If your Italian isn’t up to scratch and you want to know the easiest (and cheapest) ways to get from Turin Caselle airport to Turin’s city centre, I’ll break down a couple of my suggestions.

Taxi

This is an option, but I wouldn’t recommend it. A one way trip into Turin will set you back around 30-40 euros which just isn’t worth it in my opinion, particularly considering the cost of my other two suggestions. (Sadly there’s no Uber there either!)

Railway & bus

Turin Italy GTT train

The option we took on our way into the city centre is the GTT railway, which is conveniently located right next to the airport terminal. Tickets are pretty cheap at about 3 euros each and can be bought at a machine located near to the train platform.

Once you’ve got your ticket, head up to the platform, tap your ticket on the card-reading machine (which was orange if I’m not mistaken) and wait for the next train.

Upon arriving at a stop called Stazione Dora — which is just outside the city centre — you’ll need to buy a bus ticket (for buses 11 or 52 to reach Porta Nuova station). Buy these at the GTT Railway ticket office when you arrive which should cost you 1.5 euros each. And here’s a tip: in case there’s no machine available, learn how to ask for two bus tickets in Italian in advance; you won’t always find an English-speaking person.

Direct coach

If the whole railway & bus combo isn’t worth the hassle and you’re happy to pay a little more, there’s a direct coach from Turin’s Caselle airport to Porta Nuova station in the centre. It costs more at 7.5 euros (6.5 if you buy at a store  or ticket office near to your bus stop) and takes about 45 minutes. That’s roughly 15 minutes faster than the rail/bus route we took on the way in, but the extra cost may be worth paying if it gets you closer to your hotel.

In our case the hotel was a one minute walk away from Porta Nuova station, so it made sense for us.

Hope that helps, and let me know what route you’ll be taking!


Fabio Virgi

A real geek at heart, Fabio caught the travel bug after traveling for a month in the summer of 2015. After visiting 4 different places in 4 weeks, he decided to leave his job, become self-employed and see all the world has to offer!