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There are 5 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  3h 16m

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

€60 - €186

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Night train  •  4h 8m

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

€14 - €59

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Bus  •  4h 45m

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

€19 - €23

Train via Dessau  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof Re7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dessau Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies Re / ...

€47 - €148

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena 251.3 km

€27 - €40

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Jena is around 3h 39m and covers a distance of around 346 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 2m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena train service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Jena West. Typically 162 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 39m
Fastest train time:
3h 2m
Trains per week:
162
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:17
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) → Jena
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Jena is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Jena is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Jena is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena is to night train which costs €13 - €60 and takes 4h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena is to drive which takes 2h 11m and costs €27 - €40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena station. However, there are services departing from Berlin Airport BER and arriving at Jena bus station via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Jena West via Berlin Suedkreuz and Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Jena is 207 km. The road distance is 251.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena without a car is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs €55 - €190.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs €55 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €24 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena.
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  • Distance: 207.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 16m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Jena, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena via Berlin Suedkreuz and Erfurt Hbf in around 3h 16m. 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 Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €75
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 Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
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 Dessau Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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
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 Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dessau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dessau Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
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
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dessau Hbf to Halle
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
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

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Jena bus station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Jena West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena is 251 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Jena.

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