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Tickets for Empire State Building: Express Entry

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

Empire State Building - Day Entry
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
ESB - General Hours
Open today: 10:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building - Night Entry
Open today: 18:00 - 21:00
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Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
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Fast Track
Wheelchair accessible
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Live guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, 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
Empire State Building - Day Entry
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
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
ESB - General Hours
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
Sunday 10:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building - Night Entry
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
Sunday 18:00 - 21:00
Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Anonymous
02 Jan 2024
Terrible
Be aware the tickets could not be re-scheduled and expensive. If the weather was bad like the day I visited, there would be no view at all. Buy tickets that could at least be re-scheduled.
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Patricia,  United States United States
04 Dec 2017
Excellent
Express Pass was the absolutely only way to go! We bypassed all the long lines at admission and the elevators up and down. We probably saved an hour and a half or so. So glad we took this...
Express Pass was the absolutely only way to go! We bypassed all the long lines at admission and the elevators up and down. We probably saved an hour and a half or so. So glad we took this recommendation!
Empire State Building: Express Entry
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Matt,  United States United States
09 Jun 2019
Excellent
I booked the right tickets for the Empire State Building on the wrong day. I immediately contacted customer support and they had it fixed in 15 minutes. Great service.
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