About us

The Jenaer Nahverkehr 

We operate the local public transport system in the city of Jena. Our approximately 400 employees transport up to 62,000 passengers daily to their destinations in an environmentally friendly manner. In addition, we operate the local public transport system in the Saale-Holzland-Kreis via our subsidiary JES. We are a committed partner in the Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen. 


regional bus

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Brief profile JNV and JES 

Comfortable and climate-conscious transportation – that is our credo. For this purpose, we offer you a well-connected public transport network consisting of 51 bus lines in Jena and the Saale-Holzland-Kreis as well as 5 tram lines in Jena.

Under the motto "One Tariff, one ticket, one network", we are a committed partner in the transport association Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen and offer you a joint ticket for bus, train and tram between Gera and Gotha, Jena and Saalfeld. 

As a partner in the network „Elektromobilität Jena 2030“, we are helping to shape the electromobile future of our region. Our fleet is changing: The diesel bus is being replaced by the electric bus, the gasoline car by the e-car, and the fuel pump will provide solar power instead of gasoline in the future.


Steffen Gundermann and Andreas Möller

Managers Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH / JES Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH

Facts and figures

Lines and routes

  Trams Bus JNV Bus JES
Number of lines 5 13 38
Track length 55 km    
Line length 47,5 km 118 km 1.185 km
Average distance between stops 485 m 691 m 2.200 m
Number of stops  48x  102x 437x
- of which are low floor 42x  54x   


Vehicle fleet and facilities

Passenger vehicle
33 GT6M-ZR from Adtranz/Bombardier
5 Tramino Jena from Solaris


Special-purpose vehicle
1 traditional vehicle
1 Partybahn Typ GT6W
1 bidirectional locomotive type Gotha T 57
1 bidirectional locomotive type Reko BZ 70/1
1 bidirectional locomotive type Gotha B 57
1 maintenance vehicle type T 57
1 Tatra-KT4D-vehicle
1 snowplough, railbound

26 Standard buses, of which 17 are MAN A21, 8 are Solaris Urbino 12, 1 is Mercedes Benz Citaro
18 articulated buses, of which 6 are MAN A23, 10 are Solaris Urbino 18
3 E-Buses, Mercedes Benz eCitaro
2 Midibuses, Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Regional buses
16 high-floor vehicles, of which 1 is a Scania, 15 are Mercedes   
64 low-floor vehicles, of which 56 are Mercedes Benz, 8 are Scania 

1 Midibus, Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Special-purpose vehicles
1 Unimog U20 vehicle for winter road maintenance with Silo-road grit machine and sweeper
1 Unimog U400 vehicle for towing and winter road maintenance with Silo-road grit machine and sweeper
1 Unimog (cherry picker)
1 Mercedes Hilton (overhead wiring maintenance vehicle)
1 vehicle for accident assistance, Mercedes Benz Vito
1 MAN-vehicle for breakdown service

You want to know more about us?

Wir suchen Busfahrer bei der JES (m/w/d)

We are looking for you!

We are looking for lateral entrants for the occupation of bus and tram driver (m/f/d). In the video, you can find out what is important in this job.


Our commitment to the future of mobility


More than 120 years of transportation history


It all began in 1901 with a tram line from the Dornburger Strasse to the Kahlaische Strasse: Take a look at the chronicle of the Jenaer Nahverkehr and discover what we have achieved in and for Jena since then.


Click here for the chronicle