If you want to visit Turin saving money and not worrying about a car, a look at this article could make your life easier!

Turin is a city so rich in points of interest and attractions that a visit is made almost compulsory! Turin is the capital of chocolate, as well as a real royal city, even said to be linked to magic.

A cultural, youth and historical hub, it can boast the presence of the world's most important Egyptian museum outside Egypt after the one in Cairo. All this without mentioning then, the Chapel of the Shroud of Turin, the “Mole Antonelliana” or, for fans of the seventh art, the National Museum of Cinema.

Moving through its streets in search of its churches, monuments and magnificent squares could perhaps prove difficult if you’re using your own vehicles, especially if you do not know the city well. So why not rely on public transportation, by which Turin is well served?

Public transportation in Turin

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Managing urban public transportation in Turin is the company GTT-Gruppo Torinese Trasporti Spa. GTT's transportation is used by more than 640,000 people every day. Thus, in the city, to get around by public transport, you can use either a subway line, with also the boast of being the first automatic one in Italy (these are light, frequent, driverless vehicles), or 8 tram lines and more than 80 bus lines.

GTT serves both the city of Turin and the municipalities in the first belt: Alpignano, Beinasco, Borgaretto, Borgaro, Cambiano, Candiolo, Chieri, Collegno, Druento, Grugliasco, Leinì, Moncalieri, Nichelino, Orbassano, Pecetto, Pianezza, Pino, Revigliasco, Rivalta, Rivoli, San Mauro, Santena, Settimo, Trofarello, Venaria, and Vinovo.

How to get around Turin by public transportation

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Buses and streetcars run from 5 a.m. until midnight and connect the city of Turin to the nearest municipalities. The public transport service is further enhanced on weekend as, every Friday, Saturday and pre-holidays, it has been established the GTT Night Buster service, a network of 10 lines connecting the suburbs with Piazza Vittorio Veneto, with a number of strategic stops next to major nightclubs. From the outlying areas, rides begin at 0:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 a.m. The first departure from Vittorio Square, on the other hand, is at 1 a.m. and the last one at 5 a.m.

What tickets to get

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Tickets are various, depending on each person's route and travel needs. In both Turin and Piedmont, you can make use of the electronic ticketing system BIP - Biglietto Integrato Piemonte allowing, with a rechargeable contactless smart card, to choose the season ticket or ticket you need. Tourists have additional benefits and discounts, as they can apply for the Torino+Piemonte Card that allows them to purchase GTT public transport tickets at a promotional rate. According to current laws, the use of an FFP2 mask is still mandatory on GTT vehicles.

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