CITY TOURS BY TRAIN OR BUS
Traveling by train or bus is a convenient and relaxing way to explore FRANCONIA’S CITIES. Moreover, there are great travel specials by the Deutsche Bahn and the Nuremberg Verkehrsverbund (VGN) to make your city tour an inexpensive one.
Especially for groups, whether families or friends, there are great travel discounts available. For example, the “Bayern Ticket” allows up to fi ve people to travel for a whole day throughout anywhere in Bavaria. From Monday through Friday, the ticket is valid in second class from 9 am until 3 pm the following day. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, you can start traveling right after midnight. Plus there are other discounts available: many museums, tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels offer discounts to “Bayern Ticket” holders. The Nuremberg Verkehrsverbund (VGN) is another inexpensive way to travel. The network stretches from Bayreuth and Bamberg to the North to Ansbach and Rothenburg ob der Tauber to the South. With their “TagesTicketPlus” two adults and up to four children can travel throughout the VGN network all day long. And if you purchase your ticket on a Saturday, it is valid throughout the entire weekend. By the way, you can take bicycles instead of children along as well.www.bahnland-bayern.de/tickets
Gateway Airport Nuremberg
Upon arrival at the Nuremberg Airport, you are already very close to your final destination.
There are seven car rental companies available at the airport and you have easy access to the Autobahn. All of the franconian cities are located within a 180 km radius of the Nuremberg Airport.
For travelling by train: reach the main train station in Nuremberg by taking the underground commuter train from the airport.
Bicycles Love Riding the Train
Bicycle touring throughout Franconia is a breeze thanks to the local train system. There are special trains along bicycle routes, such as the “Bicycling & Hiking Express Frankenland” serving the MainRadweg along the Main River. Take this train to anywhere along the trail between Aschaffenburg, Schweinfurt and Bamberg, to either start your tour or return to your starting point afterwards.