Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Nabriva Therapeutics plc  
Entity Central Index Key 0001641640  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period true  
Entity Shares Outstanding   66,982,094
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3