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One World Observatory Combination Ticket

Save time with this upgraded One World Observatory ticket. As well as admission to the One World Observatory, enjoy access to a priority elevator - you will not have to join the regular queue to go up or down. You do still have to go through security, but your ticket also allows you to join a separate priority line!

As well as enjoying skip-the-line priority access to New York's spectacular One World Observatory, this One World Observatory ticket also includes the One World Explorer, a virtual iPad guide to assist you at every view point on the 100th floor.

After entering through the Priority Access point, start your unique One World Observatory experience by boarding a Sky Pod elevator and ascending to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds. Accompanying the rapid journey, an incredible high-definition time-lapse video plays on the glass walls of your Sky Pod elevator recreating the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1500s to today’s 21st-century skyscrapers.

As you arrive at the 100th floor One World Observatory, be prepared to explore three levels filled with innovation and inspiration. But first, immerse yourself in a 2-minute screening session at the See Forever Theater that presents the unique pulsating rhythm of the Big Apple in three dimensions, by combining bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots and patterns. As the video ends, the screen rises slowly to reveal the observation deck and the amazing panoramic views of New York City and beyond.

Head to the main Observatory on the 100th floor, also known as the Discovery Level and experience the Big Apple like never before. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, taking in her iconic sights and neatly lined the blocks and avenues. See the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Woolworth Building and the Statue of Liberty. From your lofty position, you can even look down on the helicopters that take tourists high over Manhattan and see just how many boats fill the surrounding water.

The Main Observatory also features the expansive Sky Portal, where you can take a walk high above the streets of New York. Those brave enough step a circle of video screens that deliver an unforgettable high-definition view of the streets below.

If you want to complete the day with a drink, a bite to eat or dinner, One World Observatory offers three distinct options on the 101st floor, all of them with a setting that is truly and magnificently one-of-a-kind.


One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center at the corner of West and Vesey Streets in Downtown Manhattan.

Experience Includes

  • Gate-ready skip-the-line One World Observatory ticket - access through the Priority entrance and bypass the main elevator and security lines
  • Priority Lane: Security, Elevator, and Exit
  • Guaranteed Entry - select the date and time you want to visit the One World Observatory
  • Admission to all three floors of One World Observatory (Levels 100, 101, 102)
  • Ascend to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds in a Sky Pod elevator
  • One World Explorer - a virtual interactive iPad guide highlighting the best 40 views across the city
  • Exciting New York City film presentation in the SEE FOREVER™ Theater Expansive and panoramic 360-degree views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and beyond
  • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - flexibility to cancel your tickets with a full refund*


Daily, year round.

Departure location

One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center situated in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

Start times

One World Observatory is open 9.00am to 8.00pm with the last lift available at 7.15pm except 17 November to 7th January - last entry is 8.15pm, 24th December last entrance 4.15pm, 25 December last entrance 6.15pm and 1st January last entrance 8.15pm.

Terms & Conditions

  • To help control capacity, all guests must pre-book a time slot before visiting the One World Observatory.
  • Your One World Observatory ticket guarantees entry for the selected date and time.
  • Tickets cannot be used at a different time and you must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your designated admission time.
  • Due to high demand, tickets cannot be honoured outside your selected time and date.
  • Children under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Guests ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.
  • Any professional photo or video equipment is not permitted.
  • As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that the USA has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.