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The Best Empire State Building Tickets 2024

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About Empire State Building Tickets

Discover the timeless beauty in the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building. Ascend this iconic Art Deco building, completed in 1931, and enjoy the panoramic views from the 86th-floor observation deck. With its breathtaking views and architectural greatness surrounding it, we're sure you'll experience the true spirit of New York City!


Empire State Building Tickets

Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of New York's skyline from the 86th-floor observation deck. This Art Deco structure still captivates visitors with its timeless charm and is one of the most visited city skyscrapers and a significant tourist attraction.

At the very entrance to the building, you'll be greeted by burgundy-uniformed personnel, guiding you through this city classic. The 86th floor of this skyscraper was the setting for many memorable movie scenes like "American Independence Day" and "Sleepless in Seattle."

The view from the top is breathtaking! These Empire State Building tickets provide panoramic views of up to six states from the open-air promenade and climate-controlled viewing galleries. Capture spectacular bird eye shots of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the One World Trade Center. Feel free to recreate the iconic King Kong moment at the themed exhibit with installations related to the famous movie scenes.

You can enhance your visit with some of our Empire State Building Extras, like the Guide app, offering a digitally guided tour from the ground floor to the summit. Explore the building's fascinating history and architectural details. Also, if you feel hungry, opt for one of the seven eateries available at the Empire State Building. Choose a pre-selected dinner package at the State Grill and Bar, and taste some locally crafted beers and cocktails.

  • Admission to the Empire State Building
  • Access to the 86th-floor observation deck
  • Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
  • Downloadable interactive audio guide app
  • Free high-speed WiFi on-site
X not included
  • Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (purchase available on-site)
  • Any personal expenses
suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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Meeting Point

Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York

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Witness the grandeur of New York City like never before with the iconic Empire State Building Tickets!


Discover the world-famous skyscraper at your own pace!


Admire the Art Deco style building, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.


Get two attractions for the price of one and explore the 80th floor's artistic exhibits and signage in nine languages.


See NYC from the 86th-floor Observation Deck and enhance your experience with the views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square, and many others.

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FAQ – Empire State Building Tickets

Should you buy tickets for the Empire State Building in advance?

To secure your entrance to the Empire State Building, we advise you to purchase tickets online and in advance especially during peak tourist seasons and busy times of the day. Buying tickets on-site is possible, but you might encounter long queues, leading to disappointment. By booking tickets online, you are guaranteed entry at your chosen time slot, allowing you to skip long waiting lines and enjoy a more seamless exploration of this iconic landmark.

How long is the wait for Empire State Building?

The waiting time can vary depending on several factors, such as the season, time of the day, and overall attraction popularity. During peak seasons, you might end up waiting for a couple of hours. However, you can skip the line and enter much faster by purchasing tickets online. Most online tickets come with "skip the line" benefits, ensuring you secure your spot without the wait!

What is the best time to go up the Empire State?

Choosing the best time to visit the Empire State Building depends on your preferences. To avoid long lines and crowds, it's generally a good idea to go earlier in the morning or later in the evening. Keep in mind that peak tourist seasons, like summer, tend to be busier, so consider visiting during the shoulder seasons for a more comfortable experience.

Is there a building taller than the Empire State Building?

The Empire State Building is not the tallest in New York City. The current tallest building that you can visit is One World Trade Center. You can purchase One World Observatory Tickets to enjoy breathtaking views from the 102nd floor and witness the city's skyline in all its splendor. For another unforgettable experience, head to the Edge Observation Deck, which is known as the highest outdoor Skydeck in the Western Hemisphere. Last but not least, don't miss the opportunity to book Top Of The Rock Observation Deck Tickets for another spectacular NYC view. Located on the 70th floor, you'll have access to both indoor and outdoor observation decks, offering panoramic vistas that are simply stunning.
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Experience the spectacular views of New York City with skip-the-line tickets!


Reserve your spot today and discover NYC's Skyline from the Empire State Building!

Know before you go

  • An audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
  • The last admission is 45 minutes before closing time.
  • All visitors need to go through a security check.
  • Weapons, glass items, monopods, and tripods are not allowed inside.
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Brilliant experience!

The Empire State Building is truly the visit we enjoyed the most! Fast tracked straight to the front and to the top with the most amazing view! The historical reenactment of its construction with giant screens everywhere, bronze workers in action, the video on the elevator's ceiling, everything is designed to immerse us realistically into this incredible building process. The King Kong on the 86th floor is breathtaking, and the view of the city is fantastic.


I Absolutely loved it!

Excellent, didn’t have to wait long at the security and entrance line. The convenience of purchasing tickets online and presenting the tickets using my mobile device for admission was great. Initially there was fog because we went in the morning but there wasn’t a time limit with our ticket, so we could go back later in the day when there were clear skies. Later in the day the view was gorgeous. The staff was very attentive and professional.


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