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

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

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Bus, train  •  2 h

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

$22 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Siena to Bologna, Bologna 528 / ...

$9 - $16

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$23 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Siena to Bologna 103.9 miles

$25 - $40

Rideshare  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Siena to Bologna 104.2 miles

$12

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Siena to Bologna is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Siena and Bologna is 131 km. The road distance is 166.3 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Siena and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Siena to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Siena and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Firenze S.Maria Novella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Siena to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Baltour also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Siena to Bologna via Firenze Smn and Firenze S.Maria Novella in around 2 h 17 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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $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 Siena to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Siena to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from SIENA - Pza Stazione FS-Fta SENA to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
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 Siena to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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