How to travel from Florence to Siena

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from Florence to Siena

You can get from Florence to Siena by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Florence to Siena on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:55PMFlorence1h00 08:55PMSiena, Stazione FS
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07:55PMFlorence1h00 08:55PMSiena, Stazione FS
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09:25AMFlorence1h00 10:25AMSiena, Stazione FS
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06:10PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h28 07:38PMSiena
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08:10AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella1h28 09:38AMSiena
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Travel Information from Florence to Siena

distanceDistance31 miles (50 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€10) • 1 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $15 (€14) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 31 miles (50 km) to Siena from Florence. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Florence to Siena.

How to Travel from Florence to Siena

Florence and Siena are located just 75 kilometers apart so traveling in Italy between the two cities by plane is not a viable option. Both bus and train routes are frequent and direct, each taking just under 1½ hours.

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What is the best way to travel from Florence to Siena?

Cheapest way to travel from Florence to Siena


Taking a rideshare is the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Siena. Ridesharing services that travel from Florence to Venice like BlaBlaCar usually arrive in Siena in under an hour and a half. As a ridesharing service, BlaBlaCar travels at different times every day; however, there are usually multiple trips from Florence to Siena every day. Traveling from Flroence to Siena with BlaBlaCar is not significantly cheaper than taking the train, but it does provide a good opportunity to interact with some local travelers.

Fastest way to travel from Florence to Siena


Taking a rideshare with BlaBlaCar is the fastest way to travel from Florence to Siena. Usually ridehares are approximately 10 minutes faster than taking the train; however, trains depart far more frequently throughout the day. Both trains and BlaBlaCar rideshares take just under an hour and a half to arrive in Siena. Since both Florence and Siena's train stations are located in their respective city centers they may be more convienient than arriving at a variable location with a rideshare.

Most popular way to travel from Florence to Siena


Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Florence to Siena. Trains traveling from Florence to Siena depart from Florence's Santa Maria Novella and take approximately 1½ hours to arrive at Siena's train station. Approximately 30 trains travel from Florence to Siena per day, with the first train departing Florence at 5:35 a.m. All trains are operated by Trenitalia.

How to get from Florence to Siena

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Florence to Siena, 95,43% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Florence to Siena and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Siena

Travel Tips: Travel to Siena easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Siena.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Florence and Siena. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Siena from Florence is by taking a train with an average price of $10 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Siena:

Taking a train is about $4 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€14) for this journey.

The fastest way from Florence to Siena is by bus with an average journey time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Siena that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 27 min.

You should expect to travel around 31 miles (50 km) between Florence and Siena.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Siena is:

  • Around 26 buses per day.
  • 24 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Siena from Florence as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Florence to Siena:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Florence to Siena depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 to Siena, Stazione FS.
  • Most travelers board their train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Siena.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Siena:

  • You can take a bus from Florence to Siena with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $15 (€14) with Flixbus from Florence to Siena.
  • You can go to Siena from Florence by train with Regionale. You'll see cheap train tickets for $10 (€10) with Regionale from Florence to Siena on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Siena with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 26 direct buses a day to Siena with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, BlaBlaCar or Itabus.
  • You can find 13 direct trains per day to take to Siena with Regionale.

Direct services to Siena tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Florence to Siena? Many Omio customers who go from Florence to Siena usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Pisa or Milan. If you're looking to explore Rome, Pisa or Milan from Siena, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Florence to Siena, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $15 (€14) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $10 (€10) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Florence to Siena tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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