Pompeii: Reserved Entrance
- Skip the line entry to Pompeii
- You can add to this ticket: an audioguide, parking and/or a lunchbox
- Free cancellation (if selected)
Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide
- Skip the line entry to Pompeii with audioguide
- Free cancellation
Skip the line to Pompeii, Caserta and the underground attractions in Naples
Pompeii: Guided Tour
Get guided around the ancient archaeological wonder of Pompeii
Pompeii: Roundtrip Transport from Naples
- Transportation from Naples to Pompeii and back on an air-conditioned minibus
- Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit (if selected)
Pompeii Ticket Information
Where to buy tickets for Pompeii?
Currently tickets for Pompeii can only be purchased online. The ticket office on location is temporarily closed.
What are the online ticket options for Pompeii?
There are several different types of tickets which you can purchase online. Below we list them and provide an overview of what they include.
- Pompeii Entry Ticket - this smartphone ticket gives you priority access into Pompeii, allowing you to skip the long lines at the ticket office. Once inside you can spend as much time as you want visiting Pompeii. This ticket is the cheapest ticket option available for visiting Pompeii. This ticket costs 20 euro for visitors older than 24 years old. While EU citizens between the age of 18 and 24 years old pay 5.50 euro and children only pay 3 euro.
- Pompeii Skip the Line Ticket with Audioguide - this ticket is identical to the Pompeii entry ticket as it gives you skip the line entry and allows you to spend unlimited time inside. But it also includes an informative audioguide available in the multiple languages (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Russian). You can also add an illustrated book about the history of Pompeii as well as parking to your ticket.
To pick up your audioguide you need to go to the IBT Info Point, near Porta Marina Inferiore and show your smartphone voucher to the IBT staff.
- Pompeii VIP Experience Ticket - if you are looking for a VIP experience then this ticket is the right one for you. For only 32 euros you will skip the long lines at the ticket office, be able to spend as much time as you want inside Pompeii while listening to an informative audioguide*. You will receive a bottle of water before your visit and an orange juice after your visit. In case of rain, you will be giving a raincoat to keep you dry during your visit. If you drive to Pompeii you can also include parking to this ticket.
*The audio guide is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Russian.
- Pompeii & Herculaneum Combo Ticket - this smartphone ticket gives you priority entry to two must see attractions, Pompeii and Herculaneum. For a small additional cost you also can include an audioguide for your visit at both sites.
It is easy to get from Pompeii to Herculaneum and vice versa by train as the Circumvesuviana train stops at both.
- Pompei 365 - this is Pompeii’s annual access pass which gives you unlimited access for one year.
Pompeii online tickets: a few notes
- Your online ticket gives you access to Pompeii on the day and time slot selected by you. It is important to be on time. A maximum of 10 minutes delay is tolerated, after which you won’t be allowed in and will need to buy a new ticket.
- Pompeii is currently limiting the number of visitors allowed in. In order for Pompeii to keep track of the total number of visitors inside, visitors are asked to scan their ticket both when entering and exiting Pompeii. So, it’s important to keep your ticket until the end of your visit.
How much does a Pompeii ticket cost?
Pompeii ticket prices vary depending on the time of the day of your visit. If you want to visit Pompeii in the morning and mid afternoon your ticket will cost a bit more than if you visit later in the afternoon, during the last visiting hour between 4:45 and 5:30pm.
- Pompeii tickets for visits between 9:00am and 4:45pm cost 14.50 euro plus an additional 1.5 euro for the online booking fee.
- Pompeii tickets for visits between 4:45 - 5:30pm (Pompeii closes at 7pm) cost 10 euro plus the 1.5 euro for the online booking fee.
Are there discounted tickets for visiting Pompeii?
Yes. EU residents between the age of 18 and 24 pay a reduced ticket price. The discounted ticket price is fixed, it’s independent of the time of your visit.
Can you visit Pompeii for free?
On the first Sunday of the month everyone can visit Pompeii for free. This, however, is currently suspended because of covid-19.
A number of visitors enjoy free entry to Pompeii all year around including visitors under the age of 18, teachers and disabled. For the complete list of visitors who are eligible to visit Pompeii for free please visit the official website.
All visitors, who are eligible to visit Pompeii for free, need to be in possession of a ticket to be allowed in, even if they don’t need to pay for the ticket. This ticket needs to be reserved online. At the entrance they will be asked to show a document proving that you are eligible for the free entry.
Visiting Pompeii: A few Tips & Good to Know
- When visiting Pompeii you need to choose between 2 visiting routes as the entire park is not open to the public. A good idea is to decide in advance which route you want to take. You can choose between Route 1 and Route 2.
- Pompeii is Wheelchair accessible. All sites are accessible for visitors with limited mobility. Some paths, however, because of uneven surfaces, might be difficult to visit by wheelchair.
- Wearing comfortable shoes is absolutely recommended as you will be walking a lot.
- On average, it takes most visitors 3 to 4 hours to visit Pompeii. This is not sufficient time to visit everything in Pompeii, but you will definitely see all of Pompeii’s highlights.
- There is a bar on site where you can enjoy a coffee break or lunch.
- There are many drinking water fountains throughout Pompeii where you can fill up your water bottles for free.
- Big bags, suitcases, backpacks, umbrellas and all other objects bigger than 30 x 30 x 15 cm are not allowed in. But you can store them for free at the bag check.
- Service animals and small dogs are allowed in. Small dogs need to be on a leash and picked up while visiting inside the homes.
Best Time to Visit Pompeii
The best time to visit Pompeii to avoid the crowds is early in the morning, when Pompeii opens. Early in the morning is also the best time to visit in the summer, as Pompeii can get very hot.
While the best time of the year to visit Pompeii is during the low season - between the beginning of November to end of February.
How to get to Pompeii?
By Train - take the Circumvesuviana train bound to Sorrento from the Naples-Garibaldi train station and get off at the Pompei Villa dei Misteri stop. From there it’s a 50-meter walk to the Porta Marina entrance.
By Bus - take the SITA bus to Pompeii.
By Car - take the Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno and exist at Pompeii ovest.
Day tours - there are many fantastic day tours of Pompeii which include round trip transportation from Naples. You can choose between half day or full day tours, as well as tours which only include a visit to Pompeii or which combine a Pompeii visit with other popular attractions such as Vesuvius and Herculaneum. For more information about Pompeii tours from Naples as well as our top picks visit our tours page.
By Train: take a train from Rome Termini Station or from the Tiburtina train station to Naples Central Station. In Naples take the Circumvesuviana train towards Sorrento and get off at Pompei Scavi stop.
Day Tour: a great stress free way to visit Pompeii from Rome is to book one of the many incredible day tours departing from Rome every day. For more information about them and to find our selection of the best day tours from Rome visit our Pompeii tours from Rome page.
By Car: It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Sorrento to Pompeii.
Day Tour: book a Pompeii day tour which includes round trip transportation from Sorrento. Included in the tour is your entry ticket to Pompeii, round trip transportation, a guided tour with a local expert guide and, depending on your tour selection, you might also visit the Vesuvius, Amalfi Coast and/or Herculaneum.
Pompeii Opening Hours
- Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 - 19:30.
- Last admission is at 17:30.
- Pompeii is closed on Mondays, 1st of January, 1st of May, 25th of December.