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The gateway to one of Italy’s most dynamic destinations, Turin Airport is set about 10 miles north of Turin’s picturesque city centre and within an hour’s drive of several world-renowned ski resorts, including Bielmonte, Alpe di Mera and Piedmont. The facility hosts more than 3.5 million passengers every year and provides connections to dozens of destinations throughout Europe. Car rental in Turin Airport is the by far the most advantageous and one of the most cost-effective methods of ground transportation, although connections to Turin and the region are also available via taxi, rail and city bus services.
Who to Book With
Arriving passengers should make their way to the rental desk areas in the Arrivals lounge or multi-storey car park. Several companies operate here, including Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Budget, in addition to Italian brands Maggiore, Locauto and Easy Car Italia.
Need to Know Essentials
Rental patrons need to bring the following documents to the rental counter at Turin Airport
- A valid credit card in the primary driver’s name
- Driver’s licence (some firms may require an International Driver’s Permit)
- Your reservation confirmation
Driving in Italy is generally comparable to driving in the UK and the rest of Western Europe. Be sure not to obstruct passing lanes and to turn onto the right side of the road when exiting fuel stations, car parks and the like. Speed limits are 80mph (130kph) on motorways, 68mph (110kph) on dual carriageways and 31mph (50kph) on urban streets; these limits are reduced by 6-12mph (10-20kph) in wet conditions. Seatbelts are compulsory for drivers and all passengers. Street parking laws are strict and rigorously enforced. Be prepared for potentially hazardous winter conditions on roads to the north and west of Turin, even in the late autumn and spring months.
Ground transport is available in several forms at Turin Airport, although visitors with a hectic business schedule or the desire to make the most out of their holiday will do best with car hire. Otherwise, trains and city buses can be economical but less ideal for many types of trips. Finally, taxi service offers full convenience but comes at a price.
Rail service is available from the airport station on the west side of the multi-storey car park, about 100 metres from the terminal. Trains depart every half hour from 05:03 to 23:08 for the GTT Dora Railway Station in central Turin, where GTT and Trenitalia connections can be made to numerous destinations throughout Italy and several major points elsewhere in Europe. Tickets cost about £3 one-way.
Taxi service can be acquired at the official rank, situated to the left of the Arrivals doors. The journey into the city generally takes about a half-hour. Be aware that hailing a taxi on the street in Turin is not customary and that the driver will start the meter upon receipt of your call if you pre-book. Rates increase at night.
Turin Airport to Turin city centre is about £25
Turin’s SADEM city bus system connects to the airport and offers an inexpensive link into town from 06:15 to midnight. Look for the bus stop just outside the exit doors on the Arrivals level. The fare is about £5 and the bus makes a stop at Porta Nuova rail station and terminates at Porta Susa railway station.
Turin Airport is comprised of just one terminal building which is divided into arrivals and departure levels; there is an additional level above these two levels which is dedicated to passenger services and shopping. The building is located on the southwest side of the runway, just north of Caselle Tornese, and is accessible via Route SP2 (Raccordo Torino – Caselle).
There are more than 2,000 parking spaces available at Turin Airport in three separate car parks; all are within close proximity to the terminal building. The multi-storey car park is the most convenient (and the most expensive) and offers covered spaces directly adjacent to the terminal building, while the open-air, long-stay and short-stay car parks offer cheaper rates though are set slightly south of the terminal, a few minutes’ walk away. Spaces can be reserved in advance at a 20 per cent discount.
Wi-Fi service is available via TOP-IX; there are about 50 access points located throughout the terminal building.
There is a general information counter located in the centre of the floor, near the top of the stairs, on the public side of the Departures level.
General Information: +39 11 567 6378
Lost Property: +39 11 567 6478
Parking and Flight Information: +39 11 567 6361/2
Air Ticket Office: +39 11 567 6373
Turin Airport is in full compliance with European mobility regulations. Dedicated parking and free terminal transport is available in all three car parks. Persons that would like to request assistance can be accommodated via airport operator SAGAT by contacting their airline at least 48 hours before their departure time.
Restaurants and Bars
There are dining options on all three levels of the terminal building. MyChef offers pizza, sandwiches, salads and snacks on the top floor, and features an adjacent pub and wine bar. On the Departures level, look for Yoyogurt, Autogrill Skylounge Bar as well the Tramezzino Iti café. Drinks and snacks are available beyond security at the Piazza Castello bar and restaurant. Finally, there is a small Autogrill food court and snack bar on the Arrivals level.
Money and ATMs
Intesa Sanpaolo bank has a branch situated on the west wall of the Departures level. Additionally, there are two ATMs available in the public area of the Departures level, with another two located in the Arrivals hall. For currency exchange services, look for the Maccorp booth on the north side of the public area of the Departures hall.
Passengers can find more than a dozen shops at Turin Airport – most are located on the top floor or on the Departures level. Names available include the Fashion Corner, Harmont & Blaine, Ingram, Superga Shoes, Naui Eyewear and the Watch Studio. Beyond security, look for Camomilla clothing shop and Gunti al Punto bookstore. On the Arrivals level, head to Titoli newsstand for books, newspapers and travel accessories.