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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Siena by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 22m

  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

$69 - $127

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Bus FlixBus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Siena 519

$35 - $65

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Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Firenze Nord Area Servizio Bisenzio Est
  2. Take the bus from Firenze Nord Casello A1 to San Domenico 131R

$51 - $73

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Siena 408 miles

$95 - $150

Fly to Florence, bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the bus from Stazione Leopolda to Siena-Via Tozzi

$93 - $381

Fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 29m

  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

$119 - $330

Fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bologna (BLQ) ZRH - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Siena

$135 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Siena is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Siena is to fly and bus which costs SFr 90 - SFr 380 and takes 5h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Siena. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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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 7h 22m.

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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 7h 22m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m 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 7h 22m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 9h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Siena.
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  • Distance: 312.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 22m

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 7h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Siena 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
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 Firenze Smn to Siena
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Pisa C.Le to Empoli
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Empoli to Siena
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $12
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Siena
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Firenze Nord Area Servizio Bisenzio Est
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Tiemme Spa
Phone
+39.0565.260111
Email
segreteria@tiemmespa.it
Website
tiemmespa.it
Bus from Firenze Nord Casello A1 to San Domenico
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Tiemme Spa
Bus from Stazione Leopolda to Siena-Via Tozzi
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Tiemme Spa

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 6h 46m to drive from Zürich to Siena.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer 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 2130+ hotels available in Siena. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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