How to travel from Cologne to Jena

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Travel Information between Cologne and Jena

distanceDistance202 miles (325 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $74
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€30) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $43 (€40) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 202 miles (325 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cologne to Jena. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Jena.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Jena

Travel Tips: Travel to Jena easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Jena.

There are 4 ways to travel to Jena from Cologne including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Jena from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $32 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Jena:

A bus is $11 (€10) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Jena costing on average $43 (€40).

Taking a bus is usually $42 (€39) less than taking a train to Jena, which costs on average $74 (€69) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Jena is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Jena by bus can take on average 6 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 27 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 202 miles (325 km) between Cologne and Jena.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Jena is:

  • 15 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Jena as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Jena:

  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Jena at Jena.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Jena at Jena-Göschwitz.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Jena, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Jena by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Jena for $32 (€30).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Jena by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Jena tickets on Omio for $74 (€69).
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Jena? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Jena usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Leipzig. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Leipzig from Jena, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Cologne to Jena, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $32 (€30) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $43 (€40) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $74 (€69) one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Jena tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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