Tours and Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets provided by Empire State Building

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
Select Date and Travellers
From
AU$59.79
Date
2 adults
Options
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views. Admire the panoramas from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and other areas with this ticket. It unlocks two attractions for the price of one—the 82nd-floor observatory and 2nd-floor museum to chart the building's story from construction. Upgrade for fast-track admission.
Highlights
  • Marvel at 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building
  • See landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty from the heart of NYC
  • Visit the 86th-floor main deck, 2nd-floor museum, and redesigned 80th floor
Important Information
Duration
45m
Inclusions
  • In the heart of NYC
  • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck
  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits
  • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits
  • Free admission for children 5 and under
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
  • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
3,046Reviews
28Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 511
  • 149
  • 35
  • 11
  • 21
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
Tiffany Johns wrote a review Jan. 2021
Hoboken, New Jersey20 contributions4 helpful votes
I highly recommend the skip-the-line ticket. Because it's usually quite the line. But the vista is totally worth the time.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
IAmShameeza wrote a review Jan. 2021
Kissimmee, Florida11 contributions3 helpful votes
You won’t regret it! We went at night time and the views of NYC never get old especially being born and raised in NY.
Read more
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 12 Jan. 2021
Thank you for your review! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting. -Steve
Read more
kbgotskilz wrote a review Dec. 2020
Morristown, New Jersey8 contributions7 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of doing a VIP tour with Renita and she made me feel like I was a part of history. She knew every nook and cranny about the Empire State Building - both pre- and post-renovation. And she was kind enough to snap photos for me(I was solo). I couldn’t see myself
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 12 Jan. 2021
Thank you very much for your review and for your kind words about Renita. I will be sure to share them with her! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
Read more
Vicki S wrote a review Dec. 2020
1 contribution
We had arranged a visit NY but due to the rigid COVID-19 restrictions, we had to cancel the trip. We do realize that this was a 'no refund' event but my goodness. I emailed with no response. I would have appreciated an email of some sort. They made money off of us and we got
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 2 Dec. 2020
I am sorry to hear you did not hear a response from us. Guest service is a priority for us, and we work hard to ensure every guest need is met through our email inbox. We are happy to assist with rescheduling opportunities too! Please reach out to me directly at starca@esbonyc.com, as I would like to help provide resolution. -Steve
Read more
debbiemoreno3 wrote a review Nov. 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Despite being to New York several times, This was our first time ever to Empire State Building. It was a great tour we recommend to anyone. You have some amazing views from the top observatory area and great picture settings big you want to make some great new memories this is
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 2 Dec. 2020
Thank you for your review, and for your kind words about our staff. We agree our view are the best, and our experiences unmatched! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
Read more
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Empire State Building
MKMG2021
00
Terrible!!
It was the worst ever! Money down the trash! We went up to see the view and have a good experience but everything w
Read more
sbhate
00
It was awesome
Everything you wish from an observatory was present...I visit here again and again just to enjoy the scenic view...
Read more
kellyvandykeoliver
00
Center of the World!
A must see for everyone! Beautiful building inside and out! History at its best! Lovely staff! This is NYC!
Read more
abonilla18
00
NY Empire State Bldg
One of the best buildings in New York City. Iconic inside and outside. Great for photo ops and to visit it inside.
Read more
K8072WFericb
00
Fun Experience!
Reminded me of a Disney Ride ... though we had a very small line to get to the top, there were a bunch of fun and w
Read more
briasimone97
00
Great experience!
We loved every detail about the Empire State Building and can not wait to come back. Everyone who worked in the bui
Read more
DANIELBR2592
00
Best experience ever!
We had the experience of our lives! Every part from bottom to the top is unique and wonderful! The staff over there
Read more
msginthevillage
00
A nice respite from COVID
Having not been since I was a teen, I visited the 86th floor with my children and it was so nice to be up on top th
Read more
Autum P
00
First Time
Had an amazing time visiting the Empire State Building. This was a last minute trip with a "friend" visiting from T
Read more
Justin K
00
Great Visit!
The new additions since I last visited are great! It was a great visit and my daughter loved it! Definitely recomme
Read more
SiaolanC
00
An experience of life time everyone should at least try once!
I always believe that the best part of any place is the people. ESB is no different. The entire staff team were pro
Read more
LoveTravel149011
00
Great experience
The view alone needs no recommendation, visiting is a bucket list must. Now is the time to visit - short to virtual
Read more
TalDarkLeanMean
00
Empire State Building
Aesthetically there is nothing eye catching or striking about the most iconic famous building in New York. Especial
Read more
372mariyama
00
Amazing View
We loved it. Amazing view of beautiful NYC. Try to book in advance so you do not have to wait on line, well there w
Read more
sunshi_71
00
Great Experience
Glad we went at night, the view was spectacular and the staff especially,Alfie, made the experience for my family t
Read more
Key Details
  • Empire State Building
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:0061 (87) 2285 255

Travellers also viewed

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
from A$54.09*
Popular: Booked by 45,137 travellers!
from A$36.61*
Popular: Booked by 57,137 travellers!
Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket
from A$86.83*
Popular: Booked by 1,000 travellers!
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
from A$54.09*
Popular: Booked by 63,564 travellers!

Frequently bought together

from A$36.61*
Popular: Booked by 57,137 travellers!
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
from A$54.09*
Popular: Booked by 45,137 travellers!
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
from A$54.09*
Popular: Booked by 63,564 travellers!

Skip-the-Line Tours

from A$36.61*
Popular: Booked by 57,137 travellers!
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
from A$54.09*
Popular: Booked by 63,564 travellers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets