South side of Montepulciano
Which are the best ways to get to Montepulciano?
There are several ways to get to Montepulciano, depending on your starting point and your preferences. Here are some of the best ways to reach Montepulciano:
Coming by car
By car: If you are traveling from Florence, Rome, or any other major city in Italy, the easiest way to get to Montepulciano is by renting a car. The town is located just off the A1 Autostrada, and there are several parking options available within the town.
You can rent a car from airports (recommended) or from you departing point (i.e. Rome or Florence…). If you prefer to come by public transport until close to Montepulciano you can rent a car locally.
This is the list of some rental agency based in Chiusi or Montepulciano:
– New Hertz Agency. Mr Sergio Tomasello (office manager) Via Buonarroti 21 (turn right when you exit the station entrance, 2 min. walk) Tel +39 0578 223000 fax +39 0578 224290 email: email@example.com . Opening time: Mon-Fri 0900-1230 1530-1900, Sat 0900-1230, Sun closed
– Autoneleggio il Girasole (www.autonoleggioilgirasole.it)
– Europcar (www.europcar.it)
– Aesse Rental (www.aesserent.it)
– Giramondo (www.autonologgiogiramondo.it). Tel +39 0578274207 Cell. 3357217123
– In MONTEPULCIANO you can rent a car for just one day from a local mechanic called FRANCHETTI
Tel +39 0578 757293 or mobile Tel +39 333 3666687
Coming by train or bus
By train: If you prefer to use public transportation, you can take a train to the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme train station, which is located about 20 kilometers from Montepulciano. From there, you can take a bus or a taxi to reach the town.
BUS: The bus time table (and tickets) is available on Autolinee Toscane (Tuscany Bus Service) website: https://www.at-bus.it/en
TAXI: standing outside the train station
There is another train station called Montepulciano Stazione connected only to Siena and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme. Montepulciano Stazione is located 10 km from the actual Montepulciano and only connected by taxi that you need to call (very occasionally outside the station). See the taxi service page here: https://montepulciano.apartments/taxi-and-drivers/
Coming by bus:
There are several bus companies that offer services to Montepulciano from major cities in Italy, including Siena and Florence. These buses usually stop at the town’s bus station, which is located just outside the city walls. Check out the link https://www.at-bus.it/en for timetable and tickets. If the bus arrives to Montepulciano Bus Terminal located just outside the town and your apartment is located inside the city walls you can take the urban min bus service looping around the town.
Coming by bike
By bike: Montepulciano is located in the heart of Tuscany, and cycling through the beautiful countryside is a popular way to reach the town. You can rent a bike in nearby towns and follow the scenic routes that lead to Montepulciano.
If you are traveling to Montepulciano and have a flexible budget, renting a car would be the most convenient and comfortable option, as it will give you the flexibility to explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside at your own pace. However, if you are on a budget or prefer public transportation, taking a train to the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme station and then a bus or taxi to Montepulciano is a good alternative.
If you are looking for a more active and adventurous way to get to Montepulciano, cycling through the beautiful Tuscan countryside would be a great option, especially if you are coming from nearby towns. This would not only allow you to experience the beauty of the region but also help you stay fit and active during your journey.
Ultimately, the best way to get to Montepulciano will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and starting point. Consider your options and choose the one that best fits your needs and travel style.