Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Naples to Paestum

Jump to last reply

As a result of suggestions on previous threads, DH and I added Paestum to our 6-day itinerary (2 nights in Naples, 4 nights in Sorrento) in that part of Italy.

It appeared that it would be a lot easier to get to Paestum from Naples than Sorrento, although we'd have to haul ourselves out in the morning in time to get an early train (well, 8:30 is early for us) or have a very abbreviated visit - after walking to the site and back to the station, a 1PM departure from Naples would leave about 3-6PM actually in the ruins and museum. Maybe 3 hrs. is enough, I don't know. Then we could do the archeological museum in Naples in the morning before we go to Paestum and save the next morning currently scheduled for the museum for something else. (But we'd be nervous taking the last train back; we're too old to spend the night sleeping in a field.)

Trying to find out whether two 3-day tutta la regione Campania Arte Cards for 5 days would be economical (6th day would be to Capri and I don't think anything is covered there) , I tried to find train fares with no luck. RailEurope site won't even give me a schedule and ItaliaRail comes up with schedules, but when I select any departure, after much time grinding and calculating, the site tells me it can't give me a price, "try another solution". Buses all seem to be from Salerno and taking the SITA bus to Salerno, then changing to the train sounds like a lot of time-consuming trouble. Searching travel forums, I come up with a lot of 3 to 6-yr-old posts that I don't much trust due to age.

Has anyone had more recent experiences getting from Naples to Paestum - and back the same day? Any idea about train fares? Also, the Arte Card site seems a big vague about the specifics of what transportation to Paestum is covered, so I can't actually be sure the train from Naples would be. We're leaving in 3 days (10 days till the Paestum trip) and I can't imagine why lItaliaRail can't come up with a fare so close to the time we're going. Is there another site I should be using?

16 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Edinburgh - outings?
  2. 2 Trip Report Our Spain Adventure -- Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona! (Part One)
  3. 3 London and Where Else in late December?
  4. 4 Spain - Cadaques to Girona
  5. 5 How much time did -you- spend in Delphi and Olympia?
  6. 6 plug adaptors for Switzerland
  7. 7 What to wear
  8. 8 Scotland: Scone Game Day vs St. Andrews?
  9. 9 Bologna tips
  10. 10 avoiding stuffy and inflexible service at nice european resorts
  11. 11 Spain, France, Netherlands with 18, 19 yo grandsons
  12. 12 What can we do with 4 hours in Paris layover
  13. 13 Transportation from Nice to Florence
  14. 14 2 Weeks in Italy - In Less than 2 Weeks!
  15. 15 50 and Fabulous in 2015---need help planning my trip to Amalfi, FINALLY
  16. 16 Couples trip- 18 nights-Itinerary Help
  17. 17 Trip Report Madrid and London
  18. 18 Tour Guide in Budapest
  19. 19 Planning for Italy trip with a two-year old
  20. 20 Luggage on train from Waterloo to Southampton
  21. 21 Electronic plug adapter for Italy
  22. 22 Bologna airport to train to Florence
  23. 23 Gargano Promontory
  24. 24 London neighborhood suggestions
  25. 25 Can you see the Matterhorn at all from Bellinzona Switzerland?
View next 25 » Back to the top