Turin Airport Mini Guide
Turin Caselle Airport is 10 miles from the city centre and easily accessed by a variety of transport. Last year the airport saw 3.7 million people pass through its gates and it is becoming increasingly popular with winter sports enthusiasts flying in on budget airlines, such as Ryanair, to ski the Italian Alps. Parking at the airport is simple with open parking to the right of the terminal and covered multi-storey parking directly ahead as you exit the airport.
Arriving at Turin Airport
36 airlines use the airport with flights arriving from Europe and several North African and Asian destinations. Ryanair are the main airline serving the airport followed by internal operator Alitalia. The most popular destinations last year were London Gatwick and Stansted followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle
Onward travel from Turin Airport
There is a train station integrated into the airport with connections to the main northern cities and towns on the lower slopes of the mountains. Buses operate several routes out of the airport and a timetable is available online or at the airport information desk. The bus company Cavourese operate a charter to the Susa and Chisone ski resorts but tickets must be purchased in advance.
For those hiring a car, the companies’ desks are found in the arrivals lounge or in the multi-storey car park. These desks can be very busy with long queues at peak times so we would recommend sending a driver through to begin queuing whilst others in the party collect the luggage. The airport is well connected by road to the city via the ring road and by motorway to the city of Piedmont and the south of France. The city centre is about 30 minutes away by car. Taxis operate from outside and to the left of the arrivals hall.
Help at Turin Airport
There’s an airport information desk in the centre of the departures hall as well as a local tourist information desk.
Facilities at Turin Airport
Duty free shopping at Turin Airport
- Banco Intesa Saopaulo and Intercredit have branches in the airport. There are also two further bureaux de change as well as a number of ATMs around the site.
- First aid facilities can be found in the public area just after arrivals.
- Items of lost luggage should be reported to the lost luggage office near the baggage reclaim, whilst items of luggage to be deposited for safe keeping should be taken to the desk in the departures area.
- Wi-Fi is available in the terminal for a fee and a business lounge with facilities such as Wi-Fi, fax and copying is found in departures.
Shopping at Turin is great and unusual in that there are three markets that operate in the building. Many fashion and accessory outlets, including some for men, operate outlets both before and after security. Additionally, there are local food and wine outlets and a newsagent.
Restaurants at Turin Airport
The hungry are well catered for at the airport with two a la carte restaurants available in the departures hall as well as cafés and snack food retailers. There is a bar/pub for the thirsty! There is also a pizza and pasta outlet both before and after security. Once in the departure lounge, several hot beverage and snack outlets cater for the needs of those about to board their flights.
Special assistance at Turin Airport
Travellers with reduced mobility can access assistance from inside and outside of the airport by pressing the ‘call for assistance buttons’ A number of trained staff can help with most problems but you should inform your airline before you make your jouney so that necessary steps can be taken to assist you. The airport conforms to EU law on disability provision.
Turin Airport is in the far north of the country and is considered the gateway for the Italian Alps. In winter most of the traffic flowing through its terminal is bound for the ski slopes.
A hire car is a good choice of transport from there as, if travelling with ski equipment, ski racks can be added to your vehicle. The mountain resorts are close by – Turin was the destination for the 2006 Winter Olympics. Others travel to the city on business as it’s one of the most commercially important cities in the country.
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