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Your Guide to the One World Observatory Entrance

Where is One World Observatory?

One World Observatory Entrance

One World Observatory has only one entrance located at the West Plaza, on the corner of West and Vesey Streets. It is a street-level entrance that gives you direct access to the observatory.

One World Observatory Entrance Explained: Location and Getting There

One World Observatory Entrance

West Street Entrance

The West Street entrance provides direct access to the One World Observatory from the exterior of the building. It is conveniently located on the West Street side of One World Trade Center. This entrance is open to all visitors including individuals and groups with tickets.

  • How to reach: The easiest way to get here is through subway lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z, E, R, and W. You can also take a cab directly to this entrance. 
  • Entrance timings: You can enter the One World Observatory from 9 AM to 8 PM. However, timings vary throughout the year.
  • Average wait time: We recommend that you reach the attraction at least 45-60 minutes before the time specified on your ticket.
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Wheelchair Access

One World Observatory Entrance

The One World Observatory entrance on West Street is fully accessible by wheelchair. Elevators and ramps are available to ensure a smooth experience for you. You can ask the staff for help with wheelchairs at the venue. If you require a wheelchair, please contact the One World Observatory before your visit.

Which One World Observatory Entrance Do I Choose? 

One World Observatory has only one entrance located at the West Plaza, at the corner of West and Vesely Streets. This entrance is open to all including groups, individuals, and visitors with disabilities.

Queues at the One World Observatory:

  • Upon entering the One World Observatory, you will go through a security check. The waiting time for this queue can be 45-60 minutes.
  • If you need to buy your tickets onsite, you will have to get in a separate queue at the kiosks located at the One World Observatory entrance. The waiting time for this queue can be 30-45 minutes.



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Frequently Asked Questions About the One World Observatory Entrance

How do I enter the One World Observatory?

You can enter the One World Observatory through the entrance located the corner of West and Vesely Streets.

How many One World Observatory entrances are there?

The One World Observatory only has one entrance for visitors of the observatory. It is located on the West Street side of the One World Trade Center.

What is the average wait time at the One World Observatory entrance?

The average wait time at the One World Observatory entrance is 45-60 minutes.

Is the One World Observatory entrance accessible to visitors with disabilities?

The One World Observatory entrance on the West Street of One World Trade Center is fully accessible to guests with disabilities.

How do I get to the One World Observatory entrance?

Take the subway lines  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z, E, R, and W to get to the One World Observatory entrance. You can also take a cab or a car to One World Observatory.

Which One World Observatory entrance do I use if I have already purchased tickets?

Present your ticket at the West Street side entrance of One World Observatory to get in.

Which One World Observatory entrance do I use if I don’t have tickets?

You can get your One World Observatory ticket at the kiosks present onsite at the West Street side entrance of the One World Observatory.

How do I avoid waiting in line for a long time at the One World Observatory?

You can book skip-the-line tickets to the One World Observatory to avoid waiting in lines and get priority access to the observatory.

What are the One World Observatory entrance timings?

The One World Observatory entrances are accessible from 9 AM to 8 PM every day. However, timings vary throughout the year.