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Empire State Building Tickets

Soar to the top of the Big Apple with views from the legendary Empire State Building

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Empire State Building: Express Entry

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Empire State Building FAQs

Asking yourself if the Empire State Building's worth it? Then the answer should be a resounding yes.

Not only will you get world-class views of New York City, you'll also have access to the second floor gallery exhibitions, chronicling the history of the skyscraper from construction to King Kong and beyond.

Of course the stars of the show at the Empire State Building are its observation decks on the 102nd and 86th floors.

On top of that – or rather, below all that – there's also the second floor galleries with photography, exhibits, and portraits of celebrity visitors.

If you’re wondering what makes up the space in between, the building serves as the office space for around 1,000 businesses.

The Empire State Building is an Art Deco behemoth. Not only does it represent a major architectural style of the 20th century, but the tower also reigned supreme as the tallest building in the world for 39 years until the completion of the first World Trade Center tower in 1970.

You can expect to wait in line to enter the Empire State Building between 20-45 minutes, although this could reach an hour during public holidays. To get to the top, the elevator ride takes just over a (New York) minute!

Tickets overview

  • Take in panoramic views of the New York City skyline from the Empire State Building's observation decks – you'll see iconic landmarks including Central Park, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty

  • Visit the building's historical exhibits on the 2nd floor, where you can learn about the construction, architecture, and significance of the Empire State Building

  • Marvel at the stunning Art Deco lobby, featuring exquisite design elements such as marble walls, ornate ceiling murals, and a grand staircase

  • Dine at one of the Empire State Building's restaurants or cafes. You can enjoy a meal or a snack while taking in the incredible views of the city

Will you be one of the 4 million visitors who make their way to the Empire State Building each year? Make sure you book a ticket now to secure your spot.

Choose the right Empire State Building tickets for you:

  • Select from an array of entry tickets where you'l gain access to observation decks, exhibitions and incredible views at all times of day (including sunrise or sunset!)

  • Opt for a guided tour to enrich your NYC experience from the top of the city

  • Make the most of your time in New York City by combining your Empire State Building ticket with other nearby attractions when you buy a city card

  • You can enter through the visitors' center at 20 W. 34th St. Other entrances on 5th avenue, 34th, and 33rd streets are for tenants only

  • You may be subject to security screenings before entering the Empire State Building

  • The Empire State Building is wheelchair accessible and offers accessible restrooms, areas with lowered viewing walls, and ramps

  • You may bring baby strollers with you. The elevators can accommodate strollers as well as wheelchairs

  • A visit typically takes one hour, but you can move at your own pace

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Wendi,  United States United States
17 Jan 2024
While the entrance was a little difficult to find, everything(!) else was amazing. Pick the line on the left to go through security (it's shorter!) and leave enough time to enjoy the exhibits and...
While the entrance was a little difficult to find, everything(!) else was amazing. Pick the line on the left to go through security (it's shorter!) and leave enough time to enjoy the exhibits and photo ops.
Empire State Building General Admission: Main Deck
Alondra,  United States United States
31 Dec 2023
Great experience and stops. Really enjoyed that some buses have heaters at the feet when sitting in the cold breeze outside on top.
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Elaine,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
19 Oct 2023
Fantastic experience and a must for anyone visiting New York. Lots of facts to read about and stunning views over the city. Such a beautiful and iconic building.
Top Deck 102nd & 86th Floor Observatories

About: Empire State Building

Completed in 1931, the Empire State Building is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and 34th Street. Boasting a gorgeous Art Deco-style design, the Empire State Building still the 5th tallest skyscraper in the United States.

Empire State Building - Day Entry
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
ESB - General Hours
Sunday 10:00 - 00:00
Monday 10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 00:00
Thursday 10:00 - 00:00
Friday 10:00 - 00:00
Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building - Night Entry
Sunday 18:00 - 21:00
Monday 18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 18:00 - 21:00
Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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