Trains to and from Turin Airport (TRN)


Turin Airport is considered to be an important gateway leading to the Piedmont region in north-west Italy, which is an area in excess of four and a half million inhabitants. The airport is also nearby the city of Turin, and other areas such as Caselle Torinese, Colombretto, San Maurizo Canavese and Malanghero. The airport is also known as Turin-Caselle, or Sandro Pertini, in honour of a former Italian president. Although the airport is not the largest in Italy, serving only three and a half million passengers per year, it does have its own railway station, which greatly increases the ease of passenger transport to or from the airport terminal. Transport by train is very popular in Italy, as it is quick and cost effective.

The airport consists of a very modern and well-equipped terminal building. Even though the original terminal building was replaced with a new construction in 1995, it was completely renovated and upgraded again in 2005, in foresight of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. The terminal is now capable of handling five million passengers per year, and is a wide and comfortable space dedicated to the millions of passengers who use it each year. It is also very easy to navigate, with departures handled from the first floor and the arrivals area found on the ground floor. Not many of the smaller airports in Italy have their own railway station, and therefore this is a great option for travelling to or from the airport.

The railway station is only meters from the terminal building, and also within easy walking distance of the terminal, therefore there is no need for any additional form of transport in order to reach the railway station. It is located directly adjacent to the terminal building, in front of the parking garage, and is linked to the passenger terminal by a covered walkway.

Trains are available from the Turin Airport Railway Station every day of the week, and until quite late in the evening. The trains depart from the station approximately every half an hour, and travel to the GTT Dora Railway Station in Turin. The travelling time of this journey is only 19 minutes. The first train departs from the airport station at 05:05, and the last train leaves at 21:45. A one-way ticket is about Euros 3.40, and can be purchased from the ticket machines at the airport. Sometimes, the Tourism Bureau also has train tickets available, as well as travel agencies.

Passengers can also travel in the alternative direction from the GTT Dora Railway Station to Turin Airport. The trains from here are available every 30 minutes, and the first departs at 05:04, and the last leaves at 23:09. Passengers at the GTT Dora Railway Station can also travel by the DoraFly bus to the Porta Susa FS Station, the TorinoMetro and the city centre of Turin. This bus is available every half an hour from the station.

The Dora Railway Station in Turin is managed by the GTT company, hence its name of the ‘GTT Dora Railway Station’, and is the junction which leads to areas in the district of Céres, in the Lanzo Valley. This train line is referred to as the ‘Turin-Céres line. The GTT local transport company operates a variety of transport networks, including an out-of-town bus network of seventy buses, and urban and suburban networks, which include eight tramlines and a hundred bus lines. The tramline covers a total of 200 km. The GTT Company also operates the railway network, which has two lines. The main line covers a total of 80 km, while the second travels along 36 km of train track. There are around 5,500 personnel who work for the GTT local transport company, and approximately 190 million passengers per year make use of their transport networks. The GTT Stazione Dora is located at Piazza Gen. Baldissera in Turin, and can be contacted at the following number for bookings – 011 850275.

There are another three major train stations in Turin. The most important is the Porta Nuova station, located at Corsa Vittorio Emanuele II 53, and is dedicated to mainly mid-range and long-range trains. This station is connected to the airport by the SADEM local buses that travel to the center of the city. The second train station in Turin is the Porta Susa Railway Station, located about two kilometers from the Porta Nuova Station, at Piazza XXVII Dicembre 8. This train station is currently under renovation, but is still operational, serving some local trains and some trains heading to Milan. The third railway station in Turin is the Lingotto Train Station, found at Via Pannunzio 1. Many trains on their way in from cities such as Genoa, Bologna and Terre all stop at this station before continuing to the Porta Nuova Station. This station is located towards the southern end of the city, and directly in front of the Fiat Lingotto establishment.

Trenitalia, the Italian state railways, runs all trains in Italy. For more information on timetables and ticket availability, customers can view their website, at http://www.trenitalia.com.

The airport, with its own railway station, is well connected to the main Italian and foreign railway stations. It is also considered to be an important connection between France and Switzerland. Arriving passengers will therefore find it easy to continue their journey by train.