Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Nabriva Therapeutics plc  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 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   78,350,487
Entity Central Index Key 0001641640  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false