One World Observatory Tickets

One World Observatory Tickets
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One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Ticket

One World Observatory Tickets
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One World Observatory Combination Ticket

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Your ticket to incredible views across New York City and beyond...

There are a million things to experience in New York City, but only one way to truly see them all. With a One World Observatory ticket, ascend to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the famous city skyline and beyond.

Our guide to One World Observatory Tickets

With a gate-ready One World Observatory ticket in hand, skip the ticket line and proceed to the security check and the Sky Pod Elevator. Your unique experience at the One World Observatory starts with a rapid ascent 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 skyscrapers.

When you get to the top, 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 and the screen rises slowly, revealing 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 blocks and avenues. See the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Woolworth Building and the Statue of Liberty. From your lofty position, you can also 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 can step onto 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 Tickets

Receive a gate-ready One World Observatory Ticket for your chosen date and time, enabling you to plan ahead for your visit and ensuring you fit in all the rest of the things you want to see in the Big Apple. Choose between a Standard Admission ticket, the Combination ticket which additionally gives you Priority Lane Entrance and the One World Explorer Guide, or the Combination All-Inclusive Ticket giving you all of the above plus allowing you to visit anytime on your chosen day, during the time of day you select - Morning, Afternoon or Evening.


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


Frequently Asked Questions for One World Observatory Tickets

General Information

  • What is the One World Observatory?

    Located at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center, the One World Observatory offers views of New York City’s iconic sights, surrounding waters and skyline. The guest experience goes beyond the amazing view as visitors can explore the levels of the Observatory filled with innovation, inspiration and an incredible elevator ride to the top.

  • Are pushchairs allowed?

    Yes, pushchairs are allowed at the One World Observatory, but you will be asked to remove your child and fold your pushchair up for access to the elevators as well as the escalators within the experience.

  • Can I take pictures?

    Of course! The One World Observatory encourages all guests to take as many personal photos or video with hand held devices as they would like.

Ticket Information

  • What are timed tickets?

    Your One World Observatory ticket is good for the time and date printed on the ticket. Just arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your entry time, there is no need to wait in line for entry to the building.

  • What if I arrive later than my entry time?

    Late arrivals will be accommodated based on capacity. However, you may be required to wait until the first possible open time slot. We strongly encourage you to arrive earlier than your scheduled time to avoid any delays.


  • Is One World Observatory accessible to guests with disabilities?

    One World Observatory – including its exhibits and amenities – are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Guests requiring assistance (e.g., auxiliary aids or services), should contact the Guest Services office at 844-OWO-1776 or Guest Services Desk, in advance of their visit.


  • Is smoking permitted at One World Observatory?

    No, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Observatory including the outside West Plaza.

  • We are visiting prior to going to the airport; can we bring our luggage with us?

    No, luggage is not allowed in the One World Observatory. Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 25” high x no more than 17” wide and no more than 9″ deep are permitted. There are no lockers or storage capabilities available for personal items.

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  • 5 stars:

    Great service tickets were great value and arrived in 24 hours of purchase

    Kevin Bunday reviewed One World Observatory Tickets 26 Feb, 2023

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    Amazing !!! Early evening is just breathtaking !

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    a fantastic experience and one not to miss. Highly recommend.,

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    What a view and what an experience as they build it up. Say no more I don’t wish to ruin the experience.

    Trusted Customer reviewed One World Observatory Tickets 27 Dec, 2019

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