Padova can be reached by urban and suburban transport, as well as by tourist coaches, with no entrance fee and by Flixbus, the green coach that connects all major Italian and European cities.
The hub of road transport is the Padova coach and bus station, close to the railway station and urban lines bus stops/shuttles, the tramway line and car parks.
Access by unauthorised vehicles, in particular private cars, is not permitted.
Padova coach and bus station
How to get there
- By bus: lines and timetables available at www.fsbusitaliaveneto.it
- By car: A4 Milan-Venice motorway, exit at Padova Est, follow the signs for the ring road in the direction of Padova-FS railway station; A13 Bologna-Padova motorway, follow the signs for the South ring road or the A4 Milan-Venice motorway heading east.
Opening times: open every day, 24 hours a day. The ticket office opening hours are:
– weekdays: from 5:40 am to 8:25 pm
– public holidays: from 6:20 am to 8:00 pm
Staff will be present during the opening hours of the coach and bus station ticket office, in order to provide information to customers.
To purchase tickets, please contact the Busitalia offices:
- coach and bus station (weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm)
- Piazza dei Signori (weekdays from 7:15 am to 1:15 pm) *TEMPORARILY CLOSED
- Via Rismondo, 28 (weekdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:10 pm to 4:30 pm)
Tickets can also be purchased from the automatic ticket vending machines located along the north-south tramway and at the resale tickets.
For more information, visit www.fsbusitaliaveneto.it.
The following local public transport operators can be found at Padova coach and bus station: ACTV (lane 13), ATVO (lane 2), MOM (lane 2), SVT (lane 2).
The following medium and long-distance transport operators also use lane 12: Busitalia Fast, Conex Trans, Interbus, Interbus Federico, Intersaj, Marino, Sindbad, Student Agency, TST Turistik.
Coach and bus station – Tourist buses
No entrance fee is required for tourist buses. Coaches reach Padova from one of the following motorway routes:
- Venice – Milan (A4) motorway: exit Padova Est if coming from Venice; exit Padova Ovest if coming from Milan. Follow the signs to the city centre.
- Bologna – Padova (A13) motorway – exit Padova Sud. Follow the signs for the centre of Padova or continue in the direction of A4 Milan-Venice heading east. For more information go to www.autostrade.it.
Parking areas for Tourist buses:
- Piazzale Rabin parking area, next to Prato della Valle, entrance from Via Cinquantottesimo Fanteria. The rates and the map to get to the parking area are available at www.bestinparking.it
- Fiera Nord parking area, near the Padova Exhibition Centre, entrance from Via Goldoni. Parking up to 24 hours for € 25.00 (subject to change during exhibitions). For more information and updates, go to www.parcheggipadova.it
- Piazzale Boschetti, via Trieste, just 5 minutes walk from Scrovegni Chapel and 10 minutes from the old town. * TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Passenger loading/unloading area
- via Trieste incrocio con via Diego Valeri, closed to the Scrovegni Chapel
- Viale della Pace
- Piazza Rabin, 10 minutes walk from the Basilica of Saint Anthony
- Lungargine Miolati
Tourist buses can enter the Restricted-Traffic Area only with a special authorisation issued by the Municipality of Padova (also online). The authorisation includes the route to follow. For more information on the authorisation procedure and the route to follow to enter the Restricted-Traffic Area, please go to www.padovanet.it.
Padova is connected with 206 other Italian and foreign cities in the Flixbus network.
Stops in Via Fra Paolo Sarpi in front of number 42 (Ex Pesa Pubblica car park) and in Viale della Pace, about 200 metres from the railway station.
Info, routes and costs available at www.flixbus.it