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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets

  • Mobile ticket

Smaller and better preserved than Pompeii, Herculaneum lies near the foothills of Mount Vesuvius and is an excellent mirror into the first-century life. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Herculaneum with priority access skip-the-line tickets, that let you bypass the crowds that inevitably flock to this site. Tickets to this attraction are limited and sell out quickly so be sure to book in advance!


  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town better preserved than Pompeii during the aftermath of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption in 79 AD

  • Discover the picturesque ancient villas, bathhouses, frescoes and more in their near-perfect glory with your skip the line tickets

  • Herculaneum is an incredibly popular sight with long tourist queues. Your tickets allows you priority access into the UNESCO World Heritage Site allowing you to bypass these long lines

  • Unlock the Artercard Campania for free entry to the first 5 sites of your choice around Naples, and discounts at around 80 more! Find the full list here.

  • Upgrade to unlock the wonders of every site with an audio guide commentary, fluently narrated in 8 languages and an informative map of Herculaneum .


  • Skip-the-line entrance to Herculaneum

  • Campania Artecard 7-Day Pass (optional)

  • Audio guide in 8 languages (optional)

  • Map (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
Guests from United Kingdom, France, Spain and over 38 countries have loved this experience
Carolien Coenen



Apr, 2024

Handig dat het ticket elektronisch was. We konden direct binnen gaan zondat dat we moesten wachten en de site is echt fantastisch. De moeite van een bezoek waard. Enige verbeterpunt: aan de ingang waren er veel te weinig toiletten.
Simon Cole



Apr, 2024

The whole trip was very enjoyable and a great experience. Seeing the ruins of Herculaneum was very interesting and thought provoking as to life prior to the eruption of AD79. The audio guide was very useful as we walked around and covered many areas in great detail. A must visit.
Ana Isabel Cascales Herreros



Apr, 2024

Herculano es un sitio con mucha historia al que no me arrepiento de haber ido. La compra de billetes a través de headout fue sencilla, lo único que no sabía que debía descargarme la aplicación para ver mis billetes y me tocó hacerlo en la puerta de la atracción
Peter William Ackroyd



Apr, 2024

The visit to Herculaneum was wonderful - it is an amazing site and we greatly enjoyed it. The ticketing app headout is less impressive - although it claimed to let me get the ticket in pdf this did not work and the ticket could not be read on the phone screen. It did work but it was very unclear.
Nathalie Pizzo



Apr, 2024

Non abbiamo fatto la fila per entrare, con due bambini sarebbe stato difficile. Una volta arrivati siamo entrati subito.

A Herculean history

Believed to be of Greek origin owing to its strongly Greek Name, Herculaneum is a town that dates back to the 6th century BC. A site less busy, smaller and better preserved than Pompeii, the town is considered to be among the best preserved examples of life in the first-century. However, and no one knows why, Pompeii received all the fame and glory, whereas facts and ruins indicate that Herculaneum is in fact the more interesting, easier to navigate and better preserved site.

Headout with ease

The first thing you’re going to do is zoom past the long ticket lines and make your way into the town of Herculaneum. Located in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum shares the tragic story of Pompeii. However, not everything was similar. Instead of being quickly buried in ash after the eruption, the town was destroyed 12 hours later. A 400°C wind of ash, pumice and rock rattled the town at over 100 kms/hr, essentially pausing the town in that moment.

Explore that moment preserved almost perfectly as you stroll through the site and take in visuals from over two millennia ago. See houses with upper floors intact, the majestic basilica, the marble bath houses, the large spa complex and many more infrastructural elements of this ancient Greco-Roman town. With frescos, murals, paintings, wood works and metal artifacts, you’re definitely going to improve your grasp on history.

Sites You Should Visit

The House of Aristides

The House of Argus

The House of Genius

The House of Alcove

College of the Augustales

Central Thermae

Skeletal Remains


Monday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Saturday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Sunday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM


  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.

Additional information

  • The optional audio guide is available in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Ticket redemption point

  • Exchange your voucher for a direct entrance ticket at Archaeological Park of Herculaneum.

  • Address: Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano, NA, Italy.

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