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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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Overview
Opening hours
Daily from 08:00 - 02:00 in the morning
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 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).

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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 Ave, NY 10118, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

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: 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
Jan 15, 2018
I was great, even the wind was freezing at the top
Jan 14, 2018
We got there Friday night which was extremely foggy and rainy. The guys there asked us until when we’d be in NYC and suggested we come back the next day. I’m so glad we did because the fog had cleared and the night, although cold, was beautiful. Loved that we barely waited in line (max 3 minutes) and we got to take nice pictures.
Jan 10, 2018
IT IS A MUST SEE WHEN YOU ARE IN NEW YORK MAGNIFICENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 10, 2018
I will let them know how trouble free it was to use Tigets
Jan 5, 2018
Amazing. Must to see
Jan 5, 2018
Wonderful experience!
Jan 5, 2018
Cheaper tickets then from the official website and worked the same.
Jan 5, 2018
Process for getting the tickets and information provided by your company was great!
Jan 5, 2018
The views are amazing. Very cold in the winter time so bundle up.
Jan 5, 2018
Great job

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What do these tickets include?
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