Meeting Location

University Botanical Gardens of Padova
Via Orto Botanico, 15
35123 Padova

Phone: +39 049 8273939
Get Directions


Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in Venice is the closest airport to Padova.  Padova is about 20 miles (32 km) from the Venice airport, and can be reached by bus or train.  Taxi service is readily available, however, it can be pricey.  


You can reach Padova city centre by FSBusitalia bus.

Train (via Bus)

Take ACTV line 15 bus or the ATVO MESTRE EXPRESS shuttle to Venezia Mestre railway station, then take a train to Padova (visit Trenitalia or Italo Treno websites).

Taxi/Shuttle Service

Some companies that provide taxi service from Venice to Padova:

Most taxis do not take payment by credit card, unless you book your trip in advance.  If you book your trip in advance, you must ask about the option to pay by credit card.  The most readily accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard.  Tips are not necessary, but a small tip is okay.  If the driver gives you assistance (i.e. help with your baggage) consider a €1 or €2 tip.