ARRIVING BY AIR
The best 'local' airports are Pisa and Florence. Most intercontinental flights use Rome. Flight information can change rapidly and not all flights run daily. Please do check directly with the airlines' websites before finalising any booking with us and do not book your flights until we have confirmed that we have provisionally reserved accommodation for you.
Land by: 17:30 (Pisa or Florence) for public transport connections to Siena.
Return flight earliest: 13:30 (Florence), 15:00 (Pisa). Earlier flights possible missing breakfast, alternatively overnight in Florence/Pisa.
Flights from UK and Eire airports (P = Pisa; F = Florence):
Belfast Jet2 (P, not daily, seasonal);
Bournemouth Ryanair (P, not daily);
Bristol Easyjet (P, not daily);
Dublin Ryanair (P, not daily);
East Midlands Airport Ryanair (P, not daily);
Edinburgh Ryanair (P, not daily);
Gatwick Easyjet (P), BA (P);
Glasgow Prestwick Ryanair (P, not daily);
Heathrow BA (P), Vueling (F - late arrival outward);
Leeds-Bradford Jet2 (P, not daily), Ryanair (P, not daily);
Liverpool Ryanair (P, not daily);
Luton Easyjet (P);
Manchester Jet2 (P, not daily, seasonal);
Newcastle Jet2 (P, not daily, seasonal);
Stansted Ryanair (P).
See "Getting to the start of your walk" below for transfer information.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
Nearest railway station:
Start: Siena (unless missing night 1, in which case Buonconvento)
Finish: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Typical rail journey from/to UK via Paris and Florence:
London: Eurostar to Paris (N) transfer to Paris Bercy for night train to Florence. Transfer next morning onto the Siena train. ~16 hrs
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme: Train to Milan, TGV to Paris Lyon, stay overnight (NB late arrival, so pre-book a hotel room), next day Eurostar arriving London St Pancras International. ~15.5 hrs (excluding overnight in Paris).
For the stretch between Paris and Florence, Milan or Turin, see www.seat61.com/Italy.htm for details and other ideas. For local trains, see www.bahn.de.