How to get to Padova
The nearest airport to Padova 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.
To travel from the Venice airport to Padova you can choose:
Air Service – shuttle
Sita – Bus (Venezia Aeroporto Marco Polo – Padova Autostazione)
ACTV Bus to the Venezia-Mestre railroad station (20 minutes ride; tickets should be bought before boarding the bus). Padova can then be reached 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. Before boarding the train, it is mandatory to validate them by using the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout the station.
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 hours, but has a large variation according to weather, peak hours, and works on the motorway.