Empire State Building Tickets

Full details

Don't miss New York's most iconic attraction! No trip to the Big Apple would be complete without visiting the legendary Empire State Building, 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.

Our guide to Empire State Building Tickets

The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see for its rich history, distinct  Art-Deco style and world-famous Observatory offering spectacular 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan.

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 interactive gallaries. This walk-through, hands-on museum experience offers a glimpse into the building's unique history and mystique. Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction Exhibit where you will be in the middle of the action as ironworkers move steel beams in to position and more, Opening Day, Modern Marvel and Celebrity exhibits. One of the many highlights is the recreation of the original elevators, a design by Otis that was groundbreaking for its time. Step into a simulation of an elevator, where spatialized audio, jets of air, as well as an optical illusion with a one way mirror on the floor, emulates the feeling of looking many floors down the shaft. A hallway with original King Kong movie posters leads to a 1933 office at the top of the Empire State Building. Visitors can touch King Kong’s hands which have broken through the walls. HD displays and 4D media elements make it seem like the famous ape is right outside the window.

Located at the centre 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. 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.

Empire State Building Tickets

Receive a flexible, open-dated ticket Empire State Building Observatory Tickets which can be redeemed at any time during your stay in New York, allowing you to plan around the weather and visit at any time of your choosing.

Choose between a General Admission ticket and the Express Ticket option. General Admission allows you to skip the ticket purchase line, whilst the Express Ticket option gives you an upgraded VIP experience. With an Express Ticket you'll be able to skip all lines, including the ticket purchase line, security line and the elevator lines that take you up and down.

  • Our regular Empire State Building  General Admission Ticket gives you fast track general admission, allowing you to move directly past the main ticketing and voucher redemption queues - you will still need to join the line for the elevator and mandatory security check. 
  • Skip all lines with the Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket, taking you past the ticket, security and elevator lines. There is no faster way up to the 86th Floor Observatory or down again!

The Empire State Building Observatory is open 8.00am to 2.00am throughout the year. The last elevator up is at 1.15am.

Did you know?! - 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, Google Play, or connect once on-site via the free Wi-Fi. The self-guided multimedia tour app is available in 9 languages.

Empire State Building & Statue of Liberty Cruise Combo Saver

Empire State Building Tickets

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


Average 4.6 out of 5 (24 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

People who purchased Empire State Building Tickets also viewed...