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Getting to Padova

By air:

  • Venice Airport “Marco Polo” (VCE) is the nearest airport to Padova. It has daily flights to/from most European cities. It is connected with Padova city centre with a shuttle bus service by FSBusitalia Veneto. The bus summer schedule is available at this link.
    Should you prefer to book a private shuttle, AirService is available to arrange such a service. It costs about 35 Euros and has to be booked in advance. Please check the website for rates and online reservation.
  • Treviso Airport “A. Canova” (TSF) is the other closest airport (~56 km), located in Treviso. Like the main Venice Airport, it has daily flights to and from most European cities and it is connected to Padova through the Bus 101. The bus stop is just outside the arrival area. For more details and timetable click here.

By train:

  • Padova railway station is connected with the major Italian cities. Venice is reached in about 30 minutes or less, Verona in 40 minutes, Bologna in 1h and Milan in 2h. For information and timetable please visit Trenitalia Website or Italo Website.
  • Taxi ranks and city bus stops are located in front of Padova railway station.

By car:

  • Padova  is  connected  with  the  Italian  motorway  net  as follows:
    • Milan-Venice Motorway (A4)
      from Venice: exit “Padova Est”
      from Milan: exit “Padova Ovest”
    • Bologna-Padova Motorway (A13)
      from Bologna: exit “Padova Sud”
  • Follow the road signs to the city centre (Prato della Valle or Cappella degli Scrovegni) where you will find car parks. For more details about parking, click here.

Getting around Padova

By taxi:

By tram or by bus:

  • Public transport APS
    The tickets for the APS buses (local buses) and tram are available at the APS office outside the railway station, at the ticket machine outside the railway station and at most tobacconist shops in town.

By car:

  • Our general advice is to not use a car to get around in Padova. The intense traffic, the many one-way routes and limited number of parking lots may result in a rather frustrating experience, especially for an outsider. Furthermore, please bear in mind that Padova centre area is, for the most part, not accessible by car.
  • Drivers should pay attention to posted signs and be careful not to enter areas of limited traffic, which are marked by signs “ZTL”, in Padova these zones are controlled by video cameras. If your hotel is located in the “ZTL”, make sure about the regulations with the hotel directly.

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