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Taking the train from Paestum to Rome in 2 hours 16 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Paestum to Rome? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 6 minutes to travel the 268 km from Paestum to Rome by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 16 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 23 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel with Trenitalia trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.

Train tickets from Paestum to Rome start from $3.54 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Rome? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Paestum to Rome by train

It takes an average of 3h 6m to travel from Paestum to Rome by train, over a distance of around 166 miles (268 km). There are normally 23 trains per day traveling from Paestum to Rome and tickets for this journey start from $3.54 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


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Journey time

2h 16m


268 miles (166 km)


23 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $3.54

Train and bus operators


Paestum to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paestum to Rome for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:04 11:30 3h 26m, 2 changes
09:04 12:00 2h 56m, 1 change
09:04 11:39 2h 35m, 2 changes
10:26 13:05 2h 39m, 1 change
13:12 16:00 2h 48m, 1 change
13:12 16:34 3h 22m, direct
13:12 15:30 2h 18m, 1 change
13:21 16:05 2h 44m, 1 change
13:21 16:00 2h 39m, 1 change
14:24 16:40 2h 16m, 1 change

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Paestum to Rome

You can travel from Paestum to Rome on Trenitalia and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Paestum to Rome

The price of train tickets from Paestum to Rome starts at $3.54 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paestum to Rome by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Paestum to Rome

Want to know more about your journey from Paestum to Rome? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paestum to Rome take?

The average journey time by train between Paestum and Rome is 3 hours and 6 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paestum and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paestum to Rome is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Paestum to Rome cost?

Train tickets from Paestum to Rome can start from as little as $3.54 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paestum to Rome?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paestum to Rome without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Paestum to Rome each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paestum to Rome leave?

The first train from Paestum to Rome leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paestum to Rome leave?

The last train from Paestum to Rome leaves at 21:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paestum and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Paestum to Rome cover a distance of around 166 miles (268 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Paestum.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paestum to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/07/2023 for travel on 01/07/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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