There is s shuttle that takes you to and from the caste sitting on top of the hill. In retrospect we may have been better off taking it rather than driving the car since finding the streets to get there and back is a challenge. Price for the shuttle (blue & yellow) is 5 Euro, and it comes and picksup/drops off every 1/2 hour, and/or it waits for 15 minutes for visitors to see and leave right afterword, and this time is enough since there is nothing to go inside except for climbing the tower.
There are two park & ride areas in order to arrive at the center of old town on a bus, and save the agony of finding a parking spot, or paying an exorbitant amount-like at Information center the costs is around 10 Euro for the day. There are only about 1100 parking spaces in the center.
The two park and ride are south of the town about 2 miles and north off A70 and Hallstadt Strasse. They do not operate on Sundays, and last bus is 6PM. Cost to park is about 3 Euro for the day and the bus is 1 Euro. A Bamberg card if purchased give free bus rides as part of the deal
This is the a bridge that is connected to arrive at the island or for those for those that park off premises since no/little parking there. It intersects with Obere Konigstrasse, the main street coming into the center of old town.
Keep it to the VT visitors so it does not get deluged. We found a place that was only three blocks east of the information center, and it is free street parking for a length of about 5 blocks; maybe 30-40 spaces. This is shared by local residences so it may not always seem easy to find a parking place, but we had no problem when arriving to the old center around 10-11AM daily.
It is located on Hainstrasse which is the main street after crossing the river over Liutpoldbrucke. Closest intersection is Richard Wagner strasse that crosses the river to the island
Bamberg is not near any of the major Autobahns. But it is nevertheless well connected to the network: the A70 from Schweinfurt (connecting to the A7 there) to Bayreuth (connecting to the A9) runs along the northern edge of the town. The A73 on the eastern side of town connects Bamberg to Nuremberg (connecting to the A9).
You can watch my 9 min 12 sec HD Video Bavaria Oberfranken Heiligenstadt-Bamberg road HD part 1.
You can also watch my 6 min 48 sec HD Video Bavaria Oberfranken Bamberg-Heiligenstadt HD out of my Youtube channel.
Bamberg is very conveniently located for train journeys, either as a day trip from Nuremberg, or as a stop-off en route to Berlin from Munich. Bamberg is served by both regional trains, which can take you to places like nearby Coburg, and also the main ICE link from Munich to Hamburg. This means you can be in Bamberg in half an hour from Nuremberg, in two hours from Munich and in four hours from Berlin. Bamberg is also in Bavaria, along with Nuremberg and Munich, so you can also take advantage of the Bavarian Regional Ticket (Bayern Lander Ticket), which allows you to travel all over Bavaria with up to a total of five people for a whole day for only 22 euros.
If you are arriving in Bamberg by train, you will want to take a taxi if you are staying in the old part of Bamberg. It is not far by taxi - perhaps a 5 minute ride, with the fare less than $10 E (around $6E I think).
We found that the taxi service was excellent. We called from our cell phone in various parts of the city and they were there within 5 mins. The drivers were helpful, were happy to speak English, and were very nice. The price from Spezial Keller to Lange Strasse was 5 euro. We only had one night to explore so our time was important to us.
Distances to Bamberg from:
- Nürnberg: 63 kms.
- Frankfurt: 212 kms.
- München: 230 kms.
- Prague (Czech Republic): 366 kms.
- Madrid (Spain): 2.085 kms.
Do you know where in Germany Bamberg is? If the answer is no, have a look at the map.
You also can find here more distances together with the driving time and the best route.
there are very good comunications with other cities by train.
I arrived from the airport by train to Bamberg. Going in train is very easy. You have different of bonus for the train for weekend, couples, families, .... just look the web page.
You can reach Bamberg very easily by a one-hour train ride from Nuremberg. The railway station in Bamberg is not too far from the Old Town, so you can just walk there without using any other public transporation.
Once you get to Bamberg, however that may be (buses in Germany are relatively inexpensive), getting around town on your own two feet is probably the easiest way to get around, especially in the Altstadt (old town).
The Altstadt is a 15 minute walk from the bus/train station and portions of the Altstadt are pedestian zones.
I arrived via car my first time through but this time out, I took the train from Prague for 1152 kc ($32). It took about five hours.
Bamberg is a lovely town to explore on foot but there are some boat trips run on the River Regnitz.
For us to visit from the UK the easiest way is to fly to Nuremberg and the train to Bamberg. Air Berlin fly from Stansted once a day, then only 45 minutes on the train.
This is the inside part of the Bamberg train station. Pretty exciting at 1:30AM isn't it??