Vatican Tickets

Vatican Tickets

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Where to buy Vatican Tickets?

1. Buy Vatican Tickets Online (RECOMMENDED)

We highly recommend you buy your tickets for Vatican City and Vatican Museums online. By doing so, you will be able to avoid long waiting lines for the entrance. To put it simply, your whole experience will be less stressful, and you will have a priority entrance ticket.

2. Buy Vatican Ticket at the Door

You can buy your Vatican tickets at the entrance as well, but you'll have to wait in line to do so. The lines to purchase Vatican tickets are incredibly long, and you'll spend a lot of time just waiting to buy a ticket. Although the tickets can turn out to be a bit cheaper when you buy them in person at the entrance, there is a possibility that you'll not be able to gain access to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

How Do Vatican Skip-the-line Tickets Work?

Everyone knows that visiting the City of Vatican and Vatican Museum during your stay in Rome is a must, and the long queues in front of the Vatican Museum are proof of it. If you want to avoid waiting for two hours or more to buy your ticket, we strongly recommend you buy your tickets online. Buy your Vatican Skip-the-line ticket online. That way, you'll be able to go straight to security and avoid waiting in a long line. You may have to queue at a small line at security, but this line always moves fast, and it's something you really can't avoid.

What's included in a ticket to the Vatican Museum?

Ticket for the Vatican Museum automatically grants you access to the Sistine Chapel as well. You can enter the chapel only through the Vatican Museum. Once you set foot inside the Vatican Museum, you can stay for as long as you want. There is no re-entry to the museum. The museum has one of the world's largest art collections. If you follow the entire route of the Vatican Museum, you will walk for about 7.5 kilometers or 4.5 miles. The regular visit and tour of the museum can last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. The primary ticket for the museum does not include an audio guide. But there are plenty of options available with the purchase of different Vatican Museum Tickets. The museum tickets can come with an audio guide, lunch or breakfast, and even happy hour. All these other options are followed by the fluctuating prices of Vatican Museum Tickets.

We have put together the best Vatican City tickets available to buy online. Choose the best Vatican tickets for you!

How to choose the best Vatican City ticket for you?

When visiting the Vatican Museum, deciding on the best ticket can be challenging and overwhelming. There are countless options for which Vatican ticket to buy out there; that's why we have curated the best options for you when it comes to Vatican tickets.

Vatican Tickets Skip The Line, Prices and Overview

Here you can find the comparison of the best available deals for the Vatican tickets online

Ticket Options Adults/Children Buy Online
Vatican Museums & Sistine Skip-The-Line Entry Visit: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel € 27.06 Buy Now
Vatican & Rome City Pass with Free Transportation 72-Hour Rome and Vatican Card € 117.63 Buy Now
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry Visit: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Audio Guide € 21.84 Buy Now

* Visitors under 18, accompanied by an adult with a ticket, can skip the line but must pay €2 in cash and show a document to verify they are under 18.
** Tickets are free for infants younger than 1 year.
*** Kids under 10 years of age can use public transport and visit all museums in the area for free if accompanied by an adult.
**** Visitors under 18 get in free, please get a free ticket for them at the cash desk.


Visitors that have skip-the-line tickets have to go through security checks as well, like any other visitor, and have their bags scanned before entering the Vatican. Expect a bit of waiting in the security-check line. But do not fear, this line is much shorter and faster than the ticket counter.

Vatican & Rome City Pass - GREAT DEAL


Visit numerous museums located in Rome and in the Vatican

Skip the line

Fast track entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (fast track entrance needs to be booked when collecting the pass, not before)

Open Bus Tour

Vatican & Rome City Pass comes with a panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes you around the whole of Rome and VAtican City

From € 117.63

Valid 3 days
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Vatican & Rome City Pass with Free Transportation

With this 3-day combined city pass you'll be able to explore some of the most important historical and cultural sites in Rome and the Vatican including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums.

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Other Vatican City tickets

These tickets are perfect if you want to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

From € 27.06

Valid 1 day
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Skip-The-Line Entry

Skip the ticket lines and explore one of the worlds largest collections of art in the Vatican Museums. You will also be able to visit the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes.

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From € 21.84

Valid 1 day
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Marvel at masterpieces like Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes in the Sistine Chapel an artworks from antiquity in the Papal collections of the Vatican Museums. Enjoy optional acces to Vatican Gardens and the Papal Villas.

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FAQ About Vatican Tickets

Is the Vatican free to enter?

Vatican City has no entrance fee. You may walk enter St. Peter's Basilica and around St. Peter's Square for free. Still, you have to pay to visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

How long does it take to walk around Vatican City?

Visiting the Vatican Museums takes easily 2.5 - 3 hours, which does not include the time it takes GETTING there.

Can you just walk into Vatican City?

The Vatican is not entirely open to tourists. Tourists can visit the Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica, or you can have a guided tour of Vatican gardens.

Can I bring a backpack to the Vatican?

Yes, you can bring your backpack into the Vatican, but you may have to check it in the cloakroom. Also, backpacks bigger than 40cm x 30cm x 15cm are limited.

Is there a dress code for Vatican City?

Vatican City HAS a dress code. Both men and women must cover their shoulders, upper arms, and knees. The Vatican's dress code prohibits wearing skirts or shorts above the knee length, low-cut shirts, and sleeveless tops. Longer pants are your best and safest bet. However, longer shorts or skirts below the knee length are also allowed.

Can you go to Vatican City at night?

And the good news is – anyone can do it! To visit the Vatican at night, you simply need to book tickets via the museum website. These tickets are automatically "skip the line" Vatican tickets because you must select a Friday between April and October and then pick the timeslot when you would like to enter the museums.

What is the best time of day to visit the Vatican?

Suppose you are looking for the best time to visit the Vatican. In that case, we recommend going there because the Vatican tends to be quite crowded and hectic during the weekends.

Can you buy tickets to the Vatican at the door?

Yes. You can purchase the ticket for Vatican Museum at the entrance, but to do so, you'll have to wait in a long line at the door. That's why we recommend you buy your Vatican tickets online in advance.

What time does the Vatican open?

The Vatican Museum is open from 9am to 6pm, from Monday to Saturday. The final entry to the Vatican Museum is at 4pm. The museum is closed on Sundays. The only exception is the last Sunday of each month, then it's open from 9am until 2pm, with the final entry being at 12.30pm.

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Together with your personal guide discover centuries of art and culture that are kept in the the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel.

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