You can reach Padua by plane, by train or by car.
Padua is served by Venice "Marco Polo", Venice “Treviso” and Verona "Valerio Catullo" airports from where then you can easily reach the city. We suggest you to use the "Marco Polo" airport of Venice, since it is closer and there are more flights from / to Europe.
"Marco Polo" airport of Venice is the third in importance in Italy and linked with all major European airports. If you cannot fly directly to Venice, look for a flight through some other convenient European airport. From the airport you can reach Padua by train, by bus, by car, or using a shuttle (door to door service).
· Shuttle (door to door service)
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From the airport you can take a regular bus going to the Padua bus station. The connection is managed by SITA (blue buses). The tickets can be purchased at the machines outside the airport . The trip usually takes one hour.
From Venice “Treviso” airport. From Venice Treviso airport you can take a bus to Mestre railway station. All the trains going from the railway station of Mestre to Verona, Milano, Bologna, Roma stop in Padua. Tickets can be bought in Mestre station and must be stamped (obliterated) using any of the yellow machines that are in the station.
For timetables and detailed information browse the Italian Railways (Ferrovie Italiane) webpage.
From Verona "Valerio Catullo" airport. From "Valerio Catullo" airport you can take a bus (one for every 20 minutes) to Verona railway station and then take a train to Padua. For timetables please browse the Italian Railways (Ferrovie Italiane) webpage.
2. By train
If you plan to come to Padua by train, please browse the Italian Railways (Ferrovie Italiane) webpage for timetables and more detailed information. From Milan, the typical ride time is 2 – 2,5 and from Rome 4 hours, depending on the category of the selected train, and about an hour from Bologna. All tickets (both round-trip and one way) have a validity of 2 months. Before boarding the train, you have to validate them by stamping them in the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout the station.
3. By car
Padua is linked by highways with Venice (A4), Milan (A4) and Bologna (A13) and we suggest you to use the highways, because it is a safer and faster way to reach the city.
Follow the green "Autostrade" (highways) signs. If you arrive from Venice, Milan or Brennero you have to leave the highway at the exit called "Padova Est", and if coming from Bologna or Rome, at "Padova Sud". Then follow the "Centro" indications to the city center.
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