How to get in Padova

By plane By train By car

By plane:

The nearest airport is the "Marco Polo" Airport in Venezia (Venice), 40 kilometers east of
Padova; it is the third in importance in Italy, and conveniently linked with all major
European airports. Other airports near Padova are in Verona and Bologna but the transfer
from there to Padova is not an easy one.

Coming from overseas, look for a connecting flight reaching Venezia from Roma (Rome)
or some other convenient European airport, like e.g. London Heathrow, Frankfurt am Main
or Paris Charles De Gaulle.

Those who wish to arrange the ride from the airport to Padova, can find hereby following
some useful information:

From Venezia airport to Padova you can choose:

Landomas (Reservation via e-mail or by tel. ++39-049-8618175;
mobile tel. 0335/8417474 only for emergency and after 18.00).
Fare: Lit. 48.000 (24.79 Euro) per person (it is reduced to Lit. 40.000 (20.66 Euro)
for a two person ride and to Lit. 34.000 (17.56 Euro) for a three person ride).   Air Service (Reservation by WEB or by fax. ++39-049-8705050;
tel. 049/651333 from 7.00 to 21.00).
Fare: Lit. 37.000 (19.11 Euro) per person (it is reduced to Lit. 35.000 (18.07 Euro)
for a two person ride and to Lit. 30.000 (15.49 Euro) for a three person ride).   Please be informed that reduced fares are applied only if all persons
go to the same place.   The Limousine Service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival
and take you directly in Padova. Please note that the reservation must be made
at least 24 hours before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number.
Lufthansa German Airlines

By train:

Padova is both on the Venezia-Milano-Torino and on the Venezia-Roma railways;
many trains are available.

First and second class are available; for fast trains a supplement is required,
and in some cases a seat reservation is mandatory: so, specify which train you
are going to board when asking for a ticket. All tickets (both round-trip and one way)
have a validity of 2 months; before boarding the train, it is mandatory to validate
them by using the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout
the station: penalties are applied to the infringes.

By car:

Padova is linked by highways with Venezia, Milano and Bologna.

The typical ride time from downtown Roma to downtown Padova (about 500 kilometers)
is of the order of 5-6 hours, but has a large variation according to weather, peak hours,
and works on the highway. All the highways in Northern Italy require a toll,
paid when exiting; a ticket automatically issued to the driver when entering the highway
is required for payment.

Car rental fees depend from the car type and the length of the rental period; and
may increase if the car is returned to a different location. Their order of magnitude is
of Lit.100.000 per day; inquire locally at your favorite international car rental
company for more information.

Please note that the car parking area in the Physics Department cannot be used.

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