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There are 4 ways to get from Jena to Dresden by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station 220 / ...

$10 - $18

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Rideshare  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Jena to Dresden 110.8 miles

$5 - $15

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies ZUG to Großkorbetha ZUG Rb 25 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice / ...

$29 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Jena to Dresden 109.7 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Jena to Dresden is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jena to Dresden is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jena, Jena central bus station station and arriving at Dresden, Dresden central station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jena to Dresden. However, there are services departing from Jena Paradies ZUG and arriving at Dresden-Neustadt via Großkorbetha ZUG and Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Jena and Dresden is 151 km. The road distance is 175.6 km.

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The best way to get from Jena to Dresden without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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The bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Jena to Dresden train services, operated by Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH, depart from Jena Paradies ZUG station.

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The best way to get from Jena to Dresden is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 9€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Jena to Dresden.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Jena to Dresden 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jena to Dresden via Großkorbetha ZUG and Leipzig Hbf in around 3 h 32 min.

Train operators
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Website
abellio.de
Train from Jena Paradies ZUG to Großkorbetha ZUG
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.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 Jena, Jena central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
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 Jena to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Jena to Dresden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dresden-Neustadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jena to Dresden is 176 km. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Jena to Dresden.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Dresden. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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