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Rome Colosseum Ticket price

You can't wait to go to Rome and, of course, to visit the Colosseum, but how much money will the tickets cost you? Read on and I'll tell you in detail.

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Carmen Navarro

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Rome Colosseum Ticket price

Colosseum Details | Chad Greiter

The Colosseum will be your Mecca when you arrive in Rome: the first thing you will want to see and the first thing you will remember when you leave the city. How much do tickets cost? How much will you have to pay if you also want to visit the Roman Forum? Don't worry, here is everything you need to know about Colosseum ticket prices.## How much does a skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum cost?

Enjoy the Colosseum| ©Jorge Fernández Salas
Enjoy the Colosseum| ©Jorge Fernández Salas

The price of the Colosseum tickets (which also include access to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill) is 17€ for adults and there is a special rate for children (2€ per ticket for the little ones). Even so, buying tickets at the box office is not the best option. My recommendation is to buy the Colosseum tickets online and in advance to save unnecessary waiting time at the ticket office.## How much does a guided tour of the Colosseum cost?

Guided tour of the Colosseum| ©Bill Smith
Guided tour of the Colosseum| ©Bill Smith

The price may vary depending on what the tour includes: for example, a one-hour express guided tour of the Colosseum costs 30€ per adult, while a full guided tour of the Colosseum with the Forum and the Palatine Hill can cost you about 40€ and lasts three hours. For a little more, you can also visit the Arena of the Colosseum, which will give you a unique perspective during the visit. The price in Hellotickets is around 56€ for more exclusive guided tours in small groups. The guided tours of the Colosseum are undoubtedly the best way to know and get into Ancient Rome, both in the amphitheater and in the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Moreover, you have seen that there are options for all types of budget and time availability, so do not hesitate.

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How much does a ticket to the Roman Forum cost?

Roman Forum| ©Fabio Fistarol
Roman Forum| ©Fabio Fistarol

The entrance to the Roman Forum is included in the price of the Colosseum tickets and in most of the guided tours of the Colosseum, so you will not have to pay extra to visit it. If you want to visit the Colosseum and you have not had the precaution of buying the tickets online and in advance, you can always go to the ticket office (in the Roman Forum there are usually fewer people than in the Colosseum) and buy the tickets there. As they are combined tickets for the entire archaeological area, they will serve you the same to access the Colosseum and you will save time by not having to make the longest queues.

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How much does a ticket to the Palatine Hill cost?

Palatine Hill| ©Anthony Majanlahti
Palatine Hill| ©Anthony Majanlahti

Access to the Palatine Hill is included in most Hellotickets guided tours to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, so if you buy a complete guided tour, you will not have to pay extra to visit it. However, if you have simply bought a single ticket for the Colosseum, it will not serve to enter the Palatine Museum. In that case, consider purchasing the Full Pass if you want to have access to the entire area.

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How much does a ticket to Circus Massimo cost?

Circo Massimo| ©Sonse
Circo Massimo| ©Sonse

Circo Massimo is free of charge. Circo Massimo is open air, it is not perimetered and you can access it freely at the time you want, whenever you want and without admission. If you choose the guided tour, in addition to avoiding the queues, you will be able to understand the history behind this hippodrome thanks to the commentary of an expert guide.

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How much does it cost to visit the Colosseum with the Roma Pass?

Facade of the Colosseum| ©Fabio Fistarol
Facade of the Colosseum| ©Fabio Fistarol

The price of the Roma Pass tourist card depends on the number of days you purchase it for. For example, the 72-hour pass is priced at 52 € and with it you can redeem access to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum for free. To find out whether or not it is worth buying this tourist card, it is best to make calculations of how much the tickets cost to each museum or attraction you want to visit. Keep in mind that generally, with the Roma Pass you will have access to the entrance fees but not to guided tours of most of Rome's landmarks.

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How much does it cost to buy a combined ticket for the Colosseum and the Vatican?

Visit the Vatican| ©CALIN STAN
Visit the Vatican| ©CALIN STAN

There is a combined ticket for about 115 € that allows you to visit both attractions in one day, accompanied by an expert guide and also with priority access, which will allow you to skip the queues. If you want to know what this ticket includes for the Vatican and the Colosseum, you can read my article in which I tell you all the details to take advantage of this combo.

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Is it free to enter the Colosseum?

Inside the Colosseum| ©Mathew Schwartz
Inside the Colosseum| ©Mathew Schwartz

Yes, on the first Sunday of every month the Colosseum opens its doors for free. As you can imagine, Italians and foreigners crowd at the entrances to get their free access, so take advantage of the occasion only if you do not mind getting into large crowds. As a tip, I recommend you to get up early (and a lot) to avoid -as far as possible- the queues that can form and make sure you get a slot in the most popular amphitheater in the world. This also applies to the visit to the Roman Forum.## Are there any discount coupons or ticket offers for the Colosseum?

The Colosseum at dusk| ©David Köhler
The Colosseum at dusk| ©David Köhler

No, there are usually no discount coupons or special offers for the Colosseum. Keep in mind that it is one of the most in-demand attractions in the world and they tend to sell out of guided tours on a daily basis. With this scenario, as you can imagine, it is impossible to find offers, discounts or cheap last minute tickets, but there are groups (such as specialized teachers or art students) who are entitled to buy tickets at a lower rate than the general public. You can check it out in my article about cheap or discounted tickets for the Colosseum.## Do children have to pay admission to the Colosseum?

Children taking a break from sightseeing| ©Raymond Bucko, SJ
Children taking a break from sightseeing| ©Raymond Bucko, SJ

Yes, children will need to have their ticket to access the Colosseum or a guided tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. However, children under 18 years of age are entitled to a reduced price when purchasing their ticket. You can check here for more details about offers or how to get cheap or discounted tickets for the Colosseum. In Hellotickets, for example, you can select during the purchase process how many adult and children tickets you need. Please note that minors must be accompanied by an adult and must prove their age at the entrance with an identity document.