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Travel to and Getting Around in Padua


The nearest airport to reach Padua is Venice Marco Polo Airport:

Alternatively there is Treviso Antonio Canova Airport:


Travel from the airports to Padua:



You can reach Padua city centre by FSBusitalia bus.


Bus + train

Take ACTV line 15 bus or the ATVO MESTRE EXPRESS shuttle to Venezia Mestre railway station, then take a train to Padova (visit Trenitalia or Italo Treno websites).


Car rental

A car rental service is available in the airport.

Taxi (40-60 minutes):

- RADIOTAXI: call +39 049 651333 at least 24 hours in advance to get on a collective taxi

- LANDOMAS: call +39 049 8601426.

- AIRSERVICE: collective bus shuttle call +39 049 8744025

- COOPERATIVA ARTIGIANA RADIOTAXI: call +39 041 59 64 (24-hour service).


Chauffeured car service

A chauffeur driven car service operates in the reserved lanes at Venice Marco Polo Airport.




On working days from 7 am to 8 pm there are regular buses every 30 minutes connecting Padua with the airport in Treviso (it takes approximately 1 hour with regular traffic but it can take longer depending on the traffic). Go to the bus timetable



Map of Padua with some general information: Touristic Map PADUA



Getting around the city: PADUA: City of culture, science and faith


City buses: City buses are run by APS Mobilità; tickets can be bought at edicole (newsagents), tabaccherie (tobacconists) and at the automatic ticket offices at main tram stops.

- Single bus ticket (75 minuts validity) - 1.30€

- Carnet of 10 tickets - 12€


On Sundays and public holidays, a telebus service to the local hospital or the railway station can be booked:   

Tel: 049.662660 - 7.30 am – 6 pm


There is also a transport service for the disabled (booking required):

Tel. 840.00055 - Mon – Fri 7 am – 7 pm


A special double-decker bus, run by City Sightseeing Padova offers a multi-lingual tour service to see the most beautiful monuments of Padova. Tickets are valid 24 hours and can be used at every stop of the two lines. The bus has wheelchair access.


Tram (Metrobus): The tram service is run by APS Mobilità; tickets are also valid for city buses. The tram crosses the city from north to south: from the railway station to Guizza (south) and from the railway station to Pontevigodarzere (north). Door opening is automatic, and each stop is announced.



G. Manfredini, Obstetric wax model, 1765-69, 

Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic, University of Padua, 

foto: R. Ballestriero O. Burke

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