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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
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
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 into this timeless classic. The inspiring murals on the walls and ceiling all embody that classic Art Deco style.

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)! you'll see panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries.

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.

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 8 different eateries. Opt for 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 9pm.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
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 Avenue, 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
Aug 19, 2018
I will recomend you!
Aug 18, 2018
Easy to purchase online and well worth it as missed the huge queue to buy tickets at the Empire State!!
Aug 15, 2018
Fast, easy to use
Aug 13, 2018
Easy peasy, no waiting in ticket line. Process was so simple!
Aug 9, 2018
Good visit
Assistants a bit over the top
Would recommend this trip
Aug 4, 2018
Excellent
Aug 4, 2018
N/A
Aug 3, 2018
The building is beautiful the view is amazing
Aug 2, 2018
Perfekt.
Jul 31, 2018
I booked the tickets online three weeks in advance, which was very straight forward. I’d read the reviews about queues and given it was July and hot we decided to go to the Empire State Building at night on the day we had selected for the tickets - you can go anytime it is open on the day on the tickets. About 3 pm it started raining really hard but we held our nerve and went about 8.30-9pm. There was no queue, staff were very helpful and pleasant and even though you go through security it was quicker than any airport. Despite it drizzling the view was fantastic and due to it being fairly quiet you could choose your position to look out over the city. You can stay as long as you want. We didn’t go the couple of extra floors further up ( pay extra) as the iconic place to look out is where our tickets took us. We did “The Rock” during the day earlier in our stay and this at night and it is worth, if you have the time, doing one at night.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
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