If you need less than 10 tickets you can normally pick up tickets without a reservation from the Swiss Guards at the "Bronze Doors" located just after security at St Peter's Basilica.
You can pick up tickets the day before the audience after 3pm until 7.00pm (Summer) until 6pm (Winter). Or you can pick up tickets on the day of the mass from 7:00am until 3:00pm. You must collect your tickets one day before (not sooner) for the papal audience/mass with the pope subject to availability without a reservation.
If you prefer to pre-book tickets and If you need more than 10 ticket you will need to make a reservation in advance you can contact the Vatican offices, click on The Icon at the right to download a form:
You will be provided with details of when and how to collect your tickets by the Vatican or if it is short notice again the tickets should be picked up from the Vatican Offices located at the Bronze Doors. Papal Audience
Papal Audience Tickets are entirely FREE!
For more information contact Prefecture of the Papal Household:
Prefecture of the Papal Household
00120 Vatican City State
Fax: +39 06 6988 5863
From the US & Canada: 011 39 06 6988 5863
From the UK and Europe : 0039 06 6988 5863
From Agentina: 0039 06 6988 5863
**Please note: Papal Mass / Audience ticket reservations can only be made via fax. The Vatican receives a large amount of faxes each day and the line may be busy. If you experiance a busy line, please wait, and try again.
Click on the Right Icon to Download a .PDF Ticket Request Form:
You can collect your tickets directly from the Swiss Guards in the colonade of St. Peter's Square at the "Bronze Door" on the Tuesday before the Audiance from 3pm until 7:00pm (Summer Time) and until 6pm (Winter Time) or on the day of the mass from 7:00am until 10:00am.