How to get to Padova


By plane

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.

Some low-cost companies fly to the Venice Treviso airport, which is connected to Padova by  bus.



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.



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.


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 hours, but has a large variation according to weather, peak hours, and works on the motorway.