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Tickets for Empire State Building: Platinum Access

Skip 4 out of the 6 lines, like a VIP

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Overview
Best time to visit
21:30
Highlights
  • 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!
Description

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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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
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
Instructions
  • 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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
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
Reviews
David, United Kingdom
Sep 7, 2017
Buy platinum tickets to avoid queues - the extra money totally worth it as you are treated like a VIP
Lynda, United States
Sep 3, 2017
Avoided long queues at ticket counter by buying in advance. Great experience viewing Manhattan at night
Ian, Australia
Sep 2, 2017
Yes
Jaroslav, Czech Republic
Aug 31, 2017
wery good
Jacqueline
Aug 29, 2017
We skipped the lines, which were rather long. One line was for purchasing tickets and the next was for entrance. We walked past both and right onto the elevator. We would recommend this service to all.
Dorina, Romania
Aug 21, 2017
O experienta placuta! Maret, impresionant, spectaculos! Totul a decurs normal si fara asteptare. 🇱🇷❤
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

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