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One World Observatory | NYC's skyline sanctuary

Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the One World Trade Center, One World Observatory offers breathtaking views of the New York skyline. From ticket options to general information, here is everything you need to know about the One World Observatory in New York City.

Things to know before booking your One World Observatory tickets

  1. Children between 6 to 12 years and seniors above 65 years can avail of discounted ticket prices with a valid ID. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the attraction.
  2. One World Observatory is completely wheelchair accessible. All the amenities and attractions inside are accessible to guests with disabilities. 
  3. Pets are not allowed inside the building, however, service animals with qualified handlers are. 
  4. Strollers can be taken inside but have to be folded on escalators and inside elevators.
  5. All One World Observatory tickets except the All-Inclusive tickets are timed. Make sure you enter the attraction during your chosen time slot. In case you’re late, you will be allowed to enter based on capacity.
  6. Luggage is not permitted inside. Only bags that are within 25x17x9” can be taken into the observatory.  
  7. Access to the observatory is only possible through the elevators. Stairs are not accessible to the general public.
  8. All guests must go through a mandatory security check before entering.
  9. Outside food is not permitted. 
  10. All eateries are located on the 101st level and are only accessible to visitors with One World Observatory tickets.

Why visit One World Observatory?

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  • Splendid views from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere: One World Observatory offers breathtaking 360-degree vistas of New York City from 1,268 feet in the air. Marvel at the stunning skyline and spot iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Unique elevator experience: Embark on a unique elevator ride on the SkyPod that takes you on an immersive journey through time and showcases the transformation of New York from its early days to the present in just forty-seven seconds!
  • Discover the world’s largest curved indoor LED: The Global Welcome Center at the attraction displays your place of origin, which then gets added to the registry of over 10 million visitors. 
  • Feel a rush of adrenalin: Step onto the incredible Sky Portal, a 14-foot-wide circular glass disc that provides a real-time, high-definition view of the streets below.
  • Learn about NYC through multimedia exhibits: The Horizon Grid is a multimedia spectacle! Powered by 145 screens, the display shows famous places, memorable moments, and all the iconic sites in New York that you can see from the observatory.

Which One World Observatory ticket is best for you?

One World Observatory admission Tickets

If you’re on a budget

Go for: Standard entry tickets
Access to 3 levels (100 to 102): Yes
Access to SkyPod™ Elevators: Yes
Access to Horizon Grid: Yes
Access to SEE FOREVER™ Theater: Yes
Digital skyline guide: Not included
Timed entry: Yes
Priority entry: No
Vouchers: Not included

  • Get access to three floors of the observatory to enjoy stellar panoramic views of the New York skyline and spot popular attractions like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Choose your time slot to access the observatory and all the exhibits inside including the SkyPod elevator ride.
  • Enjoy free add-ons along with your entry tickets including the Sky Portal, City Pulse, and SEE FOREVER Theater.

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If you’re short on time

Go for: Deluxe tickets
Access to 3 levels (100 to 102): Yes
Access to SkyPod™ Elevators: Yes
Access to Horizon Grid: Yes
Access to SEE FOREVER™ Theater: Yes
Digital skyline guide: Yes
Timed entry: Yes
Priority entry: Yes
Vouchers: Included

  • With your deluxe tickets, you can bid adieu to waiting times and standing in long queues at the One World Observatory and enjoy priority entrance. 
  • Zoom to the top of the One World Observatory in a SkyPod elevator to enjoy spectacular views of the New York skyline, some of the city’s most iconic sites, and the surrounding waters. 
  • You can even skip to the top of the security lines with these tickets, which gives you even more time to explore One World Observatory.

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One World Observatory Deluxe Ticket: Skip-All-Lines

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If you’re looking for flexibility

Go for: All-inclusive tickets
Access to 3 levels (100 to 102): Yes
Access to SkyPod™ Elevators: Yes
Access to Horizon Grid: Yes
Access to SEE FOREVER™ Theater: Yes
Digital skyline guide: Yes
Timed entry: Flexible
Priority entry: Yes
Vouchers: Included

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive priority access ticket giving you access to both observation decks inside the One World Trade Center.
  • These tickets come with flexible time slots, giving you the freedom to visit the attraction at your own convenience.
  • Skip the lines at the security check and the SkyPod elevator to reach the One World Observatory.
  • Your tickets include a $15 voucher which you can use to drink or shop.

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If you want to explore New York

Go for: Combo tours
Access to 3 levels (100 to 102): Yes
Access to SkyPod™ Elevators: Yes
Access to Horizon Grid: Yes
Access to SEE FOREVER™ Theater: Yes
Digital skyline guide: Not included
Timed entry: Yes
Priority entry: No
Vouchers: Not included

  • Combine your visit to One World Observatory with entry tickets to the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, or a standard New York Helicopter Tour.
  • You can also book a New York City Pass and choose from 104 curated selection of attractions across the city including theme parks, bus tours, iconic attractions, museums, and landmarks. 
  • Save more by visiting multiple attractions with a single ticket!

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Combo (Save 3%): One World Observatory + Statue of Liberty Tickets with Ferry Transfers
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Plan your Visit to the One World Observatory

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Restroom - One World Observatory
  • Restrooms are available on all three levels of the One World Observatory.
  • Food and drinks are available at the café and restaurant at the attraction. These are accessible only to visitors with a One World Observatory ticket.
  • There is a gift shop located on level 100 of the observatory.
One World Observatory accessibility
  • All amenities and exhibits as well as the observatory at the One World Observatory are wheelchair-accessible.
  • An accessible pick-up and drop-off area is available along West Street, north of Vesey Street. 
  • Guests with reduced mobility can access One World Observatory through the West Plaza Entrance or from inside the World Trade Center Oculus.
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One World Observatory rules
  • Photography is permitted at the One World Observatory using handheld cameras. 
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the observatory. 
  • Strollers are permitted but you will have to fold them when you take the elevator.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the One World Observatory.
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the premises.
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One World Observatory Visitor Tips
  • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear during your visit. 
  • The best time to enjoy the views from the observation deck is just before sunset. 
  • Avoid visiting the observatory on cloudy days since you may be unable to see the panoramic views of the New York skyline. 
  • Book your One World Observatory tickets online and in advance so that you can choose the time and day that works best for you. 
  • Set aside 2 to 3 hours for your visit to the attraction. 
  • You are not allowed to carry outside food and drinks to the One World Observatory, but you can visit ONE Dine and the Illy Cafè and Gelateria for a delicious spread. 
  • Photography is permitted inside the observatory so get ready to take some stunning pictures!

Frequently asked questions about One World Observatory tickets

Where can I book One World Observatory tickets?

You can easily book One World Observatory tickets online. Click here to book your tickets.

Can I book One World Observatory tickets online?

Yes, you can book your One World Observatory tickets online. Book your tickets in advance to choose your preferred variant and time slot.

What is the cost of One World Observatory tickets?

One World Observatory tickets start from $45.91.

Are One World Observatory skip the line tickets available?

Yes, skip the line tickets for One World Observatory are available. Book yours now so you don't have to wait in long ticket lines!

Can I get a discount on One World Observatory tickets?

Children between 6 and 12 years and senior citizens above 65 years can enjoy discounts on One World Observatory tickets. Keep an eye out for exciting cashback offers!

What is the One World Observatory?

The One World Observatory is an observation deck on the 102nd floor of the One World Trade Center. From here, you can enjoy some stunning views of the New York skyline.

How do I get access to the One World Observatory?

You will have to purchase tickets to visit the One World Observatory. Click here to book your tickets.

Where is the One World Observatory located?

The One World Observatory is located at 117 West Street, New York, New York 10007.

What are some of the highlights of the One World Observatory?

Some highlights of the One World Observatory include 360-degree views from the observation deck, the Grand Horizon Center, and the thrilling ride to the top in the SkyPod elevator.

How do I reach the One World Observatory?

You can get to the One World Observatory by bus, car, or subway. The closest subway station is the World Trade Center station.

What are the opening hours of the One World Observatory?

The One World Observatory is open from 9 AM to 9 PM every day.

What facilities are available at the One World Observatory?

Restrooms, restaurants, and a gift shop are available at the One World Observatory. All the areas in the observatory are accessible by wheelchair.

Is the One World Observatory wheelchair accessible?

Yes, One World Observatory is accessible by wheelchair.

Is photography allowed at the One World Observatory?

Yes, photography is permitted at the One World Observatory for personal use only.

Is it worth visiting the One World Observatory?

The exhilarating ride to the top in the SkyPod elevator and the breathtaking panoramic views of New York City, and the unique exhibits inside, make the One World Observatory worth visiting.

Why you should book your One World Observatory tickets online?

By booking your One World Observatory tickets online and in advance, you have the freedom to not only efficiently plan your visit to New York but to also choose a time slot that works best for you. It also gives you the convenience of booking your tickets from the comfort of your home, if you're on the go, or even looking for last-minute tickets. Finally, you can avail of discounts and offers that may not otherwise be available.