With the exception of a few streets in the centre, which are off-limits to traffic (including the Quadrilatero Romano and its shopping streets), the rest of the city is open to traffic and most landmark attractions are easily accessible by car. As an alternative, you can use public transport to get around the city. These include buses, trams and the underground (metropolitana).
Taxi Torino www.taxitorino.it (available in Italian language only) is the official website for taxis in Turin. The main spots where you can get one are at: Via Nizza (Porta Nuova Station), Corso Bolzano (Porta Susa Station), Piazza Castello and Piazza CLN.
Taxi Torino doesn’t have fixed taxi fares to the Caselle Airport; it provides a maximum fare of
– €34 on the Turin – Caselle Airport section starting from the city ZTL,
– €39 starting from Torino Lingotto (plus baggage supplements and extra fee for night or holiday travel).
If the amount on the taximeter is less than €34 or €39 you’ll pay the amount of the taximeter.
For a digital alternative, WeTaxi (wetaxi.it) is the app available for iOS and Android, it has more than 1400 licensed taxi drivers. With this app you can also make an environmentally friendly choice by sharing your trip with users who are doing similar routes.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT
GTT – Gruppo Torinese Trasporti is the local public transport company. They offer city buses, tramway buses, city trains, vintage trams and also underground transport. Purchase your ticket before you get on the bus or the tram. Stamp your ticket as soon as you get aboard.
- UNDERGROUND (METROPOLITANA)
The metropolitana is a fully automated subway system, which extends for 13.2km and only includes one line that connects the commune of Collegno to the Torino Porta Nuova railway station (the city’s main railway hub) and the Torino Porta Susa station, before reaching the Lingotto Fiere terminus.
The most important railway station is Torino Porta Nuova, in the central Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, civic number 58.
Be careful about the restricted areas or ZTL in Italian (which stands for Zona Traffico Limitato – Restricted Traffic Zone), which are active Mon-Fri, 7.30am-10.30am and prohibit the circulation of private vehicles and parking in the centre of the city. This restriction does not, however, apply to taxis or chauffer-driven hired cars.
Visitors traveling with their own car and staying in a hotel in the central area can enter the ZTL for the day of arrival and departure only, filling out a form at the hotel reception (ask your concierge for more information). In the same way, it is possible to reach paid public parking areas within the ZTL by filling in the same parking lot with the request for transit authorization no later than 11am.