Turin Travel Information
By Denise Otero
Getting Around Turin: Turin is very easy to get around on foot and this is definitely the best way to explore and discover the different areas and neighbourhoods so there really is no need for a car (especially since parking is hard to find and can be expensive). Turin also offers many forms of public transportation with local buses, trams and the metro running very frequently from 5am to midnight.
Turin Travel Information:
Tickets: tickets for the bus, tram and metro can be purchased at news-stands or at a local Tabaccherie (tobacco shop). You can also buy tickets for the metro at the metro station.
Urban ticket – € 1.50 Valid for 90 minutes from the first validation (only punch the ticket once, on the first boarded vehicle) on urban lines and on city lines of GTT suburban lines. It is also valid for a metro trip within the 90 minutes validity. It can only be used by one person.
Urban + suburban ticket – € 1.70 Valid for 90 minutes from the first validation (only punch the ticket once, on the first boarded vehicle) both on urban and suburban lines. It is also valid for a metro trip within the 90 minutes validity. It can only be used by one person.
Urban and suburban carnet of tickets A carnet of 5 and 15 tickets provide a considerable saving on purchasing one single ticket.
- 5- carnet – € 6.50
- 15-carnet – € 17.50
Note: When boarding public transportation you should punch your ticket immediately or at least before the first stop to avoid potential fines. If you have individual tickets, you should punch the ticket at the appropriate machine – usually grey or orange in colour. With cards, you can swipe the card against the blue machine provided. If you find yourself without a ticket, some trams (for example number 4 tram) provide a separate red machine from which to buy tickets at a cost of € 2.50. But it is best to avoid this option if possible and always carry a spare ticket in your wallet.
For more on public transport & fares: http://www.gtt.to.it/en/fares/
Turin‘s main railway stations: Porta Nuova – (routes from/to Rome, Milan, Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Venice, France) Torino Porta Nuova is Italy’s third largest train station Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Porta Susa – (routes from/to Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Spain and TGV from/to France) Porta Susa is Turin’s second largest train station. Address: Piazza XVIII Dicembre, 8 Lingotto (intermediate stop from/to Rome, Genoa, Florence) Address: via Pannunzio, 1 – map Stazione Dora (from/to Turin’s International Airport “Sandro Pertini”, every 30 minutes) Address: Piazza Baldissera For more info on train services and timetables visit:
Coach Services/Airport Shuttle Bus Services: Coach services to national and international destinations depart at the bus terminal in Corso Inghilterra and at the Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations. A shuttle bus service, which links Turin’s city center with Turin’s International Airport, mostly known as Turin-Caselle Airport, departs from Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations. Turin’s airport is 16 km (10 miles) north of Turin’s city center.
Shuttle buses to Milano Malpensa Airport depart and arrive at the bus Terminal in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 131and at Porta Susa train station.
Journey time: 1.5-2 hours
TAXI: The public taxi rank is located on the left at the exit of the Arrivals level.
Fare: a fixed fare of about 30-35 EUR to reach Turin’s city centre. Prices vary on number of passengers and number of bags. Journey time: approximately 25-30 minutes.
For Taxi Info: Pronto Taxi: ph. +39.011.5737
Radio Taxi: ph. +39.011.5730 – 011.3399
From/to TURIN SADEM BUS SERVICE:
TURIN – AIRPORT – TURIN The SADEM bus service between the city centre and Turin Airport has several stops enroute including Porta Nuova railway station, Porta Susa railway station, via Stradella 242/245, Borgaro and Caselle city centre.
- One-way fare: Euro 6.50 (+0.50 € aboard). Euro 5.00 with TORINO+PIEMONTE CARD
- Journey time: 45-50 minutes.
- Passengers are asked to buy their ticket before getting on the bus.
For info & timetables visit the SADEM website:
http://www.sadem.it/it/home.aspx or call ph. +39 011.3000611 or
CITY TO AIRPORT Departure locations: Porta Nuova Railway Station, corso Vittorio Emanuele II n. 57/A Porta Susa Railway Station, corso Bolzano in front D Exit of the station
How to buy Tickets: at cafes/bars close to the bus terminal and onboard the bus (+ Euro 0.50 extra-charge).
AIRPORT TO CITY Hours of operation: from 6.10 AM to midnight
How to buy tickets:The ticket office (Ricevitoria) and ticket machine in the Arrivals lounge or aboard the bus (+ Euro 0.50 extra-charge)
- Turin Lingotto Railway Station.
- Via G. Bruno 29.
- Torino Esposizioni.
- C.so Casale 42.
- Via Botticelli 217.
- Via Botticelli/angolo Piazza Rebaudengo.
- Turin Airport – Arrival level
Journey time: approximately 1 hour Fares Adults – One-way Euro 5.50 Return Euro 9.50 Children (5-12 years) – One-way Euro 4.00 Return Euro 8.00 Young Children (0-4 years) – FREE
NEW RETURN ticket (two way A/R): Euro 9.50 (promo discount). Terravision tickets will be available at Turin Airport desk and all Terravision sales points.
Departure times: frequent departures all day. For more timetables and more info visit www.terravision.eu
TRAIN SHUTTLE FROM TURIN AIRPORT: a train links Turin airport to Turin “GTT Dora Railway Station” in 19 minutes. The airport railway station is located few metres away from the air terminal. Train departures are every 30 minutes: from 5:03am to 23:08pm to the airport and from 5:04am to 21:03pm to Turin.
Turin GTT Dora Railway Station is connected to the city centre by bus:
- Fare: 3 EUR
- Journey time: 19 minutes
- Tickets are sold at the ticket office (Ricevitoria) in the Arrivals lounge
For more info and timetable: GTT: Telephone – (0039) 011.2165352 or or 800/019152 or www.gtt.to.it
TURIN AIRPORT WEBSITE: http://www.aeroportoditorino.it/en/hp_en.html
TURIN TOURIST OFFICE Info Point Locations: Turin, Piazza Castello / via Garibaldi Porta Nuova Train Station Turin International Airport
TORINO+PIEMONTE CARD Torino+Piemonte Card: allows you to enter many sites and other points of interest with one pass. Discover the amazing sites of Turin and the Piedmont area in an easy and economical way with 2, 3, 5 day card and the 2-day Junior card: offers free admission to cultural sites, tourist services & discounts on leisure activities. Advantages:
- free admission to more than 190 cultural sites in Torino and Piemonte
- free rides on tourist services in Torino (panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, Sassi-Superga rack tramway, boats on the river Po, shuttle bus “Venaria Express”)
- free admission to the company visits of “Made in Torino”
- special fare on City Sightseeing Torino open-top bus
- discounts on guided tours, adventure parks and outdoor activities
- discounts on theatre, opera and concerts seasons all over the region
- reduced ticket for to the main events of the area such as International Book Fair (May), the biannual International “Salone del Gusto” (October), the Torino Film Festival (November), “Artissima” (November) and the regional shows of “Piemonte dal Vivo”.
The Torino+Piemonte Card is valid for an adult and a child under age 12. The Torino+Piemonte Card Junior is valid for one person under 18. PRICES: 2 days € 25.00; 3 days € 29.00; 5 days € 34.00; 2-day Junior Card: € 12.00.
HOW TO BUY: Buy your Torino+Piemonte Card at Turismo Torino e Provincia Tourist Information Centres and at the participating retailers listed online.
Exclusive discounts valid only with purchase at www.turismotorino.org/en/online_shopping
EMERGENCY NUMBERS Carabinieri: 112 Police: 113 Medical emergency: 118
MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS IN TURIN General info: Tel: 800.333444 or (from Italy)
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