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Trip Summary

There are 35 daily trains from Berlin to Jena. Traveling by train from Berlin to Jena usually takes around 2 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Fastest train2h 15m
Lowest price$44.18
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Berlin to Jena?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Jena, Free State of Thuringia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 30 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity13h 44m$54.87
DB Intercity-Express32h 33m$71.46
Deutsche Bahn303h 0m$82.93
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company62h 49m$104.71

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Jena during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Jena?

The distance between Berlin and Jena is approximately 135 miles, or 217 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Berlin to Jena are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Jena?

There are 35 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Jena. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jena to Berlin. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Jena for $37.15.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Rigaer Straße

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Bellevue

  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Jena?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Jena than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Jena:

Train stations in Jena:

  • Jena West

  • Dornburg (Saale)

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