How Much is the Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Preparing your visit to the world's most famous Statue? Take note of the budget you'll need depending on the tour or type of ticket you choose - there are options to suit all budgets!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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How Much is the Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Panoramic view of the Statue with Manhattan in the background | ©Pierre Blache

Have you always dreamed of seeing the Statue of Liberty one day? If you're planning a trip to New York, that wish is on its way to becoming a reality. However, to visit this monument you'll need to get your Statue of Liberty tickets::: several months in advance because they sell out quickly.

So,how much budget do you need to visit the Statue of Liberty? Can you use a tourist card to see it? What are the prices of guided tours? Let's find out the prices of Statue of Liberty tickets!

How much do tickets to the Statue of Liberty cost?

The Crown of the Statue of Liberty| ©Jeff Burak
The Crown of the Statue of Liberty| ©Jeff Burak

The Statue of Liberty is an icon in the United States and one of New York's most popular tourist attractions. From €20 you can find individual tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty (in this case you will have to pay for the ferry yourself). Here are some options for tours and cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island that do not include admission to the Statue but are of great interest:

  • Express Cruise to the Statue of Liberty, from £25: For those looking for an express tour, it gives you the option to go and come back in 45 minutes while listening to the explanations of a tour guide.
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, from ** £63**: On this tour you will have the chance to see Liberty Island and Ellis Island thanks to the explanations of an audio guide, and you will also have access to the Statue of Liberty Museum.
  • Circle Line night cruise through Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, from £43 This is a very interesting option because you will sail on the Hudson River at sunset and see the illuminated skyline while enjoying the live narration of an expert guide.
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial Tour, from £69 This tour offers you a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island area, a walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial Ground Zero and a visit to the 9/11 Museum with a tour guide.
  • Early bird tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, from £48 If you like to get up early, this is your option, as you will take the ferry tour, visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as the Immigration Museum, with a professional guide early in the morning.
  • Ellis Island Private Tour with Statue of Liberty tickets, from £60 On this tour, with a professional guide, you will visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island in a private experience. In addition, you will have access to the Liberty Museum (Liberty Island) and the Immigration Museum (Ellis Island).

Regarding the Statue of Liberty entrance fee, depending on factors such as which areas of the Statue of Liberty you would like to visit (you can choose between Statue Pedestal entrance or Crown and Statue Pedestal entrance) or whether you would like to go there on your own or with a guided tour, the price may vary:

Tickets that include a visit to the Statue's pedestal and the Statue's Crown have different prices (from around €20 for the pedestal and from around €23 for the Crown). However, it's worth the money because you'll have the chance to see the inside of the monument, something unique that not many people are lucky enough to get to see, as tickets are in short supply and demand is very high. If you get them, it will be one of the coolest souvenirs of your trip!

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Visit the Statue of Liberty on a guided tour

The ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets
The ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets

For example, in Hellotickets you can join from 60 ¤ to one of the guided tours to the Statue of Liberty that include the service of a guide, the ferry to Liberty Island, the trip to Ellis Island and tickets to the Immigration Museum and the Liberty Museum.

Taking a guided tour to the Statue of Liberty is a possibility that I advise you to consider if this monument is among the essentials of your trip to New York, as you will get more out of this experience. With the help of a tour guide, you'll get to know the history and the best anecdotes in detail, and you'll enjoy the fun and educational side of this excursion in equal parts. Going with an audio guide who only recites facts is boring, but the guides know how to make the experience close, enjoyable and unforgettable.

Moreover, with a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty you won't have to worry about the organisation of the visit, nor about transport or queues at the ticket office. Since it's already planned in advance, it's all about comfort and you can spend your time doing other, more fun things.

What's included in the Statue of Liberty guided tour?

  • NYC Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
  • From 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Round trip cruise to the Statue of Liberty
  • Tour guide
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • NYC Manhattan Circle Line Cruise around Statue of Liberty by day
  • From £29
  • 1 hour
  • Circle Line daytime cruise to Statue of Liberty
  • Tour guide
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
  • From 63
  • Free
  • Water ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Statue of Liberty Museum entrance fee
  • Audio guide
  • Book now
  • NYC Manhattan Circle Line Cruise around Statue of Liberty by night
  • From 43
  • 2 hours
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Live narration by a guide
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry
  • From £48
  • Free
  • Round-trip ferry ticket to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Entrance fees to the Liberty Island Museum and the Immigration Museum
  • Optional
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial Tour
  • From 69
  • Free
  • Ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour of Ground Zero
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Early Morning Tour
  • From 48
  • 4 hours
  • Ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Entrance to the Immigration Museum
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Ellis Island Private Tour with Statue of Liberty Access
  • From 60
  • 4 hours
  • Roundtrip ferry ticket to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Admission to the new Liberty Museum and Immigration Museum
  • With private guide
  • Book now

Statue of Liberty ticket prices at the Statue of Liberty box office

Sunset on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets
Sunset on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets

If you're not a fan of guided tours and prefer to do your own sightseeing, you'll still need to get tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty, either from the ticket offices at Battery Park or Liberty State Park or online from €34.

General admission ticket office price breakdown

  • Adults from €34.
  • Seniors (62+) from €16.
  • Children (4-12 years) from 23 €.
  • Children under 4 years: Free

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most visited monuments in New York and tickets are limited (especially for the Pedestal and the Crown) so they sell out quickly.

My advice is to buy them well in advance and buy them online, as the ticket booths are often crowded with people queuing up.

If you are not prepared to get up early and go to the ticket office early in the morning to try and get tickets for the day, it is not worth standing there for so long as you are likely to leave empty-handed. It's more convenient to do it from your computer in the comfort of your own home.

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Is it possible to get into the Statue of Liberty for free, and are there reduced rates to save on your visit?

Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty| ©Patrick T Klindt
Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty| ©Patrick T Klindt

Only children under 4 years old can visit the Statue of Liberty for free. All other visitors must purchase tickets for the Statue of Liberty, although there are reduced rates for certain age groups such as adults over 62**(from €16**) or children aged 4 to 12**(from €23**) for the "General Admission" ticket.

With the reduced rates available to visit the Statue of Liberty you can save a little bit on your budget and use that money for other activities or visits in New York with your family during your stay, which is always a good thing!

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Can I get into the Statue of Liberty with the New York Pass or other New York City Sightseeing Cards?

New York Pass Tourist Card| ©Viaggio Routard
New York Pass Tourist Card| ©Viaggio Routard

It is possible to see the Statue of Liberty in the distance from the Staten Island Ferry for free, but if you want to disembark at Liberty Island to see it up close, you need to buy a ticket or have one of the New York City Tourist Cards that include this attraction.

Most tourist passes include General Admission to the Statue of Liberty, i.e. the general or basic ticket that only gives access to the Statue of Liberty Ferry and Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum. However, with the New York City Tourist Card you can't get into the Crown and Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty unfortunately.

If you want to see the inside of the monument, you will have to book the full Statue of Liberty ticket separately with Statue Cruises, as you cannot use the Statue of Liberty sightseeing pass and pay a supplement to access the Pedestal or the Crown at the ticket booths in Battery Park or Liberty State Park.

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How do I use the Statue of Liberty Tourist Pass to see the Statue of Liberty?

It's easy! You don't need to book a time to visit the Statue of Liberty using one of these Statue of Liberty sightseeing passes, but you will need to go to the Castle Clinton ticket office in Battery Park (there is a quick line there specifically to present it) and exchange it for a ticket to ride the ferry and go on the tour. This step is essential, as if you skip it and don't exchange your Tourist Card, you will not be allowed to board the ferry.

Which tourist cards include the Statue of Liberty?

  • New York Pass
  • From £100
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty
  • Access to over 100 attractions
  • Book by day
  • Book now
  • New York CityPass
  • From £116
  • Statue of Liberty ticket
  • Access to 6 tourist attractions
  • To be used in up to 9 days
  • Book now
  • New York Sightseeing Pass
  • From £122
  • Statue of Liberty entrance
  • Access to 100 attractions
  • Book by day
  • Book now