how to get to Padova





Venice Marco Polo Airport (code VCE)  is the nearest airport to Padova: it features flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Venice Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Italy.

A convenience bus service connects it to Padova: for more details and timetable click here

A private transfer service is provided by AirService: the cost is about 35 Euros and the service should be booked in advance. Please check their website for latest rates and online reservation.


The other closest airport is Treviso airport (~56km), located in Treviso. Like the main Venice Airport, it has daily flights to and from most European cities and it is connected to Padua through the Bus 101. The bus stop is just outside the arrival area. For more details and timetable click here

Other airports in Northern Italy:

Verona: “Villafranca” (or Valerio Catullo) Airport, code VRN
Bologna: “Guglielmo Marconi” Airport in Bologna, code BLQ
Milan: “Linate” Airport, code LIN
Milan: “Malpensa” Airport, code MXP
Bergamo: “Orio al Serio” Airport, code BGY


Padua railway station is connected with the major Italian cities. Verona is reached in 50 minutes, Milan in 2h and Bologna in 1h. For information and timetable please visit the following links, Trenitalia Website or Italo Website

Taxis ranks and bus terminals are just outside the railway station.


Padova is  connected  with  the  Italian  motorway  network  as follows:

  • Milano-Venezia Motorway (A4) 
    from Venice: exit “Padova Est”
    from Milan: exit “Padova Ovest”


  • Bologna-Padova Motorway (A13)
    from Bologna: exit “Padova Sud”


getting around  Padova


Taxis can be found in front of the railway station or call 0039 049 651333.



Bus/Tram tickets are NOT sold on board; they can be purchased at newsagents and tobacconists.

You must stamp your ticket in the stamping machine as soon as you get on board; once stamped, it is valid for 75 minutes, also on different buses. Here you will find bus itineraries, timetables and fares.



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" area please check about access to the Hotel directly.


Padova CARD

It is a 2-day or 3-day card that let visit the most important museums in Padova, such as the famous “Cappella degli Scrovegni”, Use the public transport and get some reductions at restaurants, shops, etc.   

For more info click here 


Padova MAP 

Click here to download the city map.