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11th to 13th September 2019

University of Padova, Padova (Padua, Italy)


ISAP 2019 APE Symposium
Travel and VISA

How to get Padua
By Air
By Car
By Train
By Coach
VISA Information

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By Air

Venezia "Marco Polo" Airport   (49 km)

From the airport, travel to Padova by:
  • SITA coach (every 30 minutes) until 10 pm
  • Train from Venezia-Mestre railway station. The airport is linked to the train station by ATVO Fly bus or ACTV city bus no. 5
  • Air Service (tel. 049 8704425, or Landomas minibus (tel. 049 8600382, Book at least 24 hours in advance

    Treviso "Antonio Canova" Airport   (62 km)

    The airport serves low-cost airlines. Travel to Padova by La Marca coach until 8.30 pm or by train. The airport is linked to the train station by ACTT bus no. 6.

    Verona "Valerio Catullo" Airport   (86 km)

    From the airport, travel to Padova by train. The airport is linked to the train station by Aerobus until 11 pm.

    Bologna "Guglielmo Marconi" Airport   (120 km)

    From the airport, you can travel to Padova by train. The airport is linked to Bologna train station (6 km) by Aerobus.

    Milano Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport   (197 km)

    From the airport, you can travel to Padova by train. The airport is linked to Bergamo train station (10 minutes) by ATB bus.

    Milano Linate Airport   (240 km)

    From Linate, travel to Padova by train from Milan Central Station. The airport is linked to the train station by ATM bus.

    Milano Malpensa Airport   (281 km)

    From Malpensa, travel to Padova by train from Milan Central Station. The airport is linked to the train station by the Malpensa Shuttle (every 20 minutes).

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    By Car

    In Italy motorways require a toll. You pay it when you leave the motorway; a ticket automatically issued to the driver when entering the motorway is required for payment. You can use most major credit cards in automatic machines in the lanes marked: "FastPay" or "Viacard".

    If you are not familiar with the competitive European (and, in particular, Italian) way of driving, avoid long journeys by car; it is quite different to travel 200 or 300 miles in Italy or in the United States, and in particular it is difficult to estimate the required time.

    Car rental fees depend on the car type and the length of the rental period; and may increase if the car is returned to a different location. The lowest fee is of 50 Euros per day; inquire locally at your favorite international car rental company for more information. Car rentals available at Venezia airport are: Hertz,Thrifty, Avis, Maggiore, Europcar, Sixt.

    If you are going to come by car, make sure that your hotel has a parking lot, as parking in the centre of Padova might be quite difficult.

  • A4 Torino-Trieste. Exits at Padova Ovest and Padova Est
  • A13 Bologna-Padova. Exits at Padova Sud and Padova Zona Industriale


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    By Train

    From Milano, the typical ride time is 2 to 3 hours, 4 to 6 hours from Roma, according to the category of the selected train, and 2 hours from Bologna.

    First and second class are available; for Eurostars and Intercity 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, you have to validate them by stamping them in the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout the station.

    The railway station is a 15-minute walk from Padova old city centre.

    For timetables and information:

    Trenitalia (high speed and local trains)
    Phone: 892021

    Italo (high speed trains)
    Phone: 060708

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    By Coach


    Bus stop: via vecchio Gasometro (near piazzale Boschetti), Padova


    Bus stop: viale della Pace, Autostazione,15-minute walk from the old city centre.
    This is near Padova Railway Station for all local connections. The are local bus stops serving Padova nearby and the tram stop outside the station serves line SIR1.

    Local Bus Transport
    Further information about local bus transport can be found at

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    VISA Information

    VISA issued by Italian missions abroad allows the bearer access for brief residence (up to 90 days) to Italy or other countries that apply the Schengen Convention, and is called Uniform Schengen VISA (VSU). The period of validity of a travel document must be at least 3 months longer than that of the VISA.

    An entry VISA for Italy is not needed if the nationality corresponds with the country of residence in the case of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Republic of Serbia, Taiwan, United States of America. Upon entering Italy, border authorities will require you to exhibit personal documentation, to justify the traveling reasons and the duration of your stay in Italy.

    It is necessary to apply for a VISA to enter in Italy for the following nationalities: Algeria, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia and Turkey. In these cases, you must to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate for more information.

    For countries where Schengen agreement is valid (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland) a VISA to enter Italy is not necessary. The entrance is allowed with a valid national ID card or a passport.

    For other countries (not indicated in this webpage), or if the nationality does not correspond with the residence country, please visit the following link to find out if a VISA for Italy is requested:

    Other information for VISA in Italy

    Entry VISA in Italy:

    VISA types and validity in Italy:

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