Colosseum Tickets

Colosseum Tickets

Colosseum Ticket Options & Prices

The Colosseum, one of Rome’s top attractions, is notorious for its long lines at the entrance. For this reason, it's always a good idea to book your Colosseum ticket online in advance. If you don’t, you should expect to spend 2-3 hours waiting in line – or even longer in high season!

There are numerous Colosseum tickets options available. All Colosseum tickets purchased online grant you skip the line access. Below we describe the most popular ones:

    Tickets for Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: Priority Entrance: this skip the line ticket gives you access to the first and second tier of the Colosseum. Like all tickets to the Colosseum it also gives you access to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. This smartphone ticket also includes a downloadable map of the Colosseum as well as a 15-minute multimedia video available in English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Japanese, Latin and Mandarin.
    The price of this ticket is 22.90 euro.

    Tickets for Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: Last Minute Tickets: this ticket is identical to the one describe above with the difference, as the name already suggests, that it has last minute availability. In addition, this ticket includes a downloadable audioguide available in English, Italian, Spanish and French. This ticket costs 25.50 euro.

    Tickets for Colosseum: Skip The Line + Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum in the Afternoon: this smartphone ticket gives you fast track entry into the first and second tier of the Colosseum as well as to the Arena Floor, which is not accessible with the standard Colosseum ticket. This ticket also grants you entry to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill and costs 14.50 euro.

    Tickets for Best of Rome: Vatican, Colosseum & St Peter's Basilica Pass: this is a great Colosseum & Vatican combo ticket. It gives you skip the line entry to all of the following attractions: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica. It also includes two audio guides - one for the St. Peters Basilica and the other for Rome City, as well as a 15 minute ancient Rome multimedia video. This pass is valid for 3 days and costs 80.10 euro.

    Tickets for Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: Video Guide + Ancient Rome Video: this is one of the most popular ticket options. This Smartphone ticket gives you priority entry into the Colosseum (1st and 2nd tier) as well as into the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. It also includes a downloaded map of the Colosseum, a 15 minute 3D ancient Rome multimedia video in English and a Video Guide of the Colosseum available in English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Russian.
    The ticket costs 28.90 euro.

    Tickets for Mamertine Prison + Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: this Colosseum combo ticket gives you access to the Martine Prison (aka Tullianum), the basement of the church of San Pietro in Carcere, as well as the Carcer Tullianum Museum, the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd tier, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Included in your Mamertine Prison ticket is a videoguide which is available in English, Italian and Spanish.
    The ticket price is 28 euro.

If you are interested in more detailed information about Colosseum tickets as well as where to buy them, how to skip the line, and more read our Colosseum Ticket Guide.

Visiting with a Rome City Pass

Visiting the Colosseum with a Rome city pass is possibile. There are a number of passes available, where the most popular ones are the Roma Pass and the Omnia Card. Both of these give you free, if not discounted, skip the line entry into the Colosseum. Although these passes give you access to the Colosseum a reservation of your Colosseum visit is required. Without this reservation you will not be allowed in even if you are in the possession of the city pass. If you want to learn more about these passes as well as how to make your Colosseum reservation read our Ticket Guide.

Opening Hours of the Colosseum

The Colosseum, except for the 1st of January and 25th of December, is open every day. Opening hours vary depending on sunset. But in general, the Colosseum opens every morning at 8:30am and closes every night one hour before sunset.

  • Last Sunday in October – 15th February: 08:30am - 4:30pm
  • 16th February - 15th March: 08:30am- 5:00pm
  • 16th March - Saturday in March: 08:30 am - 5:30pm
  • Last Sunday in March - 31st August: 08:30am - 7:15pm
  • 1st September – 30th September: 08:30am - 7:00pm
  • 1st October - last Saturday in October: 08:30 am - 6:30pm

The last entry is one hour before closure and also the ticket office closes one hour before closure.

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