New York City

New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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New York Helicopter Tour City Lights Skyline Experience
  • 25 to 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass over the George Washington Bridge. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
  • Helicopter tour of New York City at night
  • Board a helicopter and fly up in the air above NYC
  • See the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square illuminated at night
  • Soar over the George Washington Bridge, one of the busiest bridges in the world
  • Choose a departure time that best suits your schedule

What's Included

  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Free Shuttle From Linden Train Station By Request Only
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)
  • Roundtrip ticket is $17.

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What To Expect

For this nighttime helicopter tour of New York City, you can choose the departure time that best suits your schedule. Your helicopter flight takes off from Linden Municipal Airport in Linden New Jersey.

Once you’re at the airport, board your helicopter. Your pilot takes off, and flies you right over Newark International Airport toward Manhattan. From the Statue of Liberty to Time Square, experience views of New York City lit up at night. Other areas you pass include the Financial District, Brooklyn, Queens, Chelsea, the West Village, SOHO, and TRIBECA.

Famous sights you can catch a glimpse of while you ride include the Rockefeller Center, Columbus Circle, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the United Nations Headquarters.

After all the excitement, your helicopter lands down back at Linden Municipal Airport.

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

TriBeCa (Pass By)

SoHo (Pass By)

West Village (Pass By)

Columbus Circle (Pass By)

Central Park (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (Pass By)

One World Trade Center (Pass By)

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex (Pass By)

Intrepid Museum (Pass By)

Times Square (Pass By)

Central Park (Pass By)

Columbia University (Pass By)

Yankee Stadium (Pass By)

George Washington Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 276 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 275 lbs may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend.
  • A current valid government issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Only camera, cell phone and sunglasses can be brought aboard. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please note: is a 10 minute drive to Linden Airport from the station, passengers can order either Uber, Lyft or use the local taxi service
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What an amazing experience. As a resident of NJ for 30 years, I got to see a whole new beautiful perspective of the city that I’ve never seen before. The crew was very professional and emphasized safety above all else. The pilot was very personable, informative and incredibly smooth. We were lucky to have clear skies and minimal wind on the evening that we went. Overall 10/10 would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a once in a lifetime experience and view of the city!


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Great experience
Janay_S, Feb 2024
The lights , sky , water were beautiful . Pilot very interactive . Great experience . Checked something off my bucket list. Great date idea
A must do!!
Michael_R, Feb 2024
This is a must do experience! Seeing the sights a night was amazing would highly recommend! Will do this again next time definitely!
Excellent flight, the...
Estel_G, Feb 2024
Excellent flight, the workers and the pilot very kind. The pilot was pointing out the iconic places. Very cool experience
Not great
Deldar_A, Feb 2024
Difficult to arrive to the heliport 3 trains were either delayed or cancelled, took uber to the heliport it was expensive and i was alone the Helicopter tour staff didn’t put me onfront seat, for the rest it was a good tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We are sorry that NJ transit delays impacted your travel however this should not reflect on the service we provided. Our staff researched and emailed the specific train information for your route. Linden Airport is easily accessible via NJ Transit from New York Penn Station to Linden Station, NJ on one direct train. HeliNY offers a complimentary shuttle between Linden Station and Linden Airport on a request basis. There is one seat next to the pilot, you can request to sit next to the pilot but the final seating is determined by the weights of all passengers in the flight for safety measures.
The best experience!
Sarah_F, Feb 2024
Most amazing experience. The tour was fantastic from the start to the finish, loved everything about it. Super informative, professional, we had lots of fun. Well worth to go to Linden & get the perspective of viewing the big apple from afar and close up. Biggest smiles - thank you 🗽
Great Views
Imani_B, Jan 2024
My experience was nice I had so much fun loved the view with all the lights and seeing everyone enjoying themselves.
5 Star Helicopter Experience with HeliNY
Alexandra_O, Jan 2024
Excellent experience!! The sign in process was very smooth, and transition from the airport to the helicopter took minutes. The team even texted me directions to the airport when I called to confirm my booking. I didn’t know what to expect but my expectations were blown away- I would do this tour again in a heartbeat and plan to bring my family and friends back. Thank you team for a wonderful night!!
Amazing experience
tony_W, Jan 2024
The flight tour and pilot were amazing, the booking process, communications and service was excellent from start to finish. We were running behind due to a road traffic incident and traffic, but the team did all they could so we didn’t miss out on this opportunity of a life time for us… We would also recommend the train from and to Penn station (NY) if you can get there as it’s is cheap and quicker than a cab.
Olaitan_A, Jan 2024
The views were incredible! I absolutely loved every minute of it I wish it was a little bit longer but would definitely do it again. The entire experience was unreal. This is a must do!
friendly staff, great service
Chethan_K, Jan 2024
friendly staff, great service. I will recommend it for anyone looking for a helicopter tour of New york
Rachel_D, Jan 2024
Loved this experience, was beautiful, photos don’t do it justice but this was part of my daughter’s 18th birthday gift and experiencing it together created memories to last a lifetime!
Birthday Flight
ISSAC_M, Jan 2024
Excellent customer service and the flight was great. Pilot very knowledgeable and highly skilled. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in taking flights.
Great views and hosts
Jamie_M, Jan 2024
Great service, offered a shuttle to and from the train station making it a lot easier. Views were amazing at night, definitely recommended
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are so glad our free shuttle made getting to your flight easier. Thank you for joining us!
Awsome experience.
Lusa_B, Dec 2023
The views and how the company had everything working with presicion. I was also impressed how the pilot took off, we could hardly tell we were in the air, and he landed the helicopter wich such smooth touch down!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are so glad to hear the flight was professional, smooth, and awesome. Thanks for flying with us, Lusa!
Best experience ever!!!!
Chester_D, Dec 2023
It was a first for my family. They made it memorable for us. Will definitely do another tour the next time we are here in NYC.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the flight and plan to return!
What an experience, try it at night!
Nick_C, Dec 2023
Incredible sights especially at night. Such a magical city. We enjoyed the journey, especially being longer than most others as you set off from New Jersey. It does take 45 mins to get to the pick up point but this didn’t put us off. They even sent a driver to get us from Linden Train Station (we came from Manhattan). Overall excellent, couldn’t recommend this highly enough!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are so glad to hear that the flight was so magical at night!! Thank you for flying with us at HeliNY, Nick!
Best experience of my life
Jasmin_H, Dec 2023
The flight was so awesome! It's such a great experience. The Pilot was so friendly and explained everything we saw. Also the whole team that got us ready was so kind. They also have a Shuttle that takes you to the train Station, it's very easy to get there from Manhatten. Thank you for this amazing experience
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're so glad to hear the flight and shuttle were both fantastic! Thank you for joining us at HeliNY!
Alex_L, Dec 2023
Pilots were amazing, the views are totally worth the money. You should most definitely book :) :) :)
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for flying with us at HeliNY, Alex!
New York helicopter
Emily_L, Dec 2023
This was one of the best ever experiences and a must see for anyone travelling to New York. The night tour was one of the best in which there was a very clear view of Manhattan. The experience is surreal and one that will never be forgotten. Jessica was also a great help and super friendly.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are so glad the flight was so wonderful. Thank you for flying with us at HeliNY, Emily!
Nighttime Delight !!
Scott_R, Nov 2023
My wife and I had a great time on our flight over NYC at night. You will get to pass the Statue of Liberty on the way to NYC and on the way back to base !! In my opinion, the best time to fly would be at night. You will thank me :)
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Awesome, thanks for flying with us on one of our special night flights!!
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