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Naples to Sienna - Drive or Train?

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Naples to Sienna - Drive or Train?

We plan to rent a car for a week in Tuscany (basing near Sienna). We will be coming from Naples. Are we better picking up car in Naples and driving, or taking train to Sienna (?) and renting a car there?

It looks like a four hour drive, is it scenic? Same views from train?

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1. Re: Naples to Sienna - Drive or Train?

If you are getting your driving times fro Google Maps, that site is hopelessly optimistic about travel times. It is better to use www.viamichelin.com

ViaMichelin estimates a driving time from Naples to Siena of 4h40 (plus stops) at a cost of €25.10 in tolls and about €50 in fuel. Almost all of this travel would be along very busy and boring motorway.

A train will take you from Naples to Florence in under 3 hours. If you book soon after tickets go on sale, 4 months before travel, you could get tickets for €29.

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2. Re: Naples to Sienna - Drive or Train?

Do you really want to drive in Naples? Are you sure?

I'd take an Italo HS train from Naples Central to Rome's Tiburtina station, then a bus to Siena.

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3. Re: Naples to Sienna - Drive or Train?

Another option is the Frecciarossa from Naples to Florence SMN, and then the express SITA bus to Sienna. Definitely don't drive.

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4. Re: Naples to Sienna - Drive or Train?

Please take the train (and as much as possible). It will make your lives so much easier.

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