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

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof to Jena Paradies Ice 1517 / ...

$47 - $84

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Rideshare  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Erfurt to Jena 30.6 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Eisenach Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Eisenach to Jena, Jena central bus station 154

$25 - $37

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig to Jena

$16 - $26

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Erfurt to Jena 30.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Jena 30.8 miles

$6 - $10

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No, there is no direct bus from Erfurt to Jena. However, there are services departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Jena via Leipzig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Erfurt to Jena. However, there are services departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Jena Paradies via Leipzig Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Erfurt and Jena is 39 km. The road distance is 49.3 km.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Jena without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Erfurt to Jena, including transfers.

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Erfurt to Jena bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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Erfurt to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Jena is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Erfurt to Jena bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Jena station.

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

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Map of how to get from Erfurt to Jena.
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  • Distance: 24.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Erfurt to Jena via Leipzig Hbf and Leipzig Hauptbahnhof in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Erfurt to Jena via Leipzig in around 4 h 5 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 Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$22 - $45
Train from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Eisenach
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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 Eisenach to Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Bus from Leipzig to Jena
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Erfurt to Jena
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Erfurt to Jena
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Erfurter Taxi
Phone
+49 361/5401939
Website
taxi-erfurt.com
Taxi-Pertrag
Phone
+49 361/733546

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Yes, the driving distance between Erfurt to Jena is 49 km. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Erfurt to Jena.

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There are 218+ 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 Erfurt and Jena. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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