1.) BUS-SERVICE from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Padua bus station.
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There is a bus every 30 minutes. The first bus leaves Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) at 7.40 am and the last one at 10.40 pm. The trip is about 1 hour.
DEPARTURE: Outside the airport (Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is not big)
TICKETS: There is a machine and a small office inside the airport. Open during the day. For a precise map see: www.veneziaunica.it/en
Price: 8,50 € per person (one way) Bus company: BUSITALIA
Padua bus station is close to the railway station. When you arrive at the bus station take a taxi or walk to your hotel.
The shuttle service is called AIR SHUTTLE
The price depends on the number of passengers.
For instance: If one person books a trip from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Padova he/she pays 34 euros. If two persons book the same trip the price is 39 € (19,5 € each).
The main advantage is that you go directly from the airport to your hotel
The price from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Padova (40-45 km) may range from 80 to 90 €, depending on the taxi company, final destination and traffic
4.) OTHER OPTIONS (more complicated)
Bus Venice line from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Railway station at Mestre. From Mestre by train to Padova (20 minutes). Total price between 10 and 20 € depending on train type (speed)
Padova is not a big town. The downtown area, from North (railway or bus station) to South (after Prato della Valle square), is about 3-3.5 Km.
The historical downtown of Padova is pedestrian only (ZTL area). All streets are controlled by cameras and unauthorized driving will result in steep fines. Since many hotels are located within the ZTL area, contact your hotel in advance if you arrive by car.
Public transportation includes several bus lines and one tramway line (going across the downtown). We will post maps in due course the website is in Italian only
Parking is scarce and expensive. One of the biggest parking garages is “Padova Centro Park” (address: Via Trieste, 50, 35131 Padova)