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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to Jena by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Jena Paradies Ice

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Jena, Jena central bus station 054

$14 - $24

4 alternative options

Train via Halle  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Halle to Jena Paradies ZUG Rb 25 / ...

Bus Deinbus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Jena

$17 - $27

Rideshare  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Jena 161.7 miles

$16

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Jena 162.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Jena is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Jena is to train which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Jena, Jena central bus station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Jena Paradies. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Jena is 217 km. The road distance is 260.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Jena without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Jena Paradies takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Berlin to Jena bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz station.

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Berlin to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Jena is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Jena.
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  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Jena, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Jena once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Jena 4 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Jena Paradies ZUG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Jena
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Berlin to Jena bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Jena, Jena central bus station.

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Berlin to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Jena Paradies station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Jena is 260 km. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from Berlin to Jena.

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There are 225+ hotels available in Jena. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Jena. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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