Getting to Jena

Nothing could be simpler! After all, Jena is in the centre of Germany, giving it very good infrastructural connections in all directions. Whether you come by air, rail or car, you can conveniently take short trips, for example to Berlin (about 270 km away), Dresden (about 170 km) and Leipzig.

Transport links

The north-south and east-west thoroughfares of the A9 Rostock-Munich and A4 Dresden-Eisenach-Frankfurt am Main motorways meet near Jena. Jena itself has three city connections to the A4 Dresden-Eisenach-Frankfurt am Main via the Jena-Zentrum and Jena-Göschwitz junctions. The A9 Berlin-Nuremberg can be accessed via the nearby Hermsdorfer Kreuz junction.


Air transport

The closest airport is near Erfurt, the state capital of Thuringia, just 70 km away from Jena. The connection via the A4 means it takes 45 minutes to get there by car. It is only another 5 km to the Leipzig-Altenburg airport, and the Leipzig-Halle airport can also be reached in just an hour by car via the A9.

(Foto: Martin Heinrich)


The rail network connects Jena to all European capitals and major cities. The intercity from Munich to Berlin and the interregional Chemnitz-Kassel-Dortmund-Aachen train stop in Jena.

-ICE (intercity express) connection, Hamburg-Berlin-Munich: Jena-Paradies
-Dresden-Erfurt-Frankfurt regional transport: West-Bahnhof


↑ top

Corresponding Links
Location and surroundings
Facts and figures
Further Information
Deutsche Bahn (German rail)
Jenah (public local transport)
Jena Tourist-Information
Markt 16
07743 Jena

tel.: +49 (0) 3641 49-8050
fax.: +49 (0) 3641 49-8055

Opening times:
Mon - Fri 9 am to 7 pm
Sat 9 am to 6 pm
Sun 10 am to 3 pm