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Top tips for renting a car in Turin
- Discover the beautiful city of Turin on your own terms and rent a car for your time in the city. With a hire car you get the chance to not only explore the scenic and old city, but also the surrounding areas like the Parco La Mandria or the many nearby villages. Public transport in Italy can be unreliable, so the beautiful country is best explored on your own four wheels.
- Get straight into a vacationing mood upon your arrival in Turin Airport by renting a car right there. Head to the hire car center located in the arrivals hall to get going on your Turin trip right away. Travelers can be in Turin in about half an hour from the airport via the RA10, but bear in mind that this route includes tolls, as do all freeways in Italy.
- The center of Turin is a ZTL, or “zona traffico limitato.” Only authorized cars can enter the center at specific times, and hefty fines can be the consequence of entering without permission. Ask at the car hire agency or your hotel for more information, as tourists who have a hotel within the ZTL can get the vehicle registered in advance to avoid getting fined. Usually the ZTL applies Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 10 am.
- Like most Italian cities, Turin is very old and therefore has many narrow streets to navigate. Especially during rush hour, which is 7-9 am and 5-8 pm, maneuvering through these narrow roads can be challenging, so it is advised to refrain from driving during peak times. Enjoy a longer breakfast instead and explore the city and its surroundings when the usual weekday traffic frenzy has abated.
- Book your rental car in Turin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car in Turin
What is the best rental car company in Turin?
How can I find car rentals near me in Turin?
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What type of car is recommended for driving in Turin?
Remember that stick shifts are primarily used in Italy and renting an automatic car may cost more. Generally, opting for a smaller car is recommended to let you navigate the narrow streets and find parking within the city center more easily. Cars like the Fiat 500 can fit comfortably on any street and are a beloved choice of vehicle in the country.
What's the speed limit in Turin?
Adhering to speed limits when driving through Italy is very important as the police have a specifically keen eye on tourists. Within built-up areas, up to 50 km/h (31 mph) is permitted and on rural roads this goes up to 90 km/h (55 mph). The freeways (autostrada) in Italy permit up to 130 km/h (80 mph) and are marked with an “A” and a number. They require tolls to be paid at the booths.
How are gas prices in Turin?
Petrol is quite pricey in the whole of Europe and Italy is no exception. The average price per liter is €1.70 ($1.94, or around $7.76 per gallon). Payment can be done by cash or card at almost all stations, but remember that European countries mostly require the input of a 4-digit pin to verify the transfer when paying with card.
Where are the best places to park in Turin?
Streets where parking is allowed are marked with a blue line and are metered. It is necessary to feed the parking meter and put the ticket on your car’s dashboard for the authorities to see. There are also parking lots that cost around €1-2 per hour ($1.14-$2.28), such as the Parcheggio Santo Stefano, San Carlo Felice, or Vittorio Park. They are all marked with a “P”.