Sep 21 – 25, 2020
Europe/Rome timezone

Travel and hotel information

Getting to Padova


Note: Travel information may change unpredictably due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the schedules of public transport and rule to be observed may change on short notice. Please double-check all information carefully.

We also recommend that all participants book, to the extent possible, flexible tickets (refundable at no cost) and accommodation. If bought in advance, often such tickets are not much more expensive than regular tickets.


Rail: An easy and comfortable way to get to Padova is by train. Padova is connected by fast trains to Torino, Milano, Venezia and Roma. There are also direct trains from Zurich and Geneve, as well as night train services to Paris, Muenchen, and Wien. Many other destinations within Europe may be reached with one change (e.g. Marseille, Budapest, Hamburg, etc.). The train station is located in the centre of the city, at walking distances from most hotels and from the University. You may find information and tickets at: (regional trains, high-speed trains, night trains) (high-speed trains) (night trains to Austria and Germany) (night trains to France)


Air: Padova is not far from Venice Airport "Marco Polo", which is served by most major airlines:

List of airlines serving Venice airport.

Here you can find some information on how to get from the airport to Padova.

We recommend using FSbusITalia which departs from Venice airport every 30 minutes (from 7:40am to 22:40pm) and arrives at the Padova bus terminal, near the station. Tickets cost 8.50 EUR, and can also be bought online at the slightly increased price of 10 EUR. Check the timetable if you are arriving on Sunday, as there are fewer services on Sundays and holidays.

Visitors who arrive late or have large luggage might find it easier to book a shuttle bus such as Landomas (price: 34 EUR one way per one person, 59 EUR two people) which will pick you up at the arrival of your flight and take you directly to your hotel.

Some budget airlines fly to Treviso Airport, which is a little farther away from Padova. The airport is connected to Treviso railway station by bus, and from there one can take a local train to Padova.  Shuttle buses such as Landomas are also available (price: 47 EUR one way one person, 67 EUR two people).


Road: a budget option to reach Padova is provide by long-distance buses such as Flixbus. When travelling with your own car, bear in mind that highways in Italy require paying relatively high tolls. For estimates see for instance ViaMichelin. Also note that car traffic is restricted through most of the city centre (contact your hotel for further information).


Carbon footprint: some participants may be mindful of the carbon footprint of their business travel. Travelling by air, while often much cheaper than rail, has typically a significant carbon footprint. You can estimate the footprint of your trip for instance here.


In Padova: hotel and conference venue

The conference venue, the railway station and most attractions in Padova are all centrally located, and can be easily reached on foot. Car traffic is restricted through most of the city centre, making it very pleasant to walk around. We can recommend several hotels. We recommend all participants to book flexible rates (without cancellation fees).

IMPORTANT: beware of hotel scams!
We noted that some "companies" look up the names of speakers and participants of upcoming conferences, and call them on their office phones (or contact via email) offering to arrange their accommodation "on behalf of the organisers". They typically request your credit card number or ask for a bank transfer. If someone contacts you with such a request claiming to act on behalf of the organisers, they are lying and attempting to scam you. In case of doubts please contact Organizers on their personal email addresses before taking any action.



Map with hotels, venue, restaurants, etc.

You can find an online map at this link.