Florence train station: connections

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The train station Santa Maria Novella is a central train station of Florence. At the train station you can find different bars, newspaper kiosks, banks, etc. Everyday 160 000 passengers use the station.

Train connections to/from Florence train station include regional, national, Intercity and Eurostar trains. The station is situated rather close to the bus stop: Autostazione Sita Firenze.

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  • Trains

There are 16 binaries. Florence train station offers trains of every category, operated by Trenitalia, to travel in Italy. For example, it is easy to reach Florence from such popular cities as Rome, Naples, Venice and Milan. What is more, from Florence it is easy to reach Siena. There are  31 direct trains that connect two cities. The first train leaves from Siena to Florence at 05:00 a.m., whilst the last train leaves at 21:26. Average journey time is one hour. The price is 9,10 EUR.

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  • Buses

As was said before, the station is situated rather close to the bus terminal: Autostazione Sita Firenze. The bus terminal is in Via Santa Caterina, 17. There are different buses that connect Florence with other cities in Toscany. From this bus terminal leave buses to Siena. The bus company Tiemme Spa offers line Siena Florence and offers 2 possibilities: one rapid bus line (131R) that takes  1h 15min and one normal bus line (131O) that takes 1h 35min. For more information: Siena – Florence: connections.

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Potenza: how to get there from Tuscany

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Potenza is situated in Basilicata region. Because of its geographical position, Potenza has a limited transport system. There are 2 main bus companies that connect Potenza with other Italian cities: bus company autolinee Liscio and bus company autolinee Marozzi. In this article we are going to talk about bus company autolinee Marozzi that connects Tuscany with Potenza.

If you are interested also in how to get to Potenza from Rome, Naples and Perugia with bus company Liscio, you can look here: Potenza: Liscio bus connections.

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  • Pisa, Siena, Firenze – Potenza

To connect Potenza with Tuscany, the bus company Marozzi offers night buses. Please note that it takes some time to get to Tuscany from Potenza. In Potenza buses leave and arrive at the bus terminal in Viale del Basento. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Marozzi or in the ticket offices. Let’s see in details these itineraries:

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1. Pisa – Potenza

In Pisa buses leave and arrive from the bus station in via Pietrasantina. Average journey time is 10 hours. The bus also stops in Florence (Piazzale Montelungo (bin.16)) and in Siena (P.zza Rosselli (train station)). One way ticket costs 53 EUR, two way tickets – 94 EUR.

Timetable*:

From Pisa buses leave at 20.25 and arrive in Potenza at 06.45 a.m.

From Potenza buses leave at 23.59 and arrive to Pisa at 10.20 a m.

* Before the depature, please check the timetable on the official website of the company as it can be subject to change.

2. Florence – Potenze

The bus company Marozzi, as was mentioned before, connects Florence and Potenza. In Florence buses leave and arrive to Piazzale Montelungo (bin.16). Average journey time is 8 hours. One way ticket costs 47 EUR, two way tickets – 83 EUR.

Timetable*:

From Florence the bus leaves at 22.45 and arrives in Potenza at 06.45 a.m.

From Potenza the bus leaves at 23.59 and arrives in Florence at 08.00 a.m.

* Before the depature, please check the timetable on the official website of the company as it can be subject to change.

3. Siena – Potenza

Buses of the bus company Marozzi also connect Siena and PotenzaIn Siena buses stop in Piazza Rosselli (Siena train station). The average journey time is 6 hours 45 minutes. One way tickets cost 41.50 EUR, two ways – – 73.50 EUR.

Timetable*:

From Siena buses leave at 23.59 and arrive to Potenza at 06.45 a.m.

From Potenza l’autobus parte alle 23.59 e arriva a Firenze alle 06.45 a.m.

* Before the depature, please check the timetable on the official website of the company as it can be subject to change.

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Potenza, Piazza Mario Pagano

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Perugia: how to get there from Toscana

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In this article we are going to see how to arrive to Perugia from Toscana, that is from the following cities: Florence, Siena, Pisa, Montecatini.  For more information on how to get to Perugia from Umbira airport, Roma Fiumicino airport and Florence airport, look here: Perugia: connections

  • Florence – Perugia

1. Buses of Società Sena (Gruppo Baltour) offers daily connections between Florence and Perugia. Buses run two times from Florence and 3 – from Perugia. The price is from 11 EUR. Please note that teh bus stops are different, depending on what time the bus arrives/departures.

Timetable (updated 31.08.16):*

From Florence airport a bus leaves at  17.00 and at 20.00. At 17.00 a bus leaves from the bus stop of  SITA-Via S.Caterina Siena and arrives in Perugia at 19.10 (train station Fontivegge). At 20.00 a bus leaves from Loc.Bottai, via Cassia Fronte Bar la Certosa and arrives in Perugia at 21.50 (train station Fontivegge).

From Perugia  a bus leaves at  04.30 a.m, 07.30 a.m  e 10.30 a.m. At 04.30 a.m a bus leaves Fontivegge train station and arrives in Florence at 06.45 a.m, (SITA-Via S.Caterina Siena ). At 07.30 a.m  a bus leaves from Fontivegge train station and from piazza Pertigiani and arrives in Florence at 09.30 a.m (Loc.Bottai, via Cassia Fronte Bar la Certosa). At last, a bus leaves at 10.30 a.m. from Fontivegge train station and arrives in Florence at 12.40 p.m. (SITA-Via S.Caterina Siena )

*Before the departure always check the timetable on the official website of Società Sena as it can be modified.

2. In addition to this,  buses SAPS offers connections between Florence and Perugia. In Toscana the bus also stops in Pisa, Montecatini and Siena.

Timetable and bus stops (from 28.07.2014): Toscana – Perugia

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Archaeological museum, Perugia
  • Siena – Perugia

Besides SAPS buses discussed earlier, bus company Autolinee Romano offers connections with Siena and Perugia. What is more, in Toscana buses also stop in Montecatini and in Pisa.

Timetable (from  17.10.2015): Siena  Montecatini Pisa Perugia

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Perugia, piazza Italia

 

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Siena railway station

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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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Gardaland: how to get there from Toscana

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Pitti Viaggi provides connections between Toscana and the amusement park Gardaland. Please note that buses can garantee the departure only if there are at least 35 passangers. Therefore it is required to order the tickets beforehand. You can find all necessary contacts of the company on the timetables presented below.

Prices depend on where you get in/get off from the bus. Please note that in the column PREZZO prices already include the entrance to the park, whilst in the column  SOLO BUS the tickets do not include the entrance to the park.

The bus  Pitti Viaggi  leaves only on Saturday. Please note that timetables are different during the summer and fall. In addition to this, there is a special timetable and special prices for the following dates:

  • 18/06 White Nights/Notte Bianca
  • 23/07  Happy Birthday Gardaland/Tanti Auguri Gardaland
  • 31/10 Halloween Party

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  • Arezzo – Gardaland

The bus  Pitti Viaggi  leaves only on Saturday from 02.04.16 till 29.10.16. The bus leaves from Arezzo but also stops in Florence and in Bologna. The average journey time is 4 h.

Please check the timetable, stops and prices here: Arezzo – Gardaland 

 

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  • Siena, Florence – Gardaland

The bus  Pitti Viaggi  leaves only on Saturday from 02.04.16 till 29.10.16. The bus leaves from Siena, making several stops, one of which is in Florence (Nord – Area di servizio – Hotel Gate).  The average journey time is 4 hours.

Please check the timetable and prices here: Siena, Firenze – Gardaland

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  • Livorno, Pisa – Gardaland

The bus  Pitti Viaggi  leaves only on Saturday from 02.04.16 till 29.10.16. The bus leaves from Livorno, but also stops, together with other cities, in Pisa and in La Spezia. The average journey time is 5 hours.

Please check the timetable, stops and prices here: Livorno, Pisa – Gardaland

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  • Lucca – Gardaland

The bus  Pitti Viaggi  leaves only on Saturday from 02.04.16 till 29.10.16. The bus leaves from Lucca, but also stops, together with other cities, in Florence and in Bologna. The average journey time is 5 hours.

Please check the timetable, stops and prices here: Lucca – Gardaland

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  • Pontedera – Gardaland

The bus  Pitti Viaggi  leaves only on Saturday from 02.04.16 till 29.10.16. The bus leaves from Pontedeta, but also stops, together with other cities, in Florence and in Bologna. The average journey time is 4 hours.

Please check the timetable, stops and prices here: Pontedera – Gardaland

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You can check how to get from other regions of Italy to Gardaland here: Gardaland how to get there.

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Siena San Gimignano by bus

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The easiest way to get to San Gimignano from Siena, excluding the car, is the bus (see also Florence San Gimignano).

Tiemme spa (Siena Mobilità group) provides the service in two solutions.

 

1) Direct line San Gimignano Siena

Download here pdf timetables (bus 130 round trip):

130 A: Siena – Poggibonsi – San Gimignano (valid since 11 June 2016)
130 R: San Gimignano – Poggibonsi – Siena (valid since 11 June 2016)

 

2) Change bus in Poggibonsi

For sightseeing you can change buses in Poggibonsi.

a) Siena – Poggibonsi

Bus 130 (see above) or 131 ordinary line:
timetables on this page -> Florence Siena

 

b) Poggibonsi – San Gimignano

Num 130 is the bus from Poggibonsi to San Gimignano:
130 A: Siena – Poggibonsi – San Gimignano (valid since 11 June 2016)
130 R: San Gimignano – Poggibonsi – Siena (valid since 11 June 2016)

From Poggibonsi there is also the bus 133. It takes a longer way to reach San Gimignano (it pass through Ulignano).
133 A: Poggibonsi – Ulignano – San Gimignano (valid since 11 June 2016)
133 R: San Gimignano – Ulignano – Poggibonsi (valid since 11 June2016)

 

Versione Italiana: Siena San Gimignano in autobus

 

 

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