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There are 5 ways to get from Bologna to Siena by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to San Domenico 131 / ...

$13 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Siena 519 / ...

$9 - $16

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Siena Firenze - Empoli - Siena / ...

$14 - $41

Rideshare  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Siena 104.9 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Siena 104.7 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Siena is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Siena is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Siena. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Siena. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Siena via Firenze Smn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Siena is 131 km. The road distance is 167.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Siena without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 12 min and costs 11€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Bologna to Siena, including transfers.

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Bologna to Siena bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna, Bologna station.

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Bologna to Siena train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Siena is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 8€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Siena.
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  • Distance: 81.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Siena, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Siena every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Baltour also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Siena via Firenze S.Maria Novella and Firenze Smn in around 2 h 32 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Firenze Smn to Siena
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Tiemme Spa
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Siena
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to SIENA - Pza Stazione FS-Fta SENA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Siena
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Bologna to Siena bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Siena station.

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Bologna to Siena train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Siena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Siena is 168 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Bologna to Siena.

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Book your Bologna to Siena bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 1976+ hotels available in Siena. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bologna and Siena. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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