Transportation

Turin is well connected to the rest of Italy (and Europe) by road, railway and air.

By Air

The city’s airportTorino Caselle (TRN), is a 30 minute bus ride away from the city center and offers direct flights to almost all major destinations in Europe, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, Moscow and Istanbul. Click here for a full destination map and here and here for travel advice to the city center. Train to Stazione Dora followed by tram/local bus (included in the train ticket) is fast and cheap, but it runs a bit irregularly. Buses run frequently, but they take a bit longer and are more expensive. Taxis are 30-35 € to the city center.

If you can’t find direct flights to Turin, the major international airport Milan Malpensa (MXP) is a decent alternative. You can reach Turin from Malpensa by direct bus (22 €, click here for the schedule) or by train, with a change in Milan (Porta Garibaldi, Centrale, or Cadorna + metro to Garibaldi/Centrale. In both cases, the travel time is about two hours. Tickets can be bought on the spot or booked in advance via Trenitalia. Flying into Milan Linate (LIN) and taking a train to Turin from the Central Station is also doable. However, don’t fly into “Milan” Bergamo (BGY)—you are on the wrong side of Milan and the journey to Turin will be long.

By railway

High-speed train lines operated by Trenitalia connect Turin to Milan (50 minutes), Bologna (2 hours), Rome (4 hours), Lyon (3,5 hours) and Paris (5 hours). For international connections, also check the French SNCF and the Swiss SBB. Both Turin stations, Porta Susa and Porta Nuova, are in the city center.

By road

Finally, Flixbus serves—like other bus companies—the bus station of Turin, which is close to the Porta Susa train station. Or you can take your own car and follow the autostrada. The major connection roads through the Alps are the Fréjus Tunnel and the Mont Blanc Tunnel (via Valle d’Aosta) to France and the Great St Bernard pass/tunnel and the Gotthard Tunnel to Switzerland and Germany.

Getting Around: Public Transport

Turin has a dense and reliable, but quite complex local transport system. Look at the maps below and decide what works for you. Link to the website of the GTT (gruppo trasporto torinesi).

For live connection advice from A to B, you can use Google Maps or the Moovit app.

There is also a telegram bot, “GTT Orari degli arrivi in fermata”, that tells you for any bus or tram stop, if you type the number of the stop, when the next arrival of each bus line is due. You should search for the contact “gttorari” and then you can add the bot.

Tickets for local transport (metro/tram/bus) can be purchased in the omnipresent tabacchi shops (the places where Italians go to buy cigarettes and lottery tickets) and at many edicole (newspaper kiosks). They cost 1,70 € per ride and are valid for 100 minutes (changes and return trips permitted). You can also buy daily tickets for 4,00 € or a multi-ride ticket (6 rides for 10 €). You validate the ticket when hopping on a bus or tram. There is also the GTT app for buying tickets.

Note: you cannot buy tickets on the bus and on most trams. Machines are available only at the metro stations.

Getting Around: Bikesharing

There are two bikesharing networks in Turin. The City of Turin runs the blue-and-yellow [TO]Bikes based on a network of terminals where the bicycles are docked. They are solid and good quality, but the number of stations is limited. They compete with the red Mobikes run by a Chinese company, which can be picked up and dropped anywhere (based on mobile apps).

Getting Around: Taxis

In case of bad weather, taxis are an affordable alternative, especially when sharing. Phone numbers of Torino Taxi: +39 011 5730 and +39 011 5737 (don’t omit the zero). You can estimate the cost of a ride here.