Turin is accessible by car (with some limitations and paid parking) but we suggest you use the extensive network of public transport, both surface transit and underground, along with taxis and car and bike sharing.
In the city center and in most of the surrounding area you may find paid parking spaces with prices varying from 1,30 € to 2,50 € per hour depending on the area. Parking vouchers can be bought from authorized GTT retailers (tabacchi, news stands, cafes) and ticket machines.
Pedestrian area and Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL)
The main pedestrian areas in the city center include Via Garibaldi, Via Lagrange and Via Carlo Alberto, the main shopping streets. A Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) is also in place: from Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 10.30am only cars in possession of a special permit (residents, people with disabilities, buses, etc.) can pass in the area. Inside the ZTL there are also zones reserved for public transport in the afternoon, evening and during the holidays.
Since 23 November 2015 it is possible to use SostApp, a new app that allows you to pay for parking inside the blue lines using your smartphone.
Turin provides a widespread public transport coverage by buses and trams that run from the early morning until late evening. The first fully automated subway system in Italy connects Collegno (west) and Lingotto (south) to the city center and the train stations of Porta Nuova and Porta Susa. The Night Buster service is a safe way for the youngest (and everyone else!) to move around by night: it runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the suburbs to the city center and back with stops near the most popular clubs.
You can buy public transport tickets from authorized GTT retailers.
Every neighborhood has at least one taxi stop – more can be found in the center and around train stations – but you can also book a taxi on the phone.
Calls to inquire about transportation of people with special needs should be done directly to the central taxi station.
Circulation limits and inaccessible areas
Tourist buses are not susceptible to the limitations of ZTL areas, but they still need a permission in order to circulate inside the city center. This occasional transit permission can be requested in any GTT office.
Paid parking areas (4,00 €/hour) are in Viale 1 Maggio (Giardini Reali, City center area),between viale Medaglie d’Oro e Ceppi (Torino Esposizioni area), in Via Nino Bixio.
Passenger loading and unloading areas
In the city center tourist buses can briefly stop to load and unload passengers in Piazza Castello, in front of the Teatro Regio, and in front Via Pietro Micca, number 17.
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Turin has 175km of bicycle lanes, making it a valuable alternative to the car by allowing you to arrive early, park more easily and save money.
With the bike sharing service [TO]Bike getting around by bicycle is even easier: you can find 140 ToBike stations around the city and the service is available every day 24h/day.
You can easily subcribe online by following the instructions or in the dedicated offices.
Don’t forget the free floating bicycle services that are also present in the city.