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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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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  08:00 - 02:00
Tomorrow:  08:00 - 02:00
Thursday:  08:00 - 02:00
Friday:  08:00 - 02:00
Saturday:  08:00 - 02:00
Sunday:  08:00 - 02:00
Monday:  08:00 - 02:00
Highlights
  • 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, and the Dare To Dream and Sustainability exhibits
Description

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!

Enjoy panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries. 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!

EMPIRE STATE EXTRAS

Want to visit the 102nd floor Observatory for 360° open-air views of NY? Opt to upgrade your experience ($20) at the Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or at the 86th floor kiosk.

And for your own personal tour guide 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 eight different eateries. Choose a pre-fixed dinner package at the State Grill and Bar, which also serves local craft beers and cocktails. Starbucks, Chipotle, Sushi-teria, and the budget- minded Heartland Brewery 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!

The Empire State Building has live music to enjoy most Thursday to Saturday evenings, after 21:00.

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Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
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 Observation Deck, but you can purchase that at the 86th floor for only $20 (credit card only)
Instructions
  • Skip the lines to enter the building and follow the red carpet (express lane) throughout the lobby
  • Have your smartphone ticket scanned at the elevator turnstile
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Reviews
May 19, 2019
Fast, quick, and easy.
May 4, 2019
Well organized and the entire staff were very helpful and personable.
Apr 30, 2019
As a first time visitor to NY this was a bucket list event. and we were not disappointed. The only downside was the weather ( which can't be planned), we were in low cloud whilst at the top and visibility was severely restricted. Would still recommend a visit, on a clear day the views would be spectacular.
Apr 24, 2019
Best view of NYC
Apr 4, 2019
Great views.. friendly staff
Apr 2, 2019
The Empire State Building is a must see in New York and the express entry was well worth the price. I received priority in both the security and the elevator lines and saved a lot of time. It was an excellent experience.
Mar 26, 2019
Highly recommend the red carpet express pass. Bypassed all lines. Great visit
Mar 5, 2019
Express tiquets is most to enter fster in empire state building
Feb 20, 2019
Went to the empire State Building with express tickets got to bypass all the lines and it was a beautiful day to look over New York City.
Feb 9, 2019
Express pass definitely worth it. I skipped straight to front of lines and probably saved me about 2 hours between going up and down.

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