Climbing to the rooftop terrace of The Edge in the Hudson Yards neighbourhood is one of the attractions I recommend you include in your New York travel budget. Booking a date and time, access to these views has an approximate price of £34, quite affordable compared to its colleagues Top Of The Rock, One World Observatory and the legendary Empire State.
There are several types of tickets to The Edge that you can buy to see New York's latest addition to the skyline. Here I tell you about the options so you can plan your budget and choose the one that suits you best.
How much does a standard ticket for The Edge cost?
The cheapest tickets are available online From £34. You avoid queuing and have the great advantage of being able to choose the date and time that is most convenient for you to go up, always for the same price. You can also make exchanges and refunds if necessary.
What is included in this ticket
- Queue-free priority access to the building
- Access to Level 100 with 360º views from the indoor observatory
- Access to the highest outdoor terrace in the Western Hemisphere
- Access to the glass floor, where you will be able to see the sloping glass walls, the horizon passes and the East Point
- Free digital souvenir photo
How much do premium tickets for the Edge cost?
If you want to complete the vertigo of this experience by indulging yourself, there are more options for climbing The Edge- take note!
1. General Admission ticket price including champagne glass
For a slightly higher price, around €50, you can add a glass of champagne to your tour. You will need to choose a date and time and there are no refunds or exchanges.
2. Price of the Premium Flex Pass (with flexible hours)
Another option you can find on the official website for around €80 is the premium ticket, which includes a flexible timetable for the visit as well as a glass of champagne and a personalised photobook as a gift.
Please note that this option is also only for those over 21 years of age and does not allow exchanges or refunds.
What's included in the Edge Premium tickets
- Indoor terrace on the 100th floor with 360° views of the city.
- Outdoor terrace, the highest in the Western Hemisphere
- Walk on the glass floor, see the sloping glass walls, walk down the steps to the city skyline and see the East End
- A free digital souvenir photo
Extra costs to consider
Please note that if you choose to purchase your tickets through The Edge's official website, on days considered peak season and busiest, they cost an extra €1.5 per ticket.
Watching the sunset from The Edge also has an extra cost: going up at sunset will cost you almost €9 more per person. Check out this article to find out more about the best time to go up to the Edge.
Are there any reduced prices, free tickets or discounts for The Edge?
Yes, The Edge offers different rates for certain groups:
- Children between the ages of 6 and 12
- Seniors 62 years and older
- New York City residents (the latter only if they purchase their tickets through the official website and present the appropriate documentation).
- If you are a student, unfortunately The Edge does not offer any discount unless you live in New York.
- Children under the age of 5 are the only ones who do not pay admission.
Can I buy tickets at the box office and will they be cheaper?
You can buy tickets at the box office for an extra charge of approximately €1.5 per ticket, so it's best to buy online.
The Edge Observatory ticket office is open 365 days a year from 8am to midnight in high season and from 10am to 10pm regularly. You can buy your tickets on the spot, the ticket office is on the fourth floor of the mall next to the gift shop.
Be aware that you will probably have to queue and there is a risk that there may not be availability at the times you want, so my advice is to save yourself time and money by buying your tickets online.
Ceci's Traveller Tip
Be aware that there is an extra cost for buying tickets at the box office. Buy them online to avoid this.
How much does it cost to visit the Edge with a Tourist Card?
Entry to The Edge is included in many of the city's sightseeing passes at no extra cost. This is a great option if you're spending several days in New York and don't want to miss out on anything. Sightseeing passes open the doors to many attractions, including the Edge, and usually include skip-the-line access.
If you're thinking of buying a New York Sightseeing Pass, you can read all the information about pricing and how it works here: New York Sightseeing Pass, Go New York, the New York C3 and the New York Pass. They all include admission to the observatory.
Frequently asked questions about The Edge prices
I am travelling with children and want to visit The Edge, how much do tickets cost?
Children under the age of 5 are free of charge. Children between 6 and 12 years old pay a reduced rate, about €30.
However, remember that depending on the day you go, if there are peak crowds you will have to pay a supplement of €1.5 per ticket and if you want to see the New York sunset with the kids, they also have to pay an additional €9.
If I book in advance, are tickets cheaper?
There is no special price for advance tickets. The ticket price is the same and increases if you choose a day that is considered high season or if you want to go at sunset.
Remember also that any additional options you want to add to the basic ticket, such as the champagne glass or the flexible pass, also have the same price increase and do not vary if you buy your tickets in advance.
Ticket prices on peak and off-peak season days
If you decide to buy your tickets through the official Edge website or at the box office you should be aware that there are certain weeks, weekends and days of the year that are considered "peak". This means that there is a larger number of people and therefore the price is increased by €1.5 per ticket, even if you buy them in advance.
You can check the peak periods on The Edge's official website, but they tend to coincide with Christmas, New Year's Eve and the summer holidays.
Compare prices for other skyscrapers in New York City
- The Edge
- From 34
- Views: Empire State Building, Midtown and from afar One World Building
- Location: Manhattan West
- Top of the Rock
- From £36
- Views: Empire State, Central Park and from afar One World Building
- Location: Midtown Manhattan
- One World Observatory
- From £36.
- Views: Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and from afar Empire State Building
- Location: Southern Manhattan
- Empire State
- From £39
- Views: Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue and from afar One World Building
- Location: Midtown Manhattan