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

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Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from München Hauptbahnhof to Jena Paradies Ice 1512 / ...

$80 - $120

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Rideshare  •  4 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Jena 232.9 miles

$18 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus via Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station to Jena, Jena central bus station 229

$21 - $36

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

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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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Jena Paradies. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 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 3 h 50 min and costs 70€ - 100€.

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The train from München Hauptbahnhof to Jena Paradies takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Jena.
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  • Distance: 194 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Jena every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Jena via Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station in around 5 h 40 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hauptbahnhof to Jena Paradies
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station to Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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