Getting around

Padua, thanks to its geographical position in the centre of the Veneto flatland, can be reached easily by the most common transportation routes; furthermore, the city provides a network of public services and various other means in order to get around.

The university promotes various initiatives in order to improve sustainable transport in urban areas, gathering ideas, opinions and proposals from its own community of staff and students. We aim to help the city to establish policies that favour more sustainable transport, seeking to reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases as well as lower energy consumption.

Bicycle and scooter

  Bike sharing Goodbike Padova

Thanks to this service you can use public bikes all over the city of Padova, taking advantage of the network of stations where you can pick up and deposit bikes. Students and staff of the University can access the service using their University badge, also receiving a discount when they create their membership online through www.goodbikepadova.it.

Padova City Council’s Ufficio Mobilità Ciclabile (Bicycle Mobility Office) provides information on routes, cycle lanes, parking and special initiatives.
Tel.: 049.8204883 (Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 am – 1 pm)
Email: ufficio.biciclette@comune.padova.it
There is a guarded bicycle parking area in Piazzale Stazione (train station).

  Free flow bike sharing Ridemovi

You can access this service by downloading the free Ridemovi app from the App Store or Google Play. You can use the bike around the city and you do have not to bring the bike back to the stations. The bikes are equipped with GPS, a sim card and a smart lock that can be locked and unlocked using the Ridemovi App.

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  Free flow scooter sharing

In the city is available a free flow scooter sharing service only for adult users.You can access this service by downloading the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

If the scooter is available, you can rent it without reservation.

The scooters are equipped with GPS

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  Tagging your bike or scooter

Tagging your bike or scooter is a free service, offered by the Municipality of Padova, which consists of marking the owner’s Codice Fiscale on the bike or scooter frame and attaching a permanent tag with the Municipality’s seal. If it is stolen and found, through this system, law enforcement can trace the owner.

Available dates for bike or scooter tagging at Unipd.

Bus, coach, tram, train

  City buses and regional coaches

City buses and regional coaches are run by Busitalia. Busitalia Veneto operates in the Region carrying out public transport services, both urban and extra-urban, in the provinces of Padova and Rovigo.
One coach line connects Padova to Agripolis Campus in Legnaro.
Particularly in summer, links to tourist destinations around the Veneto region run more frequently.    

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  Tram (Metrobus)

Thanks to the tram line, you can reach the main monuments in less than 15 minutes. The tram crosses the city from north to south: from the train station to Guizza (south) and from the train station to Pontevigodarzere (north). Doors open automatically, and each stop is announced by a voice-over.

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  QuiBus

QuiBusis an on-call night-time bus service, founded in collaboration with the University, the Municipality of Padova and Busitalia Veneto. Its objective is to make the city more accessible even at night, with the initiative directed mainly towards students but also other residents living in Padova.
The night-time buses cover the municipal area and are available every day of the week until midnight, and until 1 am Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
To access the service you should download the QuiBus App, available both for Android and iOS, then register yourself. Students at the University of Padova can register with their Unipd account. You can book your trip up to one week in advance, entering the pick-up location and final destination; the Night Bus stops are the same as those used daily by the normal city bus service, excluding tram stops. The service costs €1.50 per person for each journey, which can be paid in cash onboard.

  FlixBus

Thanks to the agreement between Unipd and FlixBus you can request 1 discount code per month worth 10% valid for travel on buses throughout the network FlixBus national and international.

How to access the service:
Send from your institutional address an email to richiesta.password@flixbus.it to receive the password you will use to request your discount every month. Remember to write in the subject of the email: password request + University of Padua and to specify in the text of the email your name, surname, and university (University of Padua).

How to apply for your FlixBus discount

  • On this link https://woobox.com/tvunqj, enter your Unipd email and your personal password and send your request.
  • Within a few minutes you will receive an e-mail with the FlixBus discount code.
  • Book your trip on www.flixbus.it or through the free app
  • Get on board and enjoy your trip!

For more information, send an email to: richiesta.password@flixbus.it

  Trenitalia

Thanks to the agreement with the University of Padua, Trenitalia offers a 10% discount on the final ticket price to the students for travel from September 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.
The discount is valid on all domestic fares and trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, Intercity, Intercity night) but it’s not valid for train passes, carnets and tickets for Regional, International and other rail companies' trains.

  Train ticket machines at the University

The University has an agreement with Trenitalia which allows us to have self-service ticket machines on site:

The self-service ticket machines can issue national (including Frecce) tickets, regional tickets and season passes. They also give information on train timetables. They are always active but follow the same days and times as the opening hours of the facilities in which they are located.

Students and university staff can use this service, as well as the numerous guests which visit the university.

Taxi and car

  Taxi

Radiotaxi Padova is available 24 hours a day. It applies fixed prices to some destinations and discounts for women at night and seniors. There is also a service by reservation dedicated to disable person.

  Car Sharing

The Car Sharing Service, based on a project already operating in many other countries, is conceived as a completion of the public transport system and may be used by all those who wish to preserve the city’s environmental quality. Car sharing allows users to drive cars, located in one of the car sharing parking areas, without the worry of maintenance, or running and property costs (fuel, insurance, road tax, etc.). To access the service (available 24/7), private users must buy a season ticket.
Students and staff at the University of Padova have access to discounted tariffs and memberships.

  Car Parking

The main city car parks are run by APS Parcheggi. Each car park has a limited number of places reserved for disabled drivers.