PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM
A very efficient public transport network serves Torino, with buses and trams crossing the city from 05.00 to midnight. Tickets for buses, trams and the underground can be bought at tobacconists, newsagents and other places exhibiting a special GTT sign and must be validated on board.
There are various ticket possibilities:
For further information on tickets and routes, buses, metro and journeys in Torino, please visit the websites:
The full list of stops equipped for the disabled of every urban and suburban line can be consulted on the site www.comune.torino.it/gtt/urbana/percorari.shtml under "Linee ed Orari".
The route of Italy's first automatic metro system extends west from the Centre of Torino to Collegno and South to Lingotto. The Fermi park-and-ride facility in Collegno gives access to the metro for travellers arriving in Torino from the Alpine valleys and the west ring-road, providing a link to the heart of the city, with Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations, in little more than 10 minutes. The metro is also integrated with the over-ground public transport system, enabling rapid connections and high mobility throughout the city.
The € 1,50 one-journey metro ticket can be purchased in the above-ground sales points or at the automatic machines in the entrance halls of all Linea1 stations. The ticket gives the passenger the right to a single metro journey and is valid for 90 minutes on all above-ground public transport, starting from when it is stamped. The metro has been designed and constructed to ensure access for the disabled.
Every city district has at least one taxi rank, and it is also possible to call or reserve a taxi. All taxis have taximeters.
Taxi numbers: Centrale Radio tel. (+39) 011.5737, Radio Taxi tel. (+39) 011.57.30 / (+39) 011.33.99.
The GTT (Gruppo Torinese Trasporti) organises a transport service for the disabled using taxis: tel. (+39) 011.581.16.
In addition to the standard service, CTA (Consorzio Torinese Autoservizi) offers a personalized taxi/van/limousine service 24 hours a day. CTA: tel./fax: +39.011.9963090 - www.ctataxi.it
Driving and parking in Torino
If you reach Torino by car, you will find many car parks to move freely. In the whole of the city centre and around there are unmanned "Zona Blu" (Blu Zone) parking places, whose cost varies according to the zone (from Euro 0,50 to Euro 2,50/hour). Parking vouchers can be bought at authorised outlets and at automatic ticket machines. For further information see www.gtt.to.it.
The city of Torino has Restricted Traffic Zones (ZTL) that limit or ban traffic at certain times and on particular days (every day from 7.30 to 10.30 am on working days in the city centre, except on Saturdays and Sundays). The ZTL areas are localized in the old city centre (central ZTL) and near the Castello del Valentino (ZTL Valentino). For information on the ZTL see www.comune.torino.it/ztlpermessi. You can also find a map of the central ZTL with indications of the garrisoned streets by cameras; this map can be downloaded from www.comune.torino.it/ztlpermessi/mappa/ztl.pdf.
The airport hosts the most important car rental companies and their offices are located inside of the multistorey car park and in the Arrivals lounge.
In Torino, they can be found at the following addresses:
• AVIS corso Turati 37 tel. 011 - 501107
• EUROPCAR via Nizza 346 tel. 011 - 6960284
• HERTZ via Magellano 12 tel. 011 - 5096008
• SIXT via Mongrando 48 tel. 011 - 836385