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

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 082

$18 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Bad Kösen to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec

$36 - $65

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Jena to Prague 196.6 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Jena to Prague is to bus which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Jena to Prague is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jena, Jena central bus station station and arriving at Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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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 hl.n. via Bad Kösen, Leipzig Hbf and Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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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 5h and costs 16€ - 27€.

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The bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc takes 5h including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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Jena to Prague train services, operated by Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH, depart from Bad Kösen station.

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The best way to get from Jena to Prague is to bus which takes 5h and costs 16€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 6h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Jena to Prague.
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  • Distance: 138.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Jena to Prague 5 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 5h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jena to Prague via Bad Kösen, Leipzig Hbf, and Dresden Hbf in around 6h 52m.

Train operators
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Bad Kösen to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$17 - $40
First
$30 - $65
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Jena, Jena central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Jena to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jena to Prague is 315 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Jena to Prague.

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