Getting to Siena
From: Siena, Italy
Arriving by bus or train
If you're coming from Florence--as many visitors are--the SITA bus is your best public-transportation option. Trains also connect the two cities, but Siena's railroad station is outside of town, and it's a long uphill walk or an expensive taxi ride to the city center. (Minibuses run several times an hour, but they're often crowded and aren't practical for travelers with luggage.)
Buses leave the SITA bus station in Florence (near the main railroad station) and arrive at Siena's Piazza Antonio Gramsci, which is one short block from the town's main pedestrian thoroughfare.
For bus timetables and information on service to Siena from other areas of Italy, use these links:
Ferrovie dello Stato
Arriving by car
By car, you can take the autostrada from Florence or head west from the Val di Chiana exit of the motorway from Rome. (Hotels often subsidize parking for guests, so ask about free parking or discounts when you book your room.)
The following links may be helpful:
Travel Planner: Driving europeforvisitors.com
Driving in Italy
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