Yes, but not the bus. Train time is 1.5 hours.
The official website for buying skip the ticket line tickets and/or tours of the Museums: mv.vatican.va
If you book a tour, you can then exit through the access door directly to St. Peter's Basilica. It's a 15 minute or so walk around the wall between the entrance/exit of the Museums and St. Peter's Square.
Thank you for the info!
This is one City where a day trip would be a darn shame... but what to do if you have no choice.
HoHo is a waste of time, IMO. Viator is a consolidator. They sell you nothing of their own.
Try surfing onto RomeWalks or Through Eternity for what they have to offer in terms of small group or even private tours. This may be where your money is.
I think it's a dreadful idea. You will spend a lot of time getting to and from and very little time seeing much of anything.
We did it once, because a son of ours had only a few days to spend in Italy, and because we had a unique opportunity: There was a national strike. the entire country was shut down. We drove to Rome on the A-1 -- with no other traffic on the road at all, parked in the Pope's parking space, walzed into the Vatican, and had it almost entirely to ourselves. There were the three of us and a German couple sharing the Sistine Chapel -- and all the other gems the Vatican has to offer.
It's hard to believe you will have luck like ours, and I wouldn't plan on a daytrip to Rome without such luck.Edited: 19 April 2018, 02:30
>>There were the three of us and a German couple sharing the Sistine Chapel<<
That is amazing! Almost like winning a small lottery. :)
What do you mean "small"?
First I didn't write "small" but then I added it in case someone comes and says they'll rather take 90 million euros. 😀😀
I think the odds are better on winning the 90 million.
Ok thanks for info 👍