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

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Bus via Dresden  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc N260 / ...

568 Kč - 688 Kč

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Bus  •  5h

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

480 Kč - 600 Kč

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 27m

  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 bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 060 / ...

1 173 Kč - 3 562 Kč

Train  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Jena West to Gera Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Gera Hbf to Hof Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hof to Cheb
  4. Take the train from Cheb to Praha-Smichov Ic / ...

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Jena to Prague 314.6 km

1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Jena to Prague is to bus which costs 17€ - 22€ 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 every four hours, and operate every day. 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 West and arriving at Praha-Smichov via Gera Hbf, Hof and Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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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 via Dresden which takes 4h 10m and costs 20€ - 26€.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Jena to Prague, including transfers.

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

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

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

You can take a bus from Jena to Prague via Dresden, Dresden central station in around 4h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jena to Prague via Gera Hbf, Hof, and Cheb in around 8h 40m.

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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
410 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Jena West to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
210 Kč - 310 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Jena West to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 400 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
430 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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
650 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Jena West to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Train from Gera Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Oberpfalzbahn
Phone
089 / 548 88 97-25
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Hof to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
laenderbahn.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Praha-Smichov
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
250 Kč - 410 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
250 Kč - 300 Kč
Business
340 Kč - 410 Kč
1st Class
350 Kč - 410 Kč
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, Jena central bus station to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 Kč - 370 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
260 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Jena, Jena central bus station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
480 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Jena to Prague is to bus via Dresden which takes 4h 10m and costs 20€ - 26€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8h 40m.

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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 Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Praha-Smichov 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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Book your Jena to Prague bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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