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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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Opening hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
  • Skip the long lines to New York's most spectacular skyscraper and jump to the front of all queues inside
  • Get unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond from the Observatory on the 86th floor
  • See the newly renovated Art Deco lobby, the Dare To Dream Exhibit, and the Sustainability Exhibit

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 exhibits, walk around the 86th-floor Observatory, and 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!

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 - a look at how they've 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 get straight into all these exhibits and more – a must for the queue-phobic!

Go early and soak up those Manhattan views. See the tiny people in Central Park, or go at night and watch the sunset. New York, New York, a city so nice they named it twice!

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What's included
  • Express entry to the Empire State Building
  • Access to the exhibits with no queueing
  • Interactive audio guide
  • Access to the 102nd floor

Skip the lines to get into the building and to the escalators in the lobby, then follow the signs for 'Express Ticket Holders' to get your audio guide, and have your ticket scanned at the elevator turnstile. The security check is mandatory!


Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Empire State Building
350 5th Ave, NY 10118, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Korean
Additional info

Getting There

  • You'll find the entrance at 350 5th Avenue
  • Metro: A, B, C, D, F, N, M, Q, R, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St Station
  • Bus: M34 to 34th St Station
  • Train: Path Train to 33rd St Amtrak & Long Island Railroad or NJ Transit to Penn Station
Mar 4, 2018
I was feeling really like a VIP, excellent service. It’t a pity that the 102 floor was closed for a season.
Feb 17, 2018
Great service
Feb 14, 2018
Well worth paying the extra. No queuing at all- perfect for a quick trip to New York.
Feb 4, 2018
Excellent service
Jan 22, 2018
Worth every penny!!
Jan 17, 2018
It was incredibly easy to ise!!!
Jan 3, 2018
Perfect choice!!
Jan 2, 2018
The Express/VIP Experience is the way to go! What would have taken us hours took us minutes to get up to the 86th floor/observation deck. Worth the extra $$$!!!
Jan 1, 2018
Staff organized, efficient, and some of the friendliest you ever encounter.
Dec 31, 2017
Highly recommend upgrading to Express Entry!)

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