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Tickets for Pompeii: Skip The Line

Explore one of the world’s best preserved archaeological sites

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  08:30 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 19:30
Best time to visit
Early in the morning
Highlights
  • Explore one of the world’s most important and best-preserved archaeological sites. It’s over 50 hectares in size and contains a remarkable volume of objects, art and buildings from two millennia ago
  • Enjoy the great outdoors and find yourself looking at the most famous volcano of all. Mount Vesuvius dominates the surrounding skyline!
  • Indulge your sense of curiosity about the world and realize how much we have in common with people who lived almost 2000 years before us. You’ll see everyday objects that make the villagers seem real and relatable
Description

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. was a paradoxical thing. It was truly cataclysmic – it wiped out the entire populations of nearby towns – but it also yielded to history one of the most extensive and intact ruins of an ancient city. That settlement was Pompeii. This is one of Italy’s most visited sites and you can Skip The Line with this ticket.

The force of the eruption was many thousands of times greater than an atomic bomb. Unsurprisingly, the entire population was wiped out but the ash combined with the lack of moisture to preserve much of Pompeii. And what you witness today is an extraordinary insight into the life of a city during Roman times.

The details of everyday life abound. On the floor of one of the houses (Sirico’s) you can read a famous inscription, Salve lucru (“Welcome, profit”) and it indicates a trading company owned by Sirico himself. You can inspect wine jars labeled Vesuvinum – a play on both Vesuvius and the Latin for wine, vinum. This is quite possibly the world’s first-known marketing pun!

There are over 50 hectares to be explored. That’s a lot of space and makes for a full day. You can walk around the Forum with Vesuvius itself in the background or you can sit yourself under a tree and marvel at the nearby amphitheater, which is considered by modern scholars to be of a particularly sophisticated design.

You can see the remnants of the all-important aqueduct, which provided water for 25 street fountains, at least four public baths, and a large number of private houses and businesses. There are numerous statues and frescoes, and all in all you get a remarkable picture of a real, functioning town. Just one that happened to exist more than two millennia ago (though it was wiped out in 79 C.E., the town was founded about 700 years prior).

A FAMILY AFFAIR: For centuries all we knew of Vesuvius was an eyewitness account by Pliny The Younger. He watched from afar as the lava engulfed the area – and his beloved uncle, Pliny The Elder.

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Ticket features
Skip The Line
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the "Porta Marina Superiore" or "Porta Marina Inferiore (Piazza Esedra)" entrance and take the skip-the-line lane
  • If you go to the Piazza Anfiteatro entrance, you won't be able to skip the line
  • Kids pay only for Skip The Line
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Pompeii
Via Villa dei Misteri, Pompei, 80045, Naples
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info
  • Only small dogs on a leash and picked up while inside the homes can be brought inside the park (service dogs assisting disabled people are also permitted, with a certificate)
  • Free entrance for all on the first Sunday of the month from October-March
  • Getting There:

    Train: Take any train to Naples and, from there, take the Circumvesuviana train bound to Sorrento and get off at Pompei Scavi (Villa dei Misteri), the closest stop to the Porta Marina entrance gate.
Insider tip

Not sure about transport? Shuttle taxis are available from the Pompei train station directly to the venue. Give yourself about 3-4 hours to really explore the ruins, and see some things that you might miss otherwise. There's also a café on-site so you can split up your exploring with a leisurely lunch or coffee.

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Reviews
Mar 21, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
Very efficient way to visit Pompeii. Thank you.
Mar 17, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
I was able to skip the line, as promised. However, the lines in March weren't terribly long. I would recommend this option in the busy summer months.
Mar 15, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
I ordered tickets when I got to Pompeii Archaeological Park and saw how many people were in line. I got a confirmation right away and was able to go in very quickly. Would use again!
Mar 15, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
Great tour
Wonderful tour guide Christina !! Thank you!
Mar 12, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
The entrance to the park was easy. You just need to show them the email confirmation from Tiqets because they check the confirmation number.
Mar 2, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
It was very good.
Use a guide if you want detail. It’s huge and a lot to get through in one day but incredible.
Giuseppe and his nephew had a shop at the end of the tour just outside and he was very accommodating and friendly. Go to the restaurant (his mum) just nearby the exit. Amazing pasta.
Feb 23, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
All was perfect!
Feb 16, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
POMPEII was amazing. Arrived before the crowds enjoyed walking around discovering history.
Jan 28, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
Easy to use-bought tickets on the morning before we visited. Just remember to give in your code to get a paper ticket before going to the gates. Worth it to skip the queues.
Jan 28, 2019
Pompeii: Skip The Line
Easy to order. Easy to use website. Great prices
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