Rent a car in Turin with Europcar
With a beautiful Alpine backdrop, Turin lies in the north of Italy, west of Milan. Its location near the Swiss and French borders gives the city a unique feel, from its diverse architectural styles to elegant museums and a chic café-culture.
Renting a car in Turin, whether you are just passing through the city or stopping a while, allows you the freedom to fully experience this glamorous area.
The Europcar car rental experience in Turin
For lone travelers, couples and smaller groups, our small hire cars include the Smart ForFour, Fiat Panda or Peugeot 208. Larger models such as the Peugeot 3008 and Mercedes C-Class are great options if you are travelling as a family or bigger group.
If you have larger loads to transport, we have van hire available, with a range of vehicles to cater to your needs.
Europcar means total flexibility, with the option to pick up your car or van rental from one station and drop it off at another. Plus car and van hire is available for both long and short term rental periods to suit you.
Driving in Turin
In order to rent a car in Italy with Europcar, you need to be over the age of 18 and possess a valid EU licence. International driver’s licences are accepted but not mandatory.
In Italy, the maximum speed limit is130 km/h on motorways, 100 km/h on main roads, and 90 km/h on secondary roads. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50 and 70 km/h. Speed limits are reduced to 30 km/h in populated areas, such as around schools.
In wet weather conditions, the speed limit is reduced to 90 km/h on roads outside built-up areas and 110 km/h on motorways.
In Turin, on-street parking applies from Monday to Saturday from 8am to midnight. Blue road signs and markings indicate paid parking spots. White road markings mean parking time is limited but free. Yellow parking bays are reserved for special vehicles such as police, or disabled drivers. On Sundays and public holidays it is often free to park.
You can buy parking tickets from parking officials, newsagents and tobacconists.
In the historic centre, there is a ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) called Area C which is enforced Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 7pm. Only residents or permit holders can enter this zone. Be aware that this area is monitored by cameras and you will be fined if you enter without a permit.
Most main roads across Italy are toll motorways with charges payable by cash or credit/debit card.
Be aware that very few petrol stations in Italy are open on Sundays and the ones that are open on Sundays are often closed on Mondays. Make sure to take cash as not all petrol stations accept debit/credit cards.
Discover Turin and its surroundings by car
While there is plenty to see in Turin itself, with a car you can explore even more of the treasures of this region. The city has a wealth of green space, most notably the Park Mandrai. Here you can visit the Royal Palace of Venaria, play a round of golf, and walk along the estuaries to the River Po.
Half an hour from the centre of Turin is the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the most loved art attractions in Turin. The castle was turned into a contemporary art gallery in 1984 and its permanent collection forms an impressive body of art: Arte Povera, Minimal, and Land Art. With car hire, travelling to and from the Castello di Rivoli is easy and convenient.
Things to see in Turin
Eclectic and historic, Turin is a unique Italian city due to its proximity to the borders with France and Switzerland. Make sure you visit the main attractions found in the historic centre: Piazza Castello, the Mole Antonelliana and the Palazzo Carignano, home to the Museum of the Risorgimento.
Half an hour’s drive from the centre of Turin, in Mandria Park, is the Royal Palace of Venaria - the Turin equivalent of the Château de Versailles. With sprawling vineyards and gardens, as well as a splendid interior, this is an ideal day out for all the family.