How to get from Cologne to Jena

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Travel Information between Cologne and Jena

distanceDistance202 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £60
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £35 • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 202 miles by coach, 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Jena.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne 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 Cologne to Jena.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Jena. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Jena:

A coach journey is usually £9 less than a journey to Jena by plane, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

A coach is about £34 less than a train, which costs on average £60 for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Jena from Cologne 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 coach can take on average 6 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 27 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 202 miles from Cologne to Jena.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Jena is:

  • 13 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Jena.
  • Trains from Cologne to Jena most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Jena-Göschwitz.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Jena:

  • You can travel to Jena from Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £26 with Flixbus from Cologne to Jena.
  • You can travel by train from Cologne to Jena with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Jena tickets for £60 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Jena from Cologne with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus.
  • You can book a direct train with.

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

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £26 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £35 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £60 one way on average for this route.

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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