Entry ticket

NYC: Empire State Building Tickets & Skip-the-Line

Entry ticket

NYC: Empire State Building Tickets & Skip-the-Line

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From US$ 47.91 per person

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Ascend to the 86th floor for panoramic views across 6 states from the highest 360-degree open-air viewpoint in New York City. Go even higher with the 102nd floor combo ticket.

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Duration 45 minutes - 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of New York City from the 86th floor Observation Deck - located in the very heart of NYC
  • Set your sights even higher by choosing the combo ticket to the 102nd floor
  • Experience two attractions for the price of one – the Observation Deck on the 86th Floor and the Interactive Museum on the 2nd Floor
  • Upgrade to the Express Ticket option, skip all the lines and enjoy the red carpet
  • Learn from a complimentary self-guided tour in 9 languages with a free app
Full description

Choose between a General Admission ticket to the 86th floor outdoor observation deck or a Combination Ticket with access to the newly renovated 102nd floor, showcasing floor to ceiling windows. You can also upgrade your experience with an Express Ticket.

The New Empire State Building Experience not only gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054 foot (320 meters) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open-air views of New York City and beyond. You'll also see Grand Staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building and newly renovated interactive galleries that take you on an incredible journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture.

Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong, and Celebrity exhibits. The 80th Floor also features a range of exciting art exhibits. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby. The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck is the highest 360-degree open-air observatory in New York, outfitted with heaters to keep the cold at bay. The Empire State Building is more than a spectacular view - it is the most Instagrammed landmark in the USA. Your entrance also includes a downloadable multimedia experience, available in 9 languages. This app also includes videos, image galleries, quizzes, and maps showing nearby points of interest. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby as you exit this remarkable building.

  • General or skip-the-line ticket depending on option selected
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck, interactive immersive galleries, 2-storey architectural model of the building
  • Art Deco Lobby
  • Downloadable multimedia app featuring audio guide in 9 languages
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • State of the art air purification system that regulates the air quality
  • Booking fees and sales tax

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • All guests must pass through airport-style security to access the Observatory. Please avoid glass items, sports equipment, marking instruments (paint/markers) & any packages/luggage
    • The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
    • Free entry for children under 6 years old
    • Free downloadable multimedia app with audioguide in 9 languages is included
    • Booking fees and sales tax are included
    • Free Wi-Fi in the building
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 7760 reviews

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    It was a great experience. We didn't really need the priority as there were no lines, thursday 1 pm. The museum on the 2nd floor is really nice and I would certainly not skip it, even though you have priority via the red express lane. The 360° view on the 80th floor (inside) was already beautiful, but on the 86th floor, outside, just below the big tower mast, was really crazy! We were there at the end of January, so quite chilly and a lot of wind, but clear weather, so beautiful. The info emails were very useful!

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    January 27, 2023

    We went on a quiet day, we were asked if we would like to use an iPad to have descriptions of sites you see from the tower. This was $15 it was slightly outdated but some of the info was interesting. Make sure you pick the best package when booking. Cafe food has to be eaten where you can find a bench unless you eat in the restaurant.

    January 19, 2023

    Express Pass is definitely recommended, especially at busy times. The only line you have to wait in line is in front of the main entrance to the Empire State Building. Once inside, you will be guided past all the lines. The price is of course high - for a rare experience but probably acceptable.

    January 3, 2023

    Product ID: 6195