Book flights to Eurovision 2022
Good Evening Europe, Turin calling! Are you as excited as we are for Eurovision 2022, the worlds largest singing contest? This year the show will be hosted by Italy after Måneskin's 'ZITTI E BUONI' win for the nation at the 2021 song contest hosted by the Netherlands. As rules state the winner of each year is awarded host nation for the following competition. This means that Italy is to host the competition in 2022, with the northern city of Turin being the selected destination.
Want to travel to the competition? Alternative Airlines make it simple to search and book flights that you'll need to get there. We offer hundreds of airlines and airports, helping you get from point a to point b with ease. We offer flights with hundreds of European and international airlines helping to get you to Turin 2022. With the cost of Eurovision tickets, why not use one of our many 'buy now, pay later' payment options and spread the cost of your flights over a few weeks or months. To find out more and book, use the flight search or contact a member of our customer service team.
About the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is the oldest singing competition in the world, dating back to 1956 as a way to unite a post-war Europe. The contest started out with Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland all competing to win in Switzerland. Today the contest has grown to include 39 countries in the 2021 show, even having Australia as an entrant. The show is known for its Europop genre and campy theatrics loved internationally and watched globally by over 180 million people. Love it or hate it I'm sure you will have heard some of the songs and artists who have previously performed. In 1974 Swedish band ABBA (Yes, that ABBA!) won with 'Waterloo', Céline Dion won for Switzerland in 1988 with 'Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi' and Katrina and the Waves won the 1997 competition with 'Love Shine a Light'.
The contest is hosted every year and the winner of the previous year is awarded host nation. A country enters a bidding phase where any city can put an offer into the national broadcaster to be the host for the contest the following year. Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) along with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) announced that the city of Turin had been successful in the bidding process and was awarded host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. It has been confirmed by the EBU that 41 countries have entered the competition for 2022, with the big 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) automatically being entered into the grand final.
How to fly to Eurovision 2022
Italy is domestically well connected and Turin is no exception to that. The city is served by Turin airport which offers direct services to 15 other destinations across mainland Italy and Sardinia. This makes it easy for you to travel from across Italy on a flight and arrive into Turing to enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. Italian cities operated from Turin include:
✈ Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Cagliari, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pantelleria, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rome-Fiumicino and Trapani
Flying from Europe
Turin airport also offers numerous services to other European destinations. The airport has direct routes to the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Croatia, Malta, Hungary, Moldova, North Macedonia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Albania and the Netherlands. This makes Turin an easily accessible destination for a range of Eurovision fanatics across the continent. Routes to Turin include:
✈ Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bacau, Beauvais, Billund, Birmingham, Bristol, Bucharest, Budapest, Charleroi, Copenhagen, Chisinau, Chania, Corfu, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Gran Canaria, Glasgow, Helsinki, Iasi, Ibiza, Krakow, Kyiv-Boryspil, Lanzarote, Lviv, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga, Malta, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Menorca, Mykonos, Moscow-Domodedovo, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oslo, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Shannon, St Petersburg, Skiathos, Stockholm Arlanda, Tirana, Valencia, Warsaw Chopin and Zadar.
Flying from an international destination
Turin Airport has a limited amount of international destinations with only Israel and Morocco being served directly from the airport. However, Israel often competes in the Eurovision song contest so makes it easy for these fans to visit the host city in 2022. If travelling from further afield you may find it easier to fly into a different airport and transfer or fly into a larger European hub and connect onto Turin. International destinations currently offered from Turin Airport include:
✈ Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Marakesh and Tel Aviv.
Airports close to Turin
Turin has multiple airports within a short radius, with Turin airport being the closest and approximately 35 minutes by car. Milan, Nice and Geneva are all major cities also close to Turin which offers a wide range of international and European services.
Turin Airport (TRN)
Turin Airport is the closest airport to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 as it is the primary airport for the city of Turin. The airport is approximately 14km from the city centre and has a variety of domestic and European services for you to choose from. The airport is connected to the city by Line 1 of the Turin Metropolitan Railway Service making it easy to transfer from the airport to the city centre or Eurovision host stadium.
Distance to Turin: 14km (35 mins by car approx)
✈ Domestic Italian airlines: Air Dolomiti & ITA Airways
✈ International airlines: Air France, Binter Canarias, Blue Air, British Airways, EasyJet, Iberia Regional, Jet2.com, KLM, Red Wings Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, TUI Airways, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Nordic, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air
Cuneo International Airport (CUF)
Cuneo International Airport is a small airport located just over 1 hour from Turin, the airport is close enough to Turin to make it an option for you and acts as a secondary airport for the city. As the airport is smaller than some of the surrounding airports it has limited airlines and destinations, primarily serving other European cities. However, the airport does provide a direct connection to Morocco. The airport is not connected to any of the regional train networks which may make this airport difficult if you plan on using public transport to get to the Eurovision Song Contest.
Distance to Turin: 82km (1hr 10 mins by car approx)
✈ Domestic Italian airlines: Air Dolomiti
✈ International airlines: Air Arabia Maroc, AlbaStar, Ryanair and Volotea
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
Milan Malpensa Airport is the major hub for Milan and the Lombardy region. This airport is only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Turin making it relatively close to the host city. The airport boasts a wide range of domestic, regional and international airlines, making this option very appealing if you are travelling from further afield. If flying to Milan Malpensa, you have the ability to fly directly from the UK, Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Albania, Turkey, USA, Canada, China, UAE, Korea and many more. The airport has direct rail connections to Milano Centrale, Garibaldi and Cardrona stations. Please note that the national airline of Italy, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA Airways) doesn't operate to MXP.
Distance to Turin: 139km (1.5 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic Italian airlines: Neos
✈ International airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Albania, Air Algerie, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air France Hop, Air Horizont, Air India, Air Moldova, Air Senegal, Air Serbia, airBaltic, AlbaStar, American Airlines, Andaloujet, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cabo Verde Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EasyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Iran Air, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, La Compagnie, LATAM, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Rossiya, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, TUIfly Belgium, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Utair, Uzbekistan Airways, Vueling and Wizz Air
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
Milan Linate Airport is located within the city of Milan, close to numerous modes of public transport. This airport is about 2 hours away from Turin but offers an alternative to Turin Airport. The airport only has European airlines operating to it and only offers Italian and European services, this is because the airport isn't the largest in Milan so has few route options. However, it is still a valid option to get to Eurovision 2022. The airport is on the extended metro Line 4 meaning you are able to get from the airport to other train stations in Milan to connect to Turin with ease.
Distance to Turin: 160km (2 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic Italian airlines: Air Dolomiti and ITA Airways
✈ International airlines: Aer Lingus, Air France, Air Malta, AlbaStar, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, EasyJet, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Silver Air, Volotea and Wizz Air
Genoa Airport (GOA)
Genoa Airport is approximately 2 hours away from Turin, making it an easily accessible alternative. The airport is served by 8 airlines across Europe at varying price points. However, the airport doesn't currently offer any international routes so it may be beneficial to fly into a different airport if arriving from a further destination. The airport doesn't have any link to the regional train network so you may need to get a taxi, hire a car or use the shuttle bus service to get into Genoa and change for the train.
Distance to Turin: 163km (2 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic Italian airlines: ITA Airways
✈ International airlines: Albawings, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air
Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY)
Milan Bergamo Airport is located northeast of Milan and a hub for Ryanair. The airport is about 2.5 hours away from Turin so could be a good alternative option for you. As it is a major base for Ryanair within Italy, the airport has numerous routes across the continent at low prices so great if you want to travel on a tighter budget. There is currently no train station or rail facilities at the airport, however, there is a bus service to the Bergamo which also has direct bus links to Turin.
Distance to Turin: 186 miles (2.5 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic Italian airlines: Luke Air and Neos
✈ International airlines: Air Albania, Air Arabia, Air Nostrum, AlbaStar, AlMasria Universal Airlines, Arkia, Blue Air, EasyJet, Eurowings, Flyr, HiSky, Pegasus Airlines, Pobeda, Ryanair, SkyUp, Transavia, TUIfly Belgium, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air
Geneva International Airport (GVA)
Geneva Airport is a third international airport you can choose to fly to when visiting Turin for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes away from the city this airport is located across the border in Switzerland. Similarly to France, Switzerland is also part of the Schengen area meaning unrestricted movement between both countries allowing you to arrive into Switzerland to visit Italy. Geneva has numerous European and international airlines which service the airport whilst offering a diverse route network. You are able to fly to Canada and the US, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and numerous European destinations. Use our flight search tool to see which airport is best for you.
Distance to Turin: 267km (3.5 hours by car approx)
✈ International airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air France Hop, Air Glaciers, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Senegal, airBaltic, Andaloujet, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Chair Airlines, EasyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Flyr, Iberia, Icelandair, ITA Airways, Jet2.com, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, TUI Airways, TUIfly Nordic, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Ural Airlines, Vueling and Wizz Air
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE)
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is another major international airport located not far from Turin. Nice airport is not located within Italy but within the Republic of France. However, due to the European Unions' Schengen area, you can easily arrive into France and cross the Italian border without being stopped. This means that you can arrive into France even though you are visiting Italy. Nice airport has an extensive route portfolio across Europe and internationally making this airport easily accessible. If arriving into Nice you can catch an SNCF and Trenitalia train service to Turin. Nice is approximately 162km from Turin with a transfer time of around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Distance to Turin: 288km (3.5 hours by car approx)
✈ International airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Canada, Air Corsica, Air France, Air France Hop, Air Moldova, airBaltic, Air Transat, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta Air Lines, EasyJet, El Al, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, Heli Air Monaco, Heli Securite, Iberia Express, Iberia Regional, KLM, La Compagnie, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Monacair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nouvelair, Qatar Airways, Rossiya, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, SkyUp, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Transavia, TUIfly Belgium, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air
Because of Turin's location, there are numerous airports you can fly to offering a diverse route portfolio and varying price points. Turin Airport is the closest to the Eurovision Song Contest and offers a large amount of European and Italian services. Flying into Milan may also be a good option for you as both Linate and Malpensa are not too far from the city and have excellent connections to both Turin and Milan. Malpensa especially offers a wide range of airlines and destinations so is perfect for any traveller from an international destination.
When is Eurovision?
This year marks the 66th year the competition is being held. The Eurovision Song Contest is due to be held in 3 parts, 2 semi-finals and 1 grand finale. The first semi-final is scheduled for 10th May 2022 and the second semi-final is on the 12th May 2022. Once these have been performed and the finalists selected, the grand final will be hosted on 14th May 2022.
Where is Eurovision 2022?
As Italy was the winner of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands, they will be the host nation. After a process of Italian cities bidding, it was announced that Turin will be the next host of the competition.
How do I get tickets to Eurovision?
It is expected that tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will go on sale at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022. Please visit the Eurovision website for more details and ticketing information.
Who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021?
Italy won this year's song contest with the rock band Måneskin performing 'ZITTI E BUONI', winning 524 points crowing them the winners in Rotterdam.
How do I fly to Eurovision?
As the 2022 competition is being held in the Italian city of Turin, there are multiple airports you can choose from. Turin is the closest airport followed by Cuneo which is the secondary airport. Further afield you can arrive into Milan Malpensa/Linate/Bergamo and Genoa. As Turin is close to both the Swiss and French borders you will be able to travel to both Nice and Geneva airports as well.
Which countries are participating in Eurovision 2022?
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium,
Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
*Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine both the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus were suspended from the EBU meaning they were no longer able to compete.
How do I buy flights to Eurovision?
Use the flight search tool at the top of the page and search. Set your departure airport and destination as one of the airports you wish to fly into (TRN, CUF, MXP, LIN, GOA, BGY, GVA or NCE) as well as the class of travel, dates and amount of passengers and search. You can easily filter flights based on price, time, airport and airline to see what is best for you.
How can I pay for flights to Eurovision 2022?
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