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Public Transport in Siena

Arriving to Siena

Train

The Siena train station is conveniently accessible, located just 1.5 miles from the center of the city. To get to Florence, the journey takes about an hour and a half. If you want to get to Rome, you’ll need to change trains at Chiusi, and for Pisa, you’ll need to transfer at Empoli.

You can purchase your tickets online, or you can use the electronic ticket machines at some of the larger cities, such as Milan, Florence or Rome.

Bus

One of the best ways to travel throughout Tuscany is by bus, especially if you’re headed to Rome or Florence. Plus, the SITA bus station is near the train station, making transfers simple. The buses run frequently, and they even drop off right in the city center. There’s also an express bus that will get you to your destination even faster.

Plane

If you’re arriving from the Pisa airport to Siena, you can use Siena's local Tra-In bus service. You can even use this network to get around the city and nearby communities. However, if you plan on using public transportation, note that it’s a bit simpler and faster to get into Siena from Florence, rather than Pisa.

Car

f you’re driving into Siena, it is a two-hour drive from Rome, and it will only take 45 minutes from Florence. Automobile traffic is limited within the city walls, so be sure to plan ahead regarding parking. Most of the parking areas are metered.

Moving around Siena

The great thing about Siena is that, if you live within the city walls, you can walk just about anywhere in under 30 minutes. This can provide you with plenty of exercises, as well as the opportunity to see a lot of the city.

If you do decide to take the bus, you can purchase tickets from many of the local shops at under a euro, which is a great, inexpensive option if it’s raining or if you’re in a hurry. Be sure to get your ticket stamped when you get on the bus, or you may have to pay a fine.


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