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. Siena deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Siena

Siena in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 177
1 night at 3-star hotel
Siena in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 177
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 Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 10h.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Siena, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Siena to Pisa takes 0h 51m and costs around C$ 23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rome, expect to pay about C$ 10 for a 1h 22m 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 rental from Rome, which is about 183 km from Siena. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Rental Plus, among others, in Rome.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Siena, including FlixBus, Itabus and BlaBlaBus. From Pisa, the bus ride to Siena takes 97 km and will cost you around C$ 23. From Bologna, the ticket costs about C$ 25 for a journey of 121 km. The most popular bus station is Siena Piazza Antonio Gramsci, located 0.6 km from downtown 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 Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 10h.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Siena, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Siena to Pisa takes 0h 51m and costs around C$ 23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rome, expect to pay about C$ 10 for a 1h 22m 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 rental from Rome, which is about 183 km from Siena. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Rental Plus, among others, in Rome.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Siena, including FlixBus, Itabus and BlaBlaBus. From Pisa, the bus ride to Siena takes 97 km and will cost you around C$ 23. From Bologna, the ticket costs about C$ 25 for a journey of 121 km. The most popular bus station is Siena Piazza Antonio Gramsci, located 0.6 km from downtown Siena. Siena Lo Stellino is also a commonly used station, and is 3.2 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Siena

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
ITA Airways
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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 Palazzo di Valli, Siena offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 166 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 325 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Alma Domus and 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)
C$ 164+
Castello di Tornano
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 267+
Hotel Executive
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 108+
Precise House Montaperti Siena
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 134+
Piccolo Hotel Etruria
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 138+
Hotel Castello
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 98+

Renting a car in Siena

Renting a car in Siena costs C$ 74 per day, on average, or C$ 148 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 24% more expensive than at Florence Peretola.

Expect to pay C$ 2.86 per litre in Siena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 34.31 and C$ 45.74. The most frequently booked car type in Siena is Compact (Fiat 500L or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Peugeot 108 or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Siena costs C$ 74 per day, on average, or C$ 148 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 24% more expensive than at Florence Peretola.

Expect to pay C$ 2.86 per litre in Siena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 34.31 and C$ 45.74. The most frequently booked car type in Siena is Compact (Fiat 500L or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Peugeot 108 or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.