Top of the Rock New York Ticket Prices

Find out how much tickets to Top of the Rock cost and get ready for one of the most unforgettable experiences of your trip: a bird's eye view of New York!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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Top of the Rock New York Ticket Prices

Top of The Rock lookout point | ©Adrien Bruneau

Planning your trip to New York, you're sure to want to go to the iconic Top of the Rock but do you already have your tickets? Do you know how much they cost and if there are any discounts?

If all you need is this small but vital step to climb the heights of Manhattan, don't worry because in this post we'll show you the price of tickets to the Top of the Rock so you can calculate your budget.

What budget do I need for tickets to the Top of the Rock?

Views of Rockefeller Center before going up there| ©Hellotickets
Views of Rockefeller Center before going up there| ©Hellotickets

If you always dreamed of going up to the Top of the Rock, from 35 ¤ in Hellotickets you can get a skip-the-line ticket to the observation deck that includes access to the Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center and the General Electric Building, a beautiful Art Deco style building that will not leave you indifferent. You will not stop taking pictures of everything you see!

Also this ticket has the possibility of cancellation, which is an advantage when planning the trip because it gives greater flexibility to prepare our plans for the Big Apple. Something that always comes in handy.

What's included in this ticket

  • Access to the Top of the Rock Observatory (67th, 69th and 70th floors).
  • Access to Rockefeller Center
  • Admission to the Channel Gardens
  • Access to the General Electric Building

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How much do premium tickets for the Top of the Rock cost?

Top of the Rock tickets| ©HelloTickets
Top of the Rock tickets| ©HelloTickets

Starting at around $60, if you want to treat yourself to a visit to the Top of the Rock, you'll find more premium ticket options for a little more money on the observatory' s website - take a look!

1. Express Pass ticket price

For an additional $60 for the Express Pass, you get skip-the-line access and priority lift access to the observation deck as well as a 20% discount at the Top of the Rock souvenir shop.

2. VIP Ticket Price

For approximately $90 a VIP Ticket you will enjoy a 45-minute private guided tour of the Top of the Rock as well as priority access to the observatory and private lifts during your visit.

What's included in a premium ticket to Top of the Rock?

  • Unobstructed 360° panoramic view
  • Access to the 3-storey observatory, indoor and outdoor platforms
  • Priority lift access
  • 20% discount in the souvenir shop
  • Visit with no time limit

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Can I buy tickets at the ticket office?

Entrance to Top of the Rock| ©HelloTickets
Entrance to Top of the Rock| ©HelloTickets

You can also purchase tickets to the Top of the Rock observation deck at the attraction' s ticket office, which is open from 10 AM to 10 PM every weekday at 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues on the Concourse and at the NBC marquee.

Ticket prices at the box office:

  • Adults: from $38
  • Children (6-12 years): from $30
  • Seniors (62 and older): from $35
  • Children under 6: Free

If you opt for this option, you will most likely have to wait in long queues as it is a place of great tourist interest and you run the risk of not being able to book the time you want as there is no availability, so my recommendation is to simplify the process and save time by buying your tickets online.

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Do children pay admission to the Top of the Rock and can you save a little on your tickets?

A boy looking at the view from the Top of the Rock.| ©Maarten Van den Heuvel
A boy looking at the view from the Top of the Rock.| ©Maarten Van den Heuvel

Children under the age of 6 get in for free, while children over that age will need their own ticket to enter the Top of the Rock.

If you're looking to save a bit on your budget, don't worry because there are reduced ticket prices for children aged 6 to 12 from €31. I recommend you check them out because you might be interested!

Also, with the money you save you can buy the little ones a little present at the Top of the Rock souvenir shop, something they're sure to love and they'll leave Rockefeller Center with a smile from ear to ear.

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Are there any discounts to visit the Top of the Rock?

Views from inside the Top of the Rock Observation Deck| ©HelloTickets
Views from inside the Top of the Rock Observation Deck| ©HelloTickets

Visitors to the Top of the Rock can take advantage of reduced rates for certain age groups such as seniors 62 years and older and children 6-12 years.

  • Reduced rate for seniors: from 35 €.
  • Reduced rate for children 6 to 12 years old: from €31

With these small discounts on tickets, you're sure to save on your family trip to New York and you can put that money towards other activities in the city such as Madame Tussauds New York or a baseball game- there's so much to see, you'll be spoilt for choice!

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How much does it cost to go to the Top of the Rock with a tourist card?

Views from the Top of the Rock of lower Manhattan| ©HelloTickets
Views from the Top of the Rock of lower Manhattan| ©HelloTickets

From €65 you can find options that include a visit to the Top of the Rock in Rockefeller Center if you're thinking of getting a tourist card to make the most of your stay in New York and see the Top of the Rock.

When it's time to enter this viewpoint with one that includes it, you'll have to go to the ticket office with the tourist pass to exchange it for a voucher that will allow you to access the viewpoint at the next available time or you can choose a date and time for another day if it suits you better.

If you want to know more about the New York tourist passes I recommend you to read the post the comparison of the New York tourist cards where you'll find more detailed information.

We compare at a glance in the table the price of all the tourist passes that allow access to the Top of the Rock

  • New York Explorer Pass
  • From £69
  • Access to the Top of the Rock
  • Access to over 80 attractions
  • Duration 60 days
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  • New York Pass
  • From £124
  • Access to the Top of the Rock
  • Access to over 100 attractions
  • Duration from 1 to 10 days
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  • New York CityPASS
  • From £118
  • Climb to the Top of the Rock
  • Access to 6 attractions
  • Duration 9 days
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  • New York Sightseeing Pass
  • From £64
  • You will be able to climb the Top of the Rock
  • Access to 100 attractions
  • Duration from 1 to 10 days
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How much does it cost to get to Top of the Rock?

The Top of the Rock lifts| ©HelloTickets
The Top of the Rock lifts| ©HelloTickets

You can get there by walking around Midtown so it won't cost you anything. However, if you're in another part of New York City and need to get there by bus or underground, a single ticket costs $2.75 for both.

However, to get to the Top of the Rock there are other alternatives to the ones mentioned above. I recommend you to read the post How to get to the Top of the Rock where I talk in detail about each of them, don't miss it!

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