursthaus” and several other restaurants including German bakeries. If you already passed security or got a transfer ticket, you may have a snack at the Marché Bistro or “Terminal 90”.
Sleeping at Nuremberg Airport
Even though the Nuremberg Airport is only the tenth biggest in Germany, it got an airport hotel which makes early departures and late arrivals way more comfortable. The four star Mövenpick Hotel is known for modern rooms and great food.
If you don’t want to invest money for an overnight stay, you may stay at the airport. Be aware that the Nuremberg Airport is not designed for overnight stays, so there are just some benches and chairs where you may catch some sleep. Due to the good location, it’s also possible to stay at a hotel in the city center. As Nuremberg is not a very expensive city, that may be an interesting opportunity as well.
Lounges at Nuremberg Airport
Small airports usually don’t have many lounges. The Nuremberg Airport has two. The Lufthansa Lounge is available for all Lufthansa Business and First Class passengers as well as Star Alliance frequent travelers. The other lounge, called Noris Sky Lounge, is an independent lounge serving all SkyTeam, oneworld and independent airlines.
Also, Priority Pass and Diners Club Card holders are welcome to the Noris Sky Lounge. If you got none of those, you may also pay to access the lounge. The fee therefore is 16.50 Euro (~ 18.50 US-Dollar).
Transportation at Nuremberg Airport
The Nuremberg Airport got a good transportation connection. There is a parking lot and a solid connection to the Autobahn. Using public transportation is pretty easy for passengers. The U-Bahn (Metro) line 2 connects the airport with the city center and the historic old town in just 12 minutes. Trains are departing every 10 to 15 minutes. There are also two bus lines that connect the airport with different parts of Nuremberg as well at night.
Due to the good location close to residential areas, the airport is also accessible by foot or bicycle. Tickets for the public transportation are relatively cheap, so it’s always the best choice for travelers on a budget. Last but not least, it’s worth a mention that you may also get to the city center by taxi. Prices are slightly higher than for public transportation though.