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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from London to Jena. Traveling by train from London to Jena usually takes around 16 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 13 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance508 mi (818 km)
Fastest train13h 0m
Lowest price$390.56
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from London to Jena?

2 train services operate from London to Jena. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn213h 21m$390.56
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company218h 6m$421.94
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from London to Jena start from $391, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Jena. Deutsche Bahn in London leaves from London St. Pancras International . And in Jena trains arrive at Jena Saalbf and one other train station.

    From London to Jena train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 13 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Jena faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 13 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Jena.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from London to Jena start from $422, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Jena. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in London leaves from London St. Pancras International . And in Jena trains arrive at Jena Saalbf and one other train station.

    From London to Jena train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 18 hours and 6 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 13 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Jena.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 London to Jena?

The distance between London and Jena is approximately 508 miles, or 818 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 19 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from London to Jena on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 5:00pm 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 London to Jena?

There are 4 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 London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Jena

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

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Main departure station: London St. Pancras International

A treasure of British architecture, London St Pancras International first opened in 1868. After a major refit in 2007, its main concourse became home to Eurostar trains to Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Domestic services are available from Thameslink, Southeastern and East Midlands Railway franchises connecting St Pancras to England's southeast and destinations as far north as Sheffield. The concourse contains some of London's most beloved stores alongside plenty of dining options and seating. It is linked directly with the London Underground—don't forget to "mind the gap!" London's iconic red buses stop at Euston Road and Midland Road, also an arrival and departure point for National Express long-distance coach services.

All train stations in London:

  • London St. Pancras International

Where is the train station in Jena?

Main arrival station: Jena Saalbf

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

All train stations in Jena:

  • Jena Saalbf

  • Jena-Zwätzen

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