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Getting from Florence airport to Siena

When making the transfer from Florence airport to Siena, you have three different options; taxi, bus or train. The most convenient and only direct option is to take a Florence airport taxi, which takes around 1 hour and costs approximately €190. Unfortunately, there's no direct public transport option, you will need to either take the Busitalia SITA Nord shuttle bus or a taxi to the Santa Maria Novella train station and from there take either a bus or train to Siena. From Florence SMN train station the Tiemme Rapida bus takes 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Siena and the train takes 1 hour and 35 minutes. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Florence at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €190 60min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €190 60min 24/7 Book
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Bus €32 100min 06:18–21:07
Train €36 115min 06:20–21:38

How to get from Florence airport to Siena by taxi

The only direct transfer option from Florence airport to Siena is by taking a taxi. Taking a taxi will save you time and effort, as the journey into the city centre of Siena is only 1 hour long. However, it is also the most expensive option at around €190.

Taxi fare from Florence airport to Siena

As the journey from Florence airport to Siena is long, it's more common for your driver to discuss the price with you rather than relying on a taximeter. The average cost of this journey can be anywhere from €170 to €210. Be sure to haggle with your driver and decide on a price before entering the taxi.

To enjoy the peace of mind of a set-rate fee, we suggest booking your transfer from Florence airport in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Convenience

Although taking a taxi from Florence airport to Siena is the most expensive option, it can knock off up to an hour and a half of travel time compared to using public transport. If you arrive late at night or are tired from a long journey, this could be the best transfer option for you.

Editor’s Note

Taxis can fit up to 4 people and their luggage, so if you're travelling in a large group, I recommend booking a taxi and splitting the bill. The convenience of this transfer option will outweigh the extra spend.

Useful Tips

Discuss the cost of your journey before entering the taxi.
There may be an extra charge of €1 per piece of luggage that your driver must place in the back of the car.
Prices may increase on weekends, late at night and during major holidays.

How to get from Florence airport to Siena by bus

Unfortunately, there isn't a direct bus from Florence airport to Siena. You will need to take the Busitalia SITA Nord shuttle bus from the airport to Florence Santa Maria Novella train station, walk to the bus stop and then take the Tiemme Rapida bus (line 131R) from there to Siena.

The cost of the shuttle bus is €6 one-way and the journey time is 20 minutes. The cost of the Tiemme bus is €10 one-way and it takes around 1 hour 20 minutes.

How much is a bus from Florence airport to Siena?

The cost of the Busitalia SITA Nord shuttle bus from Florence airport to Florence Santa Maria Novella station is €6 one-way. Then, the cost of the Tiemme bus from Florence SMN to Siena is €10 one-way if you buy your ticket from the driver or €7.80 if you purchase it in advance in the station.

Cost

€16

Trip Duration

1 HR 40 MIN

There's a waiting time of 30 minutes for the Tiemme bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Tiemme bus is available from 06:18 to 21:07.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the bus station located just 100 yards southwest from Santa Maria Novella train station. Simply walk out of the right-hand side exit doors, head down one flight of stairs, cross over Via Alamanni, take your first right and the bus station will be on your right.

Convenience

As there's no direct bus from Florence airport to Siena, this isn't a very convenient transfer option. Waiting time between busses is 30 minutes, so you may have an additional hour added to your journey. Buses also stop running at 21:07, so you will need to find an alternate transfer option if you land late at night.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling on a budget, or are travelling without a large group, taking the bus could save you a good amount of money.

Useful Tips

There's ample storage below the bus for your luggage.
Be sure to validate your ticket before getting on the bus to avoid a hefty fine.
Save money by buying your ticket in advance from the station.

How to get from Florence airport to Siena by Train

No train runs from Florence airport to Siena. Instead, you will have to take a taxi or the Busitalia SITA Nord shuttle bus from the airport to Santa Maria Novella train station in the city centre of Florence and then take a train from there to Siena.

The cost of a taxi from Florence airport to SMN train station is €22 and the cost of the shuttle bus is €6. The transfer times are 15 minutes and 20 minutes respectively, but there is up to a 30-minute wait for the shuttle bus.

Once in Florence, the train takes 1 hour 35 minutes to reach Siena and costs €12.

How much is the train from Florence airport to Siena?

The cost of a one-way ticket from Florence SMN train station to Siena is €12. However, if you book your ticket in advance, this price may be lower. You can purchase your tickets online in advance, at the ticket counter in the train station or from the automatic ticket machines.

You must also note that you will need to add the cost of the journey from Florence airport to the train station in Florence to your total journey cost. If you use a taxi the total will be €34 and if you use the shuttle bus it will be €18.

Cost

€18 - €34

Trip Duration

1 HR 55 MIN

The waiting time for the train is 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station runs from 06:20 to 21:38.

Where do I get it from?

Both your taxi or the shuttle bus should drop you off right outside of Santa Maria Novella train station. You will then need to enter and look at the electronic boards to check which platform your train will be leaving from.

Convenience

As no trains are running from Florence airport, taking a train to Siena is one of the least convenient transfer options. If you arrive late at night, you will also have to wait until the next day to complete your journey.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the train from Florence airport to Siena isn't the most convenient option, if you are on a budget and are travelling with children, the extra space for pushchairs and luggage makes the transfer much easier than with a bus.

Useful Tips

Be sure to validate your ticket before getting on the train to avoid any fines.
You could save money on tickets if you book in advance online.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Florence. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Florence to Siena?

To get from Florence airport to Siena, you can either take a taxi, bus or train. The only direct option is a Florence airport taxi, which costs around €190 and takes an hour. You can then take either a taxi or shuttle bus into Florence and take a bus or train to Siena. The train takes 1 hour 35 minutes and costs €12, while the bus takes 1 hour 20 minutes and costs €10.

How long is the train from Florence to Siena?

If you choose to take a train from Florence to Siena, it will cost €12 and take 1 hour and 35 minutes. Keep in mind that there is no direct train from Florence airport to Florence, you will need to make your way to Santa Maria Novella train station in the city centre and then take the train to Siena.

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