Getting to and from Turin Airport (TRN)
Turin Airport handles approximately three and a half million passengers per annum, and is one of the main gateways to the Piedmont area in north-west Italy. The airport can be found 16 km north of Turin’s city centre. Turin is a city with a very interesting geographical location, as within an hours drive, visitors can reach either the sea or the mountains. These mountains are where the skiing events of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games took place. Turin Airport is also known as Turin-Caselle Airport, or Sandro Pertini Airport, after a former Italian president, and has the official airport code of TRN. Motorists will find Turin Airport very accessible, as it is directly linked to a few major motorways and highways.
A couple of interesting areas lie nearby Turin Airport, such as San Maurizo Canavese, San Carlo Canavese and San Francesco al Campo to the north, and Caselle Torinese and Borgaro Torinese to the south. Milan is only around 140 km from Turin Airport, in a north-easterly direction, while Monaco is also within driving distance of the airport, 265 km away, just across the French border. Monaco is also close by to Nice.
Turin Airport is situated on the main Superstrada Torino Caselle, and is also linked to the highway network, which allows easy access to the airport from many major destinations. Motorists will find it relatively simple to travel to the airport from areas in Piedmont, northern Italy and the south of France. Travelling by car from the city centre of Turin to the airport can take as little as twenty minutes, however, during busier peak hours; the journey could take a bit longer. Passengers departing from Turin Airport should always allow plenty of time for unexpected traffic conditions, finding parking at the airport and locating their relevant check-in desk. It is recommended to arrive at least ninety minutes before your flight is scheduled for take-off. Passengers can confirm this time with their airline company, or look for check-in times listed on the back of their airline ticket.
Driving to Turin Airport from the north
Motorists travelling from the north will make use of the SP35 and the SP13, and head in a southerly direction. Continue until the roads merge with the Superstrada Torino Caselle, or SP2 south, and take the first exit. This road will now lead you directly to the airport terminal. Airport signage will also indicate the way.
Driving to Turin Airport from the south
From the south, motorists will travel on via Francesco Cigna in a northwesterly direction, until merging with the SP2. Head north to Turin Airport and follow the airport signs.
Directions to Turin Airport from the east
Driving in from the east motorists should use the main Milan to Turin A4 motorway, and take the turn-off onto the SP2 before reaching the city of Turin.
Directions to Turin Airport from the west
Head east on the A38 towards the city of Turin, and then take the Tangenziale Nord north-west so that you don’t actually enter Turin city. Motorists will then exit this road onto the via Lanzo north and continue until moving onto the SP2. The airport is well indicated by signage from this area.
Turin Airport consists of a single terminal building that is well equipped with a variety of facilities. There are cash machines, a full service bank and a bureau de change facility for money related matters, and the business center found on the first floor of the airport offers some basic business services and conference facilities. Business class passengers can also use the VIP Lounge in the Departures area, which offers various services as well. A range of shopping outlets is available, which include the Duty Free Fashion Shop, the Beachwear, Di Dodo Jewellery and Robe Di Kappa. There is also a nice selection of cafés and restaurants at the airport, offering all sorts of refreshments from full meals to light snacks and drinks. Some of the popular restaurants include the Autogrill snack bar, the Terrace restaurant and the Le Farfalle self-service restaurant. Additional facilities include a lost property desk, first-aid facilities and areas dedicated to mothers, such as a nursery and infant changing room.
Disabled passengers will also find Turin Airport to be well equipped for their needs, with elevators, ramps, adapted toilets and wheelchair-friendly information points. There is a very convenient transport service for disabled passengers as well, which is operated by various companies and organizations in the city. The vehicles currently travel between the airport and all municipal areas within the city limits. A unified rate is available to all destinations.
Passengers who do not wish to drive their own vehicles to the airport can arrive by bus, taxi or train. Turin Airport has its own railway station to where trains travel from the GTT Dora Railway Station in Turin, and local buses travel to the airport from central Turin. Buses are also available from Aosta and many other locations in Piedmont, while charter bus services connect the airport with the skiing resorts at the Olympic mountains. Taxis are available from all the train and bus stations in the city, or can be called in advance for an arranged service.
Further information is available from the official website of Turin Airport, www.aeroportoditorino.it, or further enquiries can be made at the information points within the airport terminal.
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