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Getting around in Turin: info, costs and advice


Turin is a liveable and clean, elegant and quiet city. For this reason, getting around on foot, but also by public transport, is truly a pleasure.
La public transport network is very efficient and, thanks to its stops near the historic center, it allows you to reach all the main attractions without having to take the car. Spring and autumn are perfect for visiting Turin, when it is pleasant to wander around the attractions of the city center and discover its history on a bicycle or walking tour.
Here are some info on how to get around Turin!



Index

  1. Useful Tips
  2. How to get from the airport to the center of Turin
  3. Con i mezzi pubblici
  4. By car
  5. User questions and comments

Useful Tips


Our advice is to go around the center of Turin on foot and use the means only to visit the surroundings or the more distant attractions.
The city is big, so for a first approach the advice is to take a welcome tour with a local guide to identify the main landmarks, streets and routes and also receive practical advice from a resident!
Turin is also known for its occult and mysterious side, so do not miss the tour of the Occult Turin between places of black magic and dark arts, you will discover a fascinating side of the city.

For public transport is efficient, punctual and widespread. Public transport has recently been modernized, so much so that it is possible to board the first automatic metro in Italy. Car is not recommended, due to the difficulty in finding parking and the numerous areas restricted to transit, right in the historic center. A good alternative is the evergreen hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour.
If you stay for several days, take advantage of the Torino + Piemonte Card which allows you to save on both attractions and transport.



  • Recommended solutions and means: on foot, tram, bus, bike-sharing
  • Solutions and means not recommended: car (during heavy traffic hours)
  • City cards and season tickets recommended: Torino + Piemonte Card, MultiCity card € 10,00 (includes 6 city tickets valid for 100 min); Special "Tour" ticket valid for 48 (€ 7,50) or 72 hours (€ 10,00); Multi Daily 7 (€ 17,50) valid for 7 days on GTT vehicles; Daily valid for 1 day (€ 3,00) on GTT vehicles

How to get from the airport to the center of Turin

Turin Sandro Pertini airport is located in Caselle Torinese (this is why it is also known as Turin-Caselle airport). Easily accessible by car from the Turin ring road (northbound), the airport also has a paid multi-storey car park.
To reach Turin you can also land in Milan Malpensa (direct connection by bus Sadem € 22,00),
o Milan Linate (just reach Milano Centrale station with the Shuttle Linate bus (€ 5,00) and from there take the direct train to Turin, € 12,45, 57 min).

Turin Caselle / Sandro Pertini Airport

  • Distance from the center: about 16,4 km / travel time: 23 min;
  • By train: airport-station Dora GTT / ticket cost: € 3,00, integrated ticket B;
  • By taxi: average cost € 35,00 / travel time: 25 min;
  • By bus: SADEM line average cost € 7,00 (with the Torino Piemonte Card € 5,00) / travel time: 45 min;
  • Private transfer: One-way private airport transfer from € 50,00 per group - see the offer.

From Milan Malpensa airport

  • Distance from the center: about 143 km / travel time: 1 hour and 50 min;
  • By train: Milano Centrale-Torino Porta Nuova / ticket cost: € 12,45;
  • By taxi: average cost € 195,00 / travel time: 1 hour and 45 min;
  • By bus: SADEM line average cost € 22,00 / travel time: 2 hours.

From Milan Linate airport

  • Distance from the center: about 138 km / travel time: 1 hour and 45 min;
  • By train: Milano Centrale - Torino Porta Nuova / ticket cost: € 12,45;
  • By taxi: average cost € 225,00 / travel time: 1 hour and 45 min.

How to get around on foot

Discovering Turin on foot allows you to savor its classic atmosphere and grasp the smallest details. As we said, the city is large, so for a first approach the advice is to take a tour between history and architecture, which allows you, in a couple of hours, to visit the most significant attractions of the city, retracing the most romantic streets , elegant arcades and galleries. If you love to move by bike, there is the comfortable TObike rental service that can be used directly from the Bicincittà app. Turin is very suitable, so we recommend a guided bike tour between the Valentino park and the medieval quarter with the detailed explanation of an expert guide.

Finally, don't miss the Turin undergrounds: 15 meters below the city are hidden stories, treasures and secrets that feed the hidden side of Turin. The Turin underground tour (from € 29,50) can be done only with a guide, in groups of up to 30 people, among galleries, cellars and legends of murders and mysteries.



Con i mezzi pubblici

The urban and suburban transport service around Turin is managed by the GTT company and is used by more than 640.000 people every day. Internal connections are frequent, punctual, inexpensive and by the tram network and local bus service. The subway also allows you to easily reach the center, very convenient especially for the stops near the Porta Susa and Porta Nuova stations. Finally, the railway system is ideal for quick connections to and from the city.

Tram

The Turin tram network covers a very large area of ​​the city, with its 210km of single tracks and over 12 active lines. Although most of them are modernized trams, it may occasionally happen that you see some of the old historic trams in operation, exhibited to the public in honor of the most important vehicles of the past. Often, the trams are also used for special installations: just think that the second restaurant-tram in the world (first in Italy) was introduced in Turin!

  • Downloadable map: tram-TO map
  • 5: 00 / 24: 00
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,70 valid for 100 minutes
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: daily € 3,00, weekly (MultiDaily) € 17,50

Bus

The bus service in Turin has the same characteristics as the tram service with identical timetables and fares. There is however, in addition, a very useful one night service active every Friday, Saturday and on the days before holidays, it makes connections from the suburbs to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, thanks to the 10 lines managed by the GTT Night Buster.



  • Downloadable map: TO bus map
  • 5:00 / 24:00 - night service active from 00:30 to 5:00
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,70 valid for 100 minutes
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: daily € 3,00, weekly (MultiDaily) € 17,50

Metro

L'only underground line present connects the city of Collegno (west) with Lingotto (south), crossing the central heart of Turin and passing through the two main railway stations, that of Susa and that of Porta Nuova. First automatic metro in Italy, the Turin metro is fast and integrated, because the stops of many surface lines are within walking distance of the metro stops.

  • Downloadable map: metro-TO
  • Monday from 5:30 to 22:00, Tuesday-Thursday from 5:30 to 00:30, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 1:30, Sunday and holidays from 7:00 to 1:00.
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,70 valid for 100 minutes (one metro ride)
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: daily € 3,00, weekly (MultiDaily) € 17,50

Train

Eight railway lines manage the movements both from / to Turin and within the city itself, making it possible to move quickly between the different city areas at peak times. National and international connections, on the other hand, are guaranteed by trains (including the Frecce trains) departing from three main stations: Porta Susa, Porta Nuova and Lingotto.

  • Downloadable map: railway service TO
  • from 5:00 to 22:00 approximately
  • Ticket / single ride cost: starting from € 1,50
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: ticket integrated with other means € 2,00 / 3,00

By car

Turin is a city with orderly traffic and, therefore, it is not problematic to move around with your car. However, it is not the recommended means of transport to move around the city, especially during rush hours and close to the historic center, due to the difficulty in finding parking and the limited traffic area, right in the center.

ZTL

The city of Turin provides a macro area marked as ZTL, that is Limited traffic zone, roads where transit is forbidden for non-residents. From 7:30 to 10:30 on all weekdays (excluding Saturdays), circulation and parking are prohibited within the area called Central ZTL (download the map). This area, in turn, provides three further zones, characterized by different access methods:

  • La ZTL Roman Area, including Piazza Emanuele Filiberto, is closed to transit and parking from 21:00 pm to 7:30 am, including holidays;
  • La Pedestrian ZTL and ZTL Valentino (inside the park of the same name), on the other hand, they are closed to transit and parking every day without time slots (24 hours), including holidays.

There are no temporary visitor coupons, however you can park your car in one of the private car parks within the area, by filling out a form provided by the structure.

Pedestrian areas

The shopping streets of Turin allow citizens and visitors to be able to walk in peace, without the worry of motor vehicles. In particular, the streets affected by the pedestrian area are:

  • Garibaldi Street
  • Via Lagrange
  • Via Carlo Alberto

Stops and parking

Along the perimeter of the historic center there are three large parking lots where you can leave your car and continue on foot to visit the city, being just a few meters from the main attractions. The car parks are:

  • GGT Valdo Fusi car park, Via S. Francesco da Paola (Get directions), average cost € 1,50 / hour;
  • Parking Torino Centro, via Santa Chiara (Get directions), average cost € 3,00 / hour;
  • Rome San Carlo Castello car park, piazza Castello (Get directions), average cost € 1,50 / hour.

The blue stripes, for a fee and present throughout the city center, have a cost starting from € 1,50 / hour and it is possible to purchase tickets at the automatic ticket machines or authorized resellers. The SostApp has been active since November 2015, allowing you to pay for your parking via your smartphone.

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