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Tickets for Empire State Building: Platinum Access

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  • Look down at the tiny ants that populate New York from the top of the Empire State Building, the Empire State's most famous building
  • Get an audio guide to accompany you as you visit the 86th-floor Observation Deck, which you'll recognize from blockbuster films like Independence Day and Sleepless in Seattle
  • These Platinum Access tickets let you skip most of the lines. That means more time to enjoy the inside and less time standing around waiting!

Of course you're going to the Empire State Building when you're in New York. Everyone does! And that means it can get crowded, and getting in can be slow going. Lucky for you, these Platinum Access tickets get you in right away, skipping those long lines outside (and quite a few inside ones too!). Once you've entered this architectural masterpiece, grab your included audio guide and head to the 86th floor, the most famous observation deck in the world. You'll be on top of the world.

Show your streetwise savvy and avoid the long lines for the Empire State Building. Our unique Platinum Access tickets allow guests to slip into this architectural masterpiece, VIP-style.

Say 'no thanks' to the outside lines, the lobby lines, the security line (though you still must go through security), and the ticket line.

You'll have just two lines to wait in, but that just gives you a chance to listen to your included audio guide and soak up the fabulous Art Deco interior! Once the elevator picks you up, you'll rocket straight to the top of this iconic Gotham skyscraper.

From the famous 86th-floor Observation Deck, you'll be able to see some of the most 'New York' sights - like Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and more. It's Big Apple magic.

There are three different entry options: 9:30am, 2pm, and 9:30pm. Get in faster than regular tickets, and cheaper than the Express Tickets. Get the platinum experience.

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What's included
  • Skip the main entrance lines
  • Skip the escalator line
  • Skip the security line
  • Skip the box office line
  • Audio guide
  • Skip the elevator line
  • Skip the visitor center line
  • Skip-the-line entry outside of your chosen timeslot
  • Skip the lines to get into the building and for the escalators in the lobby. Then follow the signs for 'Express Ticket Holders' until you get your audio guide
  • Keep your smartphone ticket ready to show to the staff at all times
  • The ticket will be scanned at the elevator turnstile
  • Be on time so your Platinum Access tickets are honored
Empire State Building
350 5th Ave, NY 10118, United States, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Korean
Additional info

Getting There

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

  • Metro: The closest stations are 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
Elena, Netherlands
Aug 18, 2017
We had our visit booked at 09:30 on a Saturday in August and when we arrived there was no line at all. May be it was due to early hours or cloudy weather. We had no problems getting an access with the tickets that we booked. However to use the audio guide mentioned in the description you had to download an application on your phone. Since we only had one smart-phone for the three of us which turned out to be running a low battery it made no sense.The view of the city was great but to tell the truth we find the admission fee too high for this type of experience.
Glenda, United States
Aug 18, 2017
My only complaint was that the express elevator was not clearly marked, and there were no workers to help us. I think we stood in the regular line.
Danny , United States
Aug 11, 2017
We did not have to wait in line, we were ushered right to the front of the LONG lines.
Steve, Canada
Aug 8, 2017
It was really excelent
Marion, United Kingdom
Aug 4, 2017
Quick and simple
Jonathan, Canada
Aug 2, 2017
Completely trust worthy site. I was skeptical at first but my tickets worked without a flaw. Since we were there so early there wasn't a line to skip but none the less worth it.
Hans , United States
Aug 1, 2017
Platinum tickets took us past the queue. The view is great from the 81 floor but continue to the 86th. and go outside - it is breathtaking!
Lynn, United States
Jul 27, 2017
Platinum tickets allow you to skip the long line. Great experience. Pleasant staff.
Renata, United States
Jul 24, 2017
Finally got to visit this iconic building, we went at 9:30pm and this definitely made my night. I loved it just staring out at all the blinking lights of New York City! I would definitely recommend the Empire State Building
sheridan , New Zealand
Jul 23, 2017
There weren't any queues for either ticket so we went straight in and didn't really need platinum access in the end. But guessing it would get busier later in the day and therefore save a lot of time

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