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Tickets for Herculaneum: Skip The Line

History at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

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Opening hours
1 Nov - 31 Mar: 08:30 - 17:00, 1 Apr - 31 Oct: 08:30 - 19:30. Last admission 90 minutes prior to closing time.


  • Skip the line and explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town that was better preserved than Pompeii after Mount Vesuvius's eruption in 79 AD
  • Walk among ancient villas, tavernas and bath houses and see clothes and furniture kept intact by the volcanic eruption
  • Escape the modern cities and take a historical daytrip from either Rome, Naples or Sorrento


If big-budget sword-and-sandal flick Pompeii got you hot and flustered, prepare for Herculaneum - an ancient Roman town that has, most unfairly, been overshadowed by Pompeii's fame. Herculaneum is in fact more interesting, better preserved and far easier to navigate. See clothing, mosaics and frescoes in their near-perfect Roman glory and imagine life before Vesuvius's eruption in 79 AD. These skip the line tickets get you right in.

When Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was quickly buried in ash. Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian), being upwind, was destroyed over 12 hours later when a 400° C blast of searing ash, pumice, rock and volcanic gas struck at over 100 km/h, essentially pausing the town in that moment.

See the old arena, as big as a city block, and The Palestra (Main Hall) which was home to a giant statue of Hercules, hence the town's name. If you explore with an audio guide (€8) you'll get a great sense of the history.

A modern-day visit to Herculaneum puts you in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, in a town that was wealthier than Pompeii and better preserved. And that wealth is on full display here: in the marble of the bath houses, in the furniture, even in the items of clothing that were all kept intact, thanks to the volcanic ash and debris which coated it all, acting like a magic time-freezer.

How to use your tickets

Corso Resina 1, 80056 Ercolano NA, Naples

Swap your smartphone ticket for a paper ticket at the box office.

What's included?

  • Skip the line entry to Herculaneum

Good to know

Opening Hours:

  • From 1 November to 31 March: 08:30 - 17:00

  • From 1 April to 31 October: 08:30 - 19:30

  • Last admission 90 minutes before closing

Getting There:

Take the train from Rome Termini Station, which will take 2.5 hours. Upon arrival, it's a 10-minute walk to the venue.

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What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services depending on the product you choose. Please check the section Whats included on this page to know more about what your tickets include.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information in the Important information section during checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Using these tickets'.

Customer reviews

Lars, Denmark
May 17, 2017
God oplevelse, billetterne kom lige med det samme og det gik fint med at komme frem i køen.
May 13, 2017
The web site was easy to use and transaction completed quickly. No need for paperwork as the ticket is downloaded to your phone and you use this at the window.
However the girl did not seem to have any listed info on who to expect and wrote my details on the back of a piece of paper. Entry was quick and easy. You do have to pay a little more for skip the line but it's worth it knowing you won't have to join a large queue.
May 12, 2017
Excellent - no problems whatsoever.
paulla, United States
Apr 21, 2017
This app was very easy to use. We purchased tickets for Pompeii and Herculaneum. We were able to skip the purchase line at both venues and we were able to spend longer time viewing the excavations rather than standing in line to get the tickets. Both venues were crowded because of the Easter holiday. The Herculaneum exhibit needed to see the receipt to verify the quality of tickets purchased. If you use a smart phone, remember to save the receipt. Apparently their scanner does not read the QR code adequately. It was not a problem since the Herculaneum staff allowed me to use their computer to access the receipt.
Dec 6, 2016
It was fine
Oct 26, 2016
WE went in October, so there was no queue anyway. It made no difference. However, it might have been useful if we'd gone in Summer.
Oct 1, 2016
Very interesting and authentic
Sep 30, 2016
herculaneum was interesting, but too much of it was inaccessible and not visible including the most advertised interesting areas.
Sep 18, 2016
Easy to do! Fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyable
Sep 12, 2016
I was amazed at the ease and of the service provided.