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New York One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

New York One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

From US$ 46.82 per person

Journey to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and admire the incredible views over New York. Pre-book tickets and choose between 3 ticket options.

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What customers loved


  • Skip the ticket purchase line and proceed directly to security
  • Be transported by Skypod to the 102nd floor in 47 seconds
  • See the evolution of the Manhattan skyline on the way
  • Dare to step out onto the see-through Sky Portal for heart-racing views
  • Get priority access for security and elevators with Ticket Upgrade Options
  • Include a Digital Skyline Guide to New York City with Ticket Upgrade Options
  • Get US$15 off the café, bar, restaurant, or gift shop with All-Inclusive Tickets
Full description

Ascend via SkyPod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 47 seconds at 28 mph. SkyPod provides a virtual time-lapse visual experience showing how New York City has changed from the 1500s. Skip the ticket line and even opt to also skip the elevator line.


At the observatory, elevate your senses as you take in the iconic sights, surrounding waters, and panoramas of the Manhattan skyline and beyond. Then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit while taking in the stunning views. 


Engage with City Pulse and One World Observatory's global ambassadors as they share stories of this amazing city. Step onto the expansive Sky Portal and take a walk high above the streets of New York. Dine or drink at the café, bar, or restaurant.


Upgrade to Combination or All-Inclusive Tickets and enjoy skip-the-line access to the elevators. Access expedited security via the priority security line. The Digital Skyline Guide, an interactive, virtual reality iPad guide to New York City, is also included.


  • Skip the line entry ticket to One World Observatory
  • Ride in a SkyPod
  • Sky Portal experience
  • City Pulse multimedia presentations
  • Skip the elevator and security line (if option is selected)
  • US$15 to drink or shop (if option is selected)
  • Skip the security line
Not suitable for
  • People under 17 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Enter the Freedom Tower at the Observatory Entrance on West Street at any time on your scheduled day. Descend the escalator and proceed directly to the priority security line with your barcoded ticket; do not stand in the ticket line at the top of the escalators.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All pre-purchased tickets are barcoded to let you skip the ticket purchase line at the Observatory entrance
  • Everyone has to queue for security – Combination and All-Inclusive Tickets receive expedited security via the priority security line
  • Standard and Combination Tickets are for timed entry; if you miss your assigned entry time you will not receive replacement tickets or a refund
  • All-Inclusive Tickets allow you to enter at any time on your chosen day to visit, along with a US$ 15 credit to drink or shop
  • You may enter the observatory up to 15 minutes after your reserved time and may stay as long as you like
  • Guests must be at least 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult
  • Advance reservations are recommended for One Dine Restaurant at “OpenTable”
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7353 reviews

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Went for the all inclusive ticket which allowed us to skip the line and saved a lot of waiting around. 360 degree view from the top was fantastic, as it was a clear day, Liberty and Ellis Islands, New Jersey and downtown Manhattan were clearly visible.as well as the 3 bridges connecting Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens Exhibits and commentaries were excellent including the amazing video in the elevator to and from the top floor. The only negative was the price of items in the Cafe, $13 for a small can of beer is a total rip off

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September 23, 2022

Nice view over Hudson River, Harbour Area and from Downttown to Uptown Manhattan. Nice multimedia presentation in elevator and top floor.Was there saturday evening 6:30PM with fast track, but this was not necessary, almost no waiting times at all. Stayed until night was there, also nice impressions of the city lights in the dark. Be aware that without good lens coverage the reflections on the glass walls are very hard to exclude and good photos are not easy to take. Food and Drinks in the bar very expensive (as expected).

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August 30, 2022

Very nice view of Manhattan. the elevator is quite impressive, take a good look at the images that scroll by (quickly) it gives the evolution of the buildings on Manhattan and I admit that without knowing it we are missing it a little... On the other hand, do not take the tablet that is offered to you, it has no interest!

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 52132