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Empire State Building General Admission Ticket

Empire State Building is New York City’s most recognisable and celebrated attraction and with a real ticket in hand you can skip the long ticket queue and head straight to the security check and elevator. Ascend to the 86th Floor Observatory for some of the best 360° panoramic views of Manhattan and beyond.

The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan.

Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria.

Located at the center of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

You will be sent an open-dated Empire State Building Observatory Ticket which can be redeemed at any time during your stay in New York, giving you the flexibility to plan around the weather and visit at any time of your choosing.

Your Empire State Building Observatory Ticket will enable you to move directly past the ticketing and voucher redemption queue at the entrance. However, you will still need to join the line for the elevator and mandatory security check.

The elevator line can be long at peak times (normally 11.00am to 1.00pm, and one hour before and after sunset). If you wish to avoid the crowds, we recommend you visit outside these times.

Departure Location: The Empire State Building is located on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

Departs: The Empire State Building Observatory is open daily, year round.

Start Times: 8.00am to 2.00am. Last elevator to the top goes at 1.15am.

Experience Includes

  • Fast track general admission to the Empire State Building 86th Floor Observatory
  • Bypass the ticket/voucher queues at the entrance and head straight to the elevator line!
  • Print your tickets in advance or simply present on your smart phone for instant access
  • Fully Flexible Ticket - tickets are open-dated and valid to use at any time within a year of purchase; you are not restricted to the date selected at the time of booking
  • Panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade or climate controlled viewing galleries from the Heart of New York City
  • World-renowned Art Deco masterpiece fully modernized with exciting Dare-to-Dream exhibit

Experience Excludes

  • Admission to the 102nd Floor Observatory (these tickets can only be purchased at the Empire State Building)
  • Please note, once downloaded, this ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded or exchanged.

Departs

The Empire State Building Observatory is open daily, year round.

Departure location

The Empire State Building is located on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

Start times

8.00am to 2.00am. Last elevator to the top goes at 1.15am.

Terms & Conditions

  • Your Empire State Building Observatory Ticket will enable you to move directly past the ticketing and voucher redemption queue. However, you will still need to join the line for the elevator and mandatory security check.
  • The Empire State Building Observatory Ticket is open-dated and can be used at any time on your holiday.
  • The Empire State Building Observatory Ticket does not include access to the 102nd Floor Observatory (these tickets can only be purchased at the Empire State Building itself. Current price $20 per person).
  • All sales are final. This ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer. Please keep your ticket safe as, if this is lost, it cannot be replaced.