How To Buy Vatican Tickets?
Vatican Tickets (Vatican Museums / Musei Vaticani) – Tickets for Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel are valid only for one day and for the date written on the ticket. However it is almost impossible to see all paintings, artpieces and sights in one day since Vatican Museums are really huge, having 56 large galleries. The best way to not to loose hours in the ticket line and to focus on the most valuable masterpieces you may join in one of the organized Vatican Tours, or you may buy your ticket here to enter without waiting in the ticket long lines and see in by yourself.
Opening – Closing Hours & Days
- Opening Days & Hours; Monday-Saturday, 09:00-18:00.
- Closing Days, Hours & Free Entrance; closed on Sundays except last sunday of each month from 09:00 to 14:00 hours which is the entrance is free of charge. This rule is not applicable if it comes up to Easter sunday. Vatican Museums are closed at 08.12, 25.12, 26.12, 01.01, 06.01, 11.02, 19.03, 05.04, 06.04, 01.05, 29.06, 15.08. Please check here for up to date information.
- Vatican Tickets / Entrance Fee If You Buy Ticket At The Entrance; 17 € (Including Sistine Chapel). This option requires lots of waiting in the queue.
Vatican has some strict dress code regulations. It is not allowed to dress shorts, mini skirts and open shoulder dresseses for men and ladies. For the security reasons you can’t enter with scissors, knifes, pointed umbrellas, alcohol and back packs. You can leave them at the cloackroom for free of charge. In the museums no photo flash and in the Sistine Chapel no cameras are allowed to use. Also touching to the artifacts is strictly forbiden.
How To Go To Vatican Museums?
Take the “Red Line A” and get off at Ottaviano San Pietro or Cipro Musei Vaticani stations. Then walk around 6-8 minutes (500-600 meters). Both metro stations are almost at the same distance to the entrance of Vatican Museums.
By Public Bus
By taking number 49 you can drop off very near to the entrance of Vatican Museums. Other bus lines are; 32, 81, 982 (get off at Piazza del Risorgimento and walk around 5 minutes), 492, 990 (get off at Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni and walk 5 around minutes).
Line number 19 departs near Piazza Poppolo in the center of Rome, get off at Piazza del Risorgimento and walk around 5 minutes till the entrance of the museum.
Where Is The Entrance Of The Vatican Museums
Generally visitors who doesn’t know where to enter the museums exactly first arrive to Vatican’s Main Square “Piazza San Pietro” where is located in front of the San Pietro Basilica. Hop On Hop Off buses drop the people here as well. But the entrance to Vatican Museums is by the north gate which is near to Piazza del Risorgimento. To go to this entrance from San Pietro Square you need to walk 5 to 10 minutes by following the outer walls of the Vatican where will be standing at your right side.