How to get to Padova
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
from overseas, look for a connecting flight
reaching Venice from Rome or some other convenient European airport,
e.g. London Heathrow, Frankfurt am Main
or Paris Charles De Gaulle.
from Venice airport to Padova you can choose:
(Reservation via e-mail
or by tel. ++39-049-8808505
mobile tel. 0335/8417474 only
for emergency and after 18.00).
per person (it is reduced
for a two person ride
and to 18€
for a three person ride.
Service (Reservation by WEB
or by fax. ++39-049-8705050;
tel. 049/8704425 or 049/651333 from 7.00 to 21.00).
per person; reduced fares for more persons.
Car (Reservation by tel. ++39-049-9915968)
Only individual taxi fare 55€
(for more person
srl: (Reservation by tel. 348 2611215
fax. 348 2718736
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.
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.
from Marco Polo Airport to Padova-Piazzale
Boschetti (65 minutes ride; tickets fare: 3.95€; if bought on
Piazzale Boschetti is 5 minutes walk
from the Physics Department. See timetable (also here).
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.
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.
Padova is linked by motorways with
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.