Skip-the-line tickets and tours.

The ruins and excavations at Pompeii are unmissable - discover and book in advance to make the most of your time there.
“Fantastic visit, incredible place, spent all day wandering round and amazed at every turn, everyone should spend time here, if they can. We didn’t have a guide, but were able to plan a detailed visit from the book.”
AB, UK
“Our guide was very informative and polite. Anna was ready for us at the time given to us in the e-mail and tended to our needs throughout the tour. It's well worth hiring a guide as you are told about things you might not otherwise see or understand.”
CS, United Kingdom
“Most interesting and enjoyable visit to Pompei, Herculaneum and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Free train and metro travel was an added bonus, as I also went to Sorrento.”

WH, United Kingdom

Pompeii

Advance reservation for tickets and tours of Pompeii.

 

Tickets for ruins of Pompeii and area

Explore the wonders of Pompeii, one of the world's most remarkable and popular archaeological attractions, offering a unique insight into the day to day life of Ancient Rome.

With 44 hectares of excavations there is plenty to explore in Pompeii, famously frozen in time by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Tickets allow you to explore the ruins, villas, streets and monuments of the city in your own time; we have 'visit in a day' tickets as well as a pass that's valid for three days and includes transport - both are skip-the-lines.

We have a page here with some general history and images of the wonders still to be seen - and still being discovered - on site.

Included with tickets is an e-book guide to Pompeii and the surrounding area, written by two prominent Italian Art Historians and available to download as epub (for iPad and iPhone, Android, and many ebook readers), mobi (for Kindle) and PDF for pretty much everything else.

The buttons below will give greater detail on the tickets and tours we offer throughout the year, and do use our calendar above to check availability!

Visitor information for the ruins at Pompeii.

We sell tickets for 'just' Pompeii, but the ruins are also one of the many attractions covered by the Pompeii and Vesuvius Area Pass - we also offer private tours of Pompeii ... all tickets, passes and tours can be viewed on our booking page.

Opening times:

1st April - 31st October: 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
1st November - 31st March: 9 AM to 5.00 PM.
Closed: 1st May, 25th December, 1st January.

Plan your trip:

The ruins and excavations at Pompeii alone cover an enormous area, as can be seen on this map (PDF).

Pricing:

Prices include booking fees and service charges, and also cover entrance to any special exhibitions that may be showing during your visit. Anyone under the age of 18 does not need to pay the entry price; there is still, however, a charge to cover booking fees, service charges and entry to special exhibits. We are only able to make bookings of this sort if they are part of a paying group. Furthermore, EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 qualify for reduced price tickets.

How you'll get your tickets:

To reserve tickets for Pompeii, just fill out the booking form, give us your preference for date and time (dates are in European DD/MM/YYYY format), 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/download your entry voucher. Print it out or save on your mobile device, take it with you to the gallery and present it at the ticket desk ... they will swap it for your entry ticket, which will be waiting for you. As simple as that!

Disabled access:

There is a route known as 'Pompeii for all' which ensures that all visitors, including wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility, are able to access the most significant buildings and sights. Away from this route, mobility-impaired and wheelchair-using visitors will find that the uneven terrain will sometimes create difficulties.

We have a page here that covers some of the history of the site and excavations, together with a selection of images.

4.4 stars out of 5 from 182 ratings. See all 107 reviews

5 stars
AB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
8th Jan 2018
Fantastic visit, incredible place, spent all day wandering round and amazed at every turn, everyone should spend time here, if they can.we didn’t have a guide, but were able to plan a detailed visit from the book.
5 stars
JS, United States
19th Nov 2017
It was wonderful
5 stars
DW, United States
12th Nov 2017
No line tickets were a help. We were in actual old Pompeii for 6 hours and couldn't begin to see it all. What a fantastic place. Early November was a great time to go. Not a lot of tourists.
5 stars
PE, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
26th Oct 2017
Very enjoyable. Perhaps a couple of helpers in pompeii itself just to advise directions. Not including the paid quides
5 stars
PD, United States
7th Sep 2017
The visit was great, definitely a must see place.
5 stars
CS, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
6th Sep 2017
Our guide was very informative and polite. Anna was ready for us at the time given to us in the e-mail and tended to our needs throughout the tour. It's well worth hiring a guide as you are told about things you might not otherwise see or understand.