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Train or bus to from Siena to San Gimignano?

Old May 13th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Train or bus to from Siena to San Gimignano?

Hi All - I've done a bit of research and I'm still puzzled about my options for public transportation from Siena to San Gimignano. I understand that the train doesn't go all the way to San Gimignano, but only as far as Poggibonsai, but which would actually be more convenient? We are staying right near the train station in Siena, so I'm thinking train to Poggibonsai and then short bus ride from there? Or should we just go with the bus all the way?
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Old May 13th, 2013, 06:05 PM
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we have driven it..but I would think the train to Poggibonso and the local bus short drive to San Jimmy. Don't be spooked by the day crowds in San G. by late afernoon they're all gone and the evenings are a delight walking the streets of the town. Be sure to book dinner at E Vecchi Mura, sitting on a balcony overlooking the valley. It's rght off the main street.
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There are frequent bus services from Viale Tozzi (Piazza Gramsci)in Siena, noted here on the Google map:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.32...num=1&t=h&z=18

Here is the bus route map around Siena: http://www.sienamobilita.it/mappe/Mappa_EXT.pdf. Note bus #130 goes to San Gimignano.

Here is the time table for now: look up #130, or starting page 50 http://www.trainspa.it/train04/extraurbano.pdf

And to get the online timing, enter the starting point and the destinations here: http://www.busfox.com/timetable/

You buy the bus tickets at the ticket counter located below the bus stop. The stairs to go below from both side of the street, but not from the center island where buses stop. There is a huge digital display on the island showing upcoming departure times.
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>>>We are staying right near the train station in Siena, so I'm thinking train to Poggibonsai and then short bus ride from there? >>You buy the bus tickets at the ticket counter located below the bus stop.
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Right. And please remember that on out-of-town routes you'll hardly find rides after 8 pm, so don't be late!
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