Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Padova (also known as Padua) is an Italian city, situated in the north-east of the country, 40km to the west of Venice. The city lies on the Bacciglione River, and is well-known for its 800 year old univeristy.

The city has two main railway stations, with Padova Centrale being one of Italy's largest.

How to get to Padova from
Route 1:

Replacing the nightly Artesia sleeper service between Paris and Venice is new company Thello's offering. The service calls at destinations including Milan and Verona en route.

The journey takes a total of 12 hours, and is comfortable and relaxing, allowing you to arrive in the heart of Paris or Venice rested afor the day ahead. If you don't like the idea of a sleeper train, an alternative would be to catch a TGV between Paris and Milan, and a Eurostar City service between Milan and Venice.