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Tickets for Empire State Building: General Admission

Fast-track access to an iconic tower: the best way to discover NYC

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
08:00 - 02:00
Tomorrow
08:00 - 02:00
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Best time to visit
Before 09:00 or after 23:00
Highlights
  • Get fast track entrance with these easy-to-use tickets
  • See the most iconic views of NYC from the 86th floor, or go even higher and survey the Empire State from 102 stories up
  • Admire the Art Deco style of one of America’s true landmarks; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986
Description

Looking up at New York's skyscrapers is quite an experience. But it's nothing compared to looking down on New York from atop its most famous skyscraper. Skip the box office line with these tickets and save time. With ongoing exhibitions and two observation decks, the Empire State Building is the best way to see the Empire State.

The Empire State Building was completed in 1931, and this Art Deco icon still maintains its classic charm. The smiling team of burgundy-uniformed personnel at the front door usher you inside and you're in a timeless classic. The inspiring murals on the walls and ceiling are in that classic Art Deco style. So don't forget to look up (just as, when you're on the observation deck, don't forget to look down).

The most iconic spot on this skyscraper is the 86th floor, where many movies (like Independence Day and Sleepless in Seattle) have memorable scenes. The view from here is breathtaking, figuratively (and sometimes literally)! Take your time to snap some shots of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, the One World Trade Center, and at least one of you beating your chest like King Kong did when he climbed the building.

DOWNLOAD, GO UP: Grab the 'Empire State Building Experience' app, available in eight languages, and fill your phone and brain with fun (and surprising) facts about the remarkable past, present, and future of this skyscraper.

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What's included
  • Skip the ticket line and go straight to the elevator
  • Tickets to the 86th floor Observation Deck on your smartphone
  • Tickets are valid for two years
  • Tickets for the 102nd floor Observation Deck, but you can purchase them at the 86th floor for only $20 (credit card only)
Instructions

Skip the ticket line and go directly to the elevator line. The security check is mandatory.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Empire State Building
350 5th Ave, NY 10118, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

You'll find the entrance to the observation deck on Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets.

  • Metro: 34th St - Herald Square & 33 St at Park Ave
  • Bus: M10, M20, M4 or M34 from Penn Station (7th Ave & West 32nd St)
  • Train: A, D, E, 1, 2, 3 or 9
Insider tip

The aluminum tower atop the roof (where the antenna is now) was intended as a mooring mast for zeppelins. Unfortunately this plan was deemed too dangerous due to the strong winds around the skyscraper (also, zeppelins tend to burst into flames quite often).

Jon
Regional Manager
Reviews
Apr 16, 2018
Very convenient to have the tickets on the Phone, no printing required.
Apr 11, 2018
Go all the way to the top!
Apr 11, 2018
Very quick & simple
Apr 11, 2018
Visited at midnight on Friday...it was like we had a private tour. No que straight up plenty space to get photos. Staff were great
Apr 9, 2018
The staff are very friendly. The weather was against us at the top. No queues. A must for film fans
Apr 6, 2018
So glad we purchased fast track tickets for this as when we got there , there was a long que which we were able to jump. Was very busy, which resulted in some waiting for the lifts & getting to see the views from the windows but we were in no rush & in fairness it was well organised by the staff considering the amount of people that were there .
Apr 6, 2018
Fantastic experience and one we will never forget
Apr 4, 2018
it was amazing
Mar 28, 2018
These tickets saved us loads of queuing best value! 102nd wasn’t open but it’s easier to add this on the day for $22 pp
Mar 18, 2018
It was beautiful! Suggest visit at night time. Stunning view!

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
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