A map of Jena (with the accomodations, see accomodation) and
A map of Jena (with the museums of the museumtour, see museumtour)

Travel to Jena

 

By Air

 

You can book connecting flights from Frankfurt and Munich or other European destinations to Leipzig. From the airport a local shuttle service to Leipzig Central Station is available. It takes approx. 30 minutes to travel to the main train station with this shuttle.

International airports are in Frankfurt, Berlin or Munich. All of these airports run a shuttle service or a S-Bahn (underground - not in Berlin) to the main train station where you can then be connected to Germany’s efficient train service for your further travel to Jena.

 

Flying into Frankfurt: How to get to Jena?

 

How to get from the airport to Frankfurt Central Station?

If your flight arrives at Terminal 2, concourses D or E (true for most US airlines), take the 'Sky Line' shuttle to Terminal 1, concourse B (first stop), to get to the railway station. Note that in the airport, there are separate railway stations for long-distance and local trains. You need to go to the local train station below Terminal 1. The 'S-Bahn' to Frankfurt Central Station departs from track 1. Buy your ticket to Jena from the 'DB Reisecenter', one level above the station. Frankfurt Central Station is the 3rd stop from the airport (travelling time: 12 minutes).

 

Flying into Leipzig: How to get to Jena?

 

How to get from the airport to Leipzig Central Station?

There is a shuttle bus available. The bus departs from outside the terminal building. Make sure that you catch the shuttle bus to Leipzig rather than the one to Halle! Departures every 30 minutes, travel time 30 minutes. Allow at least one hour between arrival of your flight at Leipzig Airport and departure of your train from Leipzig Central Station. All of the airports are of course well covered by car rental companies.

 

By Train

 

Looking up train connections is possible at the online Travel Service page of the Deutsche Bahn.

 

Leipzig - Jena

How to get from Leipzig to Jena by train:

(This is mainly for people flying in to Leipzig Airport and coming here from the air travel subsite discussed above).

 

There are basically two types of connections between the two cities throughout the day, one direct (to 'Jena Paradies' station and one involving a change of trains in Weimar (to 'Jena West' station). Both stations are within walking distance from Hotel Esplanade and the conference venue (main university building).

 

 

 

(a) direct ICE trains between Leipzig Central and Jena Paradies:

departure

8:09 am

10:10 am

12:10 pm

2:10 pm

4:10 pm

6:10 pm

8:10 pm

arrival

9:13 am

11:13 am

1:13 pm

3:13 pm

5:13 pm

7:13 pm

9:13 pm

These trains normally depart from track 11 in Leipzig Central Station. The final destination of the trains is Munich (via Nuremberg). Note that ICE trains tend to be quite full, extremely so on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Seat reservation is highly recommended; you can do this through the internet Travel Service page of the Deutsche Bahn.

 

(b) ICE train to Weimar, change to a local train to Jena West:

departure from Leipzig

7:20 am

8:20 am

10:22 am

1:20 pm

3:20 pm

6:22 pm

7:20 pm

arrival at Weimar

8:12 am

9:12 pm

11:14 am

2:12 pm

4:12 pm

7:14 pm

8:14 pm

departure from Weimar

8:31 am

9:31 am

11:31 am

2:13 pm

4:31 pm

7:48 pm

8:31 pm

arrival at Jena West

8:51 am

9:51 am

11:51 am

2:51 pm

4:51 pm

8:02 pm

8:51 pm

These ICE trains normally depart from track 10 in Leipzig Central Station. The connecting local train to Jena (final destination typically Zwickau, Gera, or Glauchau) departs from track 2 in Weimar. As in option (a) above, the ICE trains tend to be full, especially on Fridays and Sundays. Make your seat reservation through http://bahn.hafas.de/bin/query.exe/en.

 

(c) There are a few connections at less convenient times, in the early morning and late evening hours; for these please see Travel Service page of the Deutsche Bahn.

 

Frankfurt – Jena

 

How to get from Frankfurt to Jena by train:

If you arrive in Frankfurt, it will be most convenient to take a train from Frankfurt to Weimar. There are only ICE and Interrregio trains between Frankfurt and Weimar. To catch them, you first have to take the local 'S-Bahn' from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Central Station (travel time approx. 11 minutes). The railway station in Frankfurt Airport is beneath Terminal 1. If your flight arrives at Terminal 2, you will have to use the Sky Line Shuttle to get to Terminal 1 first.

 

Munich – Jena

 

How to get from Munich to Jena by train:

(This is mainly for people flying in to Munich Airport and coming here from the air travel subsite discussed above).

For further information on Munich Airport please see use the website of the Munich Airport International.

The Airport Rapid Transit Train S1 shuttles from Airport via Neufahrn, Moosach, Laim, München-Hauptbahnhof (main station), Marienplatz to Ostbahnhof.

German Railway connections are possible at Ostbahnhof and Hauptbahnhof (main station).

 

S1 Ostbahnhof - Munich Airport
Daily at 3:39 am, 4:19 am and 4:59 am,then every 20 minutes until 11:19 pm.

 

S1 Munich Airport - Ostbahnhof
Mon - Fri. at 4:35 am. Sat - Sun. at 5:35 am. Then daily from 5:55 am until 00:15 am every 20 minutes at the terminal.
Stops: Airport visitors park, Feldmoching, Moosach, Laim, Hauptbahnhof (main station), Marienplatz, Ostbahnhof and other

 

Travelling time:
Hauptbahnhof - Munich Airport 40 minutes.
Marienplatz - Munich Airport 43 minutes.
Ostbahnhof - Munich Airport 49 minutes.

Fares: One-way ticket 8 €, Strip ticket 7,20 €, Day-rate ticket, Adults 9 € (prices for adults).

 

The Airport Rapid Transit Train S8 shuttles from the Munich Airport via Ismaning, Ostbahnhof, Marienplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus, Hauptbahnhof (main station) and Pasing on to Nannhofen. German Railway connections are possible at Ostbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof (main station) and in Pasing.

 

S8 Pasing - Munich Airport
Daily from 3:06 am until 12:23 am, every 20, minutes at Pasing, Saturday and Sunday additional trip at 2:26 am.

 

S8 Munich Airport - Pasing
Daily from 4:05 am until 1:05 am, every 20 minutes at the terminal.Saturday and Sunday additional night-trip at 1:36 am.
Additional trips on flight-delays on the S8!
Stops: Visitors park, Ismaning, Ostbahnhof, Isartor, Marienplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus, Hauptbahnhof (main station), Pasing and other.

 

Travelling time:
Visitors park - Munich Airport, 2 minutes.
Ismaning - Munich Airport, 14 minutes.
Ostbahnhof - Munich Airport, 30 minutes.
Marienplatz - Munich Airport, 35 minutes.
Hauptbahnhof - Munich Airport, 38 minutes.
Pasing - Munich Airport, 47 minutes.

Fares: One-way ticket 8 €, Strip ticket 7,20 €, Day-rate ticket 9 € (prices for adults).

Note that ICE trains tend to be quite full, extremely so on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Seat reservation is highly recommended; you can do this through the internet Travel Service page of the Deutsche Bahn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The train connections between Munich and Jena are scheduled as followed:

departure from Munich

6:37 am

8:48 am*

10:48 am*

12:48 pm

2:48 pm

4:37 pm*

arrival at Jena Paradies

10:42 am

12:42 pm

2:42 pm

4:42 pm

6:42 pm

8:42 pm

 

Berlin - Jena

How to get from Berlin to Jena by train:

For further information please contact the Travel Service page of the Deutsche Bahn.

 

Travel in Jena

 

Travelling in Jena is made easy by the good tram/street-trolley system that is in the city.

All of the hotels are within easy walking distance of the venue.

 

How to get from Jena West station to your hotel?

Most downtown hotels are within walking distance from the station. However, if you are tired and/or have heavy luggage, take a taxi. Also, if you walk 70 meters from the station towards the main street, you can use any bus going downhill. Buy your ticket from the ticket dispensing machine in the bus (coins required). The first stop is 'City Center'. Occasionally, bus # 15 departs from right in front of the railway station. The second stop is 'City Center'.

If you decide to walk to your hotel, follow these directions:

 

Hotel Esplanade: go to main street, walk downhill to the first traffic light (100 m), turn left, walk beyond the next traffic light (150 m) and find the hotel on your right. Total distance from the Jena West railway station: approx. 300 meters.

Ibis Hotel: go to main street, walk downhill and cross the first traffic light (100 m), walk straight ahead and follow the 90 degrees curve to the second traffic light (70 m), turn right and again left at 'Gasthaus Roter Hirsch', find the hotel to the left. Total distance from the Jena West railway station: approx. 350 meters.

Hotel Schwarzer Bär: go to main street, walk downhill and cross the first traffic light (100 m), walk straight ahead and follow the 90 degrees curve to the second traffic light (70 m), turn right and again left at 'Gasthaus Roter Hirsch', then walk straight ahead throug the city center (direction main building of the university). The hotel is situated on the opposite of the the main building. Total distance from the Jena West railway station: approx. 750 meters.

 

How to get from Jena Paradies station to your hotel?

Leave the platform at the rear end. Most downtown hotels are within walking distance from the station. However, if you are tired and/or have heavy luggage, take a taxi.

If you decide to walk to your hotel, follow these directions:

Hotel Esplanade: Cross the street, walk uphill in the small Erbertstrasse until you reach a major street (100 m), turn right, cross two traffic lights and find the hotel on your right after another 200 m. Total distance from the Jena Paradies railway station: approx. 400 meters.

Ibis Hotel: Cross the street, enter Neugasse (this is where the taxi stand is), walk along Neugasse (200 m) and find the hotel beyond the historical 'Gasthaus Roter Hirsch'. Total distance from the Jena Paradies railway station: approx. 250 meters.

Hotel Schwarzer Bär: Cross the street, enter Neugasse (this is where the taxi stand is), walk along Neugasse (200 m), then walk straight ahead throug the city center (direction main building of the university). The hotel is situated on the opposite of the main building. Total distance from the Jena West railway station: approx. 550 meters.

Hotel Am Stadion: Please use the public transport: take the tramp line 4 or 5 and leave at stop "Sportforum": approx. 15 minutes.

Hotel Steigenberger MAXX: Please use the public transport: take the tramp line 4 and leave at last stop, then walk 2 minutes: approx. 20 minutes.