Train or Bus between Venice and Padua

Apr 26th, 2007, 07:25 AM
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Train or Bus between Venice and Padua

We're going to visit Venice, but want to stay in Padua (Padova) for the lower-priced hotels. The latest train that I can find to return to Padua is at approx 5:30pm, which is unacceptable for experiencing the evening life in Venice. Where can I find links (in English) that will show me other (later) modes of transportation back to our hotel in Padua? Train, bus, taxi, mule... will consider all options. Thanks.
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Apr 26th, 2007, 07:46 AM
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Trains run to Padua about twice an hour a lot later than that - to midnight i suspect - buses may not even run the route.

I stayed in Padua once and night-tripped to Venice and came back about 11pm on the train.

www.trenitalia.com for schedules or the easier to use www.bahn.de
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Apr 26th, 2007, 07:50 AM
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Hi CN - Your obviously not looking in the right place

www.trenitalia.com

Trains run all evening until just after midnight.

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Apr 26th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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Like i said i did this once - stay in Padua for cheaper accomms and would never do it again.

Whatever the price, stay in Venice IMO!
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Apr 26th, 2007, 08:21 AM
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Thanks for the great info and speedy replies. Guess I'll have to wrestle with the non-english sites. Palen - would you not stay in Padua because you felt you missed something by not staying in Venice, or is there some other reason?
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Apr 26th, 2007, 08:44 AM
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Yes - felt sad to have to leave each night and loved being in Venice in the early morning - i'm not a late night person so around 7 or 8 had to return to Padua when i'd rather be taking a boat down the Grande Canale or listening to the orchestras in St Mark's Square - leisurely, not thinking about having to leave.

There are reasons to stay in Padua if you like quiet towns at night, etc. but just to save money i think is a poor investment IMO. and i'm not sure you can't find something nearly as cheap in Venice depending on when you go of course.

Well just my take on it.
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Apr 26th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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Palen - Ok, you convinced me. Thanks. So what's your recommendation for a hotel in Venice?
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Apr 26th, 2007, 09:22 AM
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I think if you repost that specific Q you'll get a whole lot more info than i know of. I last stayed in one right by the train station, on a tiny alley by it for like $50 but that was in October.
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Apr 26th, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Will do.
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