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Empire State Building: 86th Floor Skip-the-Box-Office Tickets

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Experience NYC from the skies as you climb up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, with the added bonus of express entry.


  • Skip ticket lines and be one with the skies atop the Empire State Building Observatory.

  • Gather a sky-high perspective of the concrete jungle with unobstructed 360-degree views of landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

  • Be away from the views for just long enough to learn about the building's rich history, through informative exhibits on the 2nd and 80th floors.

  • The higher the better: Upgrade your ticket to to the express pass or additionaly include 102nd-floor observatory deck skip-the-line or express entry.

  • Fun fact: The construction of the Empire State Building, intended to be the world's first 100-storey building, took just 1 year and 45 days.


  • Skip-the-box-office-line/Express ticket to the 86th-floor observatory deck (as per option selected)

  • High-power binoculars

  • Art Deco lobby access

  • Free wifi

  • Skip-the-line/Express ticket to 102nd-floor observatory deck (optional)


  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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3.5K Ratings
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • France
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Chile
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • France
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Chile
Guests from United Kingdom, Canada, France and over 73 countries have loved this experience
Jeffrey Aaron Grandy



Apr, 2024

The building was clean ,the views incredible . The staff was hot and cold . The first person inside was rude and not helpful she could not get our ticket to work . Because the one barcode was for two people . No wheel chairs, My wife has some mobility issues . You should have wheel chairs people can use it is a lot of walking. .on the upper floors when I ask which way to go another rude employee told me the red carpet is there it was not obvious where to go as Itcwas just layed out in front of the elevator and could mean go in either direction.
Joanne Grace Hermans



Mar, 2024

Empire State is a stunning, gracious 'old lady'. The exhibitions and film clips are interesting and give a great insight to her construction. I especially loved the King Kong corner and the movie clips from movies based around the building. The employees also deserve a mention - they are great!
Kristina Ulanskas



Mar, 2024

It was very well organized and you could get some amazing informations about the surroundings and its history. We really enjoyed it and it's worth visiting.
Benjamin Jansen



Mar, 2024

The Empire State experience is just that, an experience and not just an elevator to a floor with lookouts. The dynamic displays and historical information is a worthy complement.
Robert J Cowan



Mar, 2024

First time going all the way to the 102nd floor. Have been to 87th three or four times before, as far back as summer 1965 while attending the World's Fair. ESB is my favourite building in the world!

Get that Empire State of Mind!

You'll also agree that New York City is worth writing songs about when you see it from the observatory deck of the Empire State Building. Before you get there, let the iconic building surprise you with little (big) treats along the way. The entryway is a spectacle, with a grand staircase leading to an impressive two-story building model and a captivating LED exhibit about its celebrity-driven light shows.

Venture through the newly unveiled 2nd-floor exhibits to know exactly how the building gained its fame as a pop culture icon. Explore the Opening Day, King Kong, and Celebrity Exhibits, and take in the grandeur of the restored Art Deco lobby.

See NYC, all of it

1050 feet high, on the 86th floor awaits unparalleled views of the Big Apple. It's strangely calming to see New York's busy streets alongside its soothing waterbodies, all under a majestic skyline. Say hello to all your favorite spots: Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and everything else.

Higher? Okay!

Upgrade your tickets to visit the 102nd-floor observatory deck, the highest viewing spot open to the public. On clear days, you can even see six states from one point, 80 miles into the distance.

Empire State Building

Monday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 11:30 PMlast entry 10:45 PM


  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.

  • Accessible toilets are available at the venue.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at Empire State Building.

  • Address: 20 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001, United States.

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