Brooklyn Bridge
American flag over the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
American flag over the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Brooklyn Bridge Tours and Tickets

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Extending for 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) across New York City's East River, this 19th-century bridge sees constant foot, bike, and car traffic thanks to commuters and sightseers alike. After a construction beset by tragedies—at least 20 people died during the building process—this steel-wire suspension bridge, then the world's largest, finally opened to the public in 1883.

  • 24 hours a day
  • FDR Drive, New York City, New York, 10038

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Michelle_L, Nov 2023
Must do!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO walking tour. Our guide John was fantastic with lots of historic info. Highly recommend.
Kristin_B, Aug 2023
Well done
Very fun and informative, we had so much fun and our guide was perfect. Boat was comfortable and all safety measures taken
Shawn_S, Nov 2023
Great trip across the bridge!
Slavs had great stories and the pace went very well for such a large group (20). He also offered to take pictures of anyone if needed.
Jaclyn_C, Nov 2023
Fun experience
Great fun! Highly recommend!! Different way to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the city, and bridges. The captain was very nice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Brooklyn Bridge hours of operation?
Brooklyn Bridge hours of operation: 24 hours a day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
People Also Ask
Q:Can you tour the Brooklyn Bridge?
A:Yes, you can tour the bridge, or experience the Brooklyn Bridge on your own. There are numerous itineraries that bring the New York icon to life, from walking and bike tours that cross the bridge to history tours. Helicopter and boat tours offer a different angle on the landmark.
Q:Is walking the Brooklyn Bridge worth it?
A:Yes, walking the Brooklyn Bridge is worth it—especially on a clear day, or as the sun is starting to set. The bridge is a New York icon, and it's used daily by both locals and visitors to commute, soak up skyline views, and get fresh air and exercise.
Q:How long does it take to go over the Brooklyn Bridge?
A:The Brooklyn Bridge spans 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometers), although the pedestrian approaches to the bridge add distance. At a minimum, it takes around 30 minutes to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, especially given that crowded walkways can slow foot traffic. Many pedestrians choose to linger and admire the views.
Q:What is the best time of day to walk the Brooklyn Bridge?
A:The Brooklyn Bridge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—there's no bad time to cross it. But to beat the crowd, go early in the morning. For the best views, cross it in the early evening, as the sun is starting to set and the city's lights twinkle.
Q:How do you tour the Brooklyn Bridge?
A:The Brooklyn Bridge is open to all, and you don't need a ticket or a guide to access it. Whether you approach from Brooklyn or Manhattan, its pedestrian walkways are easily accessible. For an enhanced experience, you can take a guided walking or biking tour of the landmark.
Q:Can you see the Statue of Liberty from the Brooklyn Bridge?
A:Yes, you can see the Statue of Liberty from the Brooklyn Bridge. However, the bridge is nearly 3 miles (4 kilometers) northwest of the Statue of Liberty, so you'll have to keep your eyes peeled to spot it in the distance. For the best views, visit on a sunny day.