The best way to reach Siena is by bus. Siena is linked to Firenze by Sita and Tra.In. Fast buses (Rapida) run from Firenze to Siena at 10 past each hour or more frequently. The last journey leaves Firenze at 20,15. The journey takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes and costs 6.50 euros, one way.
In Firenze, the bus station is located just 100 meters away from the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella). If you reach Firenze by plane, the airport shuttle bus will stop at the same bus station where you can take the bus to Siena. In Siena, you should get off at the last stop (La Lizza).
Siena is also daily linked to Roma and Milano by Sena.
From Milano (Porta Garibaldi) the journey takes 4 hours and costs 25 euros one way, from Roma (stazione Tiburtina) it takes 3 hours and the ticket costs 17,50 euros one way. Also these buses stop at La Lizza.
From La Lizza you can walk to the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences in 15-20 minutes (see the map above), or you can take a taxi in the nearby Piazza Matteotti. The ride will cost about 10 euros.
From the railway station, take bus n. 3 and get off in Via Mattioli (end of the line). The journey takes about 30 minutes. Click here to check train timetables and fares.
From North: exit at Firenze Certosa on the A1 highway. Take the SGC Firenze-Siena up to Siena Sud. Then follow the directions to Porta Tufi.
From South: From Napoli/Roma take the A1 highway direction North (Firenze-Milano). Exit at Foiano della Chiana take the SGC Raccordo Siena-Bettolle up to Siena. Take the Tangenziale di Siena Est (direction Firenze) and exit at Siena Sud. Then follow the Porta Tufi directions.
A car park is located just in front of the faculty. It costs 1,60 euros per hour.
Road distances to Siena
Firenze: 70 Km
Bologna: 170 Km
Milano: 365 Km
Roma: 230 Km
Napoli: 440 Km