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How to reach Padua

By plane

The nearest airport is the Marco Polo Airport in Venice, 40 kilometers east of Padova. It conveniently linked with all major European airports. To travel from Venice airport to Padova you can choose:

Bus service
Buses from Marco Polo Airport to Padova-Piazzale Boschetti (65 minutes ride; tickets fare: 3,95 €; if bought on the bus, 5,00 €). Piazzale Boschetti is 5 minutes walk from the Math Department and 10-15 minutes walk from the city center. See timetable.

Frequent buses to the Venezia-Mestre railroad station (20 minutes ride; tickets should be bought before boarding the bus). Padova can then be reached by train.

Limousine Services

(Reservation via e-mail or by tel. ++39-049-8808505 mobile tel. 0335/8417474 only for emergency and after 18.00).
Fare: 25 € per person (it is reduced to 21 € for a two person ride and to 18 € for a three person ride.

Air Service
(Reservation by web or by fax. ++39-049-8705050; tel. 049/8704425 or 049/651333 from 7.00 to 21.00).
Fare: 25 € per person; reduced fares for more persons.

Fenice Car
(Reservation by tel. ++39-049-9915968)
Only individual taxi Fare 55 € (for more person reduced fare)

NO.L.T. srl
(Reservation by tel. 348 2611215 fax. 348 2718736.
Fare 25 €.

Please be informed that reduced fares are applied only if all persons go to the same place. The Limousine Service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly in Padova. Please note that the reservation must be made at least 24 hours before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number.


The cost of the ride from Marco Polo Airport to Padova is about 90 €.

A convenient alternative might be flying to the Verona airport, which is connected to the Verona Porta Nuova railway station by a bus service. There is a bus every 20 minutes, running from 6:35 to 22:35 airport to station and from 6:10 to 23:10 station to the airport.
Fare is 4.50 €. Padova can then be reached by train (approximately 50 minutes).

Some low-cost companies fly to the Venice Treviso airport, which is connected to Padova by bus (see timetable; the fare is 3.10 €).
The same Limousine services travelling from Venice to Padova travel from Treviso to Padova.
A last possibility might be flying to Bologna airport, which is connected to Bologna Centrale railways station by a city bus.
Padova can then be reached by train (approximately 90 minutes).

By train

Padova is both on the Venice-Milano-Torino and on the Venice-Rome railways; many trains are available. First and second class are available; for fast trains a supplement is required, and in some cases a seat reservation is mandatory: so, specify which train you are going to board when asking for a ticket. All tickets (both round-trip and one way) have a validity of 2 months; before boarding the train, it is mandatory to validate them by using the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout the station: penalties are applied to the infringes.

By car

You might consider renting a car. Padova is linked by motorways with Venice, Milano and Bologna. All the motorways in Northern Italy require a toll, paid when exiting; a ticket automatically issued to the driver when entering the highway is required for payment.