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 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Friday:  09:00 - 23:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Best time to visit
At 08:30, 15:30 or 15:00
Highlights
  • Skip the lengthy line and see some of the finest art in the world
  • Explore Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Man on the ceiling, and The Last Judgement on the altar wall
  • The Raphael Rooms, The Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition are some of the highlights that would be the centerpiece of almost any other museum in the world
Description

Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel are widely regarded as the finest artwork ever created. And that's not all; the Vatican Museums is full of artworks amassed by the popes over centuries; paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more. With these skip-the-line tickets you'll head straight for the entrance. No waiting, just wall-to-wall artistic masterpieces (literally).

The Vatican City may be a tiny country (44 hectares), but it punches well above its weight in all categories. Most of all: culture. There's so much art here that this institution is called the Vatican Museums, plural. These extraordinary attractions are located in the heart of Rome, near St. Peter’s Square.

A visit to the Vatican Museums will expose you to some of the finest art in the world. On your way to the Sistine Chapel (the undeniable highlight), you’ll pass through the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, and Bramante’s Fountain of the Pine Cone.

And at the end of your tour: the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes - he created over 300 figures on over 500 square meters of ceiling. 22 years later he returned to fresco The Last Judgement on the entire wall above the altar.

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.

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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 scan your 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
Jun 16, 2019
Great way to beat a 2 hour queue
Jun 15, 2019
Excellent experience. We came before 8 am and had reservation for 8:30.We got in at 8 am skipping 500 m long queue. Booking was simple and trustworthy
Jun 15, 2019
Changed ticket to include St Peters Basillica to avoid queues - well worth it to avoid queues. Claudia was a great guide & definitely needed
Jun 15, 2019
Lot of ppl, bad air, statues in great state and of course Sistine chapel was great. Dont even think to go there without skip the line.
Jun 15, 2019
Everything went well. Highly recommended experience
Jun 15, 2019
Great experience
Jun 14, 2019
Perfect
Jun 14, 2019
There was a huge line, but I didn’t have to wait in it at all! It was super fast to get through and the Vatican is beautiful.
Jun 14, 2019
The collection itself is fabulouse but it is so crowded that The whole experience is unpleasant.
Jun 14, 2019
It’s really an amazing amount of art, the only problem is you can go only one way and you can’t enter in the differents rooms more than once. Keep that in mind if you want to spend the entire day in the museum.

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.