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Tickets for Empire State Building: Express Entry

Skip the line and get straight into New York's most famous skyscraper

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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Express entry to the Empire State Building
Access to the exhibits with no queueing
Access to the 86th-floor observation deck
Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
Downloadable interactive audio guide app
Free high-speed WiFi on-site

What's not included

Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (available on-site for an additional fee)
  • Skip the long lines to New York's most spectacular skyscraper and jump to the front of all queues inside, plus enhance the experience with the official Empire State Building app – all signage, multimedia, and exhibits are available in nine languages
  • Get unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond from the Observatory on the 86th floor
  • See the newly renovated Art Deco lobby, and the 'Dare To Dream' and 'Sustainability' exhibits, and explore the revamped 80th Floor featuring more exciting, artistic exhibits

A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without two things: pizza and a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. Skip the line to Manhattan's most famous skyscraper and bypass all queues inside. Check out the second-floor exhibits, the newly renovated 80th floor, and the 86th-floor observatory. See from above what makes New York the greatest city on the planet!

The Empire State Building stretches 102 stories into the sky, but don't just stand in its shadow on Fifth Avenue. Skip the line and get straight to the good stuff inside!

With this Express Entry ticket, you can stroll right through the newly renovated Art Deco lobby and take the elevator up to the observatory. On the way, check out the 'Sustainability' exhibit to learn how architects and designers have made the building much more eco-friendly.

See the 'Dare to Dream' exhibit and learn about the building's history, engineering, and construction. You'll skip the lines to all these exhibits and more – great news for the queue-phobic!

Enjoy panoramic views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate-controlled viewing galleries. See the tiny people in Central Park, or go at night and catch a memorable sunset.

Empire State Extras

For your own digitally guided tour from the ground floor right up to the top, the Official Empire State Building Guide app is a must-have. Download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Hungry up high? The Empire State Building boasts seven eateries. Choose a pre-fixed dinner package at the State Grill and Bar, which also serves local craft beers and cocktails. Starbucks, Chipotle, and Sushi-teria are also close by.

For something different, the Empire Lights'Wich is an Instagram-worthy homemade ice cream sandwich that changes to match the lights each night!

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • Your ticket is only valid during the time and date selected
  • All visitors need to go through a security check. Glass items, weapons, monopods, and tripods are not allowed inside
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Monday 12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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