There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Siena by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Siena Reg

$83 - $128

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Siena 519

$35 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Florenz A1
  2. Take the bus from Uscita Firenze Impruneta to San Domenico 131 / ...

$53 - $69

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Siena 408 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Zurich to Florence, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Siena

$86 - $394

Fly Zurich to Pisa, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Pisa (PSA) ZRH - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Empoli
  3. Take the train from Empoli to Siena

$111 - $332

Train to Basel, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Empoli
  4. Take the train from Empoli to Siena

$90 - $437

Fly Zurich to Venice, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Siena

$92 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Siena is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Siena is to fly and train which costs SFr 80 - SFr 380 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Siena. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Siena. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Siena via Milano Centrale and Firenze Smn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Siena is 500 km. The road distance is 652.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Siena without a car is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Zürich to Siena, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Siena train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Siena is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Siena.
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  • Distance: 312.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Siena, Italy?

You can take a train from Zürich to Siena via Milano Centrale, Firenze S.Maria Novella, and Firenze Smn in around 7 h 50 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Siena once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Firenze Smn to Siena
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Pisa C.Le to Empoli
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
Train from Empoli to Siena
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $12
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
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 Zurich to Siena
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Florenz A1
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com
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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Siena is 653 km. It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to drive from Zürich to Siena.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Siena bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1735+ hotels available in Siena. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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