How to get from Rome to Siena by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Rome to Siena is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||114 miles (184 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$17 - $22|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $17 (€15) • 2 h 45 min|
|Popular travel companies||Marino Autolinee or Regionale|
Travel 114 miles (184 km) by bus or train to Siena from Rome. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Marino Autolinee or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rome to Siena.
If you want to witness the spectacular Palio horse race or just see the beautiful Renaissance heart of Siena, traveling in Italy from Rome is easy and won't take over 4 hours in most cases. Anyone traveling from Rome to Siena has a choice of buses and trains, but both forms of transport vary slightly - so find a bus or train with a schedule that meets your needs. There are also car pooling services such as Bla Bla Car, which may be the fastest way to reach Siena.
Return trips from Siena to Rome are also available.
Buses from Rome to Siena are a great option for traveling between these two cities, with a wide range of bus departures every day. Services are provided by a number of companies, including Baltour, Flixbus, Megabus and Simet, and the journey will take between 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes. The earliest bus of the day leaves Tiburtina Bus Station at 5:45 a.m., and there are then regular departures until a 1:40 a.m. service, which gets you into Siena at 5:10 a.m. - leaving the whole day free to see the city.
Trains from Rome to Siena offered by Trenitalia are a comfortable way to get travel between these two cities. Traveling by rail can take just over 3 hours, but some journeys last for almost 5 hours - so make sure you board the best service for your schedule. All train routes from Rome to Siena require a change, usually in Grosseto or Chiusi - which adds to the journey time and makes traveling by rail comparable with bus travel. All trains depart from Termini station, which is easily accessible by both of Rome's Metro lines.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $5 (€4). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Italo is an Italian high-speed train service operated by NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori). It operates on the Italian high-speed rail network, connecting major cities such as Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Bologna, Naples, and Salerno. Italo trains are modern and comfortable. Italo offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Comfort, and Prima, with each offering different levels of onboard facilities. Standard tickets offer basic seating, while Comfort tickets offer more comfortable seating and access to the onboard bar. Prima tickets offer the most luxurious experience, with access to the onboard lounge and complimentary snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Italo are Rome to Milan, Rome to Florence, and Milan to Turin.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
You can get between Rome and Siena 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Rome to Siena is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Siena:
Taking a bus costs $4 (€4) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $22 (€19).
The fastest way from Rome to Siena is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.
There are alternative travel options to Siena that take longer:
Bus takes on average 2 h 45 min.
Getting to Siena by train takes 4 h 32 min on average.
Siena is approximately 114 miles (184 km) away from Rome.
The average frequency per day from Rome to Siena is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Siena from Rome as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rome to Siena:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Rome to Siena with the following travel companies:
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 route.