Travelling to Jena couldn’t be simpler, because the city is located right in the heart of Germany, making it easily accessible from any direction. By car it can be conveniently reached via the A4 and A9 autobahns. The nearest airport is at Erfurt, only 70 kilometres from Jena. Train travel is also straightforward due to good connections in every direction.
A star-rated hotel, a farm stay, a simple guest room or a luxury resort? When it comes to places to stay, Jena offers great variety. There is something to suit all tastes, and just the right accommodation for every price category.
Jena is also a great destination for camping trips. There’s plenty of space for caravans, motorhomes and tents at the campsite at the foot of the Jenzig hill – a natural starting point for exploring Jena and its surroundings.
If you are visiting Jena by car there are a wide range of parking options throughout the city. For an overview of car parks please click here.
If you’d rather leave your car behind this is the place to do it. Jena boasts an extensive public transport network. With trams, buses and the dial-a-ride taxi service you are always well connected, and the whole city is easily accessible.
Of course, touring the Dornburg Palaces or going on a scenic bike ride would be enjoyable even without any company. But these activities are even more fun with friends and family or with colleagues or schoolmates. Jena offers an array of tours and experiences for groups large and small.
If you have any questions before or during your trip, then don’t hesitate to contact Jena Tourist Information on the historical market square. Our team will be happy to help and give you advice on your travel options as well as where to stay and what to do.
Top tip: the JenaCard entitles visitors to discounted admission at a number of museums, attractions and events as well as free use of public transport. Public city tours are also free with the JenaCard.