|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 48 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$20|
|Trains depart from:||Rome|
|Trains arrive in:||Siena|
|Train Companies:||Intercity, Regionale, Regionale Veloce|
Trains in Italy are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Whether you are taking the train to watch the Palio or just to explore Siena, travelling from Rome is easy. However, anyone making the journey by train will have to make a change along the way. The best route is to catch a Trenitalia express to Florence, and then to catch a service to Siena. In total, the journey takes about 3 hours. The earliest train departs Roma Termini at 6:20 a.m., while the last train of the day leaves at 8:05 p.m. There should be no difference between weekend and weekday frequencies.
Return trains from Siena to Rome are also available.
All trains to Siena from Rome depart from Roma Termini. Getting to Termini is simple. If you are coming from central areas, just catch Metro lines A or B, which both stop at Termini. Local train services connect Termini to outlying northern and southern suburbs, while there is also a quick rail connection to Rome Fiumicino Airport for those arriving by plane. Remember that Rome's Metro opens at 5:30 a.m. and tends to close at 11:30 p.m. - so for very early trains a taxi might be necessary.
Siena is a beautiful city that has retained huge amounts of medieval Renaissance architecture, which makes it a magical place to walk around. But it comes to life in August when it hosts the Palio - a frantic inner-city horse race and festival that takes over the town. It's one of Italy, and Europe's greatest spectacles and there is nothing like it anywhere else. The station is around 2km from the historic centre, so catching a bus is a good idea. Look out for buses 3, 8, 10, 17 or 77 and expect the journey to take approximately 20 minutes.