How to get from Jena to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Jena to Cologne is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||202 miles (325 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$45 - $161|
|Fastest mode||Train • $49 (€43) • 4 h 21 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus, flight or train to travel 202 miles (325 km) between Jena and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Jena to Cologne.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $40 (€36). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Cologne from Jena. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
There are 3 travel options from Jena to Cologne: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Jena is by taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€39).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Jena to Cologne:
A bus is $116 (€101) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Jena to Cologne costing on average $161 (€140).
A bus is $5 (€4) less than a train with an average ticket price of $49 (€43) from Jena to Cologne.
Cologne is approximately 202 miles (325 km) away from Jena.
The average frequency per day from Jena to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Jena to Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Jena to Cologne:
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