Car Hire at Nuremberg Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
It would be rude not to hire a car at Nuremberg Airport: the city is one of Germany's most famous motoring cities, after all.
Where to hire a car at Nuremberg Airport
Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty all offer car hire from Nuremberg Airport. The car hire desks can be found inside the terminal, near the arrivals area.
Petrol stations near Nuremberg Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are no petrol stations beside the airport, however there are plenty of places to top up your tank on the outskirts of Nuremberg. It's probably best to fuel up while you're on the Nordring road leaving the city.
Driving around Nuremberg Airport
The airport is surrounded by small local roads. It's important to remember that traffic in Germany drives on the right side of the road. It takes about ten minutes to drive to Bundesautobahn 3 from the airport. This is quite a busy road as it connects many important cities (including Cologne, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, and Dusseldorf).
Getting to your destination
Buzzing beer gardens, lovely half timbered houses, and some of the best Christmas markets Germany has to offer: there are plenty of reasons to visit the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.
It takes about 15 minutes to drive into Nuremberg from the airport. You can park on-street in the city centre, but you need to pay for the privilege from Monday to Saturday, 8am until 8pm. Expect to pay 50 cents (about 35p) for 20 minutes. If you use car parks you can leave your car as long as you like. These charge anywhere from €1 to €1.80 (roughly 70p-£1.30).
Famous for its August folk festival and for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful town of Bamberg is a great base for a Bavarian holiday.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Bamberg from Nuremberg Airport. Most of the parking spaces can be found inside car parks, usually underground or in a multi-storey building. The on-street parking system is quite complicated, and it's best not to take any risks. There's no free parking in the city centre, so we recommend choosing a hotel with its own car park.
Famous for its massive Oktoberfest, Munich is a charming city packed with great places to eat and be merry. The drinking scene is pretty good, too.
If you can't find cheap flights to Munich, a good alternative is to book flights to Nuremberg and drive. Munich is about an hour and forty five minutes drive away from Nuremberg Airport. You always need to pay for on-street parking in the city centre, although the prices vary depending on time. from 6am-7pm it costs 50 cents (about 35p) for 12 minutes, and between 7pm until 6pm the rates drop to 20 cents (about 15p) for 12 minutes. Car parks charge anywhere from €2 to €4 (roughly £1.43- £2.85) per hour.
Prices subject to change