Padua is located in the centre of the Veneto Region,
in the north-east of Italy,
40 km west of Venice and 90 km east of Verona.
Padua has no airport of its own, but has 3 nearby.
The nearest international airports are:
Valerio Catullo airport in Verona (www.aeroportoverona.it).
Verona airport in Villafranca is the second one you can use to get to Padua.
From there you can get to Padua by shuttle bus and train from Verona (shuttle bus from the airport to Verona station - first buses at 5.35, 6.30, 6.50 and 7.10 am, then every 20 minutes until 11.30 pm. Last bus at 00.48).
For all three airports there are transport services provided by:
Padua is connected to the major cities in Italy by the national train service provided by Trenitalia (www.trenitalia.com).
It is approximately 2 hours away from Milan, 1 hour and a half from Bologna and just 20 minutes from Vicenza and Venice, where there are frequent rail connections with the line to and from Rome.
Once you alight at Padua train station, the PadovaFiere Conference Center is just 500 metres away, just turn left with the station behind you.
From Padua Railway Station to the city centre:
- Bus or tram (APS): departures every 5 minutes, bus no. 8, 10, 12,18 and the metrotram. Ticket can be bought at the train station or on the bus with few euros of additional charge (“base” ticket is € 1.30).
- Taxi: Radio Taxi: +39 049 651333 (www.taxipadova.it).
- On foot: the city centre is approx. 15-20 minutes far.
Padua is connected to the main cities in Italy and Europe by two major motorways (autostrade):
- A4 Milano/Venezia motorway which cuts across northern Italy from east to west. If you are travelling on the Milan-Venice (A4) motorway, take the "Padova Est" exit; then follow the signs to the PadovaFiera Conference Center.
- A13 Bologna/Padova motorway which connects Padua with Bologna, Florence, Rome and the South of Italy. If you are travelling on the Bologna-Padua (A13) motorway, take the "Padova Sud" exit; then follow the signs to the PadovaFiera Conference Center.