Tickets for Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Skip The Line

Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes and incredible artwork

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 23:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Best time to visit
At 08:30, 15:30 or 15:00
Highlights
  • Skip the line and see some of the finest painted art in the world, as well as masterpieces of sculpture
  • Explore Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Man on the ceiling
  • Take the time to visit the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition
Description

Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel is widely regarded as some of the finest artwork ever created. It alone would be worth the price of admission, but the Vatican Museums are full of other works amassed by the popes over centuries – with paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more. These skip-the-line tickets let you head straight for the entrance. No waiting, just wall-to-wall artistic masterpieces.

The Vatican City may be a tiny country (44 hectares), but it punches well above its weight in many categories. Most of all: culture. There's so much art here that this institution is called the Vatican Museums, plural.

With this skip-the-line ticket you'll miss the infamous museum queues that snake around the walls of Vatican City. Use that extra time to visit all four remarkable collections: classical sculpture, Renaissance masterpieces, and stunning artifacts from Ancient Egypt and the Etruscans.

After passing Bramante's Fountain of the Pine Cone, end your tour by admiring the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo created more than 300 figures on over 500 square meters of ceiling in his breathtaking fresco. Twenty-two years later, he returned to create The Last Judgement on the entire wall above the altar.

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Ticket features
Skip The Line
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum: Skip the line (timed-entry) ticket
Unlimited time inside the Vatican Museums
Skip-the-line service
Audio guide (if selected)
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the security guards at the entrance, then swap it for a paper ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI after the security check
  • Be on time, as Vatican personnel may not let in latecomers
  • If a discounted ticket is presented without the required valid ID, the visitor will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter. The discounted ticket will not be refunded
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian
Additional info

Admission:

  • Last admission at 16:00
  • Closing of the galleries starts at 17:30
  • Between 26 April and 25 October, the Vatican will also be open on Fridays from 19:00 until 23:00, with last admission at 21:30

Getting there:

  • Metro: Line A, stations Ottaviano - S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani or Cipro (from either station it's a 10-minute walk)
  • Tram: 19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5-minute walk)
  • Bus: Line 49 stops in front of the Museums Entrance. 32, 81 or 982, Piazza del Risorgimento, end of the line (5-minute walk). 492 or 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5-minute walk)
  • Car: Paid parking on Viale Vaticano
Reviews
Aug 19, 2019
Had doubts but had absolutly no issues. Vatican had no tickets few days before, left so used these. Skipped a line of aboute 2 hours wait. Would recommend!
Aug 19, 2019
Quick line because had ticket in advance! Highly recommended !
Aug 19, 2019
Very efficient and time saving experience
Aug 18, 2019
Fast and easy and no wait
Aug 18, 2019
So worthy, I highly recommend
Aug 18, 2019
It is definitely worth booking to skip the massive queue in the heat. The audio guide was great and much better than a guided tour as you could skip the bits you were not interested in which was very useful considering how busy the place was- sometimes too busy to deal with the crowd was phenomenal
Aug 18, 2019
Really helpful
Aug 17, 2019
Great!
Aug 17, 2019
I recommend to visit Vatican musems and Sistine Chapel very much.Theare are lot of amazing pictures and sculptures and other beutifule things.Vatican is must to be visited when you are in Rome.
Aug 17, 2019
I would definitely recommend booking tickets in advance .

Common questions

Can I access the Sistine Chapel?
Yes, with this ticket, you get access to Sistine Chapel, where you can admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Entrance is free for kids under the age of 6. Visitors from 6 to 18 and students with a valid student ID, (aged 18 to 25) can get a discount on the entrance tickets. Disabled visitors and their carers get free tickets on presentation of documents testifying disability at the Special Permits' Desk, or Reception. If a discounted ticket is used without the required ID, the visitor may be asked to pay full price in order to enter. The discounted ticket will not be refunded.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
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Do I have to print these tickets?
No printing required, just use your smartphone! With the Tiqets app you can show your tickets on your phone even when offline.
Is it possible to cancel my tickets?
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.