When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Turin?
The summer months are the peak time for travel to Turin when the city’s temperatures are warmest and airfares are higher. If you want to take advantage of cheap flights to Turin, travel off-peak in autumn and spring, avoiding the Easter holidays, when the city is quieter. In winter Turin Airport is a gateway for French and Italian Alpine ski resorts, and the Torino Film Festival takes place in the winter so return flights won’t necessarily be cheaper, but the city’s Christmas markets are a lovely attraction.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Turin?
Return flights to Turin are cheapest if you book two to three months before departure. With Netflights.com, you can compare prices on direct flights and stopping services from top airlines to find the cheapest fares. Check the website regularly for promotions and offers from various airlines and last-minute flights may be available at peak times of the year.
Flying to Turin Airport TRN
Turin Airport (TRN), also known as Turin-Caselle Airport, is an international airport serving Turin and the surrounding areas. It’s located 16 kilometres north of Turin city centre and operates flights to many European cities, as well as domestic flights to cities all over Italy.
British Airways operates direct flights to Turin from London Gatwick Airport. Air France, Alitalia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, and Brussels Airlines all offer Turin flights from London Heathrow, with one stop on the way. Stopovers are usually in a major city such as Paris, Rome or Frankfurt, and you may be required to change airlines for your outbound and inbound journeys. You can also find return flights to Turin from other UK airports, including Bristol Airport, Glasgow International Airport, Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Turin Airport (TRN) is a compact airport, with one terminal building. Arrivals is on the ground floor, and you’ll find baggage reclaim on the same level. When you arrive at TRN, you’ll find the terminal well equipped with useful facilities and services for travellers, including free Wi-Fi, a baby lounge, chemists and prayer room. There are also restaurants and shops, including a mozzarella bar, a library and a cinema museum. The bus stop and taxi rank are located outside the terminal building when you leave the arrivals area.
Getting to the City from Turin Airport TRN
The SADEM bus service runs every half an hour from Turin Airport bus stop, outside the arrivals area of the terminal building, to Turin’s main railway stations and the city centre. The journey takes around 45 or 50 minutes. There’s also a train station in front of the airport terminal which links Turin Airport to the city’s Dora railway station, with a journey time of about 20 minutes. The taxi rank is left of the exit at the arrivals level, and the ride into Turin city centre should take about half an hour. Car hire companies are located at the airport’s arrivals hall and in the car park.
Why Visit Turin?
Turin, the capital of Piedmont, offers visitors a feast of architecture, food and history. It’s a popular destination for UK travellers on city breaks or skiing holidays in the Alps. The Museo Nazionale del Cinema, housed in the historic Mole Antonelliana Tower, is a must-see, for both its silver screen memorabilia and the stunning views of the city from its panoramic lift. Sample some of Turin’s famous sweet delicacies at the patisseries and chocolate shops dotted around the city centre, or revive yourself with a ‘bicerin’, a caffeine-laced hot chocolate.
Turin is also famous for its car manufacturing history, as the birthplace of Fiat, and the city’s futuristic Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile is home to an impressive collection of more than 200 vintage cars. Sports fans can indulge in a trip to the Juventus Museum or the Turin Olympic Village, or pay homage to the Slow Food movement by heading to the Eataly market to pick up locally made pasta, wine and gianduja chocolate.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. The local currency in Turin is the euro, and it’s a good idea to exchange some money in advance so you have some cash when you arrive at Turin Airport, particularly, if you plan to travel onward by public transport. There are also cash machines and currency exchange services at the airport. If you plan to ski and bring your own gear, you should check your baggage allowance with your airline before travelling.