Car Hire at Turin Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
The first capital of modern Italy and the capital of the Piedmont region, Turin is an important cultural hub in the northern part of the country. Offering a variety of picturesque surroundings, world-class art collections, as well as a number of notable churches, restaurants, palaces, piazzas, parks, and gardens where you can enjoy various recreation activities, about three million visitors arrive annually at Turin Airport to explore this beautiful city. Convenience is also provided to those disembarking at the airport, with comprehensive transportation options, such as car rentals.
Where to hire a car at Turin Airport
Turin Airport houses major car rental providers that offer its arriving passenger the best services. Car rental operators serving the airport include AutoEuropa, Avis, Budget Autonoleggio, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, and Sixt Rent a Car. The car rental offices are located inside the multi-storey carpark and in the Domestic Arrivals lounge, ground floor-level zero.
What to expect when hiring a car from Turin Airport
Turin Airport is situated approximately 16 kilometres or 9.9 miles north-northwest of Turin city centre, located at Caselle Torinese. Roads that surround the airport SP2, SP10, SP16, SP13, and others. To get to the city proper of Turin, the main route to take is via RA10, which will take about 34 minutes. From the airport, take Str. Aeroporto and SP2 to RA10. Follow RA10 to Corso Grosseto, then take the exit toward Barriera/Milano/Centro/Collina from RA10. Take Corso Vercelli, Corso XI Febbraio, Corso Regina Margherita, and Viale dei Partigiana to Piazza Castello in the city centre. Expect tolls along the way.
Refuelling your vehicle right after driving from the airport or when returning to the airport won’t be a hassle; there are many gas stations spread throughout the roads near Turin Airport, in all directions. Some of the nearest gas stations include Shell, Repsol, Esso, IP, Gas Station Srl, Q8, Milano Lauro, Aramu Giancarlo, Bi. Gas, Eni, and Autogas Nord Spa, among others.
Driving around Turin Airport
The main street serving the city centre is Via Roma, which travels over a tunnel that is now used as an underground carpark. The underground carpark is located under Piazza Vittorio Veneto, known as the Parcheggio Vittorio Park. Like most capital cities in Italy, driving in Turin can be challenging due to traffic congestions and aggressive drivers, but not as much as the larger cities.
Buses and trams are some of the public transportation available in Turin. When driving along the routes that the bus and tram lines serve, expect slower traffic in these areas. Also look out for any incoming trams. Turin also has a network of bicycle paths throughout the city. Make sure to take caution and avoid driving along these paths. You should also watch out for bicycles travelling outside the paths.
There are five toll motorways that serve Turin, linking the city to other parts of Italy and beyond. These are the A4 (to Milan and Venice), A5 (to Ivrea and Aosta), A6 (to Fossano, Ceva, and Savona), A21 (to Asti, Alessandria, Genoa, and Piacenza), and A32 (to Frejus and France).
Getting to your destination
Starting from Turin Airport, drive to the treasures of Piedmont that are waiting for you to explore. With car rentals, visit Alessandria, Asti, and Alba, among other Piedmont cities, in your own terms.
The capital of the Alessandria province, main points of interests to look for in the city include Citadelle Militare, the church of Santa Maria di Castello, Palazzo Ghilini, the Marengo Battle Museum, Antiquarium Forum Fulvii, Museo del Fiume, and Museo del Cappello Borwsalino.
Alessandria is 90 kilometres or 56 miles southeast of Turin. From the airport, you can take A55 and A21/E70, or alternatively, A4/E64 and A26. Both routes have tolls and the travel will take approximately an hour and 20 minutes.
Asti is the centre of wine production in Piedmont. It also serves as home to an important medieval republic referred to as the ‘City of 100 Towers’, of which only around 15 are still standing in the old historical city within the ancient walls north of the city. Asti also hosts the Palio di Asti, the oldest Palio in Italy.
Asti is approximately 55 kilometres, or 34 miles, east of Turin. Driving towards here from the airport will take more than an hour, via A55 and A21/E70, via A21/E70 only, or via A21/E70 and SR10. Expect tolls on the motorways.
The gateway to Langhe, Alba is known for its wines and truffles, and of course, as the home of the Ferrero confectionery group, as well as the Nutella Chocolate spread. The city’s historical centre is also notable for remaining intact within ancient Roman walls.
In about an hour and 20 minutes, reach Alba from Turin Airport via A55, via A55 and A6/E717, or via A55 and Strada Regionale 29. All routes have tolls.