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Trip Summary

There are 29 daily trains from Vienna to Jena. Traveling by train from Vienna to Jena usually takes around 7 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 6 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance285 mi (459 km)
Fastest train6h 33m
Lowest price$86.21
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Vienna to Jena?

There are 3 train lines with service from Vienna, to Jena, Free State of Thuringia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity28h 8m$45.03
Deutsche Bahn207h 29m$89.05
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company77h 43m$89.85

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Vienna and Jena is approximately 285 miles, or 459 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 33 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vienna to Jena are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 Vienna at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Vienna to Jena?

There are 29 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Vienna to Jena. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jena to Vienna. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Jena for $58.86.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Train Station

  • Aspern Nord

Where is the train station in Jena?

Arrival stations

Jena receives travelers from Vienna at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Jena:

  • Jena West

  • Central Bus Station

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