Ski holidays in resorts near Turin airport. Chalets, hotels and apartments.
Turin Airport (TRN), also known as Turin-Caselle Airport and Aeroporto di Torino/ Aeroporto di Torino-Caselle in Italian, is an international airport located 16km outside of the city of Turin in Italy. The airport is a key gateway to popular ski resorts in the Italian and French Alps. The high altitude of the Alps in this region grants magnificent snow conditions. Together with quick transfer times makes ski holidays from Turin airport extremely desirable. Popular ski resorts close to Turin include Cervinia, Champoluc, Pragelato, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere.
The site was originally used as an airbase in World War II before the airport was built in 1953. Major renovations to the airport took place for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and 2006 Winter Olympics. Now, Turin is one of the most celebrated European cities of contemporary art and food, home to the National Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum, and the highest concentration of Michelin-starred chefs in Italy. Turin Airport is classed as a ‘medium’ sized airport – welcoming 4 million passengers in 2018. British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and TUI fly from the UK to Turin.
Turin Airport is in the comune of Caselle Torinese in Italy, 16km northwest of Turin city. Hundreds of ski resorts in Italy, France and Switzerland are within a few hours of the airport. The Milky Way ski area is just 1h 30m away and home to some of the best skiing in Italy across its 8 resorts – Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Claviere, Oulx, Cesana, Sansicario, Pragelato and Montgenevre (France). The Aosta Valley, Monterosa and Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt ski areas are also accessible from Turin Airport.
Turin is the capital city of the Piedmont region in northern Italy, one-hour drive from the French border. As one of Italy’s overlooked cities, it’s not a well-known tourist destination like Rome or Venice, but the city offers excellent food, inspiring cultural sites and extraordinary natural settings – River Po flowing through the city and the Alps to the northwest of the city. One of the best facts about Turin is that Nutella was invented here! The chocolate spread was created in the 1940s by Turinese pastry-maker Pietro Ferrero. To this day, Turin is still famous for its chocolate making in Italy.
Turin Airport is a medium sized airport welcoming between 3-4 million passengers a year. There is just 1 airport terminal used by low-cost flight companies and seasonal charters to Europe. The terminal is split by 3 levels – arrivals on level 0, departures on level 1 and retail on level 3.
Turin Airport has many of the services that you would expect from a modern airport. There is free Wi-Fi, ATMs, banks, currency exchange, a business centre, a cinema museum, medical assistance and an information desk.
There are over 20 shops at Turin Airport selling jewellery, perfume, clothing, accessories, toys, gadgets and more. Popular shops in the departure hall include Flying Tiger, Borbonese, Heinemann Duty Free, Market Autogrill, Rossorubino wines, Superga and WHSmith.
From traditional Italian baked goodies to contemporary international cuisine, Turin Airport has a wide selection of swanky bars and trendy restaurants:
Piemonte Lounge provides a VIP service for travellers departing from Turin Airport. Located on the 1st floor after security, guests of Piemonte Lounge have access to newspapers, magazines, a well-stocked bar, snacks and Wi-Fi. You can book your lounge pass in advance or pay at the door, if there is availability.
Most of our ski holiday packages include transfers from Turin Airport already, but if yours doesn’t, a few companies offer transfers independently. A shuttle bus runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during winter to Sauze d’Oulx, Bardonecchia, Cesana, Sestriere and Pragelato. Tickets must be booked in advance.
For quick travel to your ski resort or local city, taxis are available from the taxi stand outside the arrivals level. The taxi journey from Turin Airport to Turin city is approx. 30 minutes.
Several major international brands operate from Turin Airport, including Autovia, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto / Enterprise and Sixt. The car hire offices can be found in the multi-story car park near Arrivals. Pre-booking is recommended.
Turin Airport has a train station, located outside of the airport terminal. Access from Turin Airport to Turin’s Dora GTT train station takes 19 minutes. From Dora GTT train station you can get the bus to Porta Nuova train station, near Turin’s city centre.
2 bus services run from Turin Airport. The SADEM bus stops at Torino Porta Nuova, Porta Susa, via Verolenge, Via Assisi, among others, towards the city centre. Shuttle bus MANO stops at Piazza Carducci, Porta Palazzo to Lingotto Railway Station. Travel by bus takes about 45 mins from the airport to Turin city centre.
The cheapest way to get from Turin Airport to the city centre is by bus. Departing every half an hour Monday to Friday and on the hour Saturday and Sunday. It’s a 30-minute journey from the airport to the city centre. Alternatively jump in a taxi – there is a taxi rank outside the arrival terminal.
The easiest way to get to Sauze d’Oulx is to book a ski package with transfers included. The transfer time is about 90 mins. If you are making your own way to resort, you can either hire a car from the airport, take a taxi, book a private transfer or buy public transfer. The cheapest method is to take the bus from the airport to Turin Porta Nuova train station (50 mins), then take the train to Oulx (90 mins) and finally take the bus (or a taxi) from Oulx train station to Sauze d’Oulx (15 mins).
If you have booked a Club Med ski holiday with flights, then your transfer will be included in the price. The transfer time is about 100 mins. If you have booked flights separately to Turin, then you will need to organise your own way to Club Med Pragelato. There are several options, such as check if Club Med have any space on one of their transfers, hire a car from the airport or book a taxi. There is no train or public bus connection between Turin airport and Club Med Pragelato.
Most of our packages to Montgenevre will include transfers from Turin Airport. The transfer time is about 90 mins. If you are making your own way to resort you can either hire a car from the airport, get a taxi, book a private transfer, book a shared transfer or take public transport. The cheapest method is to take the bus from the airport to Turin Porta Nuova train station (50 mins), then take the train to Oulx (90 mins) and finally take the bus (or a taxi) from Oulx train station to Montgenevre (30 mins). The bus from Oulx to Montgenevre only runs a few times a day so make sure you plan out the train and bus times carefully. Otherwise, you will need to get a taxi.
|Resort||Country||Distance (km)||Est. time (hr)||Chalets||Hotels||Apartments|
|Pragelato Via Lattea||Italy||118||1.3||£617|