Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 30, 2019
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Nabriva Therapeutics plc  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period true  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Shares Outstanding   73,361,410
Entity Central Index Key 0001641640  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false