Entry ticket

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

Entry ticket

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

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From US$ 58.79 per person

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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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Valid 1 day
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Skip the line through express elevators
Wheelchair accessible

What customers loved


  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere
  • Skip the ticket purchase line and proceed directly to security
  • Dare to step out onto the see-through Sky Portal for heart-racing views
  • Be transported by the time-traveling Skypod to the 102nd floor in 47 seconds
  • Get priority access for security and elevators with Ticket Upgrade Options
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 skip the elevator line.


At the observatory, located atop One World Trade Center, elevate your senses with 360-degree views of the New York skyline from the highest point in the city. Take in the iconic sights, surrounding waters, and panoramas of the Manhattan skyline and beyond. 


Engage with City Pulse and One World Observatory's global ambassadors as they share stories of this amazing city. Stop by the restaurant, cafe, or bar to enjoy themed dining options and seasonal beverages from 101 stories in the sky


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
  • City Pulse multimedia presentations
  • Skip the elevator and security line (depending on option selected)
  • USD $15 to drink, eat or shop (depending on option selected)
  • Skip the security line

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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

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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, but combination and all-inclusive tickets receive an expedited security check via the priority security line
  • Standard and combination tickets are for timed entry, so 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
  • All-inclusive tickets include a US$ 15 credit to drink or shop at the café, bar, restaurant or gift shop
  • You may enter the observatory up to 15 minutes after your reserved time and may stay as long as you like
  • Guests under 17 must be 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 7809 reviews

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The day we had scheduled turned out rainy and when we arrived the staff at the door told us we could reschedule for no charge since visibility was zero. Once we were on the top floor we could move around freely. Our tickets included the iPad which is a must. It will identify the bridges, buildings, etc that you can see.

March 17, 2023

Unfortunately, the day we scheduled ended up being the only overcast day of our trip, so there was zero visibility from the observation deck. We were made aware of the zero visibility when we checked in and were offered a reschedule, but this was the only day that worked during our trip. Check your weather prior to booking or be schedule-flexible :)

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January 3, 2023

Worth the extra money to skip the line and have flexible arrival! The priority status granted by this option also allowed priority exit! After a day of doing touristy things and the resulting achy legs and exhaustion, not having to wait in lines at entry and exit made the experience all the more enjoyable and memorable! The app also offers way less expensive tickets than going straight through the website. Got 4 slip the line flex tickets using the app for the price of basic tix using the website.

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December 30, 2022

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