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's everything you need to know about Colosseum ticket prices.
How much does a skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum cost?
The Colosseum ticket price (which also includes 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 ticket office is not the best option. My recommendation is to buy your 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?
The price may vary depending on what the tour includes: for example, a one-hour express guided tour of the Colosseum costs €40 per adult, while a full guided tour of the Colosseum with the Forum and the Palatine Hill can cost around €46 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 on 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.
How much does a ticket to the Roman Forum cost?
Admission to the Roman Forum is included in the price of Colosseum tickets and most guided tours of the Colosseum, so you won't have to pay extra to visit.
If you want to visit the Colosseum and you have not taken the precaution of buying the tickets online and in advance, you can always go to the ticket office (the Roman Forum ticket office is usually less crowded than 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.
How much does a ticket to the Palatine Hill cost?
Access to the Palatine Hill is included in most Hellotickets guided tours to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, so if you purchase a full guided tour, you won't have to pay extra to visit it.
However, if you have just bought a single ticket for the Colosseum, it will not be valid to enter the Palatine Museum. In that case, consider purchasing the Full Pass if you want to have access to the entire area.
How much does it cost to enter the Circus Massimo?
Circo Massimo is free of charge. Circo Massimo is in the open air, it is not perimetered and you can access it freely at the time you want, whenever you want and without admission.
How much does it cost to visit the Colosseum with the Roma Pass?
The price of the Roma Pass tourist card will depend on the number of days for which you hire it. 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, the best thing to do is to calculate 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.
How much does it cost to buy a combined ticket for the Colosseum and the Vatican?
There is a combined ticket for 90 € that allows you to visit both attractions in one day, accompanied by an expert guide and also with priority access, allowing you to skip the queues.
Is it possible to enter the Colosseum for free?
Yes, on the first Sunday of every month the Colosseum opens its doors for free. As you can imagine, Italians and foreigners crowd the entrances to get their free admission, so take advantage of the occasion only if you don't mind squeezing into large crowds.
As a tip, I recommend that you 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?
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 last minute deals, discounts or cheap tickets.
However, 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?
Yes, children will need a ticket to access the Colosseum or a guided tour of the Colosseum and 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 child 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.