Siena railway station

La Stazione di Siena, situata in piazza Carlo Rosselli nella foto: piazza Carlo Rosselli e fontane

Siena railway station is situated on Carlo Rosselli square. The railway station is not big, there are 7 platforms in total. At the station there are tickets offices for both trains and buses, newspaper kiosk, bar. Just in front of the station there is a shopping mall and the University of Siena for foreigners/ l’Universita di Siena per gli Stranieri.

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  • Trains

There are national and regional trains that connect Siena with different cities of Toscana and other regions of Italy. For example, it is easy to reach Florence by train. Every day leaves 31 trains that connect two cities. The first train to Florence from Siena leaves at 05:00, whilst the last one at  21:26 (during weekdays). The average journey time is one hour. The price is 9,10 EUR. What is more, from the train station of Siena it is also possible to reach Roma Termini. There are 21 trains each day that connect two cities. The first train to Rome from Siena leaves at  05:43, the last one – at 20:24 (weekdays). The average journey time is 3 hours and 30 minutes. You need to do 1 change. Tickets cost from 18 EUR.

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  • Buses

In Siena there are 3 bus companies that connect Siena with different cities of Toscana (such as Pisa, Arezzo, Grossetto, Piombino, Florence and so on) and with cities of other regions of Italy: TIEMME SpA, BUSITALIA – SITA Nord and SIENA Mobilità. There are two main bus terminals: railway train station and piazza Gramsci, that is situated in the city center. Usually buses stop in both of them, but it is better to verify that with a driver. Siena station is situted just 2 km from city center. From the station it take only 5 minutes to get to the city center; buses leave regularly or to piazza Gramsci or to per piazza del Sale. Tickets can be bought on the bus (with some extra charges) or in the selling points (such as bars, newspaper kiosks, tabaccherie). Urban tickets cost around 1 EUR.

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What is more, from the Siena railway station leave Baltour buses to Rome. These buses stops at the railway station and in Piazza Gramsci. Tickets cost around 9 EUR. There are 12 buses per day that connect two cities. Average journey time is 3 hours. Buses arrive to Roma Tiburtina. What is more, there are buses  BusShuttle, operated by Tiemme (in collaboration with SIT and ByBus), that connect Siena with Fiumicino Airprot. There are 3 buses per day, both during weekdays and during holidays. It is necessary to book tickets beforehand. Average journey time is 3 hours. These buses also stop in  the port of Civitavecchia (on request). You can check the timetable, stops and tarifs here: Siena Roma Fiumicino

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Please note that buses to Florence from Siena and vice versa stop in via Tozzi, that is in the city center NOT at the railway station of Siena. For more information: Florence Siena buses.

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Port of Piombino: how to reach

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Port of Piombino is well known as a point of departure to the Island of Elba. During the summer period buses are one of the conveniest ways to reach the port of Piombino from Italian cities.

  • Florence — Piombino

The most convenient way to reach Piombino from Florence is by buses of BusItalia SITA and TIEMME Piombin. Buses go directly to the port.  After the port, buses stop at the train station of Piombino. Tickets can be booked online on the official website of the company or in the authorised selling points.  Also it is possible to buy tickets on the bus. Tickets for adults cost around 13 EURO. The average journey time is 2 h 30 minutes. Buses leave from the bus terminal at Via Santa Caterina da Siena, that is situated near Florence train station Santa Maria Noovella.

You can check the timetable here: Florence – Piombino

  • Bologna, Venezia – Florence – Piombino

If you travel from Bologna or Venice it is more convenient to reach first  Florence train station Santa Maria Novella and then take the direct  bus  Florence – Piombino. Buses leave from the bus terminal at Via Santa Caterina da Siena, that is situated near Florence train station Santa Maria Noovella. 

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  • Milan — Piombino

-Arzillibus

From Milan to Piombino go the direct bus Arzillibus. In Milan the bus leaves from the Terminal Bus Lampugnano, that is situated on Giulio Natta street. The tickets cost 40 euros. Average journey time is 5 hours. You can check the timetable here:

from 01/10/2015 to  27/05/2016: on Monday, Wednesday and Friday the bus leaves from Milan at 15:00, the arrival time at the port of Piombino is at  20:30.

from 28/05/2016 to 30/09/2016: on Saturady, Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the bus leaves from Milan at 14.00, the arrival time at the port of Piombino is at 19:45

from 17/06/2016 to  19/09/2016:  on Saturday, Sunday and Monday the bus leaves from Milan at  07:30, the arrival time at the port of Piombino is at 12:30.

-Autostradale

During the summer Autostradale offers connection Milan-port of Piombino – Milan. Average journey time is 7 hours. From Milan buses leave from Terminal Bus Lampugnano, that is situated on Giulio Natta street. Tickets cost 40 euros. The bus stops in the port of Piombino just in front of the ticket office. The bus leaves from Milan at 7.15. The company offers this connection on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday depending on the concrete date.

You can check the timetable here (the timetable is valid for the summer 2016)  Autostradale: Milano – Piombino

Also you can reach Piombino by train. The closest train station to the port of Piombino is Piombino Marittim, a small train station just in front of the docks. More often people arrive at Campiglia Marittima train station where arrive the majority of trains from the south and north of the country. From Campiglia Marittima you can reach Piombino Marittim by train or by bus in 20 minutes.

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Island of Elba: how to reach?

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Island of Elba is situated just in 10 meters from the Italian continent.The most popular way to reach the island is by ferries from the port of Piombino. How to get to the port of Piombino from Italian cities you can read here: port of Piombino: how to reach 

  • By sea

Four shipping companies provide transportation of passangers across the sea: Moby Lines, Toremar, Blu Navy и Corsica Sardina Ferries. They connect port of Piombino with cities of Elba such as Portoferraio (70 min),  Rio Marina and Cavo (45 and 35 min respectively). The majority of passengers use ferries but there are also some hydrofoils/ital. aliscafi, that transport only passangers. During the high season it is better to arrive to the port at least one hour in advance.  More detailed information about ferries and hydrofoils to the Island of Elba you can check here: Piombino – Island of Elba

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  • By air

On the Island of Elba there is an airport that is situated on the south just 2 km from Marina di Campo. So far there are two companeis that fly there: SkyWork and Silver Air. Companies also fly to the Island of Elba  from some foreign countris. For example, SkyWork conducts flights from Switzerland, Bern.

From Italy Silver Air, in its turn, conducts  flights from Milan (Linate airport), Pisa and Florence. You can check the timetable of  Silver Air flights for the summer 2016 here: summer timetable Silver air

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airport on the Island of Elba

 

Island of Elba: sea connections

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Four shipping companies provide transportation across the sea between the port of Piombino and cities of the Island of Elba: Portoferraio (70 min), Rio Marina and Cavo (45 and 35 min respectively). Shipping companies are Moby Lines, Toremar, Blu Navy and Corsica Sardina Ferries.

Both ferries and hydrofoils/ital. aliscafi conduct transportaions across the sea. Note that hydrofoils can transport only passangers whereas ferris passangers and vehicles. During the high season it is recommended to arrive at the port at least one hour in advance

Moby Lines

Shipping company Moby Lines is one of the biggest shipping company in the Mediterranean that transport passangers and vehicles to Sardinia, Corsica and Island of Elba. To the island of Elba Moby Lines offers a lot of connections that’s why it has the major passanger flow. From the port of Piombino ferries leave to Portoferraio and Cavo. During the day the company conducts around 30 connections.  The average price during the summer season is from 10 to 17 EUROs. The ferries start working at 5 a.m. and finish at 22.00. The detailed timetable and prices you can check on Moby Lines official web site.

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Toremar

Shipping company Toremar connects Piombino and Island of Elba from  1914. In 2011 it was bought by Moby Lines. Ferries connect the port of Piombino with Portoferraio (1 hour) and Rio Marina (45 min).Hydrofoils connect the port of Piombino with Portoferraio with journey time of 40 min. Only hydrofoils connect the port of Piombino with Cavo (20 min). The price depends on the season and on the final destination. The average cost for a passanger is from 6.27 to 9.18 EUROs.

In June 2016 ferries and hydrofoils from Piombino to Portoferraio leave from 5.30 a.m till 22.30. and from Portoferraio to Piombino from 5.00 a.m. till 21.00.  The interval is from 30 min to 1 hour. You can check the timetable and book the tickets on the offical website of Toremar.

There are less connections from Piombino to Rio Marina and Cavo. Timetable from Piombino to Rio Marina and Cavo is listed below:

June 2016

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Piombino – Cavo – Piombino

July  2016

Piombino – Rio Marina – Piombino

Piombino – Cavo – Piombino

August 2016

Piombino – Rio Marina – Piombino

Piombino – Cavo – Piombino

You can check the prices and book the tickets on the offical website of Toremar.

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Blu Navy

Shipping company Blu Navy connects Piombino with Elba from 2010 every day. The company offers considerably lower amount of connections than Toremar and Moby Lines. Ferries go between port of Piombino and port of Portoferraio. On June 2016 one way ticket costs around 10.58 EURO, two way tickets – 19.24 EURO.

You can check the timetable here: (valid till 02.10.2016)

Blu Navy: Piombino – Portoferraio – Piombino

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Corsica Sardina Ferries

The shipping company is founded in 1968 and initially ferries transfer passangers from French islands to Italy and France and from Sardinia to the Italian continent. From 2012 the company starts transfer passangers also to and from Elba.

The company offers such connection only from June to September. The company use high speed ferries named HSC Corsica Express Three that connect the port of Piombino with Portoferraio in only 30 minutes. During the day there are 7 connections. Ticket price depends on the tariff.  Average price in June 2016 was around 54 EURO.

Timetable from Piombino to Portoferraio is following (summer 2016): 07.15 (only Saturday) 09.35, 12.00, 14.15, 17.15, 19.15, 21.00 (only Friday and Saturday).

Timetable from Portoferraio to Piombino is following (summer 2016): 08.45 (there is no ferry on Monday), 10.45, 13.15, 15.45, 18.15, 20.15 (only Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 22.00 (only Friday).

* Note: During the summer ferries of Corsica-Sardinia Ferries go from Portoferraio to Bastia, Corsica. Average journey time is 1 hour and 30 min.  The connection is offered two times a week. From Portoferraio ferries leave at 20.00 on Wednesday and Thursday. From Bestia at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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