Train from London to Turin, Italy
Green Traveller's Guide to taking the train from London St Pancras International Railway Station to Turin, Italy.
It's not the best know Italian city but Turin is host of the 2022 Eurovision Song Content, so it's likely you'll be hearing a lot about it this year. At the foot of the western Alps, Turin is one of Italy's greenest cities – alongside the Po river it has over 300km of tree-lined streets, lots of public parks and historic gardens.
Journey Time: from 10 hours 40 minutes
Sample timetable: Depart London 9.22am, arrive Milan 9.50pm
Transfer: Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon
Frequency of Departures: 23/day
Carbon emissions: 18.51kg (flight would be 243.9kg)*
Train tickets provided by Trainline:
What's the journey like?
You have to change stations in Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, which can take about half an hour on the Paris RER line (it's only two stops, though we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer - you have about an hour and a quarter to get the connection). See our guide to How to transfer between train stations across Paris. At Gare de Lyon, you board a TGV high speed train to 'Torino Porta Susa' station.
Stopover hotels to break the journey in Paris
If you want to break the journey and stay overnight to see a bit more of Paris while you're travelling through, there are lots of lovely places to stay near both Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon. Here are some examples of hotels that are conveniently near these stations:
Miss your connection in Paris?
Don’t panic. Railteam’s ‘Hop on the Next Available Train’ service means that if you have missed your connection between high speed trains because of a delay on the preceding leg of your journey, you’ll automatically be put on the next available high-speed TGV train. NB Remember to get your ticket stamped by your Train Manager. Whenever you’re connecting, always remember to validate your onward train ticket at the machine on the platform before departing (these are often coloured yellow).
On arrival at Torino Porta Susa station
Benvenuto a Torino! If you're looking to stay near to the station, at least for the first night, there are plenty of hotels within walking distance, see below:
Hotels near to Torino Porta Susa train station
Turin has many public green spaces: one of the best known is Parco del Valentino and the 18th century Botanical Garden on the banks of the River Po. Another green space it at Pellerina in the north-west of the city on the banks of the Dora Riparia. For more information about green travel in Turin see: Torino Green City.
Like many European cities, Turin has lots of places to hire bikes. For example, Turin Bikes is just two minutes from the Porta Nuova train station.