Siena travel guide

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You're Going to Love Siena

With a population of 42,867, Siena is a must-see destination in Tuscany, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Siena to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Siena

Siena in February
Estimated hotel price
$193
1 night at 3-star hotel
Siena in February
Estimated hotel price
$193
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Siena

Plane

Although Siena doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Florence Peretola Airport (FLR), which is located 56 km from Siena. The shortest flight to Siena from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 34h 05m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Siena, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Siena to Rome takes 1h 22m and costs around $34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Milan, expect to pay about $28 for a 1h 44m trip. The train station in Siena is called Siena, and is located 1.6 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Siena is to pick up a car hire from Rome, which is about 183 km from Siena. You’ll find branches of NOLEGGIARE and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Rome.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Siena, including FlixBus, Itabus and Appennino Shuttle. From Bologna, the bus ride to Siena takes 129 km and will cost you around $8. From Parma, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 266 km. The most popular bus station is Siena Piazza Antonio Gramsci, located 0.6 km from the city centre of Siena. Siena Lo Stellino is also a commonly used station, and is 3.2 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Siena doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Florence Peretola Airport (FLR), which is located 56 km from Siena. The shortest flight to Siena from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 34h 05m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Siena, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Siena to Rome takes 1h 22m and costs around $34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Milan, expect to pay about $28 for a 1h 44m trip. The train station in Siena is called Siena, and is located 1.6 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Siena is to pick up a car hire from Rome, which is about 183 km from Siena. You’ll find branches of NOLEGGIARE and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Rome.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Siena, including FlixBus, Itabus and Appennino Shuttle. From Bologna, the bus ride to Siena takes 129 km and will cost you around $8. From Parma, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 266 km. The most popular bus station is Siena Piazza Antonio Gramsci, located 0.6 km from the city centre of Siena. Siena Lo Stellino is also a commonly used station, and is 3.2 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Siena

Lufthansa
Good (4,392 reviews)
KLM
Good (799 reviews)
SWISS
Good (901 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,143 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,595 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,226 reviews)
Air France
Good (959 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,517 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (470 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,812 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,452 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,080 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (218 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,289 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (797 reviews)
Finnair
Good (902 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,088 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (860 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (805 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (365 reviews)
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Where to stay in Siena

From 5-star hotels such as the Grand Hotel Continental Siena - Starhotels Collezione to great affordable options like the Hotel Palazzo di Valli, Siena offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $160 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $354 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Alma Domus and B&B I Tetti di Siena.

Where to stay in popular areas of Siena

Most booked hotels in Siena

Hotel Athena
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$146+
Hotel Executive
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$142+
Four Points by Sheraton Siena
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$162+
Precise House Montaperti Siena
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$105+
Piccolo Hotel Etruria
2 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$104+
NH Siena
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$146+

Hiring a car in Siena

Hiring a car in Siena costs $125 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 70% more expensive than at Florence Peretola.

Expect to pay $3.22 per litre in Siena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.64 and $51.52. The most frequently booked car type in Siena is Intermediate (Volkswagen T-Cross or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota Aygo or similar) is, on average, 80% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Siena costs $125 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 70% more expensive than at Florence Peretola.

Expect to pay $3.22 per litre in Siena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.64 and $51.52. The most frequently booked car type in Siena is Intermediate (Volkswagen T-Cross or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota Aygo or similar) is, on average, 80% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.