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

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Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West Re / ...

24€ - 143€

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Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Jena 246.6 km

14€

4 alternative options

Train via Halle (Saale)  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies Re / ...

26€ - 133€

Bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Jena bus station 147 / ...

19€ - 23€

Night train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Jena Paradies train station Flx35

14€ - 16€

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Alexanderplatz to Jena 248.4 km

26€ - 40€

Alexanderplatz to Jena by walk and train

The journey time between Alexanderplatz and Jena is around 2h 55m and covers a distance of around 333 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 26m. Operated by BVG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Alexanderplatz to Jena service departs from Alexanderplatz and arrives in Jena West. Typically 166 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 55m
Fastest journey time:
2h 26m
Services per week:
166
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
21:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alexanderplatz to Jena walk and train schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Alexanderplatz → Jena
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The cheapest way to get from Alexanderplatz to Jena is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Alexanderplatz to Jena is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alexanderplatz to Jena station. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Jena bus station via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alexanderplatz to Jena. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz and arriving at Jena West via Berlin Hbf and Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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It is 217 km from Alexanderplatz to Jena. It is approximately 248.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Alexanderplatz to Jena without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs 24€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Alexanderplatz to Jena, including transfers.

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

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Alexanderplatz to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Alexanderplatz to Jena is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs 24€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 4h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Alexanderplatz to Jena.
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  • Distance: 217.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

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

You can take a train from Alexanderplatz to Jena via S+U Alexanderplatz, Berlin Hbf, and Erfurt Hbf in around 3h 12m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Jena bus station twice daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Jena Paradies train station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Jena bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Jena
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Alexanderplatz to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Jena West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alexanderplatz to Jena is 248 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Alexanderplatz to Jena.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Jena. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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