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There are 3 ways to get from Jena to Prague by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Jena bus station to Dresden central station N1305
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...

424 Kč - 2 751 Kč

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Train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha-Holesovice Ec / ...

1 444 Kč - 4 170 Kč

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Jena to Prague 314.6 km

850 Kč - 1 300 Kč

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The cheapest way to get from Jena to Prague is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Jena to Prague is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jena station to Prague. However, there are services departing from Jena bus station and arriving at Prague, ÚAN Florenc via Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Jena to Prague. However, there are services departing from Jena Paradies and arriving at Praha-Holesovice via Leipzig Hbf and Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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The distance between Jena and Prague is 221 km. The road distance is 314.6 km.

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The best way to get from Jena to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 4h 46m and costs 16€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Jena to Prague, including transfers.

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Jena to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Jena bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Jena to Prague is to bus which takes 4h 46m and costs 16€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 5h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Jena to Prague.
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  • Distance: 220.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between Jena, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Jena to Prague via Dresden central station and Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. in around 4h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jena to Prague via Leipzig Hbf and Dresden Hbf in around 5h 36m.

Train operators
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 Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
390 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 700 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Railjet
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Jena bus station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
290 Kč - 360 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 Kč - 190 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 2 400 Kč
Website
Comati PSG

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Jena to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Jena to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Praha-Holesovice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jena to Prague is 315 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Jena to Prague.

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