Empire State Building

Empire State Building: Tickets & Information

Welcome to New York! Enjoy panoramic views of the Big Apple from the world’s most famous observation deck at the Empire State Building. Feel on top of the world with our Empire State Building tickets – and prepare to be amazed. Whether you want to skip the queue or surprise someone special with a combination package, you’ll find Empire State Building tickets at the best possible prices here!

The most popular Empire State Building tickets

The ultimate trip to New York includes a visit to the Empire State Building! Buy your tickets through our trusted partner GetYourGuide for the following benefits:

  • Best ticket prices guaranteed
  • No long queues on-site
  • Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
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All tickets for the Empire State Building

No trip to New York is complete without a visit to the Empire State Building, an iconic part of the city’s skyline. Whether you’re visiting with friends or planning a romantic trip, the Empire State Building will take your breath away. To avoid long queues on-site, we recommend booking your tickets in advance. You can buy them online for your convenience.
Below, discover the Empire State Building ticket options available and find the perfect package for you.

  • Unsere Empfehlung
    Empire State Building Ticket

    Empire State Building Ticket

    • from $ 45.73, duration: 45 minutes
    • Access to the Empire State Building
    • Optional: Express Ticket (top tip: Choose this ticket to avoid queues!)

    It’s no surprise that New York’s most famous building is extremely popular. With this ticket, you can spend less time queuing and more time soaking up its magic! You’ll have direct access to the Empire State Building, as well as the museum and lobby. Climb to the 86th floor to be enchanted by a 360-degree view of the Big Apple – it’s truly something special! With an interactive audio guide app, you’ll also learn about the building’s interesting history. 

  • Empire State Building Ticket

    Empire State Building - Sunrise Ticket

    • from $ 125
    • Access to the Empire State Building - without queuing!

    Start your day 320 meters up in the clouds! There is nothing more magical than watching the sunrise over New York from the Empire State Building. With this ticket, you’ll have access to the Empire State Building before it opens to the public, promising a peaceful experience. There won’t be any crowds, but plenty of incredible views. After New York has woken up, you’ll also have time to visit the Empire State Building’s interactive museum. Can you think of anything more romantic?

  • Kombi-Ticket
    Empire State Building Ticket

    New York: Go City Explorer Pass

    • from $ 69
    • Admission to 2-10 attractions of your choice
    • Save up to 45% on ticket prices
    • Validity: 2 months

    Calling all explorers! If you want to experience all the magic that New York has to offer, the New York Explorer Pass is perfect for you. With this ticket, you can visit between 2-10 attractions, with more than 95 attractions to discover – including the Empire State Building! The number of sights you see is up to you. From must-see sights to hidden gems, you’ll fall in love with New York with this ticket. You can also save up to 45% on ticket prices with this pass!

What awaits you at the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is one of the most famous sights in New York. You’ll spot it in every film, TV show and music video set in the Big Apple! The legendary building stands at 443 meters and is found in Midtown Manhattan.

The Empire State Building promises the best views of the New York skyline. At 320 meters, the observation deck on the 86th floor is the highest in New York. When the weather is clear, the views stretch across the state and beyond. Sometimes, you can even see New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. 

Our top tip: To see the Empire State Building in all its glory, visit the Top of the Rock, the observation deck at the Rockefeller Center. Here, you’ll enjoy panoramic views across New York without missing the Empire State Building! You can also pose for fantastic holiday photos in front of the iconic Big Apple skyline. Book your ticket for the Rockefeller Centre online to skip the long queues!

Empire State Building Aussicht
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Fun facts about the Empire State Building

  • The Empire State Building has 73 elevators.
  • You can also reach the top by climbing 1,872 steps.
  • In 1993, 6,514 windows were replaced in the Empire State Building.
  • Construction of the Empire State Building was completed in 1931 after just 13 months.
  • According to a study, the Empire State Building is one of the most photographed buildings in the world. Have you taken a photo yet?
  • Four million people visit the Empire State Building every year!
  • The antenna on top of the Empire State Building is struck by lightning about 25 times a year.
  • Due to the Empire State Building’s size and number of employees, it has its own postcode: 10118

Opening Hours and Directions

Opening Hours

8:00 - 22:00
8:00 - 22:00
8:00 - 2:00
8:00 - 2:00
8:00 - 2:00
8:00 - 2:00
8:00 - 2:00

May vary on public holidays/festivals.


Reaching the Empire State Building by subway
You can reach the Empire State Building by subway lines 1-7 or ACE, NQRW, and BDFM.

20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, United States


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