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Train Transfer from Naples with Paestum Skip-The-Line Tickets

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€48
1 min.
  • Board your train from the central station of Napoli Garibaldi and head to Paestum to explore sculptures and tomb paintings recovered from the Greek ruins.
  • With skip-the-line entry, explore 3 fabulous Doric temples: the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Ceres, and the basilica, similar to the Parthenon in Athens.
  • At the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, discover the mysterious Tomb of the Diver, providing insights into ancient funerary practices.
  • Explore the noteworthy Paestum amphitheater, though less preserved than the temples, it hosted diverse events, including gladiator contests.
  • Board your train from the central station of Napoli Garibaldi and head to Paestum to explore sculptures and tomb paintings recovered from the Greek ruins.
  • With skip-the-line entry, explore 3 fabulous Doric temples: the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Ceres, and the basilica, similar to the Parthenon in Athens.
  • At the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, discover the mysterious Tomb of the Diver, providing insights into ancient funerary practices.
  • Explore the noteworthy Paestum amphitheater, though less preserved than the temples, it hosted diverse events, including gladiator contests.

Inclusions

  • Round trip train ticket to/from Napoli and Paestum
  • Skip the line ticket to Paestum
  • Tip: The surrounding region is famous for the production of buffalo mozzarella. Enjoying this local delicacy is a must while visiting Paestum.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Paestum Archaeological Site Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
2 hr.
  • Skip the lines at the Paestum Archaeological Site with a local archaeologist guide, and explore the ruins in a small group.
  • Learn about the site’s history from your English or Italian-speaking guide and enjoy the benefits of dedicated headsets too.
  • Admire the unique Tomb of the Diver, a painted burial chamber that offers insights into ancient Greek burial practices.
  • Soak up the ancient architecture of the 3 Doric temples of Neptune, Hera, and Athena, and view collections of artwork at the National Archaeological Museum.
  • Opt for a private tour upgrade in Paestum for an exclusive and engaging experience, guided by an expert for in-depth exploration
  • Skip the lines at the Paestum Archaeological Site with a local archaeologist guide, and explore the ruins in a small group.
  • Learn about the site’s history from your English or Italian-speaking guide and enjoy the benefits of dedicated headsets too.
  • Admire the unique Tomb of the Diver, a painted burial chamber that offers insights into ancient Greek burial practices.
  • Soak up the ancient architecture of the 3 Doric temples of Neptune, Hera, and Athena, and view collections of artwork at the National Archaeological Museum.
  • Opt for a private tour upgrade in Paestum for an exclusive and engaging experience, guided by an expert for in-depth exploration

Inclusions

  • 2-hour skip-the-line entry to Paestum Archaeological Site
  • Expert English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish-speaking archaeologist guide (as per ticket choice)
  • 3-hour private tour of archaeological park and museum (optional)
  • National Archaeological Museum visit
  • Dedicated headsets
  • Small group under 20
  • Arrival at Neptune's temple entrance of the Archaeological Park of Paestum
  • Temple of Neptune and Amphitheatre
  • Temple of Hera II
  • Temple of Athena
  • National Archaeological Museum of Paestum
  • Tip: Since the terrain of the site is not flat, it is recommended to wear sturdy boots or trainers.
  • Photography is permitted though there might be limitations in certain places.
  • Bring along sunblock, a hat, and lots of water.
  • Since the terrain of the site is not flat, it's recommended to wear sturdy boots or trainers.
  • Photography is permitted though there might be limitations in certain places.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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City Cards
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Artecard Campania

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€48
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Extended Validity
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
72 hr.
  • Experience Campania's top sights—including Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and more with this convenient city card!
  • Enjoy free entry to your chosen initial sites followed by discounted rates on others, all supported with English and Italian language assistance.
  • Over 80 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites in the area are accessible to you.
  • Choose between a 3-day pass for free access to 2 museums and unlimited transportation or upgrade to a 7-day pass for free entry to 5 museums.
  • Experience Campania's top sights—including Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and more with this convenient city card!
  • Enjoy free entry to your chosen initial sites followed by discounted rates on others, all supported with English and Italian language assistance.
  • Over 80 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites in the area are accessible to you.
  • Choose between a 3-day pass for free access to 2 museums and unlimited transportation or upgrade to a 7-day pass for free entry to 5 museums.

Inclusions

  • Free entry to the first 2 or 5 sites of your choice (Full list here)
  • Up to 50% discount from the 3rd or 6th site onwards (as per option selected)
  • 3 or 7-day validity (as per option selected)
  • Tourist assistance in English and Italian
  • Unlimited travel on Unicocampania Consortium network (optional)
  • Tip: No matter when you visit, Campania offers a unique experience so make sure you look up what you want to do before deciding on a time to visit.
  • In order to activate the Card, you must contact the service provider as per the instructions in the voucher you will receive after booking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Paestum Archaeological Site | Home to Three Doric Temples

The majestic city of Paestum, with its Three Doric Temples, archaeological park, and museum, is an architectural heritage that speaks of Magna Graecia, the area of southern Italy and Sicily that was colonized by Greek settlers in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. The Temple of Hera Paestum, the Temples of Neptune and Athena (Ceres), as well as the Paestum Museum, offers visitors a chance to journey back in time. Don't miss the world's oldest Amphitheater, half of which lies beneath the ground.

Why Visit the Paestum Ruins?

Paestum Ruins
  • Doric temples: Marvel at the majestic Doric temples, including the iconic Temple of Hera (also known as the Basilica), the Temple of Neptune, and the Temple of Ceres. These architectural marvels evoke a sense of grandeur and provide a glimpse into the ancient world.
  • Museum treasures: The Paestum Archaeological Park also includes the museum, where you can delve into a remarkable collection of artifacts. Discover ancient pottery, sculptures, and frescoes that offer deeper insights into the history and artistic achievements of the site's inhabitants.
  • Historical significance: Uncover the historical significance of Paestum, once a prominent city in the ancient Greek world. Discover ruins dating back to the 6th century BC and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, religious, and social aspects of this ancient civilization.
  • Day trip destination: Paestum's convenient location near popular destinations like Naples, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii makes it an ideal day trip.

Your Paestum Ticket Options Explained

Guided Tour - Pasetum

Skip-the-line Guided Tour

Duration: 2 hours

  • Bypass the long queues and enjoy priority access to the Archaeological Park Paestum.
  • Explore the ruins in a small group with a local archeological guide.
  • Tours are available in English or Italian. 
  • Access the three Doric temples and the National Archaeological Museum. 

Cancelation Policy: Cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Recommended Tour

2-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Paestum Archaeological Site

Paestum Transfers - Luxury Minivan

Day Tour with Transfers

Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Avail round-trip transfers between Peastum and Naples in a luxury minivan. 
  • Explore the archeological site of Paestum at your own pace.
  • Depending on the ticket you choose, you can access other local attractions, such as a local dairy farm, where you can see how buffalo mozzarella is produced. 

Cancelation Policy: Cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Recommended Tour

Day Tour of Paestum & Mozzarella Tasting with Transfers from Naples

Paestum - City Pass

City Pass

Duration: Flexible

  • A city pass allows you to explore all that the city of Campania has to offer, including Paestum,  at a budgeted rate, without the hassle of booking multiple tickets to access the various attractions in the city. 
  • Enjoy additional discounts and benefits, such as free entry to selected attractions, public transport access, and more, depending on the pass.
  • Tourist assistance in English and Italian

Cancelation Policy: Cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Recommended Tour

Artecard Campania

Why Buy Paestum Tickets Online?

Tickets to Paestum Archaeological Site can be purchased on-site, however, the easiest way to get hold of them is to buy online. There are numerous benefits attached to purchasing tickets online. 

  • Advanced booking: Online tickets offer the flexibility to plan your visit according to your schedule. You can choose the date and time slot that suits you best, based on online availability.
  • Instant confirmation: With online Paestum tickets, you can instantly secure your admission without the need to travel to the physical ticket location.
  • Convenience: Purchasing tickets online allows you to skip the queues at the ticket counters and avoid possible waiting times, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Which Paestum Tickets Should You Choose?

Looking to save time? 

The Archaeological Park of Paestum has a lot to offer, which means you can expect long waiting queues at the entrance. The best way to cut the time is to opt for skip-the-line entry tickets. This will help you bypass the long waiting lines and propel straight to the security check. 

Looking for an extensive tour option? 

If you’re looking for an in-depth understanding of the Paestum archaeological site, its history, and the role it played in the cultural history of Paestum, then a guided tour is the best option. 

Looking to cover as many attractions as possible? 

If you want to explore Peastum further and cover Campania’s other historic landmarks, then a 3-day Artecard Campania is the way to go. Visit Pompeii, National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Catacombs, Herculaneum, and a lot more!   

Explore the Paestum Archaeological Park & Museum

Temple of Hera Paestum

Temple of Hera I

The Temple of Hera Paestum is a Doric temple located in the archaeological site of Paestum, Italy. It was built in the 6th century BC and dedicated to the Greek goddess Hera. The temple is one of the best-preserved Doric temples in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Temple of Neptune

Temple of Neptune

The Temple of Neptune, also known as the Temple of Hera II, is another Doric temple located on the Paestum archaeological site. It was built in the 5th century BC and still serves as an important religious site for the people of Paestum.

Paestum Museum

Paestum Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Paestum showcases artifacts including Greek vases, pottery, sculptures, and architectural fragments. The museum gallery features a variety of marble and terracotta statues, including representations of deities, mythical figures, and portraits.

Paestum - Roman Forum

Roman Forum

The Roman Forum of Paestum was built after the city was conquered by the Romans in 273 BC. It was the center of the city's political, religious, and commercial life. The forum contains several temples, government buildings, and shops. It is still an important archaeological site and is visited by thousands of people each year.

Paestum Amphitheatre

Amphitheater

An ancient Roman amphitheater, it was built in the 1st century AD and could hold up to 20,000 spectators. The amphitheater was used for gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, and other public events. It is now a popular tourist destination and is used for concerts and other performances.

Plan Your Visit To Peastum

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Paestum Tours

Timings: Monday to Sunday, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Final admission: 6:50 PM

Best time to visit: Early morning to beat the crowd, or in the final hours before the final admission tickets close.  

Paestum

Address: Via Magna Graecia, 919, 84047 Capaccio SA, Italy

Getting There

By Bus: CSTP bus 34 from Salerno takes 1 hr to reach Paestum, and from Naples, the trip takes around 85 min

By Train: A train ride from Salerno takes about 30 min and 1 hr 30 min (approx) ride from Naples

By Car: By car, take the Autostrada A3 motorway to Battipaglia, and exit toward SS18 

Photography allowed at Paestum
  • Photography is allowed inside the ancient archaeological site of Paestum. So, don’t forget to pack your photography gear. 
  • Food and drinks are prohibited.
Paestum Dining
  • Ristorante Nettuno: A Michelin-starred restaurant offering creative dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Located just 350 m away with views of the ancient temples of Paestum.
  • Domus Clelia: Enjoy traditional southern Italian cuisine at this rustic restaurant located 650 m away. 
  • La Bottega del Gusto: It is a small cafe just 600 m away from Paestum. Good for excellent coffee and a quick bite.
  • Ristorante Nettuno: Enjoy lavish dining in this tourist hotspot just 600 m away from Paestum 
  • Ristorante Museo: A casual restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas, grilled meats, and seafood just 500 m away.
Hotels near Paestum
  • Budget:

Hotel Villa Rita (800m), B&B Antica Forneria (5.2 km)

  • Mid-range:

Il Granaio dei Casabella (2.4 km), Hotel Dei Templi (2.4 km)

  • Luxury:

Tenuta Duca Marigliano Boutique Hotel (2.4 km), Savoy Beach Hotel (3.1 km)

Certosa di San Lorenzo - Near Paestum
  • Temple of Poseidon: Another well-preserved temple in Paestum, the temple is located on a hill overlooking the sea and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.
  • Certosa di San Lorenzo: A 14th-century Carthusian monastery located just outside of Paestum. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture.
  • Cilento National Park: The Cilento National Park is located just outside of Paestum. It is a beautiful park with mountains, forests, and beaches; a great place to hike, swim, and camp.

Frequently Asked Questions about Paestum Tickets

How can I purchase Paestum tickets?

You can easily purchase Paestum tickets online. Alternatively, you can book tickets on-site, however, this might mean longer wait lines, and tickets being sold out.

How much does a Paestum Museum ticket cost?

Paestum ticket prices may vary depending on factors such as the ticket type, seasonality, and any applicable discounts or promotions, with prices starting from €49. Prices are subject to change, it is advisable to check real-time availability and prices by exploring our curated collection of experiences.

What are the different types of Paestum tickets available?

We offer a variety of ticket options for exploring Paestum suit all kinds of travelers. These include skip-the-line tickets, guided tours and city passes, which will allow you the chance to explore other attractions along with the archaeological site.

Do Paestum tickets include skip-the-line access?

No, not all Paestum tickets allow you skip-the-line access. You have to specifically choose a skip-the-line ticket that will allow you to enjoy priority access and bypass the long queue and enter the attraction. We offer a carefully curated selection of skip-the-line tickets at the possible best prices.

Are guided tours of Paestum available?

Yes, guided tours of Paestum (English and Italian) are available. Visitors have the option to join guided tours led by knowledgeable experts who provide insights into the history, architecture, and significance of the site. These tours offer a comprehensive and informative experience, enhancing your visit to the ancient ruins of Paestum.

What is the cancelation policy for Paestum tickets?

Paestum tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience begins and fetch a full refund.

What is Paestum?

Paestum is an ancient archaeological site located in southern Italy, near the city of Salerno. Today, Paestum is renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved Greek temples, including the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Athena, and the Temple of Neptune. In addition to the temples, the site also features ancient ruins of city walls, an amphitheater, and residential buildings.

How's the Paestum site separate from the Archaeological Park?

The Paestum site specifically refers to the central area within the Archaeological Park that houses the ancient Greek temples and related ruins. It is the main attraction within the larger park. The Archaeological Park, on the other hand, encompasses a wider area that includes not only the Paestum site but also additional archaeological remains, such as Roman-era buildings, necropolises, and other structures.

What are the Paestum Archaeological Park opening hours?

The archeological ruins of Paestum and the museum remains open every day from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

What is the best time to visit Paestum?

The best time to visit Paestum is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October) seasons. During these months, the weather is usually pleasant, with mild temperatures and fewer crowds compared to the peak summer season. It's recommended to visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the peak hours and make the most of your visit.

What is the best way to get to the Paestum Archaeological Park?

To visit the Paestum ruins from Naples via private transport, take the Autostrada A3 Motorway to Barripaglia and exit towards SS18. Regular bus service is also available from Salerno (CSTP bus 34). You can take a train ride too from Salerno.

Is photography allowed in the Doric Temples of Paestum?

Yes, photography is allowed inside the Doric Temples' premises. 

How long does it take to explore the Archaeological Park of Paestum?

The time required to explore the Archaeological Park of Paestum can vary depending on your pace at which you prefer to explore and the tickets you choose. On average, most visitors spend around 2 to 3 hours in the park.