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Jena-Leipzig Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 95 daily trains from Jena to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Jena to Leipzig usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 17 minutes.

Distance44 mi (71 km)
Fastest train1h 17m
Lowest price£13.72
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Jena to Leipzig?

There are 3 train lines with service from Jena, Free State of Thuringia to Leipzig, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 84 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity11h 44m£17.67
Deutsche Bahn841h 56m£18.60
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company103h 19m£20.15

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Jena to Leipzig 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 Jena to Leipzig?

The distance between Jena and Leipzig is approximately 44 miles, or 71 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 17 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Jena to Leipzig are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Jena at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Jena to Leipzig?

There are 95 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Leipzig to Jena. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Jena to Leipzig for £4.02.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Jena?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Jena where you can board the train to Leipzig.

Train stations in Jena:

  • Jena West

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Leipzig than most cities. Most trains from Jena will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Leipzig:

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Engelsdorf

  • Leipzig-Holzhausen

  • Leipzig Karlsruher Str

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