Pompeii Tickets

Timings

9 am to 5 pm

Number of Entrances

3

Location

Vicolo del Panettiere, 80045

Duration

5+ hour

Best time to visit

Early Morning

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Price

€24

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Pompeii Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

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Pompeii Guided Tour with an Archaeologist 

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2 hrs

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Pompeii Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

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2 hrs

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Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

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100

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7 – 7.5 hrs

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Day Trip from Naples or Sorrento to Pompeii

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4 – 6 hrs

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Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii with Lunch

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12 hrs

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Which Pompeii Ticket Suits You the Best?

Pompeii Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

If you are on a budget

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Pompeii Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Ticket Price: €20

This self-guided tour provides basic access to the city and its famous landmarks, making it the most popular and budget-friendly option.

You can spend as much time as you want to explore the ruins and learn about their history at your own pace.

You can also pay an extra 8 euros to access the audio guide, which provides detailed information like a guide.

Tips For Visiting Pompeii

If you are short on time

Suggested Ticket:

Guided tour of Pompeii with Archaeologist

Ticket Price: €54

If you are on a day trip to Pompeii and want to explore everything during your time there, booking a guided tour will be a suitable option.

You will enjoy reserved access to both the Virtual Museum and Archeological Park, enabling a quick and immersive experience.

On this 2-hour guided tour, you will also receive personalized attention from your guide, and roundtrip transfers are a bonus.

Pompeii Fast Track Entrance Ticket With Audio Guide

If you don’t want to deal with transportation

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Full-Day Tour of Pompeii from Naples

Ticket Price: €85

If arranging a vehicle is your main concern, then by booking your day tour from Naples or Rome, you don’t have to worry about it.

On the full-day tour, you can cover two destinations, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, in a single day by air-conditioned bus.

You will also be accompanied by a multilingual expert guide who will tell you the stories behind each attraction. During your break, you will enjoy lunch.

About Pompeii

Pompeii was a large Roman town in Campania, Italy, buried in volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Excavated in the 19th and 20th centuries, its excellent state of preservation gives an invaluable insight into Roman everyday life.

It is the richest archaeological site and has many famous attractions, such as an amphitheater, a forum, thermal baths, and the Villa of the Mysteries.

Ironically, this terrible incident has given modern man a close-up view of life in a Roman city.

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Plan Your Visit

Timings
  • April 1 to October 31: 9 am to 7 pm (Last entry at 5.30 pm)
  • 1 November to 31 March: 9 am to 5 pm (Last entry: 3.30 pm)
  • Closed on 25 December, 1 May, and 1 January.

Duration: Ideally, a tour of the remains would take two days; however, the principal elements of the town can be visited in one day.

The best times to visit Pompeii are in the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October). 

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Location

Pompeii is in the Campania region of southern Italy, about 150 miles south of Rome and 15 miles south of Naples. 

The closest major landmark is Mount Vesuvius, which is 9 km from Pompeii.

Getting there

1. By Train: Take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Pompeii for the easiest option. Get off at the Pompei Scavi station to reach the ruins.

2. By Bus: For cheaper transportation, ride the bus. Use the local SITA bus or Flixbus to reach the bus stations in Pompeii and walk to the ruins.

3. By Car: If you have a vehicle, drive down to Pompeii. Follow the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway to the Pompei Ovest exit to park outside the ruins.

How to get to Pompeii

Entrances

Pompeii has three main entrances:

  1. Porta Marina: The main entrance is next to the train station and main parking area. It is also where the main ticket office is located.
  2. Piazza Anfiteatro: Another entrance to the archaeological park.

Piazza Esedra: This entrance allows visitors to enter Pompeii between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. The waiting time is usually the least compared to the other entrances.

Pompeii Entrances

Stay
  1. Bosco De’ Medici Resort — Located just 1640 feet from the Pompeii ruins, this resort offers an outdoor pool with views of Mount Vesuvius, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
  1. Hotel del Sole — Situated in front of the Pompeii archaeological site, this hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and some with panoramic balconies.
  1. Dream House Pompei — This hotel features a rooftop jacuzzi overlooking the Sanctuary and Vesuvius, neat decor with marble and parquet floors, and a breakfast with local dishes.
Rules
  • Valid tickets are required for access; report any concerns to security.
  • Follow the on-site rules: no littering, respect for antiquities, and no disruptive conduct.
  • No professional recording equipment is permitted without permission.
  • Dogs weighing more than 10 kg are not authorized, with the exception of support dogs with disability certificates.
  • Criminal violations include destruction, failure to disclose documentation, threats, and obscenity.
  • Groups must follow specified trails; the maximum number of visitors is 15,000 at a time.
  • The roads in Pompeii are dusty and uneven, and some stones can be slippery, so wear comfortable shoes with good grip to navigate the site safely.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, and cover-up, as there is limited shade in Pompeii, and the white stone can reflect a lot of light. 
  • Take a water bottle with you. There are drinking water taps along the main thoroughfare where you can refill your bottle for free. 
  • While there are cafes and a cafeteria inside Pompeii, it’s a good idea to bring your own snacks, especially if you plan on spending the whole day exploring the ruins. 
  • Opt for official guides inside the site rather than larger guided tours outside the ruins.
  • Official guides provide more personalized and informative tours with smaller groups, enhancing your experience at Pompeii.

Highlights

Pompeii The Forum

The Forum

The Forum of Pompeii was the center of trade, politics, culture and religion in ancient Rome. It featured important public, commercial, and religious buildings like the Temple of Jupiter, the Curia (city council chambers), and the Comitium (open space for public gatherings). 

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Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo is one of the oldest religious buildings in Pompeii, with parts dating back to the 6th century BC. It occupied a strategic position along the path leading to the Marina Gate. This temple has 48 Ionic columns and a high podium dedicated to Apollo, a Greek and Roman deity. 

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Pompeii Villa Dei Misteri

Villa of the Mysteries

This site is a 90-room villa famous for its well-preserved frescoes, including a famous depiction of a bride-to-be undergoing an initiation into the cult of Dionysius. The tomb was discovered in 1910 and is believed to have belonged to the Istacidii, a wealthy family in Pompeii during the Augustan period.

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The House of the Tragic Poet

Also known as the Homeric House or The Iliadic House, this 2nd-century villa is deemed to have the best interiors among all the houses in Pompeii due to the still-visible frescoes and elegant decor. Archaeologist Antonio Bonucci excavated the house in 1824.

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Thermal Bath Pompeii

Stabian Baths

Situated close to the Forum, the Stabian Baths are the oldest in the city. They are clearly split into two sections, one for men and one for women, with a courtyard gym in between. Various rooms had thermal pools of varying depths and temperatures, just like in other Roman baths.

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Archaeological Park of Pompeii

House of the Faun

This house, also called Casa del Fauno, is one of the biggest and most remarkable private homes in Pompeii. It was constructed in the second century BC and has two atriums, one for residence and one for work. It also has several famous pieces of art, including Alexander Mosaic.

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