There are 5 ways to get from Jena to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...

$55 - $85

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Rideshare  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Jena to Berlin 154.7 miles

$10 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus Deinbus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Jena to Berlin

$17 - $27

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 055 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz 065 / ...

$17 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Jena to Berlin 163.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Jena to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 17€ and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jena to Berlin is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jena station to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Jena, Jena central bus station and arriving at Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz via Leipzig, Leipzig central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Jena Paradies and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Jena and Berlin is 217 km. The road distance is 261.7 km.

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The best way to get from Jena to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The train from Jena Paradies to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Jena to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Jena Paradies station.

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The best way to get from Jena to Berlin is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 1 min.

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  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Jena to Berlin 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Jena to Berlin twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 25 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 Jena Paradies to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Jena to Berlin
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Jena to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jena to Berlin is 262 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Jena to Berlin.

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

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