Jena in detail

Getting Around


Flat (at least in the centre) and reasonably spread out, Jena's not a bad town to explore on two wheels. Try Fahrrad Kirscht for quality rentals.


Bus 15 runs several times per hour from Jena-West to Holzmarkt, 150m south of Markt along Löbderstrasse. Single/daily bus or tram tickets cost €2/5.30.


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Jena has two train stations. Long-distance trains arrive at Jena-Paradies, a 10-minute walk south of Markt. Regional trains from Erfurt or Weimar stop at the tiny Jena-West station, a 20-minute walk from Markt. To get to Markt from Jena-West, turn left onto Westbahnhofstrasse, follow it as it bends right and becomes Schillerstrasse, then turn right onto Kollegienstrasse. Alternatively, take bus 15.


Jena has a tram network with five lines running by day, and three by night. A single trip within the central zone costs €2. All lines pass through the Paradies- and Bus-Bahnhof hub. Consult for timetables and routes.