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Tickets for Empire State Building

Get fast track access to a real NYC icon

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Opening hours
Daily from 08:00 - 02:00 in the morning
Best time to visit
Before 09:00 or after 23:00
Free WiFi
Wheelchair accessible
Instant ticket delivery
Skip the ticket line
NOTE: There may be a line for the security checkpoint


  • 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


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.

LEAD ZEPPELINS: 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).


Empire State Building
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, United States
New York


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)

Additional information

Getting There

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

  • Subway: Closest subway stations are 34th St - Herald Square & the 33rd St at Park Ave, which you can reach those by taking B,D,F,N,Q,R,V, W & 6 lines.
  • Bus: M10, M20, M4, M34 from Penn Station (7th Ave & West 32nd St).
  • Train: From Penn Station take A,D,E,1,2,3 & 9.

Customer reviews

Catherine , United States
Dec 1, 2016
Reliable and reputable. Empire State view is better than WTC.
Wendy , United Kingdom
Nov 30, 2016
Extremely easy to book tickets on the move!
Rory , United Kingdom
Nov 30, 2016
Bypassed long queues and fewer people in viewing gallery. Great success
Diane , United Kingdom
Nov 29, 2016
Still very long lines even though we booked skip ticket!
Amanda , United Kingdom
Nov 29, 2016
Purchasing 'skip the line' tickets prior to visiting NYC was perfect but when we got to the Empire state building the ticket had no relevance whatsoever, we still had to queue even to get into the building!
eileen , United Kingdom
Nov 29, 2016
Fantastic experience, went early before 10 less crowded
Peter , Hungary
Nov 29, 2016
The building is awesome getting there is easy and going up is rollin' like a car. Unfortunetelly we could't go up the 102th level but what we see from the 86th was incredible! Whenever you go to N.Y. go there!
ZHEHAN , United States
Nov 29, 2016
David , United Kingdom
Nov 29, 2016
No problems with queues just went straight past only had to queue for security checks but that can't be helped. Overall a very good experience.
Xitong , United States
Nov 29, 2016
it is great to buy the tickets ahead,it indeed saved a lot of time.But there was also a long line before getting into the building, so it is suggested to arrive there early