There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West Eb / ...

$75 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Jena, Jena central bus station2 320

$26 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus Deinbus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Jena

$26 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena 188.5 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West

$128 - $251

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies

$104 - $272

Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Jena is 235 km. The road distance is 302 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena is to bus which costs 22€ - 28€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena is to drive which takes 2 h 41 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Jena West via Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Jena, Jena central bus station2. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena, including transfers.

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Jena, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena via Erfurt Hbf in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Jena twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Jena West
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Jena
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Jena, Jena central bus station2
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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