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Observation Decks

Empire State Building: 86th & 102nd Floor Skip-the-Box-Office Tickets

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Skip lines to the Empire State's top for unmatched views with an enriching audio guide and free WiFi.


  • Skip the box office ticket lines on your way to the 86th and 102nd floors, the quickest path to the heart of NYC's skyline. It's all about speed and exclusivity.

  • With your audio guide in tow, available in 9 languages, dive deep into the Empire State's history while you ascend.

  • Gaze out from the observatory decks at an expansive 360-degree view of NYC. Catch iconic sights like Central Park and the Statue of Liberty in detail.

  • Want an even speedy entry? Upgrade to the Express ticket to take the red carpet to the skies, and skip all queues for magnificent views.


  • Skip-the-box-office-ticket line to the 86th and 102nd-floor observatory deck

  • High-power binoculars

  • Art Deco lobby access

  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin

  • Free wifi

  • Express ticket to 86th and 102nd-floor observatory deck (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

11 Ratings
Frank M Winkelman



Feb, 2024

I loved the tour of the Empire State Building. What I didn't like was the fact that the tickets kept disappearing from the Headout App. I had to keep going in (at least 4 times 0 to bring up the tickets based upon my invoice number. Good thing I brought that piece of paper with me or else I would have been shut out of this experience. Why didn't my tickets remain on the Headout app after I put them up there? I've never had this issue with other ticket apps in the past.
John Judnich



Jan, 2024

The first person I dealt with refused to allow me to charge my phone, so I could locate my tickets in order to access the venue. The person was wearing a uniform and was completely unprofessional when I arrived. The second person, also in a uniform, was rude on the 86th floor, when we asked for directions. I paid for both observation decks and was not impressed by the customer service of the guides at the elevators. I loved the views from the top deck .
Luis Partridge



Apr, 2024

Kayla Robson



Mar, 2024




Feb, 2024

A Journey Through New York’s Icon

Begin your Empire State Building adventure by bypassing the queues, thanks to your skip-the-box-office-line tickets. The experience kicks off in the stunning Art Deco lobby, where the elegance of 1930s New York greets you. Armed with an audio guide in one of nine languages, you'll ascend through the building's heart, stopping at the 2nd-floor exhibits. Here, delve into the Empire State Building's rich history as a cultural icon, featuring its unforgettable moments in pop culture from "King Kong" to dazzling celebrity events. The exhibits not only educate but set the stage for the breathtaking views that await.

Unparalleled City Vistas

The climax of your visit is the observatory decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. Here, New York City unfolds before you in a panoramic spectacle. With high-power binoculars, spot iconic landmarks like Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. The 86th floor offers open-air views, while the 102nd floor, reached via a unique, top-speed elevator, presents a more intimate vista of the city's sprawling expanse. Free WiFi allows you to capture and share this unforgettable experience instantly.

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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