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Make the most of your time in New York City with our 2-Day Premium Ticket + Empire State Building combo
Entry to the Empire State Building
Majestic views from an Art-Deco icon.
A must-see for any visitor to New York City, the Empire State Building is world-famous for its spectacular 360-degree views, majestic Art Deco design, and iconic presence in the history of film, literature and music. Included in your ticket is access to the 86th floor main observation deck. T&Cs: Please redeem ticket vouchers at the ticket booth located on the second level of the Empire State Building. For opening hours and further details, please see our Empire State Building Experience Page.
Explore the Big Apple at your own pace.
Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the flexibility to plan your own itinerary and explore the best of New York’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket and simply hop on again when you're ready.
Available in English & Spanish on all buses.
Tune in to our pre-recorded commentary during your tour. Our engaging virtual guides will entertain you with incredible facts and stories about New York's history, landmarks, famous figures and more! Listen in via complimentary headphones distributed when you board the bus. Commentary is available in English, Spanish and French.
See all the top Landmarks
Big Bus gives you the best view of all New York's famous sights.
Our New York routes have been carefully designed to show you New York's best landmarks and attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park.
Take a bite of the Big Apple on our red route
Get to the beating heart of NYC on our Explore Downtown route. You'll be right in the midst of it as you travel through iconic areas like Times Square, 5th Avenue, Broadway and Wall Street. Look up to see the city's famous skyscrapers, and enjoy fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the Westside Highway.
Visit Midtown and the Upper East Side on our blue route.
Discover the cultural capital of Manhattan on our Explore Uptown route. We pass some of the must-see museums, galleries and theaters, from the Met to Madison Square Garden. Take in the sights of Central Park and Madison Avenue, and enjoy top-deck views of the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Bring Manhattan to life with educational commentary, giving you an insider's perspective on the city that never sleeps.
Health & Safety at ESB
Reduce the risk of COVID-19.
You can make your visit everything you imagined and more while remaining safe during your time at the Empire State Building. Follow these measures to reduce the risk associated with COVID-19: Key to NYC
Free Mobile App
Now with live bus arrival times!
Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our live bus arrival times feature lets you spend a little longer sipping that latte, browsing at the museum or taking that all-important selfie, so you can simply arrive 5 minutes early at the bus stop. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, live bus tracking, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with Big Bus Tours.