How to travel from Hamburg to Jena

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from Hamburg to Jena

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

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Jena on Jul 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:20AMHamburg Hbf5h00 08:20AMJena West
1 transfer
03:57PMHamburg Hbf6h23 10:20PMJena West
2 transfers
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06:51AMHamburg Hbf6h24 01:15PMJena Paradies
3 transfers
08:57AMHamburg Hbf6h18 03:15PMJena Paradies
3 transfers
08:34PMHamburg Hbf5h39 02:13AMJena Paradies
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Hamburg and Jena

distanceDistance194 miles (313 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 4 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 194 miles (313 km) between Hamburg and Jena. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Jena.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Jena

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 Hamburg to Jena.

You can travel between Hamburg and Jena 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Hamburg and Jena is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Jena:

Taking a ferry is usually $27 (€24) less than taking a bus to Jena, which costs on average $27 (€24) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $3 (€3) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $3 (€3) for this route.

Taking a ferry is about $27 (€24) less than taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€24) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Jena from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 26 min.

Other travel options to Jena can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Jena by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

You should expect to travel around 194 miles (313 km) between Hamburg and Jena.

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Jena is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Hamburg to 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 Hamburg to Jena:

  • Buses most often depart from Hamburg at Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Jena at Jena.
  • Trains most often depart from Hamburg at Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Jena at Jena-Göschwitz.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Jena by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Hamburg to Jena tickets on Omio for $27 (€24).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Jena by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Jena for $27 (€24).

Yes, there are direct routes from Hamburg to Jena with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Jena with Brittany Ferries.
  • You can find 11 direct trains per day to Jena with.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Hamburg to Jena don't make Jena their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Jena are Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Leipzig, 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 Hamburg to Jena, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $27 (€24) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $3 (€3) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $27 (€24) one way.

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

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