New York City

Empire State Building Ticket

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Empire State Building Tickets Observatory Ticket

From $47.91

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket

Overview

Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history.
  • Experience the views from the Empire State Building in the heart of NYC
  • Two key attractions for price of one: 86th-floor deck and 2nd-floor museum
  • Absorb the panoramas and chart the tower's history via immersive exhibits
  • Upgrade and Skip-the-Line all the way up to the very top, add-on the 102nd top deck

What's Included

  • Admission to the Empire State Building
  • Access to 86th Floor Observatory
  • Access to second floor immersive exhibits
  • Free Wi-Fi on-site

    What To Expect

    Make your own way to the Empire State Library in central NYC every day of the year.

    On arrival, head inside via the Observatory Entrance at 20 West 34th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Pause here to take in the stunning Lobby, which boasts restored art deco ceiling murals and one of the most famous images of the building above the front desk. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the building to add to your experience.

    At the entrance to the 2nd floor, pass through a security checkpoint, and explore the interactive exhibits that tell the story of the ESB's construction to its place in today's pop culture. Watch short film clips through telescopes, use the touch screens, and step into a simulation of an original elevator for a virtual ride to the building's 102nd floor. Then, head to the surround-sound theater to see film and TV clips that feature this iconic tower.

    Next, ride the elevator to the redesigned 80th floor, where you'll find exhibitions on the ESB's lights and light shows; together with stunning augmented reality experiences delivered by classic binocular viewfinders.

    The final elevator ride whisks you up to the 86th-floor Main Deck: home to the highest open-air observatory in New York, and located right in the heart of Manhattan. Enjoy the 360-degree views of New York and beyond—Central Park, the Hudson River, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more.

    Choose to upgrade your ticket to bypass all queues and take the red carpet all the way up to the very top of the building!

    For the full iconic Empire State Building Experience, upgrade your ticket to include the 102nd floor. Sixteen stories above our 86th floor observation deck and accessed through a one-of-a-kind glass elevator, the 102nd floor offers true 360-degree views.

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    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
    • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Traveler Tips


    Dusk offers most magnificent views of Manhattan, so try to time your visit accordingly.
    If you want to visit the Empire State Building buying this pass is a MUST.
    If you can pay extra to go all the at to the top.
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    Must Ser
    John_C, Feb 2024
    It was an amazing experience. staff is top notch and what more can you say about an iconic building and central part of NYC History. Going back at night
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    So glad that the Empire State Building exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your review.
    Priceless
    Sheila_B, Feb 2024
    Beautiful building and a great experience. The views were amazing. The staff was very professional and welcoming.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review and nice words about our staff. We will be sure to pass your message along.
    Iconic
    Duncan_W, Feb 2024
    Great trip at dusk up an icon. Well organised and no queues. The views are well worth the effort and you can spend as long as you want.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the view.
    Breathtaking views
    Jill_P, Feb 2024
    Ease of access to floors, friendly, helpful staff. Excellent views of the city, no waiting to get into the building. Refreshments available during event at cafe in ESB.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience with us.
    Love ❤️ it
    Aneesa_S, Feb 2024
    After 16 years I last visited was impressed with changes. I took my same cousin there 16 years on her visit first time America. And yesterday we both went after such a long time to show her son also which was his first visit also. I guess I got a little tradition going
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Happy to hear that your party had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for the review.
    Do Not Pay the Skip the Line Price it’s not worth it
    Stephanie_B, Feb 2024
    Paid $300 for 2 tickets for me & my daughter. These were supposed to be “VIP Skip the Line Tickets” that we didn’t need as we were not given any special treatment and had to stand in line just like everybody else. A waste of money! I do not recommend this ticket.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for making the Empire State Building part of your New York experience. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. We would appreciate it if you can reach out to us at roomtoimprove@esbonyc.com we would like to hear more of your experience. Please include your confirmation number, date and time of tour.
    Love the USA
    Juan_G, Feb 2024
    The most memorable part of the tour was being with my son who is in the military and will be deployed soon. The view of the city was amazing. This is the city where my son’s grandmother lives. Thank you.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Happy to hear that your party had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for the review.
    Great day out
    Katharine_M, Feb 2024
    We visited quite late in the afternoon so got to admire the views in daylight, watch the sunset & then admire the views again in the dark!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your review!
    Amazing experience
    Kelly_J, Feb 2024
    One of my favourite things I did on my trip to New York. Loved the Empire State Building, it was amazing to see and very educational. The views of New York were breathtaking.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    We are so happy you enjoyed the view. Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building!
    Wonderful evening tour.
    Tracy_V, Feb 2024
    Great experience! Good customer service, great value. Would visit again. This is a “must see” attraction.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    We’re so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit to the Empire State Building. Thank you for the review. Hope to be a part of your next visit to New York.
    Great Experience!
    Paulette_M, Feb 2024
    The exhibits are easily understood and give a great history of the building. The lines are managed well and the staff was helpful and kind.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review and nice words about our staff. We will be sure to pass your message along.
    Highly recommended 👍👍
    Sharon_P, Feb 2024
    We visited in February so no queuing. Tickets scanned at the turnstile with no problem. Fantastic experience for first timers to the city. Would definitely use this company again.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for making the Empire State Building part of your stay in New York. We hope to see you next time you visit. Thank you for the review.
    Awesome
    Rebecca_W, Feb 2024
    Absolutely amazing, would definitely recommend. Hardly any queues and staff were so friendly, would highly recommend
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review and nice words about our staff. We will be sure to pass your message along.
    Breathtaking Views
    Anonymous, Feb 2024
    The views, even on a cloudy, misty day, were fantastic. And that's not even from the very top. Plus a great gift shop.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    We are so happy you enjoyed the view. Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building!
    Great way to view the entire city!
    Gina_S, Jan 2024
    The views of the city from both the 80th & 86th floors. The King Kong looking out the window was the icing on the cake. I appreciated all of the photos of the celebrities/ famous figures that have been to Empire State Building & all of the film references!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    We’re so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit to the Empire State Building. Thank you for the review. Hope to be a part of your next visit to New York.
    The weather meant...
    Melanie_F, Jan 2024
    The weather meant visibility was poor so we didn’t get views from the observatory but it didn’t detract from the amazing experience of the building itself. Staff were friendly and helpful and the history and architecture of the building are iconic. Would go back in a heartbeat
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you for making the Empire State Building part of your stay in New York. We hope to see you next time you visit. Thank you for the review.
    Must do for unbeatable view of NYC
    Stacey_C, Jan 2024
    Amazing views of the city but depending on the day, skip the red carpet tickets. The lines were all closed because there weren't many visitors that day, so we felt like we overpaid for something we didn't need.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the view.
    A must see!!
    Wendy_W, Jan 2024
    The Empire State Building was amazing!! We loved it. The history, the information & the interactive displays are spectacular. The view is absolutely breath taking ❤️ The skip the line upgrade was an awesome addition. We enjoyed it very much.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you for choosing the Empire State building. We are so happy you a had a memorable visit. Hope you’ll come back and see us soon.
    We had done this tour...
    Tracey_K, Jan 2024
    We had done this tour before 10 years ago - the improvements were phenomenal!!! loved the interactive displays and nothing beats the view. Heaters outside on top were amazing for a January visit.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    So glad that the Empire State Building exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your review.
    Great experience
    Erika_G, Jan 2024
    Lovely trip to Empire State Building all the information about the history of the building was displayed helpful staff and a great view from the top.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience with us.
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