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Colosseum Tickets

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Step inside the iconic Roman Colosseum to walk along the paths of ferocious gladiators and brutal dictators. Browse through our selection of Colosseum tickets to enjoy skip-the-line entry, guided tours, combo packages, and access to exclusive areas such as the Underground and Arena.
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Priority Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Skip The Line Guided Tour of Colosseum with Arena Access, Roman Forum & Palatine
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Priority access to the Colosseum

Access to the Roman Forum

Access to Palatine Hill

Access to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Colosseum

Booking and handling fee

Assistance from our host as they escort you inside (optional)

25-minute multimedia video (optional)

Digital audio guide to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum (optional)

Physical audio-video device to the Colosseum only (optional)

Entrance to the Mamertine Prison (optional)

Tour of the archaeological site with the help of a tablet (Italian, English and Spanish) (optional)

Reception and assistance from multilingual staff (optional)

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Entry to the Colosseum and the archaeological area

Entry to Roman Forum

Entry to Palatine Hill

Professional guided walking tour

Wireless audio headsets

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2.5-hour guided tour of the Colosseum

Expert tour guide

Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Privileged Colosseum Arena access

Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Colosseum Tickets Guide

Years ago, thousands of Romans would flock to the largest amphitheater in the world to witness gladiators fighting against each other. Today, as you walk through those very same paths, you will find yourself transported back to the ancient Flavian era. Let’s take a look at all the Colosseum tickets, tour highlights, opening hours, and everything else you’ll need for a perfect trip to the ancient amphitheater.

Colosseum Tickets and Tour Options Explained

A standard Colosseum ticket will provide into the majority of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Visitors can choose from a number of options such as Colosseum skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tickets. However, access to special areas like the Underground, Arena, and Belvedere is not included in these tours unless specifically mentioned. Therefore, visitors need to purchase a special access ticket if they wish to visit these sections. 

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Special Access Tickets

Combo Tickets

Save time and whizz past the queues with Colosseum skip the line tickets. With this ticket, you can access and explore all the major parts of the Colosseum including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. However, it is to be noted that access to special areas like the Underground, Arena, and Belvedere is not included in a standard skip the line Colosseum tickets.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Enjoy priority access and discover the wonders of the Colosseum at your own pace. 
  • Gain access to major parts of the Colosseum including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Recommended Experiences

Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your own convenience and discover everything these ancient structures have to offer. Bypass the long waiting lines with skip-the-line access included in your ticket.
Make the most of your visit with a Colosseum guided tour. Allow your professional guide to show you all the important attractions and regale you with fascinating tidbits about the history and construction of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine hill.

Why go for these tickets?

  • These Colosseum tickets come with priority access which allows you instant access to the most iconic attraction of Ancient Rome.
  • Enjoy the services of a professional English-speaking guide who will help you navigate your way through the Colosseum. 

Recommended Experiences

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with your knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoy access to the Arena through the aptly named Gladiator's Entrance and catch a glimpse of the Emperor’s Box.
A standard Colosseum ticket provides access to basic parts of the structure. However, there are certain ‘special’ sections such as the Underground, Arena and Belvedere that are not covered in the standard ticket. To gain access to these sections, you should opt for a Colosseum Special Access ticket.

Why go for these tickets?

  • These priority access Colosseum tickets allow you instant entry.
  • Explore special areas like the Underground, Arena, and more, which remain closed to most of the public. 
  • Learn more about these areas with an expert local guide.

Recommended Experiences

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Colosseum Arena with a knowledgeable tour guide. With this ticket, also enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum.
On this special tour of the Colosseum visit the rare Underground with an expert guide. Discover the hidden secrets of the Colosseum on this guided tour.
There is much more to Rome than the Colosseum. If you are looking for an immersive experience, you can opt for a combo ticket that allows you to enter and explore popular attractions like not just the Colosseum, but the Vatican Museums in Rome along with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Colosseum. These day-long tours are the best option if you have limited time in the city and would like to see more of Rome.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to some of the busiest attractions of Rome such as the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Your professional guide will help you in making the most of the tour by providing you information regarding these attractions. 

Recommended Experiences

Enjoy skip-the-line access to some of Rome's most popular attractions like the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Which Colosseum Tickets Should You Go For?

Depending on your needs, here’s how you can pick the correct tickets:

If you’re on a budget:

Opt for skip-the-line tickets if you find yourself on a budget. Not only do these tickets help you by-pass long queues by giving you priority entrance (allowing you to save up on time and energy) but you also get to enjoy access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Additionally also enjoy an audio guide that’ll help you navigate the venue better giving you the best value for your money.

If you want to dive deep into the Colosseum:

Guided tours are the way to go if you want to make the most of your visit and learn everything you can about the Colosseum under the wing of a local expert. Learn about the history of the place, its importance and other fun trivia with your expert guide.

If you want to access exclusive areas:

If you’re looking to access areas such as the Underground, Arena and Belvedere that aren’t included in the standard ticket nor open to most of the general public, book Colosseum Special Access tickets. These allow you enjoy direct admission to the venue along with exclusive access to these areas under the guidance of a local expert. 

If you want to explore Rome further: 

Combo tickets are the way to go if you plan on visiting more than one Rome attractions. These tickets pair up two or more attractions with the ease of a single ticket allowing you to save up on time, energy and money. Gain access to iconic Rome landmarks such as Borghese Gallery, Vatican Museums, Caracalla Baths and more along with your entry tickets to the Colosseum. 

Colosseum Tickets Offers & Discounts

Free Entry

Individuals below the age of 18, differently-abled individuals along with one companion and members of ICOM & ICCROM and Italian teachers enjoy free entry into the venue. Additionally, EU citizens between the age of 18-25 get reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID.

Cashbacks and Discounts

Headout offers up to 14% discount and an additional 10% cashback on select tickets. 

Plan Your Visit to the Colosseum

Opening Hours

Getting There

Tips/Facilities

What are Colosseum hours?

The Colosseum is open every day of the week. Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine opening hours depend on the time of year you visit:
From 1 October to 30 October: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
31 October to 26 March: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
26 March to 31 August: 9:30 AM to 7:15 PM
Final entry is an hour before closing.
Colosseum at night timings vary and official schedules would be available with your ticket.

When is the Colosseum closed?

The Colosseum is open throughout the year except on December 25 and January 1.

How long does it take to tour the Colosseum?

It takes at least 3 hours to see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

What is the best time to visit the Colosseum?

The best time to visit the Colosseum would be during early morning hours on a weekday to avoid large crowds. And the best time of year would be from October to May to avoid the summer crowds. Keep in mind that December might get crowded due to the holidays.

Where is the Colosseum located?

It is located at Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.
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How do I get to the Colosseum?

You can get to the Colosseum by the following means:
By Metro: Board on a metro on Line B and get off at the Colosseo station. The Colosseum is a 4 minute walk from the station.  
By Bus: Bus numbers 40, 60 and 75 will take you to Piazza del Colosseo which is a 5 minute walk from the attraction.

Can I get to the Colosseum by metro?

Yes. Board on a metro on Line B and get off at the Colosseo station. The Colosseum is a 4 minute walk from the station. 

Can I get to the Colosseum by bus?

Yes. You can take bus numbers 40, 60 and 75 will take you to Piazza del Colosseo which is a 5 minute walk from the attraction.

Is the Colosseum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Colosseum is wheelchair accessible. Special ramps are available to help make the tour more comfortable for differently-abled visitors.

Is storage facility available at the Colosseum?

Yes. Guests can store large bags and luggage at the Colosseum at the locker facility.

Is photography permitted at the Colosseum?

Yes. Guests can take photographs of the Colosseum for personal consumption. However, tripods are not permitted.

Explore the Colosseum

No visit to this historic city is complete without witnessing the mighty Colosseum in Rome. Let’s take a look at the various attractions and their must-see highlights that make the Colosseum one of the most popular attractions of Rome.

The Arena

Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating highlights here is the Colosseum Arena, where the ancient gladiators would fight in front of thousands of spectators. Massive in size, a visit to the Arena will give you a 360-degree view of the largest amphitheater in the world. 

The Underground

The Hypogeum or the Underground is an extensive network of underground tunnels that housed built-in holding areas for animals as well as gladiators who were to fight in the Arena. The gladiators would enter the Arena from the ‘Porta Triumphalis’ gate with the help of wooden elevators. A Colosseum Underground tour is a must on your visit.

The Belvedere

The belvederes were enormous stands where hundreds of spectators would gather to witness the combat between gladiators. Divided into four floors, the belvedere offers a panoramic view of the Colosseum and is an essential part of any Colosseum tour.

The Roman Forum

Once the business hub of yesteryear Rome, the Roman Forum was an area buzzing with shops, courts, meeting areas and open-air markets. However, all that now stands in its place is a set of ancient ruins. Popular attractions like the Temple of Antoninus Pius, the Temple of Saturn, and the Arch of Septimius Severus are located here.

The Palatine Hill

One of the most coveted spots in ancient Rome, the Palatine Hill was home to many emperors and aristocrats. It also offers one of the best views of the city. Here, you can explore historic sites such as the Stadium of Domitian and the House of Livia.

Top Attractions in Rome

The city of Rome is a melting pot of cultural experiences and is home to some of the most popular landmarks in the world. Here are some of the top things to do in the city of Rome.

Vatican Museums

The crown jewel in the twin cities of Vatican and Rome, the iconic Vatican Museums are home to a remarkable collection of artwork and sculptures amassed by the Catholic Church over the centuries. It houses an abundance of Renaissance art, estimated to be at about 70,000 pieces by the likes of Raphael, Michelangelo and more. Book Vatican tickets at Headout.

Sistine Chapel

Said to be the official residence of the Catholic Pope, the Sistine Chapel is a part of the Vatican Museums in Rome. Its fame comes from the boasts ornate, extraordinary frescoes painted centuries back by Michelangelo, particularly The Last Judgement. Book Sistine Chapel tickets at Headout.

St. Peter's Basilica

The St. Peter's Basilica is one of the foremost examples of Renaissance architecture, if not the most famed. Designed by Michelangelo, Bramante, and Bernini, tradition considers to be the final resting place of St. Peter the Apostle. The view from its beautiful dome is unparalleled. Book St. Peter's Basilica tickets.

Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery is one of Rome's most popular museums, boasting a rich tapestry of artwork, sculptures, antiques and more by the likes of Caravaggio, Titian, Bernini, and more. It is located between the awe-inspiring Villa Borghese Gardens in the heart of Rome. Book Borghese Gallery tickets.

Colosseum Tickets FAQs

Are Colosseum tickets available online?

Yes. You can book your Colosseum tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations. Tickets are available in 15-minute time slots. It is recommended that guests prebook their tickets online so as to receive their preferred date and time of visit.

What are the different types of Colosseum tickets and tours available?

Guests can choose to book Colosseum skip-the-line tickets, guided Colosseum tours, special access tickets, and combo tickets. If you're looking to by-pass long queues and simply enjoy the Colosseum, book skip-the-line-tickets. Guided tours offer you not only priority access to the venue but allows you the explore the site under the guide of a local expert. Access special areas of the Colosseum that most of the public aren't allowed to with your Colosseum special access tickets. If you're looking to make the most of Rome, opt for combo tickets which not only pair up two or more attractions in Rome in a single ticket but also helps you save up on cash.

Are Colosseum skip-the-line tickets available?

Yes, you can book Colosseum skip-the-line tickets. These allow you to bypass the long lines and enter the Colosseum with priority access.

What do standard admission Colosseum tickets include?

Your Colosseum tickets give you access to the 1st and 2nd floors, along with entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Are discounts available on Colosseum tickets?

Yes. Individuals below the age of 18, differently-abled individuals along with one companion and members of ICOM & ICCROM and Italian teachers enjoy free entry into the venue. Additionally, EU citizens between the age of 18-25 get reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID. Headout offers up to 14% discount and an additional 10% cashback on select tickets.

Do all Colosseum tickets include access to the Underground?

A standard Colosseum ticket does not include access to certain areas like the Underground, the Belvedere and the Arena. You will have to purchase special access tickets to access these areas.

What are Colosseum hours?

The Colosseum is open every day of the week. Colosseum opening hours depend on the time of year you visit:
From 1 October to 30 October: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
31 October to 26 March: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
26 March to 31 August: 9:30 AM to 7:15 PM
Final entry is an hour before closing.

How do I get to the Colosseum?

You can get to the Colosseum by the following means:
By Metro: Board on a metro on Line B and get off at the Colosseo station. The Colosseum is a 4 minute walk from the station.  
By Bus: Bus numbers 40, 60 and 75 will take you to Piazza del Colosseo which is a 5 minute walk from the attraction.

What is the maximum size of a Colosseum guided tour group?

Each group will have a maximum capacity of 10 individuals.

How long does it take to tour the Colosseum?

It takes around 3 hours to visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
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