One World Observatory NYC Tickets Prices and Discounts

Would you like to see New York from the One World Observatory but don't know what budget you'll need? I'll tell you how much tickets cost and how to get discounts in this article - read on!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

7 min read

One World Observatory NYC Tickets Prices and Discounts

Detail of One World Trade Center | ©Harpal Singh

Located at One World Trade Center, the One World Observatory is the tallest skyscraper in New York and the country. The views of southern Manhattan from its observation deck will take your breath away, making it, without a doubt, one of the places you must visit on your trip to the Big Apple.

Now,how much do tickets to the One World Observatorycost? Here I detail everything you need to know about the price so you can better calculate your budget.

How much does the entrance to the One World Observatory cost?

Entrance to the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets
Entrance to the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets

To enjoy the fabulous views of Manhattan and surroundings from the One World Observatory, in the heart of Downtown, the standard ticket price for an adult is about 40 euros in Hellotickets and will give you access to the three floors of the observatory of One World Observatory from where you will have wonderful views in detail of the skyline of southern Manhattan and panoramic views of the rest of the city:

  • The World Trade Center
  • The Financial District
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Empire State Building

Booking a skip-the-line ticket for the One World Observatory includes skip-the-line access and a cancellation option, which is essential to consider when planning your trip, as it will give you more flexibility when making plans should the unexpected arise.

Alternatively, if you need even more flexibility, you can book the One World Observatory Flextime ticket for the selected date. This type of ticket also includes priority access to the observatory and the Skypod elevators and costs 59 euros

How much does a combined ticket with other attractions cost?

One way to save time and money is to purchase a ticket for the One World Observatory in combination with other tourist attractions, such as the National Museum and 9/11 Memorial or a tour of New York.

Compare prices in the table below

  • NYC One World Observatory with Skip-the-Line Tickets
  • From $54
  • Ticket for One World Observatory
  • Skip the line access
  • Book now
  • New York One World Observatory Tickets with Flexible Entry

  • From $76

  • One World Observatory ticket

  • Flexible schedule during the selected date

  • Priority admission and exit to the observatory and Skypod elevators

  • One World Explorer - virtual guide

  • 15 voucher to spend on drinks at the bars or souvenir store

  • Book now

  • New York 9/11 National Museum and Memorial Guided Tour with One World Observatory Tickets
  • From $115
  • Timed admission to One World Observatory
  • Guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial
  • Local guide with a personal connection to the events of 9/11
  • Timed admission to the 9/11 Museum
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Book now
  • New York Tour with One World Observatory Tickets
  • From $130
  • One World Observatory ticket
  • Local guide
  • Tour (walking, subway, and ferry) of New York City
  • Transportation cost
  • Admission to 9/11 Museum
  • Book now

Do children pay to enter the One World Observatory? How much does the children's ticket cost?

Visiting the interior of One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets
Visiting the interior of One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets

If you are traveling to New York with children and you are planning to go up to the One World Observatory, you will not need to buy tickets if the kids are under 5 years old, as they get in for free. However, if the children are over that age they will need their ticket to access the skyscraper, although the good thing is that for them there are reduced rates.

If you book them in Hellotickets, you can find tickets for children from 38 ¤ and with cancellation option, which is very interesting because when doing activities with children it can happen that there is an unexpected change of plans.

Book your tickets for the One World Observatory without queues

How can I save on One World Observatory tickets?

Panoramic view of Manhattan at One World Observatory| ©Dimitry Anikin
Panoramic view of Manhattan at One World Observatory| ©Dimitry Anikin

Discounts to visit One World Observatory are only available to members of the U.S. military, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services. Note that it is an activity with high demand, so there are not usually discounts or free tickets on a regular basis.

For other visitors there are no discounts as such but do not worry because if you want to save a little on your visit, there are reduced rates for certain age groups such as the case of over 65 years or children between 6 and 12 years.

In Hellotickets you can also buy your tickets at reduced rates for these age groups from 38 € for children and 34 € for older adults but with the advantage that you can cancel them, which is not possible on the One World Observatory website.

Book your tickets for the One World Observatory without queues

How much does it cost to go up to One World Observatory with a tourist card?

Views from the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets
Views from the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets

Buying the New York Sightseeing Pass (from 127 ¤) you can go up to the One World Observatory the day and time you choose to enjoy the spectacular views of New York and you can also benefit from interesting discounts at restaurants and entertainment in the city during your stay.

I recommend it if you want to squeeze New York to the maximum during your trip and not miss any of the fun. With the New York Sightseeing Pass you can choose between 1 and 10 days of validity to visit a number of tourist attractions and also has the advantage that it can be canceled.

Why choose the Sightseeing Pass?

To explore the Big Apple there are several tourist cards, each with its own peculiarities and prices, but the great advantage they all have is that by paying just once a "flat rate" you can visit a lot of attractions, which will allow you not only to control your budget (New York is an expensive city!) but also save time by being able to enter the sites either without queuing or going through the fast lane.

In case you want to use one of these tourist passes during your trip to New York but don't know which one to choose, I advise you to take a look at the article The best tourist card in New York. It will help you decide for sure!

Book a tourist pass in New York

How much does it cost to get to the One World Observatory?

The surroundings of the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets
The surroundings of the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets

The fastest and most convenient way to get to One World Observatory is by public transportation, either by subway or bus, with a single ticket costing about 2.5 euros.

However, there is an even cheaper way to get to the skyscraper and that is to walk if you are near the area. Walking around New York is a joy, there is so much to see!

If you want to know what lines to take or what other means of transportation will take you to this impressive viewpoint I recommend you to read this post about how to get to One World Observatory.

Book your tickets for the One World Observatory without queues

How much does it cost to eat at One World Trade Center?

Views of the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets
Views of the One World Observatory| ©Hellotickets

If after going up to One World Observatory you liked the views so much that you would like to stay a little longer, you can always take advantage of your visit to eat at One World Observatory's One Dine restaurant, which also has one of the best views of Manhattan.

The prices of the menu range from 12 to 50 euros approximately. There you will find a varied seasonally inspired menu with exclusive dishes.

However, if you prefer to eat outside the skyscraper and discover other cool places in New York, in the post Where to eat around the One World Observatory you will find some proposals near the observation deck (probably cheaper) and Ground Zero.

Book your tickets for One World Observatory without queues

Compare prices of other skyscrapers in New York City

  • The Edge
  • From $40
  • Views: Empire State Building, Midtown and from afar One World Building
  • Location: West Manhattan
  • Book
  • Top of the Rock
  • From $44
  • Views: Empire State, Central Park and from afar One World Building
  • Location: Midtown Manhattan
  • Book
  • One World Observatory
  • From 54
  • Views: Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and from afar Empire State Building
  • Location: South Manhattan
  • Book
  • Empire State
  • From $46
  • Views: Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue and from afar One World Building
  • Location: Midtown Manhattan
  • Book