Empire State Building Tickets – 86th Floor - Standard ticket or Express pass

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  • The unbeatable view of New York from the top of the most famous building in the world

  • The possibilty to use your ticket on the date of your choice, without any price increases

  • Priority access (you will be able to avoid the ticket purchase queue with the standard ticket and all queues with the fast-track ticket)

  • The interactive tour available for free with an application to help you identify the sites around the building

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

  • German
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


What trip to New York would be complete without seeing the Big Apple's famous skyline from the top of the Empire State Building? Book your tickets for the Empire State Building in advance and save time on the day!

You'll start your visit at the 2nd floor where you will discover an immersive and interactive exhibition on the Empire State Building"s construction. You will explore the new sitge in the 1920s, it's opening and the numerous exhibitions that took place in New York's most famous building !

The building's fast lift will then take you all the way up to the 86th floor, placing you at a height of over 320 metres above the ground, where you will be able to take in spectacular views of New York and its biggest monuments. Stretching out below you is a panoramic view that takes in landmark sites such as Central Park, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and the MET.

Admire the lights of the city that never sleeps, and leave with an unforgettable memory sketched in your mind!


When you book, you will be asked to choose from the following options:

Standard ticket
The standard ticket grants access to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building via the regular entry lines for the elevators and security checks.

Express Pass
The express pass grants priority access to the building via the express security checks and skip-the-line access to the elevators on the 2nd, 80th and 86th floors. The fast-track ticket is highly recommended for visits between Thanksgiving (late November) and New Year, as well as for any visits between 11am and 2pm or at sunset. A limited number of fast-track tickets are available each day in order to guarantee a VIP experience.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 8am to 2am (flexible visiting hours) 
  • Location: Empire State Building
  • You are required to choose a date upon reservation, but please note that your tickets will be valid for a year from the date you purchase them. You can use the ticket on whichever day you wish
  • The mobile application is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a an adult
  • Reminder: the "standard ticket" doesn't permit priority access for the security and elevator queues ( this service is only available with the fast track ticket option). However, it does allow you to avoid the queue for purchasing tickets from the ticket office on the 2nd floor
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Entry to the Empire State Building
  • Admission into the 86th floor observation area
  • Use of a mobile application (available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean)
  • Priority access (with express pass only)

Not included

  • Tips
  • Photo souvenirs
  • Food and drink

Customer reviews

253 reviews
  • Très bien c'est une attraction incontournable à faire à New York ! Un conseil faites le en fin de journée pour avoir la vue de jour et de nuit car les photos de nuit sont spectaculaires !
    Stéphanie C.
    Sep 25, 2019
  • Jonathan S.
    Sep 23, 2019
  • Henri R.
    Sep 21, 2019

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