Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket
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Fastest route to the famous 86th Floor Observatory!
Feel like a VIP as you skip the lines to get into the building and ascend to the Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observatory via 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 skip to the front of the security line!
Our guide to Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket
The Empire State Building is New York City’s most recognisable and celebrated attraction and with the Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket, you can bypass all lines for the fastest route to the famous 86th Floor Observatory!
New York’s most iconic attraction soars to nearly 1,500 feet above Manhattan and has featured in numerous Hollywood productions including King Kong, An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle. The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observatory offers some of the best 360° panoramic views of Manhattan and Beyond – on a 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.
In addition to the amazing observatory, your Empire State Building Tickets also give you access to the newly-opened, reimagined Empire State Building Galleries. This walk-through, hands-on museum experience offers a glimpse into the building's unique history and mystique. Explore the following exhibits: The Site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong and Celebrity.
If all the above is not enough for you then look out for the newly opened 80th Floor Observatory. Opened in late 2019, here you can enjoy the 360-degree views from the indoors via the building's historic viewfinders, experience films from the archives and create your own personalised and digitalised Big Apple itinerary with the all-new 'NYC: Above & Beyond' exhibit.
Visit during the day and see New York in all its glory or for a more romantic experience, visit at night and see the illuminated city sparkle.
Located at the heart of NYC, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The entrance can be found at 20 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues).
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket
- Your Empire State Building Observatory Ticket will enable you to move directly past the ticketing/voucher queue and the line for the elevator to the 86th Floor.
- You will still need to clear security, but you will be able to go straight to the front of the security line.
- 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 $30 per person).
- A free multimedia tour APP is included with every admission to the Empire State Building. Download the APP for free from either the Apple Store or Google Play, or connect once on-site via the free Wi-Fi. The self-guided multimedia tour app is available in nine languages
- Cancellation Policy: Tickets are non refundable once booked
Frequently Asked Questions for Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket
How do I book Empire State Building tickets?
You can book Empire State Building tickets on our website, We have multiple options to choose from including Express tickets that allow you to skip all lines at the Empire State Building for the fastest ascent to the Empire State Building Observatory.
Do you need tickets for Empire State Building?
You will need tickets for entrance to the Empire State Building observatory, we provide mobile e-tickets for your chosen date and time which you can print or simply show on your phone
Should I buy Empire State Building tickets in advance?
Yes. Buying tickets in advance will save you time and money vs. waiting in the ticket lines on arrival. They can be printed in advance or you can simply present them on your smartphone for instant access.
How long are Empire State Building tickets valid for?
Currently, to help control capacity, all guests must pre-book a time slot before visiting the Empire State Building Observatory. Tickets will
be valid for your chosen date and time only.
What is The Empire State Building VIP Express Entry?
The Empire State Building VIP Express Entry is an exclusive ticket option that allows you to skip the regular lines and enjoy a fast-track entry experience to one of New York City's iconic landmarks.
What does the VIP Express Entry include?
With VIP Express Entry, you'll receive priority access to the Empire State Building Observatory, which means shorter wait times and quicker access to the breathtaking views of the city from the observation deck.
Do I need to print Empire State Building Tickets?
You can print your tickets in advance or simply present on your smartphone for instant access
Is the Empire State Building open all year round?
The Empire State Building observatory is open 365 days a year, 8am - 2am, with the last elevator going up at 1:15am Please note due to current circumstances opening times may vary.
Where is the Empire State Building located?
On Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets in Manhattan in New York, United States.
Is the Empire State Building accessible?
Yes, it is fully accessible. The main entrance, located on 20 West 34th Street is accessible. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
and ramps are implemented throughout the building to make wheelchair use easier. There are accessible toilets on the 86th Floor Observatory
and they also have lowered viewing walls and binoculars to make experiencing the view easy for all. Service dogs are also allowed throughout the building.