I want to travel from Rome airport to Gaiole in Chianti...not by hiring a car.Happy to use buses/trains.
Anyone done that?
you should first go by train to florence, then take a train to Siena and a bus from there... there aren't many busses to all these small destinations in the Chianti area.. so i would advise you rent a car in Siena, there are many many other and more beautiful villages in the Chianti area to see...
Get a train to Florence, then from Florence SITA BUS to Gaiole. the Sita bus station is next to the train station.
There are just two buses from Florence to Gaiole.
have a look at the Sita bus web site.
There are plenty of trains to Montevarchi which is the nearest town on a major train line. I am getting a train to Montevarchi and then a taxi to Gaiole. Some trains are express to Florence and then come back to Montevarchi and others stop at Montevarchi but either way that seems to be a better route
Actually the best way is to go to Tiburtina station by train from Rome Fiumicino airport (take the regional trains that go to Orte or Fara Sabina), then a SENA bus to Siena, then from Siena a suburban bus to Gaiole. Shouldn't take more than 6h even with bad connections.
How can that be more direct, simple and quicker than a 2-3 hr train direct from Rome-Termini to Montevarchi and then a 20k taxi or bus ride to Gaiole?
What am I missing? I am doing this next month so please let me know
You make it simpler than it is.
Fiumicino to Gaiole by means of train to Montevarchi implies catching a train to Tiburtina anyway. So from Tiburtina you have two options:
- 3h train to Montevarchi, then 20 km taxi
- 2h40m bus to Siena, then 20 km taxi or suburban bus.
Given the general comfort level on SENA buses compared to that on regional trains, I would have no doubt going for the bus.
I admit the two options are almost equivalent in any case.
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