Travel to Jena

Arrival by plane

LEJ Leipzig-Halle-Airport

Leipzig-Halle-Airport is 85 km north from downtown Jena and the Conference venue. Jena can be reached by car within an hour via the motorway A9 towards Munich and by train via Halle (Saale) in ca. 1.5 hours.

SXF Berlin-Schönefeld Airport or TXL Berlin-Tegel Airport

Berlin's two major airports -“Schönefeld” and “Tegel” are easily accessible by all means of transport. Leaving Schönefeld Airport by car, use motorways A113, A10 and A9 to get to Jena within 2 hours 40 minutes. Trains go to “Jena Paradies” in about 3 hours via Leipzig. From airport Berlin-Tegel, use motorways A100, A115, A10 and A9 to go to Jena within 3 hours 40 minutes. Alternatively, Buses take you from the airport to Berlin Hbf, where trains run via Leipzig to “Jena Paradies” in 3 hours.

FRA Frankfurt Airport

Germany’s busiest international airport and home of the German Airline Lufthansa, is located 300 km southwest of Jena. It takes 3 hours to go by car via the motorway A5 and A4 direction Dresden, as well as 3 hours 20 minutes by train via Erfurt to Jena West.

Arrival by train

For suitable train connections please refer to Deutsche Bahn. Jena has two train stations in the city center connecting north-south and east-west transects. The station “Jena Paradies” is served by long-distance train lines running north-south (e.g. Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremberg), and regional train lines (e.g. Leipzig, Saalfeld and Nuremberg). The train station “Jena West” is served by regional east-west connections (e.g. Göttingen, Erfurt and Weimar). Both stations are within walking distance to the venue, and also connected to the Jena public transport network.

Tram line 5 runs directly from Jena Paradies to Ernst-Abbe-Platz, whereas Bus line 15 runs directly from Jena West to Teichgraben (Stadtzentrum). Tickets for public transport are available in hotels or at vending machines directly in the vehicles.

Arrival by car

Coming from either north or south via the motorway A9 (Munich-Berlin), take the A4 towards Frankfurt/Main at the intersection “Hermsdorfer Kreuz”. Jena has its own exit “Jena-Zentrum” on the east-west running A4 (Dresden-Frankfurt/Main). After having left the motorway, follow expressway B88 towards Jena downtown. The conference venue Carl-Zeiss-Straße, located in the City center, is surrounded by multiple parking garages and parking spots.

Arrival by bus

You can choose between different providers and long distance bus lines connecting major cities in Germany (e.g. Flixbus and BlaBlaBus).