Getting to Padua
Padua has no airport of its own, but has 3 nearby.
Venice “Marco Polo”
The nearest airport is “Marco Polo”, in Venice (VCE). From there you can either take a bus to Venice city station and then a train to Padua, or alternatively, a bus from airport to Padua.The latter is arguably the faster alternative.
The bus stops both at the train station and close to the conference venue (fermata “Ex Fiat/Istituti”).
Be aware that you have many different bus companies that can take you to Padua, but many are overpriced. We suggest you to take bus 015 by “busitalia”. Tickets can be bought inside the airport or at the automated ticket machines at the bus stop (in front of the airport). Timetable will be available at this page.
Lastly, you could take a taxi to Padua, but this is the most expensive alternative of all, coming at around 90 euros.
Treviso “A. Canova”
An equally good alternative is airport “A. Canova”, in Treviso. Be aware that you can find this airport online as a second Venice airport, named Venice (TFS).
From there you can take the bus 101 “MOM” direction “Padua”. Alternatively, you can take the same bus in direction “Treviso” and from there reach Padua by train. However, we recommend the bus as it’s significantly faster. Tickets can be bought in the airport or on bus with few euros of additional charge. Here you can find the timetable. The bus stops both at the train station and close to the conference venue (fermata “Ex Fiat/Istituti”).
You can also arrive by “busitalia” bus, that takes roughly the same time and cost roughly the same amount of money. Timetable here.
Be Aware that buses from and to Treviso airport travel until 8pm. If you arrive or leave later you will have to take a taxi.
Verona “Valerio Catullo”
This airport is the furthest from Padua, but still a good alternative.
From the Airport you can take a bus to Verona city station (timetable here). You can buy the tickets directly in the airport. From the train station you can take a train to Padua. Even if there are high-speed trains (named “Freccia”), we reccomend you to take train “Regionale” or “Regionale Veloce”, as they are significantly cheaper and the time for travelling is no more that 2 hours. Train tickets can be bought from the automated ticket machine or at the ticket office at the train station.
It’s easy to reach Padua by train if you are near enough. Padua train station is about 20 minutes
Venice port is connected to Croatia, Greece and Slovenia. From there you need to get to Venice train station (we suggest to get there walking: Venice is beautiful and the public transport is very expensive). From the city station you can just take a train to Padua.
Don’t do this to yourself. But if needed, there are two bus station. One is close to the train station (see arrive by train above); The other one is named “Piazzale Boschetti” and is at about 15 minutes walking to the conference venue or by bus 10 (stop at “Ex Fiat/Istituti” )