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14 trains operate daily from Vienna to Jena. The train trip from Vienna to Jena is usually about 9 hours and 2 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can get you there in as little as 6 hours and 35 minutes.
|285 mi (459 km)
|Most frequent service
Which train should you take from Vienna to Jena?
There are 3 train lines with service from Vienna to Jena. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Jena start from €44, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Jena. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Aspern Nord and one other station. And in Jena trains arrive at Jena Paradies Bus Station and one other train station.
From Vienna to Jena train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 11 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Jena faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 35 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The distance between Vienna and Jena is approximately 285 miles, or 459 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 35 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Trains from Vienna to Jena 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.
The earliest train departs Vienna at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 14 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 Jena to Vienna.
Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.
For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.
Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.
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Jena is a German city famous for its rolling hills and a variety of wild orchids. One of the most iconic landmarks in the city is Stadtkirche Sankt Michael, or the Church of St. Michael. The church's magnificent Gothic architecture includes a tower that may have once seemed tall, but is now dwarfed by the neighboring JenTower skyscraper. The cylindrical JenTower has an observation deck and restaurant on the top floor where you can get the best views of Jena.
Jena has a wealth of quirky museums that are not your average art or history museums. For example, the Optical Museum exhibits a wide range of glasses, microscopes, and cameras from various points in optics history. Planetarium Jena often runs laser astronomy shows, and the Phyletic Museum hosts a small but rich collection of natural history exhibits. Of course, you can always simply stroll in the Botanischer Garten, one of the oldest botanical gardens in Germany.
The central hub of intercity bus transportation in the city is the Jena Paradies Bus Station, right in the city's center. Travel to Jena includes bus service on FlixBus, plus numerous train routes on the Deutsche Bahn network.
Where is the train station in Vienna?
Main departure station: Aspern Nord
There are two stations in Vienna where you can board the train to Jena.
All train stations in Vienna:
Where is the train station in Jena?
Main arrival station: Jena West
Jena receives travelers from Vienna at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Jena:
Jena Paradies Bus Station
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