Siena is not such a compact destination, and while most of its sought-after highlights are located in close proximity to each other, you might need to resort to several means of getting around. The historical center can be searched out only by foot (alternately, by bike or by scooter), since cars are not allowed, but for more extensive trips, consider bus trips or car rental so you can get around efficiently. Taxis are also available.
The main bus operator in Siena, servicing both the city and the surroundings, is Siena Mobilita. There is also TRAIN (also managed by Siena Mobilita) which services the city with several bus lines. Tickets can be bought from tobacconists’, newspaper stands or sale point of the operators, and they must be validated upon getting on the bus in order to avoid embarrassing situations. In order to learn more about the network of bus lines of each of the companies, ticket prices, connections and bus schedule, please use the information below:
As said, keep in mind the historical center of Siena is not reachable by car, the access of vehicles being restricted to special interventions (police, firemen, emergencies). If you care for a stay in Siena which does not confine to its historical center, then you can rent a car and explore at will.
Car rental operators are not scarce at all, and also keep in mind parking is less congested than it is the case with other cities in Italy, being very well managed by the local authorities. Siena Parcheggi provides extensive information on where all public parking lots are located and how much you need to pay in order to have your car parked. Two of the most sought after spot are at Stadio Comunale and near Fortezza Medicea. There is another one just south of Piazza del Campo. Use the information bellow in order to find the most convenient solution for you:
Wanting the comfort of a car trip, but without assuming the responsibility of renting a car is understandable. In this case, you can always call a taxi to get you in next to no time to wherever you want in Siena.
Stazione di Siena, Piazza Matteotti, Piazza Amendola and Piazza Indipendenza are several spots where you can find taxi stands. If you want to order a taxi, call the reputed operators in order to make sure you will not be scammed. Regardless of the regular pay, most taxi drivers will charge you extra for additional services (luggage, night or weekend trips, trips outside Siena). The following list contains two of the most trusted taxi operators in Siena:
Siena is not necessarily the most rewarding destination when it comes to outdoor adventures. But while bike tourism is not its strongest suit, bike getaways are possible due to the several bike rental operators in the city.
Some also rent scooters and motorcycles. So, take your pick: you might want to try something else than mainstream experiences in order to add a twist of thrill to your vacation in the proud Tuscan city of Siena. Excellent for getting around in Siena (bikes, scooters and motorbikes are allowed in the limited traffic zones, or the ZTLs, in Italian), the two-wheel vehicles are ideal for trips to the nearby attractions, sparing you the irritation of having to rely on the public means of transport.
Most of Siena is spread on a hilly relief and, despite the fact you might see this fact as a downside, there are places where motorized traffic is limited, if not completely forbidden. But don’t fret: if you need to walk around in Siena, the sights will reward your efforts. The historical center, for instance, is a pedestrian hotspot you cannot miss out with any excuse.