Skip the Line: Empire State Building Observatory

Save up to an hour of waiting time and get priority access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck in the Empire State Building. Until you see New York from the top of the Empire State Building, you haven’t seen New York.

Get the best view of New York from 86th Floor Observation Deck

Skip the line express admission with the Express Pass: save up to an hour of waiting time

Until you see New York from the top of the Empire State Building, you haven’t seen New York. Soaring more than a quarter of a mile into the sky above the heart of Manhattan, the 86th Floor Observatory offers 360 degree panoramic views from both a glass-enclosed pavilion and a spacious open-air promenade.

Remodeled from top to bottom in 2009, millions of people from around the world visit the Observatory each year. Many come for the endless spectacular views, while others come to relive cinematic moments from movies such as King Kong, An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle. Relive the rich and majestic history of this New York icon and the rest of the Big Apple.

Whatever the reason that brings you here, you will always remember your visit to the Empire State Building.

Skip the Line with the Express Pass

Too many sites to see in the city that never sleeps? Too little time to see them all? The Express Pass is your answer to making the most of your time in the Big Apple. Go directly to the front of every line at the Observatory so you can spend your valuable time taking in the spectacular views from our observatories and seeing all that New York has to offer. Please ensure that you select the "Express Pass" Option at booking, not the General Admission ticket.

While an Express Pass guarantees you access to the front of every line, during the off season when lines are shorter, it may not be necessary to purchase one to enjoy speedy access to the Observatory.

Times at the Empire State Building, where an Express Pass may NOT be needed are: January through May in addition to October and November. Peak entrance times are between 11am and 2pm and one hour before and after sunset.

• Access to 86th Floor Observation Deck
• Priority access with the Express Pass - if option chosen at checkout
Not included:

• Skip the Line - if General Admission options chosen at checkout
Additional Information:

If you wish to purchase and Express Pass please choose this option during checkout. The Express Pass may not be needed during off peak times at the Empire State Building.
Meeting Point, pick-up and drop-off:

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118