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Empire State Building Tickets and Prices

At 1,453 feet from base to tip, the Empire State Building may no longer be top of in the world’s highest chart, but it still ranks as one of the most beautiful.

102 stories high, it symbolizes the hopes and aspirations of New Yorkers. At ground level, the art deco lobby has elegant marble walls and stunning golden murals, on the 2nd floor is the Sustainability Exhibition, and the 80th floor houses the Dare to Dream Exhibition.

Download the new multimedia app for free and explore! The 86th floor observatory, 1050 ft above the bustling city streets, offers panoramic views over 5 states on a clear day from its glass enclosed pavilion and open air terrace.

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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. The 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building.


Can I use a digital ticket on my mobile device?

No, please print out a copy of your ticket(s) before you arrive.

Do my tickets expire?

No, tickets can be redeemed at any time

Can I get a refund if the weather or visibility are poor?

No, tickets are not refundable based on inclement weather or poor visibility.

Can I bring a baby stroller?

Yes. Elevators are available for visitors with baby strollers. Strollers must be folded on observation decks.

What amenities are available at the top? Is there a restroom?

Restrooms are available on the 86th Floor only. Powerful binoculars are offered to take in the unobstructed views in every direction. There is no restaurant or concession on the observations decks, but there's a lot of food to choose from on the main concourse at the lobby level, and there is a Walgreen's at the end of the Observatory tour.

What is the best time to visit the Empire State Building?

The least crowded visiting hours are at 8AM or around 3PM, but peak visiting times vary by season. The observatory is open 365 days a year from 8AM to 2AM regardless of weather conditions.

Where can I buy souvenirs?

On the 80th floor where the gift shop is located.

While you are in New York you will want to see the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory and the 9/11 Memorial and we've got your ticket!