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Pre-purchasing an Empire State Building Ticket can save as much as 30 minutes queuing time.

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We experienced the ESB Observatory in the day. The skies were clear and bright, we enjoyed amazing views and got our best holiday snaps here!

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Empire State Building Observatory Ticket - Skip the Line
Adult: £23
Adult: £24
Child: 6-12yrs: £18
Child: 6-12yrs: £19

check FREE amendments & cancellations on this ticketApplicable up to the date of travel. Tickets must be returned if amendments or cancellations are made.

Ticket details & FREE gifts

  • Actual Empire State Building Observatory Ticket posted to your home address, so you can move directly past the ticketing queue, saving as much as 25-30 minutes off the wait time.
  • Admission to the iconic Empire State Building 86th Floor Observatory
  • Tickets can be used within 2 weeks either side of your chosen date, so you have complete flexibility to visit the Empire State Building at a time that suits you during your visit to New York
  • Stunning 360° panoramic views of Manhattan and beyond
  • Viewing from an outdoor open air terrace

New York's most iconic attraction!

No trip to New York would be complete without visiting the legendary Empire State Building, New York’s most iconic attraction and one of the world’s most recognised buildings. Soaring to nearly 1,500 feet above Manhattan, the Empire State Building has featured in numerous Hollywood productions including King Kong, An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle.

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Our guide to Empire State Building Tickets

The Empire State Building is New York City’s most recognisable and celebrated attraction. Ascend to the 86th Floor Observatory for amazing 360° panoramic views of Manhattan and beyond.

The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observatory offers some of the best 360° panoramic views of Manhattan and Beyond – on a clear day clear day you can see for almost 80 miles, with five states in view - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Observatory has a heated, glass-enclosed area, which is surrounded by an outdoor open-air terrace, equipped with high-power binoculars. Visit during the day and see the New York in all its glory or for a more romantic experience, visit at night and see the illuminated city sparkle.

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. Peak visit times are from 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.

Empire State Building Observatory

Pre-purchasing an Empire State Building Ticket can save as much as 30 minutes queuing time.

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Customer reviews for Empire State Building Tickets

Customer reviews for Empire State Building Observatory

Average 5 out of 5 (329 customer reviews)

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Empire State Building Observatory

Pre-purchasing an Empire State Building Ticket can save as much as 30 minutes queuing time.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Empire State Building Tickets

  • Your Empire State Building Observatory Ticket will enable you to move directly past the ticketing queue, saving as much as 25-30 minutes off the wait time. However, you will still need to queue for the elevator that takes you to the 86th Floor Observatory
  • 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).

Empire State Building Observatory

Pre-purchasing an Empire State Building Ticket can save as much as 30 minutes queuing time.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Empire State Building Tickets

Do I need to book a time when I visit the Empire State Building?
No, you will be sent an open-dated Empire State Building Observatory Ticket – simply turn up at the time and date that suits your itinerary.

Will I need to queue to get into the Empire State Building?
With your Empire State Building Observatory Ticket in hand you can by-pass the main ticket line. This will typically save you up to 30 minutes waiting time. You will still need to queue to pass through security and for the elevator which will take you to the 86th Floor Observatory. Avoid peak times to keep the queuing time to a minimum - these are 11.00am to 1.00pm and one hour before and after sunset.

Empire State Building Observatory

Pre-purchasing an Empire State Building Ticket can save as much as 30 minutes queuing time.

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