Travel information

How to reach Padova

By train

Padova is both on the Venice-Milano and on the Venice-Rome railways,
many trains are available (see timetable of Trenitalia).
Note that for regional trains it is mandatory to validate the ticket before
boarding by using the (yellow or green) machines located on the platforms and
throughout the station; in case of infractions penalties are applied.

By plane

The nearest airport is the Venice airport (Marco Polo), 40 kilometers
east of Padova; it is conveniently linked with all major European airports.
Some low-cost companies fly to the close Treviso airport.
A convenient alternative might be flying to the Verona airport, which is
connected to the Verona Porta Nuova railway station by a bus service
Padova can then be reached by train (approximately 50 minutes).
A last possibility might be flying to Bologna airport, which is connected
to Bologna Centrale railways station by a bus service. Padova can then be
reached by train (approximately 1 hour).

Airport connections

By bus
From Venice and Treviso airports there are direct buses to Padova bus station
(autostazione), close to the railway station.
For the Department of Mathematics, stop at Fiera (second to last stop).

  • From Venice airport
    The company FSBUS ITALIA provides the connections to Padova every hour;
    see the timetable.
    The bus stop is located at arrival level (the last one on your right).
    The bus takes around 1 hour. Fare: 8.50 €. You can buy the ticket in the
    ticket shop inside the airport (arrival level, on the left of the exit gate),
    in the vending machines close to the bus stop or directly on the bus (extra charge).

  • From Treviso airport
    The company MOM provides the connections to Padova every 30 minutes;
    see the timetable.

By shuttle
The Shuttle service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take
you directly to the address of your choice in Padova. The reservation must be
made at least 24h before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number.
There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.

  • Air Service
    Reservation online, or via e-mail booking@airserviceshuttle.it, or
    by fax. +39-049-8705050, or by tel. +39-049-8704425 (from 7:00 to 20:30).
    Fare from Venice airport: 35 euros per person (slightly more from Treviso).

  • Limousine Services Landomas
    Reservation online, or via e-mail landomas@landomas.it, or by tel. +39-049-8600382
    (mobile tel. +39-335-8417474 only for emergency and after 18:00).
    Fare from Venice airport: 31 euros per person (slightly more from Treviso).

  • GoOpti
    Reservation online. GoOpti is based on the low-cost model – the earlier you book the lower price you get for the transfer.

By taxi

The cost of the ride from Venice or Treviso airport to Padova is about 100-120 € (note
that there may be some extra charges: for airport connection, luggage and night ride).