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

  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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  Electric scooters

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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Electric scooters Bit Mobility

An agreement with BIT Mobility establishes that all Unipd personnel and students have access to Bit electric scooter services at a discounted rate, which includes two free unlocks per day, a 20% discount on time-of-use rates (valid Monday to Saturday), and an additional 10% discount on all UNBITABLE subscription purchases.
Instructions to activate the convention have been sent by email. If you have not received the email, please write to:

Scooters Em Transit s.r.l. – Dott.
An additional agreement guarantees a 30% off on the per-minute fare (unlocking fee included) up to a maximum of 500 rides.
How does it work:
1. Log on to the dottpartners.comportal and enter your email with University domain
2. If you don't have it yet, download the Dott appfrom your store and create an account
3. From the app menu select Promo
4. Tap on "Add Code" and enter the unique discount codeyou received by email

For further information and assistance during the procedures, please consult Dott's website or contact

  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 is 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.
Ticket is €2.20 per person, one-way (pay by app).

  FlixBus Travel Discount

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 request your FlixBus discount code?

Requests sent using a non-university address will be denied.

Terms of use:
The validity period of the discount code and any exclusion periods of the promotion will be communicated when redeemed.
The discount can be applied on the FlixBus app for tickets within the FlixBus network in Italy, Europe, and the USA.

When purchasing a ticket, only a single discount code can be applied and cannot be combined, refunded, or converted into other goods or services and cannot be transferred or sold.

For questions or reports, you can write an email to the address
FAQ and general conditions of use on
To contact FlixBus customer service – tel 02.94759208.


An agreement with Itabus establishes that all Unipd staff and students have discounts voucher to travel wiht Itabus bus.
Itabus is an Italian road transport company that offers many daily connections in Italy and aims to expand abroad as well. Here all the destinations that can be reached from Padua.

By subscribing to the Itabus newsletter with your university email address ( or you will receive a 10% discount voucher every month to travel with Itabus!
The voucher is valid only on the Itabus App. Just enter it in the "Do you have a voucher?" section during payment to get the discount.

  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


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.