How to travel from Dresden to Jena

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from Dresden to Jena

You can get from Dresden to Jena by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Dresden to Jena on Mar 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:06PMDresden Central Station3h31 09:37PMJena West station
2 transfers
09:10PMDresden Central Station4h04 01:14AMJena Paradies
5 transfers
Other options
06:02PMDresden Central Station3h35 09:37PMJena West station
1 transfer
06:06PMDresden Central Station3h34 09:40PMJena Paradies
1 transfer
04:06PMDresden Central Station3h34 07:40PMJena Paradies
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Dresden and Jena

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 93 miles (150 km) by bus or train between Dresden and Jena. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Dresden to Jena.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dresden 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 Dresden to Jena.

There are 2 ways to get from Dresden to Jena: bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Dresden and Jena is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Jena:

Taking a bus is about $11 (€10) less than taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€24) for this trip.

The fastest way from Dresden to Jena is by bus with an average journey time of 2 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Jena that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 30 min   of travel time.

The Dresden to Jena distance is around 93 miles (150 km).

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Jena is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Dresden to Jena as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Dresden at Dresden, Flughafen Station and arrive in Jena at Jena.
  • Trains mostly depart from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Jena-Göschwitz.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Jena. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Dresden to Jena tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Jena. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Dresden to Jena tickets on Omio for $27 (€24).

Yes, there are direct services available from Dresden to Jena with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 3 direct buses per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Jena as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Dresden and Jena.

Many of our customers traveling from Dresden to Jena don't make Jena their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Jena are Berlin, Leipzig or Frankfurt am Main, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Jena to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Dresden to Jena, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $16 (€14) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $27 (€24) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dresden to Jena online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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