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Tickets for Empire State Building: Silver Access

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

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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

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.

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).

How to use your tickets

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

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

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)

Good to know

Opening Hours

  • 08:00 - 02:00
  • Last admission at 01:15
  • 18 September - 2 October: closing at 00:00, last admission at 23:15

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

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services depending on the product you choose. Please check the section Whats included on this page to know more about what your tickets include.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information in the Important information section during checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Using these tickets'.

Customer reviews

Francis, Canada
Apr 22, 2017
It was great.
Robert , United States
Apr 11, 2017
Got right up to the top. Huge lines out front that we bypassed saving us the time. Awesome experience overall!!!!
Alex , United Kingdom
Feb 18, 2017
It's a SKIP THE LINE ticket, so don't queue, the staff guide you straight into the queue..!!
Stunning views from an icon of New York
tom, United States
Feb 9, 2017
Great tix. Saved money. Easy phone access.
Zoe, United States
Jan 10, 2017
Good
George, Romania
Jan 1, 2017
Nice experiencd
Kelvy, Dominican Republic
Dec 31, 2016
Excellent
Jonathan, United Kingdom
Dec 30, 2016
Long security queue, unlike filtered process of Rockefeller Center, where a time slot is booked.
Anonymous
Dec 29, 2016
It was a good experience however there is a lot of queuing even with the skip the ticket line. Lovely views and a must do if it's a first in New York
Kristie , United States
Dec 24, 2016
Didn't like that it only let us skip the payment line.