How to get to Padova




Three international airports are conveniently located nearby; Venice is the closest and the one with the best connections; other options include Treviso and Verona.

Venezia “Marco Polo” airport (VCE)50 km; several destinations throughout Europe. Padova can be reached from Venice Airport:
by individual taxi - the ride from Venice to Padua with an individual taxi costs about 100 euros.
by collective taxi - surely the most convenient means of transportation considering cost and overall comfort. The service (Venice Airport to Padua) is run by private companies at an average cost of 35 Euros per person (one-way fare). The ride lasts about 45 minutes and takes travellers directly to their hotel in Padua. Service to be booked in advance.

Air Service (tel. 049 8704425, ) or Landomas minibus (tel. 049 8600382, Book at least 24 hours in advance. 

- by bus - the bus service is run by BUSITALIA VENETO; it departs from Venice Airport and arrives at Padua bus station, next to the train station. The journey takes about an hour, and the frequency of buses varies from half-hourly to hourly during the day (the cost of one-way tickets is less than 10 Euros).

by train from Venezia–Mestre railway station. The airport is linked to the train station by ATVO Fly bus or ACTV city bus no. 5

Treviso “Antonio Canova” airport (TSF)60 km, The airport serves low-cost airlines; Destinations: Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Bruxelles, Barcelona, Paris. The Treviso Airport - Venice ATVO bus service stops by Mestre station. If you're arriving at Venice Marco Polo Airport, you can catch a bus to Mestre and then take the train to Padua. You can also reach Padova by La Marca coach until 8.30 pm or by train. The airport is linked to Treviso train station by ACTT bus no. 6.

Other options further afield include:

Verona "Valerio Catullo" Airport (86 km), many domestic flights and some international destinations (also low-cost). From the airport, travel to Padova by train. The airport is linked to the train station by Verona Airlink bus service until 09 pm.

Bologna "Guglielmo Marconi" Airport (120 km) 
From the airport, you can travel to Padova by train. The airport is linked to Bologna train station (6 km) by 

Milano Bergamo – Orio al Serio Airport (194 km)
From the airport, you can travel to Padova by train. The airport is linked to Bergamo train station (10 minutes) by 
ATB bus.


Milano Linate Airport (240 km)
From Linate, travel to Padova by train from Milan Central Station. The airport is linked to the train station by 
ATM bus.

Milano Malpensa Airport
From Malpensa, travel to Padova (281 km) by train from Milan Central Station. The airport is linked to the train station by the Malpensa Express train service (rides every 20 minutes – it takes 45 to 60 minutes).   



Padua is at a key point on the Torino-Trieste and Venice-Rome rail routes and is consequently well served by the rail network. It is about two hours from Milan, 1 hour from Bologna and 30 minutes from Venice and Verona. All the trains to and from Milan or Rome stop in Padua. In front of Padua train station the APS city buses provide the urban connection service. Tickets are to be bought in advance at the APS booth.

For timetables, tickets and information:    
Trenitalia (high speed and local trains)
phone: 892021
Italo (high speed trains)
phone: 060708

The railway station is a 15-minute walk from the conference venue.
To the city centre:

  • by taxi: 5-10 minutes, tel: 049651333,
  • by bus or tram (APS): departures every 5 minutes, bus no. 8, 10, 12,18 and the metrotram
  • on foot: the Scrovegni Chapel is only 10 minutes far; the city centre 15-20 minutes


BY CAR (toll motorways)

  • A4 Motorway Venezia – Milano: exit Padova Est if you are arriving from Venice - exit         Padova Ovest if you are arriving from Milan
  • A13 Motorway Bologna – Padova: exit Padova Sud

Info Autostrade

PLEASE NOTE: in Padova city centre there is a ZTL zone, an area in which car traffic is restricted. From 8am to 8pm no car traffic can enter the central streets, unless the car has a special permit allowing it. See more details on this page  (in Italian only) or write to:



Bus stop: via vecchio Gasometro (near piazzale Boschetti), Padova
Bus stop: viale della Pace, Autostazione,15-minute walk from the old city centre. This is near to Padua Railway Station for all local connections. There are local bus stops serving Padova nearby and the tram stop outside the station serves line SIR1.