Padua (Padova, in Italian) is located about 40km west of Venice in the north of Italy. It is the capital of the province of the same name and the second biggest town in the regione Veneto. There are several airports nearby and there are also many railway and bus connections.
How to get to Padua
Padua has its own small airport, but not many companies fly there. The nearest bigger airports are the Aeroporto Marco Polo di Venezia-Tessèra, Treviso Airport and the Valerio Catullo Airport in Verona.
It is quite easy to reach Padua by train. All trains on the lines Milan–Venice and Bologna–Venice stop in the city. The quickest connection from Rome will take you no more than 4 hours. You will not even need to change trains. The same goes for Turin, whereas Milan and Florence are only a 2 hour train ride away.
There are also direct trains to all the major cities in the north of Italy. It takes 30 minutes to Venice and Vicenza, about one hour to Treviso and Verona and 2 hours to Cortona. Since Padua is cheaper than Venice en Verona it can also be a good starting point to explore the area.
The Flixbus stop in Padua is in the Via Fra Paolo Sarpi, a 10 minute walk from the central station.
Arriving on the A4 (Milan-Venice) from the west you need to take the exit Padova Ovest and then follow the signs to Padova Centro. From the east you take the exit Padova Est and the floow the signs to Padova Centro.
Arriving from the south on the A13 (Bologna-padova) you need to follow the signs to the Tangenziale Sud. rom here it is easy to reach any part of the city.