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There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Jena by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Bamberg Ice
  2. Take the train from Bamberg to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Jena West ZUG

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Rideshare  •  4 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Jena 232.9 miles

$18 - $29

4 alternative options

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Jena Paradies Re / ...

$95 - $138

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Jena, Jena central bus station 029

$25 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Jena 232.4 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Leipzig (LEJ) MUC - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle to Jena Paradies ZUG

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Jena is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Jena is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Jena, Jena central bus station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Jena. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Jena West ZUG via Bamberg and Erfurt Hbf ZUG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Munich and Jena is 310 km. The road distance is 371.9 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Jena without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Munich to Jena, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Jena train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Jena is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Jena.
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  • Distance: 194 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Jena via Bamberg and Erfurt Hbf ZUG in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Jena 6 times a week. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Jena West ZUG
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
erfurter-bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Jena Paradies ZUG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Jena
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Munich to Jena train services, operated by Erfurter Bahn, arrive at Jena West ZUG station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Jena is 372 km. It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to drive from Munich to Jena.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 222+ hotels available in Jena. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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