See Manhattan in all its glory from the top of the Empire State Building.

Visit the Empire State Building with a New York Explorer Pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate  simply scan your digital pass
  • Official self-guided tour to the Empire State Building observation deck on the 86th-floor with 360-degree views
  • Exclusive early-bird access on Tuesdays & Thursdays July 22 - Dec 31. See the sunrise 30 mins before anyone else with your pass. 
  • The New York Explorer Pass also grants free entry to other popular New York attractions included in the low discount price

You’ll head up to the 86th floor, 1,050-feet above the ground, to get a 360-degree view of the city that never sleeps. Whether you're visiting day or night, this is a must-do for visitors to NYC.

Hours of Operation

Daily, 8AM-2AM (last admission is at 1:15AM)

Closings & Holidays

Open 365 days-a-year.

Know before you go

Getting In: Your New York Explorer Pass is your ticket to enter the Empire State Building and you can save time by skipping the ticket kiosks. Simply present your pass at the General Admission turnstile, located beyond security, and you’re in.

Getting there

Empire State Building with Early Bird Access

US, NY, New York, 10118, 20 West 34th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue)


20 West 34th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10118
United States

Closest Subway Stop

6 train to 33rd Street; R, N, Q, B, D, M, F trains to 34th Street/Herald Square; 1, 2, or 3 trains to 34th Street/Penn Station. The Empire State Building is walking distance from Penn Station, Herald Square, Grand Central Station, and Times Square, less than one block from 34th St subway stop.