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Taking the train from Milan to Siena

The average train time from Milan to Siena is 4h 17m, although it takes 3h 50m on the fastest Frecciarossa services. There are around 32 trains per day running from Milan to Siena and you’ll have to make 1 change along the way, usually in Florence.

  • All trains depart from either Milan Centrale or Porta Garibaldi stations.
  • All trains arrive into Siena station.

Make your way to Siena’s central station in just under four hours, with one transfer stop along the way. Enjoy picturesque views and spacious seats as you’re whisked over to the pretty Tuscan town on Trenitalia’s modern and comfortable trains.

Arrive at Siena station and you can take a bus directly to the historic centre. Or amble over in half an hour if you’d prefer to soak in the ambience as you walk. Explore Piazza del Campo, the city’s famed medieval square, or climb up the Torre del Mangia for panoramic views of the city. Enjoy tucking into tasty and authentic Tuscan treats served up at Siena’s many central restaurants.

Want to find out more? Plan your trip from Milan to Siena by checking out the FAQs and train times below.

Milan to Siena by train

It takes an average of 4h 3m to travel from Milan to Siena by train, over a distance of around 181 miles (292 km). There are normally 54 trains per day traveling from Milan to Siena and tickets for this journey start from $17.83 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 17m
PriceFrom $17.83
Distance181 miles (292 km)
Frequency54 trains per day
First train05:00
Last train22:13
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationSiena
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsItabus, Flixbus

Milan to Siena train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Siena for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:20 15:14 3h 54m, 2 changes
11:20 15:40 4h 20m, 1 change
11:20 14:37 3h 17m, 1 change
12:20 16:14 3h 54m, 2 changes
12:20 16:38 4h 18m, 1 change
12:20 15:40 3h 20m, 1 change
13:20 17:15 3h 55m, 2 changes
13:20 17:40 4h 20m, 1 change
13:20 16:38 3h 18m, 1 change
13:30 17:40 4h 10m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Siena

The price of train tickets from Milan to Siena starts at $17.83 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Milan to Siena by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Milan to Siena

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Siena? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milan to Siena take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Siena is 4 hours and 3 minutes, with around 54 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Milan and Siena by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Siena is 3 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Siena cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Siena can start from as little as $17.83 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Siena?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan to Siena. Travelling from Milan to Siena by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Milan to Siena leave?

The first train from Milan to Siena leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan to Siena leave?

The last train from Milan to Siena leaves at 22:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Milan and Siena by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Siena cover a distance of around 181 miles (292 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Siena to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Siena for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/05/2022 for travel on 06/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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