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January 2nd- February 15th 8.30am- 4.30pm
February 16th - March 15th 8.30am- 5pm
March 16th - last Saturday of March 8.30am- 5.30pm
Last Sunday of March- August 31st 8.30am- 7.15pm
September 1st- September 30th 8.30am- 7pm
October 1st- Last Sunday of October 8.30am- 6.30pm
Monday following last Sunday of October- December 31st 8.30am- 4.30pm
The Colosseum is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
On Good Friday it is open from 8.30am- 2pm and on June 2nd from 1.30pm- 7.15pm.
The ticket office closes one hour before the scheduled closing time.
On Metro line B the nearest station is the Colosseo stop.
If you are using Metro line A, then you should get off at Manzoni station and then take tram number 3 southwards for two stops.
Tram line 3 is the only tram service that operates close to the Colosseum.
There are several bus lines that go to the monument including 51, 75, 85, 87 and 118.
The electric bus (service number 117), is the last remaining one of its type in Rome and operates close to the Colosseum.
On Sundays, the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the square surrounding the Colosseum are closed to traffic.