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Turin How To Get Here And How To Get Around, Italy

How to get to Turin

BY CAR Getting to Turin is easy. If you're traveling by car, the modern and efficient highway system is the easiest way to get to the city from Lombardy (A4 highway), Liguria (A6 and A21 highways) and the Valle d'Aosta (A5 highway). The highway from France (A32) is also easy and without a lot of traffic. After the toll booths, take the expressway (A55) and a series of provincial and town roads to get downtown.

BY TRAIN Trains are well-known and popular transportation means in Turin. Many trains leave the Porta Nuova station every day for major Italian and European cities: Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Florence, Palermo and many others. Turin's railway is also connected to all the provinces in Piedmont, making a tour of the entire Piedmont region easy.

The construction of the High Speed lines and Porta Susa train station renovations should soon give Turin a new and modern central railway hub.

Other city stations are the Lingotto and Dora, where you can catch the train for the airport.

BY PLANE Leading international airlines (Alitalia, Ryanair, Lufthansa, British Airways, Airfrance, etc) land at the Turin “Sandro Pertini” (Caselle). It takes about 30 minutes to get downtown by car, a 15 km drive on the North expressway, and costs about € 30.00/35.00 by taxi.

You can get downtown from the airport in just 20 minutes on the shuttle to the Dora station (the Dora Fly shuttle leaves every half hour from 5:13 AM to 9:19 PM), or on the Sadem line bus which takes about 40 minutes depending on traffic, stopping at Porta Susa and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The last bus leaves at midnight. In both cases, tickets don't cost more than € 5.50.

There are various rental car companies at the airport and their counters are close to the arrival hall.


Getting around Turin

Getting around Turin is easy thanks to efficient public transportation providing a trouble-free way to tour the city. However, we suggest you travel on foot. Walking around Turin is fascinating. Its elegant porticoes and extraordinary buildings and monuments are irresistible. Don't overlook the city's urban layout. It's fun and easy for even those who have a poor sense of direction!

A good alternative is to get around by bike. Like most large European cities, Turin is now biker-friendly with an extensive network of bike routes and 116 bicycle rental and drop-off points.

For those who prefer public transportation there are a myriad of buses (most powered by environmentally friendly fuels), trolleys and the first subway line. All run from 5 AM to about 1 AM and cover Turin's entire metropolitan and suburban network.

If you'd rather travel by car don't forget the ZTL areas (Restricted Traffic Areas). Traffic restrictions are set for some hours of the day and in some areas according to the day of the week. Moreover, driving downtown requires a lot of patience due to the heavy traffic. We think it's best you leave your car in one of the parking lots near the highway exits and use public transportation.

Taxis are always available at the airport and train stations. Taxis are white and plentiful in Turin and you'll find taxi stands in all main city areas.

[TO]bike
Available to all those who travel in the city for business, pleasure and tourism. Turin is betting on this new transportation plan supported by 160 bike routes, 40 of which in the city parks. 1,200 bikes marked [TO]bike are everywhere and always available at the 116 bike stations where you can rent or drop-off a bike using a practical and convenient electronic card. There are various subscription methods: daily, monthly or annual subscriptions costing a maximum of €20 and free for use under 30 minutes! Bicycles protect the environment and save you the time you'd waste in traffic or looking for a parking space! What's more, biking is good for your health...

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