Trains from Florence to Montepulciano are a good way to get from one Tuscan city to another when you are traveling in Italy.
Trains on this route are operated by Trenitalia and travel as far as Chiusi. The Montepulciano train station is far away from the city center and is not well served by connecting buses, so it is not a good option.
This means that the best way to get to Montepulciano is to take a train from Florence to Chiusi and then a bus to Montepulciano (Chiusi train station is 30 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Montepulciano).
It is best to avoid traveling to or from Montepulciano on Sundays, as bus services are less frequent on these days. If you don’t want to wait for a bus, you can take a taxi from Chiusi train station to Montepulciano. Taxis can be found at the rank outside the station.
Trains from Florence to Chiusi depart from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station and arrive at Chiusi Chianciano train station.
The journey time from Florence to Chiusi varies from 56 minutes on EuroNight trains to 2 hours and 15 minutes on Regional trains.
Train ticket prices depend on what kind of train you take and how far in advance you purchase tickets. Regional trains are the cheapest, with prices of 12.50 euros for singles in second class. There is no first class on these trains. InterCity tickets cost 24 euros for first class and 18 euros for second class, and EuroNight tickets cost 18.00 euros in second class. There is no first class on these trains, either. If you buy InterCity or EuroNight tickets online 15 to 30 days or more in advance, you can get deep discounts of up to 50% off.
When your train arrives in Chiusi you can transfer to a bus to Montepulciano at the Chiusi train station. Make sure to check schedules before you travel, as buses run fairly infrequently.
The travel time from Chiusi to Montepulciano is 1 hour and 5 minutes. Bus tickets cost around 5 euros, and you can buy them at the train station.
The total journey time for taking the bus and train from Florence to Montepulciano can be as little as 2.5 hours plus transfer time, and the cost as low as 14 euros.