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One World Observatory

The One World Observatory is located atop the One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US. Head to Level 100, 101 & 102 for an arresting panoramic view of New York City. Book One World Observatory tickets and enjoy night visits, get date night pakcages, and choose combo experiences.

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One World Observatory

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Entry to One World Observatory

Access to 3 observatory levels (floors 100 to 102)

Access to SkyPod™ Elevators

Access to Horizon Grid

Access to SEE FOREVER™ Theater

Digital skyline guide (optional)

Standard or skip-the-line entry (as per option selected)

Timed or flexible entry (as per option selected)

$5 or $15 meal and shop voucher (as per option selected)

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Access to attractions: Empire State Building, Edge, One World Observatory & more

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 90 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Lee

5/5
Second time I've been here and loved it just as much as the first time . Great staff. Food and feeling on top of the world
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William

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It was a little overcast the afternoon we were there. Actually, there was a complete whiteout of the view. However, the displays and pictures of what was out there were awesome. It was still worth the cost of the experience.
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Patty Farmer

Patty

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I took my son and his friends for the tour. We pre-booked the tickets so we knew where to go and shared the details with the parents of the kids prior to the visit. It was an enriching experience and they learnt about why New York is the greatest city in the world.
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We didn’t go through the instructions clearly and ended up at the memorial first. We called up the customer service and they directed us to the Cathedral where the tour starts. They were helpful and we didn’t have to wait for help or lose our ticket money!
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This tour has the best of New York. A sobering look into the history of New York in the memorial tour and an eagle’s eye view of the city. Best trip combo on the app!
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The trip is riveting experience. Everyone must go on it. Not just the memorial tour, the observatory too. It’s amazing what human willpower can make possible!
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One World Observatory Guide

There are innumerable things to see in New York! But the best way to see everything all at once is by going to the top of the tallest building in the western hemisphere - the One World Observatory at the One World Trade Center. Here, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the New York skyline from this state-of-the-art observatory! Here is everything you need to know about the One World Observatory tickets.
To help plan your visit to the One World Observatory, here's a consise overview of both the ticket options for the One World Observatory. Explore these choices to ensure your visit is seamlessly tailored to your preferences.
Get access to one of the most popular and state-of-the-art observatories in New York City with these standard entry tickets. Enjoy unparalleled views, explore exhibits, and more!

Why go for these tickets?

  • The One World Observatory offers breathtaking views of the New York City skyline from atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Booking regular entry tickets in advance guarantees your spot at the observatory, without having to wait in long lines.
  • You can also explore the various exhibits and interactive displays throughout the observatory.
  • Booking your standard entry tickets online ensures that you can make the most of your visit without any stress or hassle.

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Visit the One World Observatory for its stunning views of the New York City skyline and to gain unique insights into the city's history and culture.
The priority entry tickets are the best way to explore the One World Observatory. These tickets save you from the long waiting times and ticket lines at the attraction on the day of your visit.

Why go for these tickets? 

  • Enjoy sweeping views of the New York skyline with these tickets. 
  • You get to skip the long ticket line and head right in with these tickets. 
  • Get access to the 100th-floor observation deck and enjoy free Wi-Fi during your visit. 
  • You can also choose an option that includes $15 for drinking and shopping at the One World Observatory. 

Recommended experiences

Skip the line and zoom to the 102nd floor of the One World Trade Center in a Sky Pod and enjoy stunning, 360-degree views of the iconic New York skyline.

Free entry

Children under the age of 6 can enter the One World Observatory for free.

Discounts

Children between the ages 6 to 12 and senior citizens above 65 can avail discounted tickets to the observatory.
Based on your preferences, here’s how you can pick the right One World Observatory ticket.
If you’re on a budget:
If you're on a budget, choosing regular entry tickets to the One World Observatory is a smart choice as it allows you to enjoy the stunning views and exhibits at a more affordable price point. Additionally, regular entry tickets offer the same access to the main observatory as other ticket options, so you won't miss out on any of the incredible views or interactive displays.
If you’re looking to save time and avoid long lines:
If you want to save time and make the most out of your visit to the One World Observatory, then priority entry tickets are the way to go. With skip the line tickets, you can avoid the long queues that often form at the entrance and head straight to the elevators. This means that you can reach the observatory faster and spend more time admiring the stunning panoramic views of New York City from the top of the One World Trade Center.

What are the One World Observatory opening hours?

The One World Observatory is open from 10 AM to 7 PM daily.

When is the One World Observatory closed?

The One World Observatory is open all year round.

What is the best time to visit the One World Observatory?

The best time to visit the One World Observatory is during the early morning hours or just before sunset to enjoy stunning views of the city skyline during both daylight and nighttime.

How long does it take to explore the One World Observatory?

We recommend spending at least 1 - 2 hours at the One World Observatory.

Where is the One World Observatory located?

The One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center, 117 West Street, New York, New York 10007.
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How do I get to the One World Observatory?

You can get to the One World Observatory by bus, subway, or taxi. The closest bus stop to the One World Observatory is Vesey Street and West Street. Both these stops are a 3-minute walk from the attraction. You can take the SIM9, SIM7, or SIM33 bus routes to the attraction. The closest subway station is One World Trade Center.

Can I take the subway to the One World Observatory?

The closest subway station to the One World Observatory is the World Trade Center subway station. From here, the Observatory is just a 5-minute walk. 

How long does it take to get from the airport to the One World Observatory?

It will take around 50 minutes to get from New York’s JFK airport to One World Observatory.

Is the One World Observatory wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the One World Observatory is wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible pick-up and drop-off point along West Street, north of Vesey Street from where people with reduced mobility can proceed to the West Plaza entrance.

Is a storage facility available at the One World Observatory?

There is no storage facility at the One World Observatory.

Is photography permitted at the One World Observatory?

Yes, photography is permitted inside the One World Observatory.

Are outside food and drinks permitted inside the One World Observatory?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the One World Observatory.

Is there an age limit for visitors?

Children under the age of 17 years can only visit the One World Observatory if accompanied by an adult.

Is there any dress code for visiting the One World Observatory?

There is no dress code for visiting the One World Observatory. You can wear whatever you like, but we recommend that you wear comfortable footwear.

Are kids allowed at the One World Observatory?

Yes, kids are allowed at the One World Observatory. The stunning views and interactive exhibits at the One World Observatory are family-friendly and suitable for visitors of all age groups.
Apart from the breathtaking views of New York, there are some other interesting and fun things you can do at the One World Observatory.

360-degree views

Elevate your senses as you ride up to the One World Observatory to see New York like never before! As you whiz past 100 stories to reach the observatory, you will be greeted with stunning 360-degree views of the New York skyline. You can enjoy these views from an indoor climate-controlled space at the observatory.

Global Welcome Center

When visiting the One World Observatory, you can get your place of origin added to the guest registry at the observatory. This dazzling data is presented on the largest curved indoor LED in the world! So step in closer and become a part of this global show that will be permanently etched into the One World Observatory.

Horizon Grid

Once you’ve taken in the breathtaking panoramic views of the New York skyline at the One World Observatory, take a look at the Horizon Grid. This multimedia spectacle highlights the memorable moments, famous faces, and iconic places that you can see from the observatory - all of which are shown in a presentation powered by 145 screens.

Ride to the top

Wondering how you will ride to the top and reach the One World Observatory? The Sky Pods at the One World Trade Center have got you covered! Step into the Sky Pods or elevators that will help you climb the 102 stories of the One World Trade Centre in just 47 seconds!

See Forever Theater

A visit to the One World Observatory truly elevates your senses! Before getting your first view of the New York skyline, you will get to experience an incredible audiovisual that is set to the rhythms of the city. The end of this audiovisual beautifully coincides with your first glimpse of the New York skyline from the One World Observatory. 

Meet the experts

At City Pulse, you can meet and greet tour ambassadors who are New York city insiders. Their interactive presentations will let you delve deeper into New York’s neighborhoods, history, and culture as they talk about the city’s famous landmarks. Feel free to ask the tour ambassadors at the One World Observatory anything you want-they’ll always be happy to help you!

Drink and dine

Fancy savoring a quick bite and snack on the 101st floor? If yes, then visit the ONE Dine and Bar and the ONE Mix restaurants at the One World Trade Centre. At the restaurant, you can sample delicious dishes from the restaurant’s New York-inspired menus. Stop by for a cocktail, a quick bite, or a full-fledged gourmet meal.

Illy Caffé and Gelateria

Get a delicious taste of Italy in New York when you visit the Illy Caffé and Gelateria at the One World Observatory. Be it classic Italian-inspired coffee drinks, a cup of Dammann Frères tea or a refreshing nitro-style cold brew-you can find all this and more at the Illy Caffé and Gelateria.

Digital skyline guide

Explore the New York skyline with your very own digital skyline guide! The One World Explorer is the Observatory’s digital guide to the New York city skyline. As you move from window to window at the One World Observatory, the screens of the iPad move with you and share some fascinating stories about the landmarks or places chosen by you.
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Are One World Observatory tickets available online now?

Yes, One World Observatory tickets are available online.

What are the different types of One World Observatory tickets?

You can choose between One World Observatory standard entry tickets or upgrade to skip the line tickets.

Are One World Observatory tours available?

As of now, there are no One World Observatory guided tours.

Is skip-the-line entry included in my One World Observatory tickets?

Yes, you can book One World Observatory skip the line tickets to avoid long waiting lines.

Are discounts available on One World Observatory tickets?

Discounted One World Observatory tickets are available for children between 6 to 12 years and senior citizens above 65 years.

What are the One World Observatory’s opening hours?

The One World Observatory is open all year round from 10 AM to 9 PM.

How do I get to the One World Observatory?

You can reach the One World Observatory by bus, taxi, or subway. The closest bus stops are at Vesey Street and West Street. The World Trade Center subway station is the closest station to the One World Observatory.

What is the best time to visit the One World Observatory?

The best time to visit the One World Observatory is on a weekday as soon as the attraction opens or just before sunset.

Is the One World Observatory wheelchair accessible?

The One World Observatory is wheelchair accessible. There is a special pick-up and drop-off point along West Street, north of Vesey Street for people with reduced mobility. From here, wheelchair users can easily move towards the West Plaza entrance at the One World Observatory.

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