The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Rome to Padua will cost around $ 80 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 28.
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3 h 7 m
4 h 19 m
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Of the 42 train that leave Rome for Padua every day 34 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 394 km distance in an average of 4 h 19 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 7 m .
The slowest train will take 10 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
6 hours 52 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$30|
|Trains depart from:||Rome|
|Trains arrive in:||Padua|
|Train Companies:||Intercity, Italo, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce|
Direct trains from Rome to Padua offer business and leisure travelers fast and frequent connections from the capital to the historic city in the Veneto seven days a week. Two train operators provide two trains an hour daily including services on Italy's high-speed network. Journey times to Padua are around three hours and 20 minutes. Departure times include an overnight connection and trains throughout the day from early morning to mid-evening.
The Italian state rail operator Trenitalia provides direct services to Padua from Rome, with most connections using their high-speed Frecciargento and Frecciarossa services but also including slower stopping trains. Private rail company Italo also offers daily high-speed connections between the capital and Padua.
Some Italo high-speed departures offer the quickest rail connection from Rome to Padua, taking 3 hours and 12 minutes to complete the 305-mile trip north-east to the Veneto city. Other high-speed services from Italo and Trenitalia take 5 to 15 minutes longer, Trenitalia's slower stopping services take more than 5 hours and the overnight connection takes 6 hours and 13 minutes to reach Padua.
There are approximately two trains from Rome departing to Padua every hour from early morning until mid-evening, with an additional overnight service leaving Rome Termini just after 10:00 p.m. Most trains on this route are high-speed services, although Trenitalia timetables also include two daily economical stopping trains.
Departure train station: Rome's main rail hub, Termini station is located in the city center, with public transport connections provided by numerous bus routes and the A and B lines of the Metro. Facilities at the terminus include a designer shopping mall, a wide variety of restaurants, coffee bars and luggage storage lockers.
Arrival train station: Padova station is situated about two miles north of the historic center, with local buses and trams taking about 15 minutes for the trip downtown. Passenger facilities at the station include a supermarket, car rental desks, snack bars, a coffee shop, and a taxi stand.