Getting there & away
The best way to get to Paestum by public transport is to take CSTP (089 48 70 01; www.cstp.it in Italian) bus 34 from Salerno (€2.90, one hour 20 minutes, 14 daily) or, if approaching from the south, the same bus from Agropoli (€1.30, 15 minutes, 14 daily). Autolinee SCAT (0974 83 84 15) and Giuliano (0974 83 61 85) also serve Paestum from Agropoli.
If you’re driving you could take the A3 from Salerno and exit for the SS18 at Battipaglia. Better, and altogether more pleasant, is the Litoranea, the minor road that hugs the coast. From the A3 take the earlier exit for Pontecagnano and follow the signs for Agropoli and Paestum.