Travel from Rome to Siena by train and you’ll be wandering around Piazza del Campo in less than three hours. As there’s no direct train, you’ll have to stop in Florence and then take a regional train to Siena, which is a good excuse as any to visit Florence as well! Make sure you travel on a Frecciarossa or Italo high-speed train for the first leg of your journey – that way, you’ll arrive in Florence in less than two hours.
Once in Siena, have a stroll along the city’s medieval streets, climb up the 400 steps of Torre del Mangia or head to the nearby Fortezza Medicea and enjoy the breath-taking view of the city – you won’t regret it! Ready to book? Read on and you’ll find all you need to know about train times, ticket prices and FAQs. Join our happy customers and book train travel in Italy with us today.
Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.
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 Rome to Siena by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Rome and Siena is 3 hours and 33 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Siena is 3 hours and 27 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Rome to Siena can start from as little as €17.55 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Rome to Siena. Travelling from Rome to Siena by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Rome to Siena leaves at 09:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rome to Siena leaves at 15:35. 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.
Trains travelling from Rome to Siena cover a distance of around 116 miles (186 km) during the journey.