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Travel from Hamburg to Jena by train in 4 hours 15 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Hamburg to Jena by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Hamburg to Jena by train is 5 hours 46 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 15 minutes. Around 33 trains per day travel the 195 miles (313 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Jena. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with ICE or DB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Hamburg to Jena in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €17.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Hamburg to Jena by train

It takes an average of 5h 46m to travel from Hamburg to Jena by train, over a distance of around 195 miles (313 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from Hamburg to Jena and tickets for this journey start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 15m
PriceFrom €17.90
Distance195 miles (313 km)
Frequency33 trains per day
First train05:27
Last train23:49
Departure stationHamburg
Arrival stationJena
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Citylines

Hamburg to Jena train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg to Jena for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:36 15:06 4h 30m, 1 change
11:04 15:44 4h 40m, 1 change
11:08 16:15 5h 7m, 4 changes
11:51 16:44 4h 53m, 2 changes
12:36 17:06 4h 30m, 1 change
13:04 17:44 4h 40m, 1 change
13:35 18:13 4h 38m, 1 change
13:51 18:44 4h 53m, 1 change
14:36 19:06 4h 30m, 1 change
14:50 19:44 4h 54m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Hamburg to Jena

You can travel from Hamburg to Jena on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Jena

The price of train tickets from Hamburg to Jena starts at €17.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hamburg to Jena by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Hamburg to Jena? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hamburg to Jena take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg and Jena is 5 hours and 46 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Hamburg and Jena by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg to Jena is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg to Jena cost?

Train ticket prices from Hamburg to Jena can start from as little as €17.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Jena?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Jena without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Hamburg to Jena each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hamburg to Jena leave?

The first train from Hamburg to Jena leaves at 05:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hamburg to Jena leave?

The last train from Hamburg to Jena leaves at 23:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Hamburg and Jena by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg to Jena cover a distance of around 195 miles (313 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Jena to Hamburg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hamburg to Jena.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg to Jena for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/29/2022 for travel on 08/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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