How to get to Padova

By plane By train By car

By plane:

The nearest airport is the "Marco Polo" Airport in Venice, 40 kilometers east of Padova; it is the third in importance in Italy, and conveniently linked with all major European airports. Coming from overseas, look for a connecting flight reaching Venice from Rome or some other convenient European airport, like e.g. London Heathrow, Frankfurt am Main or Paris Charles De Gaulle.

To travel from Venice airport to Padova you can choose:


Landomas (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.


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.

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 Physics Department. See timetable (also here).

  • TAXI:

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. The fare is 4.50€. Padova can then be reached by train.
Some low-cost companies fly to the Venice Treviso airport, which is connected to Padova by bus (see timetable here; 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, but the transfer to Padova is less easy.

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:

Padova is linked by motorways with Venice, Milano and Bologna.
The typical ride time from downtown Rome to downtown Padova (about 500 kilometers) is of the order of 5-6 hours, but has a large variation according to weather, peak hours, and works on the motorway. 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.

Car rental fees depend from the car type and the length of the rental period; and may increase if the car is returned to a different location. Their order of magnitude is of 100 per day; inquire locally at your favorite international car rental company for more information.