Flights & getting there
Jena is just north of the A4 from Dresden to Frankfurt, and west of the A9 from Berlin to Munich. The B7 links it with nearby Weimar, while the B88 goes south to Rudolstadt and Saalfeld.
Direct trains depart from Jena-West to Weimar (€5.80, 15 minutes) and Erfurt (€10, 30 minutes); change at either station for Eisenach, and at Erfurt for Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich. There's also a direct service to Saalfeld (€12, 40 minutes).