The Colosseum.

Fast-track, skip-the-line official tickets.

We've been helping visitors into the Colosseum for over a decade.

A wide range of skip-the-line, fast-track official Colosseum tickets, as well as guided tours & dungeon tours.
At busier times, the queues at the Colosseum could see you waiting in line for hour after hour.

Avoid this by booking in advance and taking advantage of special fast-track entrances.
“Wonderful! Skip the Line worked perfectly for this visit. Well worth the money”. KG, Canada.

“Perfect. I think without you, my chances to visit would have been very much reduced. Thank you for your kindly help. Kind regards”. LD, Romania
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The most recognised building on earth; the most 'must-see' destination on earth; the highest number of booking reservations, ahead of the Vatican, the Statue of Liberty, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. Quite a list, and one that equates to over 7 million visitors in 2018.

So, yes, you very much should pre-book your Colosseum tickets, to not do so will risk you stuck queueing for hour after hour for much of the year - use the 'Select a date' box above to see what's available.

Opening times:

The Colosseum is open every day of the year, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and opens at 8.30 AM. Closing times are as follows:

  • Last Sunday of March to end August, 7.15 PM
  • September, 7.00 PM
  • 1st of October to last Saturday of October, 6.30 PM
  • Last Sunday of October to February 15th, 4.30 PM
  • February 16th to March 15th, 5.00 PM
  • March 16th to last Saturday of March, 5.30 PM

We offer several types standard-entrance tickets as well as a range of guided tours (including Colosseum dungeon tours and night tours). The buttons below will give greater detail on what we offer throughout the year, but it doesn't follow that they're always available ... many are seasonal, some only run on certain days of the week, so please do use our calendar to check availability!

Security checking and queueing:

Heightened security coupled with the recent decision to impose a ceiling on the number of visitors allowed to enter the Colosseum at a given time mean - even with a 'no queues' ticket - that you (and all other visitors) are quite likely to face some sort of delay.

It is now also compulsory to pass through a metal detector - these extra security delays are currently causing often considerable queues that are, unfortunately, affecting ALL ticket holders and you are currently required to arrive well ahead of your visit time - please see this page for latest updates.

Where to go:

  • 'Gold' fast-track: Your voucher, either printed or on your phone/device, is all you need. Once through security go directly to the turnstiles, scan the code on your voucher, and you're in! Full directions will be on your voucher.
  • 'Gold': You'll need to have printed our voucher. You'll pass through security and then go to the special pre-booked ticket pickup point and exchange your vouchers for tickets. Full directions will be on your voucher.

The ticket office closes one hour before the Colosseum itself closes, so be there ahead of time if you are visiting late in the day. The Colosseum also closes early on Easter Friday (about 2.00 PM), and closes in the morning of the Festa della Repubblica (2nd June).

Additional Colosseum links: Colosseum history & images, Colosseum location map, Colosseum guided tours

How you'll get your tickets:

To reserve tickets for visiting the Colosseum, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out and/or download your entry voucher. As simple as that!

Please be prepared to show some ID - It is sometimes difficult for Italian officials to understand that not all countries require their citizens to carry ID cards, if indeed they are issued in said countries at all. You will often find that nothing other than a Passport or Driving Licence (with photograph) will suffice.

How to download your audioguide:

If you have selected tickets with a downloadable audioguide you will be able to download that and our PDF map at the same time as your tickets (PDF instructions)

Payment and pricing.

At all times we will refer to the full price of your ticket(s), and you will never be charged more than this ... just please be aware that the total charge includes our handling fee (varying between €2.40 and €4.90 per ticket) and that this may not show on the actual voucher. You will arrive with a paid-in-full voucher.

Are there any types of reduced tickets?

If you are opting for 'Gold - fast track' tickets then no. Reduced price 'Gold' colosseum tickets are available to those that qualify.

1. 'Full price' tickets are for (i) ALL non-European citizens aged 18 or over and (ii) for European citizens aged 26 and upwards. See below for a list of countries considered as being European.

2. 'Reduced' tickets are available to European citizens aged 18 to 25 inclusive.

3. 'Complimentary' tickets are available to ANYONE aged between 1 and 17 inclusive. Tickitaly are still charged by the authorities to make this kind of advance reservation, hence the small charge.

4. Babies (under 1) pay nothing, unless they're in a buggy. The authorities in Rome state that if a baby is being carried then they qualify for free entry, irrespective of nationality.

5. Please don't purchase any reduced tickets unless you can show a valid ID from one of the European countries listed below. Please note that a student visa is not sufficient ID. If you cannot show valid ID on the day of your visit then you will be charged full price and be required to pay the difference on the spot.

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic 
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Liechtenstein
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• United Kingdom

4.4 stars out of 5 from 1051 ratings. See all 494 reviews

5 stars
DB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
11th May 2019
Amazing! Collection of tickets from the venue easy enough.
5 stars
VM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
30th Apr 2019
We loved it and also the local staff was very helpful (I have a disabled mum)
5 stars
AP, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
27th Apr 2019
We pre-printed the tickets prior to the visit and joined the security queue 15 minutes before our allocated 10.25am entry time (you can only gain entry 10 minutes early). We passed through security and scanned the tickets and were in within 7-8 minutes, absolutely fantastic compared to the rip-off 'skip-the-line' at The Vatican City the day before. The self guided tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum was truly great and very memorable.
5 stars
CG, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
21st Apr 2019
This was the highlight of the holiday! It really just made the whole trip. We ended up being given the audiotour instead of the video but we were not disappointed.
5 stars
ZW, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
15th Apr 2019
Nothing. Easy to use it,everything was smooth.
5 stars
AT, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
13th Apr 2019
Fabulous time. Weather great. Meeting the guide outside the Vatican was easy to find and staff member escorted us past the long queues at the Vatican which was a bonus. Definitely, recommend purchasing, Skip The Line Tickets, when booking tickets.
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