How to get to Jena

By car

Jena has two gateways of the autobahn A4 (Frankfurt – Dresden) and the autobahn A9 (Berlin – Munich) is crossing the A4 not far from Jena.

By train

Jena has two stations:

  • Jena West for East-West-connections:
    • trains from Erfurt and further connections from Frankfurt, Munich, South of Germany
  • Jena Paradies for North-South-connections:
    • trains from Halle, Leipzig, Naumburg and further connections from Berlin, Hamburg and regional trains from Nürnberg

By plane

Berlin – ca. 260 km away, TRAIN: from Berlin main station ca. 02:30

Erfurt – ca. 50 km away, TRAIN: from Erfurt main station ca. 00:30

Frankfurt – ca. 300 km away, TRAIN: from Frankfurt/Flughafen ca. 03:15

Halle/Leipzig – ca. 100 km away, TRAIN: from Leipzig or Halle main station ca. 01:00

Munich – ca. 370 km away, TRAIN: from Munich main station ca. 03:30

Nürnberg – ca. 230 km away, TRAIN: from Nürnberg main station ca. 02:00 by ICE via Erfurt or 03:15 by regional trains

Visa regulations

Citizens of an EU country or of certain non-EU countries with special agreements do not require a visa in order to enter Germany to live and work. Please refer to the following list provided by the German Federal Foreign Office to check whether you need a visa or not:

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/visabestimmungen-node/staatenlistevisumpflicht-node

If you need a visa, please contact your nearest German embassy or consulate with your letter of invitation/working agreement. Keep in mind that it can take more than a month to obtain a visa. Thus, visa applications should be submitted well ahead of time.