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How to Reach Siena from India

Flights to Florence are available from major international airports in India. Airlines that operate include Lufthansa, AirFrance, Swiss Air etc. From Florence one can take a bus to Siena. Alternatively one can also take a flight to Rome and travel to Siena by train.

How to reach Siena by flight

Siena does not have an airport. One has to land at Florence, Rome or Pisa and take a train from there.

How to reach Siena by road

Driving around Tuscany will give you the most flexibility with your schedule. It will also give you breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside. However, gasoline prices in Italy are very high. One must also keep in mind that headlights need to be switched on at all places except city squares. Major rental companies all have offices in cities and airports.

How to reach Siena by train

Railways are quite developed in Tuscany and remain one of the easiest and oldest ways of connecting cities. However, Siena sits atop a hill and therefore railways have a bit of a problem. Even though trains are amply provided, the station is at the foot of the hill. One has to take a local bus to go to town or walk uphill to reach the town.

How to reach Siena by bus

The most convenient way to travel between Rome and Siena or Florence and Siena is by bus. There are two kinds of buses that ply between Florence and Siena-the Rapida(faster) and the Ordinaria (ordinary). The Rapida takes less time, 1 hr 15 minutes, as it travels non-stop. The Ordinaria stops at two villages on the way and therefore takes slightly more time (1 hr 30 minutes).

Local transport in Siena

The nearest airports to Siena are in Florence, Pisa and Rome. Buses and trains connect Siena to these cities. However, travelling to Siena from Florence is especially easy. Siena is 1 hr 18 min from Florence SMN railway station by train. However, the train trip often requires a break in Impoli and therefore one might consider taking buses from Florence to reach this city. A bus ticket from Florence to Siena costs —6.50-7.00. Buses to Siena are available 2-3 times per hour from Florence.

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