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Empire State Building Ticket: Skip the Line
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Empire State Building Ticket: Skip the Line

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This Empire State Building ticket gives you access to the legendary New York landmark, allowing you to climb 1,049 Ft (320 m) high and enjoy a magnificent 360-degree view of New York City. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

Moreover, the ticket includes skip the line access, so you’ll miss the endless ticket office queues.

Empire State Building Ticket

Climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is an unparalleled and unique experience for all travellers visiting New York City. Completed in 1931, it remains even today the fifth largest skyscraper in the United States. In its day, it was the winner of the "race into the sky", as 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler building were being built at the same time, and each one vied for the title of world's tallest building. 

The Empire State Building won, of course, being the tallest building in the world for some forty years, and Its impressive 86th-floor observation deck that stands 1,047 Ft (320 m) tall is thanks to this "race into the sky". Upon seeing that the Chrysler Building would beat the Empire State for height, thanks to its steel spire, five extra floors were added, including the 86th floor observation deck.

Today this is a glass-enclosed and an outdoor open-air terrace from where you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty, among many other renowned landmarks.

What’s more, you’ll be able to visit its famous Art Deco hall and visit the “Dare to Dream” and “Sustainability” exhibitions, which reflect the history, evolution and sustainability of the tallest skyscraper in the world until 1972.

Ticket Options

Skip the line ticket

Reserving this ticket you'll avoid the never-ending lines that tend to form in front of the famous building. But you'll still have to wait in line for security and the elevator.

Express ticket

Skip all the lines! With this ticket, you'll be able to climb the Empire State Building without waiting in any of the lines that form, including for security and the elevator!

Sun and stars ticket

If going to the top of the Empire State Building once isn't enough, why not do it twice? With the sun and stars ticket, you can access the building twice: once in the day, and once at night! You'll get the best views of New York at two different times of the day. With this option you'll skip the lines at the ticket office, but you will have to wait in line at security and for the elevator. Night entrance is available from 9 pm and must be on the same day as your first entrance.

New Interactive Attractions

On the 29th of July 2019, the second phase of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience was inaugurated, aiming to create even more unforgettable moments. The galleries of the second floor now submerge visitors in a series of immersive experiences: an experimental journey, taking visitors through the construction of the building up to its current status as a pop culture icon.

You can see everything, from how the builders placed the steel girders, to the modern means of making the Empire State Building a world leader in sustainability. And you'll be able to interact with the touch screens that tell you all about the building in the 21st century.

Here you'll also find a replica of the original structure, the technology which moves the elevators within the skyscraper, and much much more. And 72 screens with 180 degree immersive sound show adverts, films, tv shows, comics and games in which the mythical building has featured - and you'll even be able to touch the hands of King Kong himself, with 4D elements making it the closest you can possibly get to the giant ape himself!

Important information

  • Avoid the visit on cloudy days! Even though you must choose a date for your visit, the ticket is open-ended and is valid for up to a month after the ticket is issued.
  • The observation deck opens every day from 8 am – 2 am. The last lift goes up at 1:15 am.
  • Even though you won’t have to wait in line for the tickets, you must queue for security check and to take the lift.
  • If you want to avoid long lines, abstain from visiting the Empire State Building between 11 am and 2 pm, and one hour before and after the sun sets.
  • For the sun and stars option, you can enter for the first time between 8 am and 8:45 pm, and the second entrance can be between 9 pm and 1:15 am (last admission).
  • If you want to climb to the 102nd-floor observation deck, you can purchase the supplementary ticket on the 86th floor.

Price

Skip the Line Ticket
Adults Seniors over 62 years old Children 6-12 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 41.37
US$ 39.20
US$ 34.84
Free
Express Ticket
Adults Seniors over 62 years old Children 6-12 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 79.48
US$ 79.48
US$ 79.48
Free
Sun and Stars Ticket
Adults Seniors over 62 years old Children 6-12 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 59.88
US$ 59.88
US$ 51.17
Free

Skip the Line Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 41.4
  • Seniors over 62 years old

    US$ 39.2
  • Children 6-12 years old

    US$ 34.8
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

Express Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 79.5
  • Seniors over 62 years old

    US$ 79.5
  • Children 6-12 years old

    US$ 79.5
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

Sun and Stars Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 59.9
  • Seniors over 62 years old

    US$ 59.9
  • Children 6-12 years old

    US$ 51.2
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Duration

Optional.

Included

Empire State Building ticket with skip the line access.

Admissions to the 86th floor observation deck.

Entry to the various exhibitions.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

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US$ 41.37
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

20 West 34th Street

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

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