Vatican & Sistine Chapel

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Skip The Line Vatican & Sistine Chapel

At one of the world’s busiest attractions, you certainly don’t want to wait in line. With Vatican Skip The Line tickets, you can make sure you spend your time standing in front of world-famous art instead of in the queue. Use these advance tickets to enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel as quickly as possible. As your time and money matter, skip the hassle and go for Vatican Skip The Line Tickets or combi-deal tickets. Buy the cheapest Skip The Line Tickets for Vatican City in advance.

Waiting Times Vatican City & Sistine Chapel Rome

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Estimated Wait Times Vatican City & Sistine Chapel (General Range):

General Admission: Expect waiting times to range from 1-3 hours, potentially longer during peak season.

Skip-the-Line Tickets: These can significantly reduce wait times to 30 minutes or less, depending on the specific provider and time of day.

Timed Entry Tickets: Offer the most efficient entry with minimal waiting (usually 15 minutes or less) as you arrive close to your designated entry time.

How to Skip The Lines at Vatican City?

Here are some effective ways to skip the lines (or significantly reduce waiting times) when visiting Vatican City:

Purchase Tickets Online in Advance: This is the most common and effective strategy. Look for options that specifically offer “skip-the-line” access.

Skip-the-Line Tickets: Bypass the general admission line for purchasing tickets on-site. However, this might not guarantee immediate entry due to security lines or timed entry slots reaching capacity.

Timed Entry Tickets: This is the best option for significant wait time reduction. Choose a specific pre-booked time slot for entry, significantly reducing waiting in line to purchase tickets and enter the Vatican Museums.

City Passes: Some city passes for Rome include skip-the-line access to Vatican City and other attractions. Research the specific inclusions and validity periods of these passes to see if they align with your needs.
Guided Tours: Many tour companies offer guided tours with skip-the-line access included. This can be a great choice if you want a more structured experience with a knowledgeable guide.

Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Vatican & Sistine Chapel

The crowds are less in the afternoon. Please keep in mind that long lines are unavoidable so skip the line tickets are a must-have. Gain immediate priority access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel now and enjoy!

From Monday to Saturday
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. (final entry 4.00 p.m.)

Every last Sunday of the month
(except for Easter Sunday, 29 June Sts. Peter and Paul, 25 December Christmas Day, and 26 December Feast of St. Stephen)
9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. (final entry 12.30 p.m.)
Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 minutes before museum closing time

How To get to Vatican & Sistine Chapel

  • Metro

    Closest Station: Ottaviano-S. Pietro Station
    Timings: The metro runs from 5:30 AM to 11:30 PM between Sunday to Thursday; on Friday and Saturday the metro runs from 5:30 AM to 1:30 AM.

  • Bus

    Closest Stop: V.Le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani
    Timings: Regular buses run from 5:30 AM to 12 AM; night buses run between 12 AM to 5:30 AM.

  • Train

    Closest station: St. Pietro
    Timings: The first train departs Roma Termini at 5:35 AM, after which a train departs every 30 minutes. The last train leaves Rome Termini at 10:35 PM.

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