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How to get to Padua
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How to get there

Padova (or Padua in English) is located in the North East of Italy laying in between several of the most famous cities in Italy, all UNESCO world heritage sites. It is situated about 30 km southwest of Venice, about 30 km east of Vicenza, the city of Palladio, and about 80 km east of Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and the open air opera festival in the Roman Arena. About 80 km south of Padova lays Ferrara, famous for its medioeval castle, about 120 km south Bologna with the oldest university in the Western World and about 250 km south the famous city of Florence. All these cities can easily be reached from Padova by train.

How to reach Padova
By Air

Venice      Marco Polo Airport
AirService, (online booking; phone +39 049 8704425) The bus stop is on your right as you exit the airport from the Arrivals hall and tickets can be either purchased in the airport (at the ATVO desk in the Arrivals hall) or on the bus itself with a little extra charge.

Treviso      Antonio Canova Airport 

Milan         Linate and Malpensa Airports
By Rail
For information to reach Padua by train visit the Trenitalia Website.
Tickets can be bought online of at the ticket office (beware: it is not possible to buy a ticket on board the train).
Eurostar: fast connections with modern trains (saving money by booking several days before by TARIFFA AMICA)
Intercity: quite fast connections (prices are often comparable with Eurostar).
Regional: cheap but slow and not always comfortable.

From the train station you can reach the conference venue by taxi or bus.  

By Car
Milano-Venezia Highway (A4) from Venice: exit “Padova Est”  from Milan: exit  “Padova Ovest”
Bologna-Padova Highway (A13)  from Bologna: exit “Padova Sud” Follow the road signs to the city centre (Prato della Valle or Cappella degli Scrovegni ) where you can find car parks at about ten minutes walk from the venue.
Getting around
Padova city centre is relatively small: no shuttle bus will be provided from hotels to conference venues.
Click here for Padova map download

by taxi
Taxis can be found in front of the Railway Station or call 049 651333

by tram
Stop at “Ponti Romani” to get to Conference venue

by bus – public transport
The tickets for the APS buses (local buses) are available:

  • at the APS office outside the railway station
  • at the ticket machine outside the railway station
  • at most tobacconist shops in town
From the Railway Station to the conference venue take bus 3, 5, 12 or 18 and get off at Riviera Ponti Roman

3-4 day tickets (Padovacard) and any other types of bus tickets are available at the APS office outside the railway station and also at the Tourist Office in Galleria Pedrocchi, tel. +39 049 8767927 (Monday-Saturday 9.00-13.00 15.00-19.00)
From the Railway Station to meeting venue take the tram or bus n3 or n5 or n12 or n18 and get off at Riviera Ponti Romani or Cappella degli Scrovegni/Eremitani.

By car
If you drive your own car, you need to be particularly prudent in Padova urban area. Many cities and towns have introduced restricted areas in their centres where driving is authorized only to local inhabitants or to individuals destined for a hotel in the restricted zone. Drivers should pay attention to posted signs and be careful not to enter zones 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 that the hotel has previously sent a fax to the local authorities providing the approximate time of your arrival by car. Check the hotel position in internet and ask them to assure your safe arrival to their car park.