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This post provides details about the ticket prices for the Pompeii archaeological site.

We also include tips on how to save money on admission and information about opening hours.

Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Image Source: Wikimedia user Qfl247 on January 4th, 2010.
Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Image Source: Wikimedia user Qfl247 on January 4th, 2010.

POMPEII ENTRANCE TICKET PRICES

All visitors should be aware that there is an entrance fee for the archaeological site where the town of Pompeii was once located.

UNESCO has provided a lot of wonderful exhibits in the area and it costs a bit of money to keep everything in good condition.

  • Ticket Prices: €16 for Adults | €2 for EU visitors (18-24)
  • Visitors under 18 can enter for free
  • Entrance is free on every first Sunday of the month
  • Nov – Mar Availability: Daily from 9 am – 3:30 pm
  • Apr – Oct Availability: Daily from 9 am – 6 pm
  • Visit the official website for more information or for tickets.

Skip-the-Queue Tickets

For an additional €6/adult, you can pre-purchase tickets that will allow you to skip the ticket queue, which could get very long during tourist high season, especially around midday. 

Click here for more details.

TIP: Although a skip-the-queue ticket can be handy when there are long lines, you shouldn't need it in the low season.


POMPEII ENTRANCE TICKET DISCOUNTS

This section covers some of the best ways to save money on tickets to Pompeii, including details about tourist passes, combo packages, and other discount options you might want to consider.


1. Use a Tourist Pass

There is currently just one tourist pass which covers the cost of tickets to this historic landmark, and it is called the Pompeii & Vesuvius Pass.

This service includes admission to the following attractions and activities:

  • Pompeii
  • Vesuvius Volcano
  • Vesuvio Express Shuttle
  • Naples City Audio Guide

Pass Prices

  • €51/Adults (26+) | €48/Adults (18-25)
  • €27/Youth (6-17) | €3/Children (5 and under)
  • €30/EU Citizens (18-24)

Purchase the Pompeii & Vesuvius tourist pass or learn more.

There is also a Naples City Card which includes the following services:

  • Pompeii
  • Naples Underground
  • National Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • Naples City Audio Guide
  • 10% off additional activities

Pass Prices

  • €57/Adults | €38/EU Citizens (18-24) | €54/Students (18-24)
  • €14/Children (6-10) | €15/Youth (11-17) | €7/Infant (0-5)

Purchase the Naples City Card or learn more.

TIP: If you’re visiting from Rome, you can also use the Rome Tourist Card to save 10% off either Pompeii tickets or a day trip to this historic location. 


2. Combo Packages

There are a number of different combo deals which include admission to Pompeii and one or more additional attractions or activities.

This is a great way to save money on tickets, especially if you’re planning to see or experience more than one historic attraction while in the area.

Pompeii + Herculaneum

  • Includes admission to Pompeii
  • Includes admission to Herculaneum
  • €38/Adults | €5.50/Children | €11/EU Citizens (18-24)

Pompeii + Vesuvius Volcano

  • Includes admission to Pompeii
  • Includes admission to Vesuvius Volcano
  • €35.30/Adults | €14.70/Children | €17.20/EU Citizens (18-24)

Pompeii + Vesuvius Volcano + Vesuvio Express

  • Includes admission to Pompeii
  • Includes admission to Vesuvius Volcano
  • Includes tickets for the Vesuvio Express Shuttle
  • €45.30/Adults | €27.20/EU Citizens (18-24)
  • €24.70/Children (6-17) | €14.70/Children (5 and Under)

Pompeii + Herculaneum + Vesuvius Volcano

  • Includes admission to Pompeii
  • Includes admission to Herculaneum
  • Includes admission to Vesuvius Volcano
  • €52.30/Adults | €17.20/Children | €22.70/EU Citizens (18-24)

Pompeii + Naples Underground

  • Includes admission to Pompeii
  • Includes admission to Naples Underground
  • €31/Adults | €15.50/EU Citizens (18-24)
  • €9/Children (5-10) | €11/Youth (11-17) | €13.50/Students (24 and under)

3. Take a Guided Tour/Day Trip

If you’re already planning to take a day trip from either Naples, Sorrento, or Rome, chances are you’ll be able to find a service which includes admission to Pompeii for no additional cost.

There are also several guided tours of Pompeii that include admission to the archaeological site in the price of the tour, and that could be another good way to save money on tickets.

Check our post on Pompeii tours for more details.


4. Discount Sites

Every now and then, a site such as Groupon will offer discounted tickets at popular destinations such as Pompeii.

Even if they don’t, they almost always have Pompeii tours listed at a discount.

These services also typically offer additional coupon codes for an extra 10% - 20% off, allowing you to save even more money!


5. EU Citizen Discount

EU Citizens between the ages of 18-24 are eligible for a discounted price of just €2.

As long as you have valid ID proving that you are a citizen of the EU, you can get this price at the gate.


6. Youth Discount

Anyone under the age of 18 is granted free entry into the Pompeii archaeological site. You may require a valid ID to prove your age for this discount.


7. Free First Sundays

If you visit on the first Sunday of the month, admission will be entirely free.

The crowds can be pretty big on these days, so we recommend going early and preparing to be around a lot of other people.


8. MyPompeii Card

If you live in the area and you’re planning to visit multiple times per year, the MyPompeii Card might be worth considering.

This service is valid for one year, and it provides admission to all areas of the park.

Prices start at €35 for adults and €8 for youth/EU citizens.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: August 31st, 2022
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