Roman Forum Tickets

Roman Forum, also known as Forum Romanum in Latin, is one of the world’s most visited attractions.

It is situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills and is ancient Rome’s most significant Forum. 

The site was once used for public gatherings, elections, gladiator battles, and speeches and housed many of the ancient city’s most incredible monuments and temples. 

Today, this historical site attracts more than 4.5 million visitors annually.

A single ticket to the Roman Forum provides access to three of Rome’s most significant historical sites:  the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and Palatine Hill. 

Given their proximity, tourists visit all three sites together, offering a comprehensive and enriching experience of Rome’s ancient heritage.

Opening hours: 9 am to 6:30 pm

Last entry : One hour before closing

Closed: 25 December and 1 January

Time Needed: Two to Three hours

Best time to visit:  9 am when it opens

Ticket Price: €64


Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Where to buy Roman Forum tickets

You can buy tickets for Roman Forum online from your mobile or desktop or at the ticket office while standing in Long Ques.

Buying Roman Forum tickets online has several benefits you won’t get at the ticket counter. 

  • Online tickets are usually cheaper than offline tickets.
  • When you buy your Roman Forum entry tickets online, you avoid standing in long lines by skipping ticket counter queues.
  • Early booking helps you avoid last-minute disappointment, especially during peak months, when the waiting can be as high as 90 minutes.

How do online Roman Forum tickets work

Choose your preferred date and the number of tickets on the booking page.

After purchasing, your Roman Forum tickets will be delivered to your email address.

No need to take printouts. Show the tickets on your smartphone on the day of your visit,  and walk into the ruins.

Remember to be at the attraction gate with your ticket to Roman Forum 15 minutes before the time cited on your ticket. Latecomers will not be allowed.

Types of tickets for the Roman Forum

Numerous tickets for the Roman Forum are available, ranging from skip-the-line to combo tours and passes.

Roman Forum tickets also get you access to the Colosseum and Palatine Hill; visitors almost always visit them together.

Depending on your time, level of interest in Roman history, and budget, you can choose the most suitable ticket to the Roman Forum.

Roman Forum Skip-the-line ticket

The skip-the-line Roman Forum tickets are the most popular and cheapest among visitors.

This ticket gives you direct access to the most visited sites in Rome without waiting in lines.

Along with Colloseum, the ticket also includes access to the Palatine Hill, must-see sights for all those visiting Rome. This is the spot where Rome was born.

Ticket Price

Adult ticket (18 to 99 years): €64
Child ticket (5 to 17 years): €42

Infant ticket (Up to 4 years): €5

Roman Forum guided tour 

A guided tour of the Roman Forum also takes you to the Colosseum Gladiator’s Arena and dungeons. 

Bypass the lines, access the sites through a separate entrance, and enjoy an intimate, small-group tour with an expert guide.

Visit the restricted underground area of the Colosseum, and learn about the world of Ancient Rome from your guide with a visit to Palatine Hill.

All visitors get a headset for the guided tour. 

Tour Price

Adult ticket (17 to 99 years): €149
Child ticket (2 to 16 years): €129

Infant ticket (Up to 1 year): €35]

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets

Visit the site where Rome was founded and where emperors and kings once lived.

It’s one of Rome’s central seven hills near the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus.

Along with tickets to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you also get to enjoy a 25-minute multimedia video.

Select the preferred time slot between 9 am and 4 pm.

Ticket Price

Adult ticket (18 to 99 years): €32
Child ticket (6 to 17 years): €12

Infant ticket (Up to 5 years): €5

Priority entrance with Colosseum Arena Floor tickets

The Arena is the central area of the Colosseum, where all the exciting gladiator battles took place.

You can visit the gladiator stadium of the Colosseum along with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

A locally trained guide will take you through these sites, explaining their history and significance using 3D pictures and overlay books to recreate the majesty of the ancient buildings. 

This tour is available in multiple languages (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and English).

Ticket Price

Adult ticket (18 to 99 years): €99
Child ticket (Up to 17 years): €89

Roman Forum with Imperial Forum tickets

For those seeking an intimate experience with close people, go with a Roman Forum semi-private tour.

Explore the historic center of the Ancient Roman Empire with an expert guide and learn about Rome’s gods, myths, and legends.

The tour includes Imperial Forums, Palatine Hill and Roman Fromun entrance tickets.

Ticket Prices 

Adult ticket (15 to 99 years): €55
Child ticket (3 to 14 years): €45

Infant ticket (Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Roman Forum and VR Experience ticket

Explore the Colosseum’s history in an exciting 3D journey with Oculus VR glasses. 

It is an animated 3D reconstruction of the ancient Colosseum with a multilingual audio guide in a multisensory experience. 

Walk virtually through the crowded arena, square, and underground passages and experience the roar of ferocious lions and fighting gladiators. 

With this self-guided virtual reality tour, skip the lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Plantile Hill.

Ticket Price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €64

Youth ticket (3 to 17 years): €40 

Infant ticket (Up to 3 years): €4

Roman Forum + Multimedia Experience tickets

Get direct access bypassing long lines and explore Rome’s iconic sites – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. 

Begin with a 25-minute multimedia video before the exploration, then visit these historical wonders with fast-track entry. 

Get fast-track entry to the Colosseum, the ancient Roman Forum, and the legendary Palatine Hill.

Ticket Price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €36

Roman Forum + City Walking Tour 

Skip the lines and step into the pages of history with a ticket to the Roman Forum.

This city walking tour includes a Colosseum, Roman Foruma and Planatoine Hill tickets.

Once you’ve explored these ancient wonders, join a 90-minute guided tour of Rome led by an experienced local guide.

Tour Price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €31

Child ticket (Up to 17 years): Free Entry

Roman Forum Combo Tours

Rome is one of the most popular cities with so many tourist attractions.

As a result, there are many popular combo tours, including access to the Colosseum, Vatican City, and Mamertine Prison.

Combo tours are favored as they offer up to 20% savings on ticket prices.

Roman Forum and the Vatican tickets

For those seeking a complete Roman adventure but tight on budget, we recommend the Best of Rome Pass.

Bypass the long lines and get priority access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Once you activate the pass, it stays valid for three consecutive days, plus unlimited public transport PASS (metro, bus, tram).

Ticket price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €97
Child ticket (Up to 17 years): €87

Roman Forum and  Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore the hub of ancient Rome, Palatine Hill, with Roman Forum and Colosseum tickets.

This tour starts with priority access to the Colosseum, leading to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

In addition to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill tickets, it also includes a 1-day sightseeing bus tour of Rome.

Show your one Day Sightseeing bus smartphone voucher to the assistant at any chosen bus stop between 09 am and 6:30 pm on the same day or a day before or after your Colosseum visit.

Tour Prices

1 Participant: €87

Roman Forum + Mamertine Prison tickets

This tour begins with a one-hour, self-guided visit to Mamertine Prison using a tablet. 

The small, dark, cramped prison once held defeated emperors, kings, and Saints Peter and Paul.

After that, you’ll take a 15-minute walk to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, where you’ll get fast-track entry.

Kids under 5 are welcome for free. 

Ticket price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €30

EU Citizens (8 to 25 years): €10

Child ticket (6 to 17 years): €7

Rome Tourist Card

Visit the top attractions, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Vaticana and the Sistine Chapel.

You can customize the tour by choosing the preferred attraction you want to cover first.

Along with admission tickets to these attractions, the card includes an audio guide for over 130 locations in Rome.

You can explore the city’s rich history and culture with this audio app at your own pace.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €97

Youth ticket (4 to 17 years): €67 

Infant ticket (Up to 4 years): Free Entry

Free entry to the Roman Forum

On the first Sunday of every month, visitors can enter the Roman Forum for free.

However, since everybody can get in without buying a ticket, long lines result in long waiting times.

If you are below 18 years of age, entry is anyway free for you. EU citizens between 18-25 years old get discounted tickets too.

What to See in the Roman Forum

Starting from the basilica, you’ll follow Via Sacra, the main street of the Forum, leading you into its core, where you’ll find some key temples.

Your journey will take you past the circular Temple of Romulus, and further on, you’ll encounter the columned Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, originally a 2nd-century CE temple later converted into a church.

Across the way stands the Temple of Caesar, also known as the Temple of Devine Julius, marking where Julius Caesar was cremated following his assassination in 44 BCE.

Not far from here, you’ll spot three white columns, remnants of the 5th-century BCE, the Temple of Castor and Pollux.

Adjacent to these columns are the remains of the Temple of Vesta, an esteemed temple with its sacred flame overlooked by the Vestal Virgins.

It is near the House of the Vestal Virgins, known for its central grassy atrium.

Hidden on the far side of the Forum is the 6th-century church of Santa Maria Antiqua, the oldest and most significant church in the area. 

It houses a wealth of early Christian art, including exquisite 6th- to 9th-century frescoes and a suspended depiction of the Virgin Mary with the child, one of the earliest icons in existence.

Inside the church, you can explore the Ramp of Domitian, an underground passage emperors use to access the Forum from their Palatine palaces.

How long you should spend at the Roman Forum 

A visit to the Roman Forum usually takes two to three hours.

However, it is recommended to give at least half a day to explore this historical gem comprehensively. 

Roman Forum tickets also grant you access to the Colosseum and Palatine Hill, so people often visit these sites together.

It typically requires around 90 minutes at the Colosseum,  an hour to the Roman Forum, and about thirty minutes to Palatine Hill.

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