Pompeii ruins tickets should be one of the first things to buy for anyone planning a holiday in Naples and its province, rich in historical, architectural and scenic beauty, where Vesuvius is just the tip of the iceberg of a tour that should also include the Herculaneum ruins, Sorrento, and of course all that the capital of Campania has to offer.
Did you know that the Pompeii ruins are the most visited archaeological site after the Colosseum in Rome? The reason is that the small and cosy Marian city is home to an archaeological treasure of inestimable value, the remains of an ancient civilisation destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., as extensively explained on the official site of the Pompeii Ruins.
At the end of the article, you will find a section dedicated to the hotels and B&Bs of Pompeii with offers and prices in real-time.
Booking and purchasing tickets ruins of Pompeii – price
You can buy tickets for the ruins of Pompeii online with a reserved entry on Tiqets at this link. Alternatively, you can buy on TicketOne at this link, which is also a slightly cheaper solution and on IlTuoTicket here.
On the Tiqets website, you can also find other offers to help you plan your holiday in Naples. For example, you can buy a ticket for the Naples – Pompeii shuttle bus.
Also on Tiqets you can book a guided tour of Pompeii, also for groups of tourists. The cost of the Pompeii Ruins ticket, without any extra services such as reserved entry to skip the line, is about €18.00.
This is certainly the cheapest solution but bear in mind that the archaeological site attracts thousands of tourists every day and the wait to get in could be very long. The more time you spend outside, the less time you have to visit the ruins and believe us, there is so much to see.
We almost forgot, if you are between 18 and 24 years old and are an EU citizen, you only pay €2.00 as you are entitled to visit the ruins of Pompeii with a reduced entrance fee, and on the first Sunday of the month admission is free for everyone.
Visit Pompeii Ruins by Night
During the summer period, generally from 1 July until the end of August, you can buy tickets for the visit to the Ruins of Pompeii by Night. Every year the initiative is a great success, attracting many tourists.
The archaeological site, in this case, can be visited from 20:00 to 23:00, but entry is permitted until 22:00.
Opening and closing times of the archaeological park
These are the opening and closing times of the Pompeii excavations:
- Hours from 1 November to 31 March 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., last admission at 3:30 p.m.
- Hours from 1 April to 31 October 9:00 – 19:00, last entrance at 18:00
- Days when the excavations of Pompeii are closed 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.
How to reach the archaeological park Pompeii ruins from Naples – Trains from Naples to Pompeii
Many tourists visiting the excavations of Pompeii stay at hotels and B&Bs in Naples. From the Neapolitan city, reaching the excavations of Pompeii, as well as those of Herculaneum, is very easy.
From Napoli Porta Nolana station or from Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, board the Circumvesuviana – EAV trains. There are two trains to Pompeii: the Sorrento and the Poggiomarino.
With the Sorrento train, you get off at Pompei Scavi station while the Poggiomarino stops at Pompei Santuario, a short walk from the town square. From here you access the second entrance to the archaeological site.
If you are not planning to visit the sanctuary or the town centre of Pompeii, we recommend taking the train to Sorrento as it passes more frequently, although it is more crowded. Train times to Pompeii can be found by clicking this link.
Hotels and B&Bs where to sleep in Pompeii
The city of the ruins is tourist-friendly, so there is no shortage of accommodation. If you are looking for a cheap Pompeii hotel or perhaps a bed and breakfast, there is no shortage of options.
You can choose hotels in the centre of Pompeii, even within walking distance of the ruins, or a Pompeii B&B, just a few metres from the train station.
To evaluate all the offers and choose where to stay in Pompeii, you can use the map below and the search box that shows you real-time hotel prices in Pompeii.