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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Siena has to offer.

Where to Eat in Siena

If you’re looking for affordable options, Osteria Da Cice (32 Via San Pietro) and Il Grifo Ristorante Pizzeria (18 Via Mazzini) are great picks.

When to visit Siena

Siena in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Siena in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Siena


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 the United States departs from Washington, D.C. and takes around 11h 50m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Siena, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Siena to Bologna takes 0h 38m and costs around $15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rome, expect to pay about $10 for a 1h 26m trip. The train station in Siena is called Siena, and is located 1.6 km from the city center.


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 Ok Mobility and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Rome.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Siena, including FlixBus, Itabus and Appennino Shuttle. From Pisa, the bus ride to Siena takes 113 km and will cost you around $13. From Bologna, the ticket costs about $6 for a journey of 129 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 center.

Airlines serving Siena

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Air France
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Turkish Airlines
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Singapore Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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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 $87 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $133 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Alma Domus and Albergo Cannon d'Oro.

Where to stay in popular areas of Siena

Most booked hotels in Siena

Hotel Le Fontanelle
Excellent (9.5, 122 reviews)
Residence Arianna
Excellent (9.3, 42 reviews)
Hotel Athena
Excellent (8.7, 2442 reviews)
Albergo Chiusarelli
Excellent (8.4, 2073 reviews)
Hotel Executive
Excellent (8.4, 1935 reviews)
Four Points by Sheraton Siena
Excellent (8.3, 1637 reviews)
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Renting a car in Siena

Renting a car in Siena costs $72 per day, on average, or $144 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 9% more expensive than at Florence Peretola.

Expect to pay $6.06 per gallon in Siena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $72.68 and $96.91. The most frequently booked car type in Siena is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Class Compact SUV or similar) are, on average, 80% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.