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One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

From US$ 46.82 per person

Journey to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and admire the incredible views over New York. Pre-book tickets and choose between 3 ticket options.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
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Skip the line through express elevators
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What customers loved


  • Skip the ticket purchase line and proceed directly to security
  • Be transported by Skypod to the 102nd floor in 47 seconds
  • See the evolution of the Manhattan skyline on the way
  • Dare to step out onto the see-through Sky Portal for heart-racing views
  • Get priority access for security and elevators with Ticket Upgrade Options
  • Include a Digital Skyline Guide to New York City with Ticket Upgrade Options
  • Get US$15 off the café, bar, restaurant, or gift shop with All-Inclusive Tickets
Full description

Ascend via SkyPod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 47 seconds at 28 mph. SkyPod provides a virtual time-lapse visual experience showing how New York City has changed from the 1500s. Skip the ticket line and even opt to also skip the elevator line.


At the observatory, elevate your senses as you take in the iconic sights, surrounding waters, and panoramas of the Manhattan skyline and beyond. Then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit while taking in the stunning views. 


Engage with City Pulse and One World Observatory's global ambassadors as they share stories of this amazing city. Step onto the expansive Sky Portal and take a walk high above the streets of New York. Dine or drink at the café, bar, or restaurant.


Upgrade to Combination or All-Inclusive Tickets and enjoy skip-the-line access to the elevators. Access expedited security via the priority security line. The Digital Skyline Guide, an interactive, virtual reality iPad guide to New York City, is also included.


  • Entry to One World Observatory
  • Ride in a SkyPod
  • Sky Portal experience
  • City Pulse Multimedia Presentations (2 per hour)
  • Admission to dining options with panoramic views
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Skip the elevator lines (if Combination or All-Inclusive Option is selected)
  • Priority security line access (if Combination or All-Inclusive Option is selected)
  • Digital Skyline Guide (if Combination and All-Inclusive Option is selected)
  • US$15 to drink or shop (if All-Inclusive Option is selected)
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax
  • Skip the security line
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Participants aged 5 to 11 must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • All pre-purchased tickets are barcoded to let you skip the ticket purchase line at the Observatory entrance
  • Everyone has to queue for security – Combination and All-Inclusive Tickets receive expedited security via the priority security line
  • Standard and Combination Tickets are for timed entry; if you miss your assigned entry time you will not receive replacement tickets or a refund
  • All-Inclusive Tickets allow you to enter at any time on your chosen day to visit, along with a US$ 15 credit to drink or shop
  • You may enter the observatory up to 15 minutes after your reserved time and may stay as long as you like
  • Guests must be at least 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult
  • Advance reservations are recommended for One Dine Restaurant at “OpenTable”
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6680 reviews

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While this ticket didn’t feel like skipping the line because of the ID/vaccine status check, it still was the best way to get up to the observation deck and to dine, which has to be reserved separately through OpenTable. The dining experience would be hard to match the absolutely incredible views. We went for lunch on a clear day, and the food was excellent, too. We thoroughly enjoyed it and felt the money involved was well-spent!

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December 25, 2021

The observatory was one of our favorite things we did! I would highly recommend it for a first time NY visitor. The Skip-the-line passes were the best, too! We had an assigned time, walked right in, there were limited crowds and by the time we got done, the line was out the door.

December 5, 2021

I love to veuw city from high up and this is excellent place and the elevator ride is awesome, I live in the city and see the top of the tower from my window and finally went up and exploring all the grounds , liked everything about it ,it is peace of history in NYC and for whole world, my coworker enjoyed it same much.

October 17, 2021

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