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    Car hire in Turin – Explore the Piedmont region

    A car hire in Turin from Auto Europe will provide you with the opportunity to explore an authentic Italian working city built for modern-day Italians. Not only rich with cultural history, Turin is also a contemporary, innovative city that blends the old-world charm with futuristic cutting edge industry - namely automotive manufacturing. For your convenience, you may pick up your cheap car rental in Turin from numerous handy locations, so you can start exploring all that this city has to offer – with royal palaces, traditional coffee houses, world-class dining, and museums that celebrate everything from art to motor cars await you.

    Once you have exhausted your opportunities in Turin, take advantage of the city's strategic access to the Italian Autostrade, which links you to a multitude of European destinations and cities throughout Italy, France and Switzerland. Just a two-hour drive from Turin, Milan offers world-class shopping and sightseeing for the sophisticated visitor. In less than three hours, you could be in Geneva, Switzerland – one of the world’s main financial centers.

    Auto Europe provides standard car hire, luxury car hire, motorhome hire and a transfer service in Turin. By partnering with many local, national and international car hire suppliers, we provide competitive quotations, a large fleet of vehicles and numerous convenient locations worldwide. Call our reservation agents on +44 123 3225 114 to find out more and discuss all your car hire needs. We have been offering great prices and the very best service since 1954 with this being reflected in the comments our clients have been posting on our Turin car hire reviews page - so take time out to read them before booking your next car rental in northern Italy.

    How is the traffic in Turin?

    Turin roads are arranged in an organised and logical grid format, so traffic flow within the city is generally not problematic and very easy to navigate. Some major intersections, especially during the morning and late afternoon rush hours, can see some congestion. Also note that if you’re considering taking your car rental in Turin into the city centre, restrictions apply in certain traffic areas within the old town - these are known as ZTL. These come into effect at certain times of the day, and you may face hefty fine if you enter them without authorisation. Fines will be passed onto the car hire company, and forwarded onto you, often with an addition administration charge.

    Where can I park my car hire in Turin?

    There are around 50,000 parking spaces across 25 parking garages within Turin. This doesn’t take into consideration all the added on-street parking available across the city. Car parks are run by Turin’s public transport company (GTT). There are also other parking garages not managed by GTT, located in the city providing parking. On-street parking is only allowed along streets marked with blue parking bays, yellow parking bays are restricted to public transport or as disability parking.

    Parking passes can be purchased from news agents, tobacco shops, coffee houses and parking officials. In areas marked blue, a sign will indicate the fee and time limit for parking. Turin is also currently piloting a programme known as Telepark – this allows you to pay your parking fees easily with your mobile phone.

    Turin International Airport

    Turin International Airport is located roughly 11 miles north of Turin city centre. Numerous airlines operate out of this airport, including Italy’s national airline – Alitalia. Other airlines of note are; Air France, British Airways, Easyjet, KLM, Ryanair, TUI Airways and many more. Together these airlines provide air links across Europe, from London Gatwick to the Canary Islands and Warsaw. Serving Turin and the region of Piedmont, the airport is also known as Turin-Caselle Airport, and serves around 3 million passengers annually. Car hire desks are located in the multi-storey car park and the arrivals lounge.

    Turin Airport (TRN)
    Address: Strada San Maurizio, 12, 10072 Caselle Torinese Torino, Italy
    Website: Turin Airport
    Telephone: +39 011 567 6361

    What to do in Turin

    Italy is regarded as one of the most culturally rich and historical countries in Europe, and Turin is no exception. Its beautiful cobbled streets, old age religious structures and interesting museums draw in thousands of visitors per year. Home to the Italian motoring industry – why not rent a car in Turin to make the most of your stay. With a perfectly laid out road system, the city is easy to drive around and often more economically sound - have a read of our driving information page to find out more. We recommend visiting the following places for a real feel of what this magnificent city has to show you.

    • National Automobile Museum: Italy is regarded as one of the most culturally rich and historical countries in Europe, and Turin is no exception. Its beautiful cobbled streets, old age religious structures and interesting museums draw in thousands of visitors per year. Home to the Italian motoring industry – why not rent a car in Turin to make the most of your stay. With a perfectly laid out road system, the city is easy to drive around and often more economically sound. We recommend visiting the following places for a real feel of what this magnificent city has to show you.

    • Santuario Basilica La Consolata: Hidden away down a tiny street, the Santuario Basilica La Consolata is a must see when in Turin. The basilica’s external and internal architecture will no doubt impress any visitor. The building successfully mixes three architectural styles – Romanesque, Baroque and Neoclassical eras. Inside is constructed all in marble, with amazing artworks full of intricate details. Allow for at least a couple of hours to fully enjoy what this complex building has to offer.

    • Porta Palazzo Market: If you want to experience any true city, pay a visit to the local market. The Porta Palazzo Market is such a case. Located near the city’s famous square – this market provides colourful stalls, traditional stores and magnificent pavilions. This historical market provides everything you’d expect together with plenty of soil and vibrancy. From Piedmontese cuisine, exotic fruits, fresh fish and meats, cheeses, breads and a large array of wonderful spices. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this wonderful market, with chatty stall keepers and entertaining locals.

    • Piazza San Carlo: If you want to experience any true city, pay a visit to the local market. The Porta Palazzo Market is such a case. Located near the city’s famous square – this market provides colourful stalls, traditional stores and magnificent pavilions. This historical market provides everything you’d expect together with plenty of soil and vibrancy. From Piedmontese cuisine, exotic fruits, fresh fish and meats, cheeses, breads and a large array of wonderful spices. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this wonderful market, with chatty stall keepers and entertaining locals.

    • Juventus Stadium: The home of Turin’s football – Juventus is the city’s main football team and one of the most iconic teams in the country. Consider visiting the stadium on match day and experience a truly international crowd, along with friendly and vibrant supporters. Not only will you be mesmerised by the beauty that is Juventus Stadium, but for a little extra, book a guided tour of the museum and stadium. As one of the most successful Italian teams, expect to see plenty of trophies and interesting history.

    Best day trips with my car rental in Turin

    Though Turin has plenty to see and do, we would recommend after a few days in the city taking your car hire in Turin further out into the surrounding region. From the Alps to the fashion capital of Milan, everything is easily reached due to the areas well thought out motorway infrastructure. Turin is also conveniently located near the Piedmontese wine region – which makes for a rather exciting and relaxing area to explore. We would recommend the following day trips during your visit to Turin.

    Piedmontese Wine Region: Located just south of Turin is the wine region of Langhe. Famous for its red wines, Barolo wine is by far the most sought after. The region has many sloping vineyards and wine producers – along with small historical towns to visit – such as La Morra. Getting here is around an hour’s drive from Turin. The drive will take you through some of Piedmonte’s beautiful landscapes, towns and mountain passes.

    The Alps: It is hard to avoid such an iconic mountain range. Imposing itself on the local landscape, visiting the Alps should always feature high on your list of day trips. From Turin you can easily see the snow-capped peaks which draw in thousands of skiers during the winter season. Perfect for escaping the warm humidity of Turin, many visitors tend to explore the small towns and charming hamlets located at the foot of the Alps. Reaching beautiful Les Granges de la Vallee Etroite for example is only one hour and forty minutes away by car.

    Milan: One of the fashion capitals of the world, in just under two hours by car you’ll reach Milan. Explore the famous streets of Milan, visit the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, enjoy the city sights from the top of the Duomo, or go shopping in the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuella II arcade. Milan is also home to the Italian Stock Exchange, the La Scala Opera House and mouth-watering Italian ice cream.

    Sacra di San Michele: Dedicated to Saint Michael, the Sacra di San Michele consists of a network of abbeys and is located at the top of a mountain peak. This ruined abbey not only has beautiful architecture and religious significance, the view from the cliff-top over the Susa River and valley is one not to be missed. It’ll take you around 45 minutes by car from Turin, and once there, you can either drive up to the abbey or take a leisurely hike up its mountain trails.

    How to get around Turin

    Even though Turin’s primary industry is based on automobiles, the city has demonstrated its commitment to environmental concerns by providing an exceptional public transport network to its citizens. Turin hosts a modern, well-integrated and well-maintained system which is relatively cheap to use and is able to take you easily and quickly across the city and into its suburbs.

    Bus

    Bus and tram stops within Turin are easily distinguished by yellow signs. Most routes run from 5am until 12pm. Buses in Turin are usually blue in colour and are divided into two categories: urban and suburban. An urban ticket allows you to ride as many buses as you like within 90 minutes of validating your ticket. A suburban ticket will take you anywhere within a 12 mile radius. If in doubt, we recommend purchasing a suburban ticket to avoid a fine. Tickets should be purchased in advance and can be bought at numerous locations across the city, including at news agents, bars and ticket offices. You may purchase tickets covering everything from a single ride to an entire month or year.

    Taxis

    Official Turin taxis are white in colour with a taxi sign upon its roof. Taxis are metered but we would also recommend talking with the driver of the estimated cost to your journey before commencing. Cream European style taxis also exist in Turin and provide the same service. Taxis can be caught at numerous taxi ranks across the city, at Turin Airport, the central train station and at key tourist locations.

    Metro

    The MetroTorino is Italy's first automated metro rail line, which started operating just in time for the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics. The MetroTorino runs from 5:30am Monday to Saturday and from 7am on Sundays. The metro closes at various times within the week, so extra care should be taken as not to miss the last train. On a Monday, it closes at 10pm, from Tuesday to Thursday at 12:30am, from Friday to Saturday at 1:30am and lastly on Sunday at 1am.

    Train

    There are two main train stations in Turin – Porta Nuova in the north of the city and Torino Lingotto Railway Station on the Southside. Porta Nouva is the main railway station and the third busiest in Italy. This train station runs around 350 trains per day, and hosts around 70 million annual passengers. Torino Lingotto Railway Station is the city’s second train station hub and provides regional rail links across Piedmont and northwest Italy. In addition, Turin metro is located nearby, which makes for an easy interchange. Together, these train stations provide commuter links, regional, national and international rail routes.

    Useful links

    Official Turin Tourism Website