SAVE 51% with New York CityPASS

CityPASS gives you admission to 6 must-see
New York attractions

- Winter Special extended validity: Dec. 15, 2011 - Feb. 29, 2012

- Skip most ticket lines with CityPASS in hand

$162.00
Combined attraction price
CityPASS Adult
$ 79
Qty.
Youth 6-17
$ 59
Qty.
e-ticket or booklet
NOTICE:
New procedure at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise's Battery Park point of departure requires CityPASS guests to enter the flex line instead of the reserve line, as stated on 2011 New York CityPASS tickets. Avoid longer wait times by arriving at Battery Park before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. or by boarding from Liberty State Park, in New Jersey.
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What is CityPASS?

  • New York CityPASS includes one-time admission to 6 of New York’s most famous attractions.
  • CityPASS Winter Special scratches the usual “valid 9 days” to extend the period a New York booklet can be used. Start using your booklet on or after Dec. 15, 2011 and you’ll have until Feb. 29, 2012 to enjoy each ticket in your booklet once.
  • With your CityPASS booklet in hand, you’ll skip most ticket lines.
  • CityPASS is available as a shipped booklet or convenient e-ticket.
  • Look inside a CityPASS booklet

How do you use CityPASS?

  • Exchange your e-ticket for a New York CityPASS booklet at the first attraction you visit. (If you already have your CityPASS booklet in hand, you'll skip this step.)
  • Present your booklet at each attraction for admission.
  • Each attraction will tear out or scan their ticket. Please do not pull a ticket from the booklet or it will be invalid.
  • An Option Ticket allows you to choose admission to one of the two attractions offered.

What’s included with CityPASS?

CityPASS includes admission to 6 New York attractions:

  • Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

    Admission to the glass-enclosed 86th Floor Observatory and open-air deck with breathtaking views from 1,050 ft above Manhattan, and one audio tour. more

  • American Museum of Natural History

    American Museum of Natural History

    General admission to the attraction rated #1 in N.Y.C. by Zagat Survey’s US Family Travel Guide. Includes Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Hayden Planetarium Space Show. more

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    VIP admission to the Met’s two million works of art, including all special exhibitions and $1 off of audio tour. Plus, same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens - devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. more

  • MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

    MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

    General admission to MoMA’s world-renowned collections that include famous works by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet and an audio tour. Plus, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center admission if visited within 30 days of MoMA. more

  • OPTION TICKET:
  • Guggenheim Museum

    Guggenheim Museum

    General admission to Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of modern architecture that houses a world renowned collection of art from the 20th and 21st century and an audio tour. more

  • Top of the Rock™

    Top of the Rock™

    Top of the Rock Observation Deck general admission offers stunning 360-degree views from indoor and outdoor decks of the top 3 floors of this legendary art-deco skyscraper. more

  • OPTION TICKET:
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    One ferry ride to and from Battery Park in NY or Liberty Park in NJ, with stops at Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Enjoy leisure time on each island, plus Ellis Island Immigration Museum admission. CityPASS does not include Crown Tickets or Pedestal/Museum Access Pass. more

  • Circle Line Cruises

    Circle Line Cruises

    One regularly scheduled 2-Hour Semi-Circle Cruise, 2-Hour Harbor Lights Cruise, or 75-min. Liberty Cruise, all of which offer magnificent views of the N.Y.C. skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Or experience The Beast Speedboat Ride, a thrilling 30-minute ride on a custom-built 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-Sept.) more

Attraction Details

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CityPASS includes admission to 6 New York attractions:

  • Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

    Admission to the glass-enclosed 86th Floor Observatory and open-air deck with breathtaking views from 1,050 ft above Manhattan, and one audio tour. more

  • American Museum of Natural History

    American Museum of Natural History

    General admission to the attraction rated #1 in N.Y.C. by Zagat Survey’s US Family Travel Guide. Includes Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Hayden Planetarium Space Show. more

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    VIP admission to the Met’s two million works of art, including all special exhibitions and $1 off of audio tour. Plus, same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens - devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. more

  • MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

    MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

    General admission to MoMA’s world-renowned collections that include famous works by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet and an audio tour. Plus, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center admission if visited within 30 days of MoMA. more

  • OPTION TICKET:
  • Guggenheim Museum

    Guggenheim Museum

    General admission to Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of modern architecture that houses a world renowned collection of art from the 20th and 21st century and an audio tour. more

  • Top of the Rock™

    Top of the Rock™

    Top of the Rock Observation Deck general admission offers stunning 360-degree views from indoor and outdoor decks of the top 3 floors of this legendary art-deco skyscraper. more

  • OPTION TICKET:
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    One ferry ride to and from Battery Park in NY or Liberty Park in NJ, with stops at Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Enjoy leisure time on each island, plus Ellis Island Immigration Museum admission. CityPASS does not include Crown Tickets or Pedestal/Museum Access Pass. more

  • Circle Line Cruises

    Circle Line Cruises

    One regularly scheduled 2-Hour Semi-Circle Cruise, 2-Hour Harbor Lights Cruise, or 75-min. Liberty Cruise, all of which offer magnificent views of the N.Y.C. skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Or experience The Beast Speedboat Ride, a thrilling 30-minute ride on a custom-built 70-foot racing powerboat (available May-Sept.) more

  Location Hours
Empire State Building 350 Fifth Avenue and 34th Street

Daily, 8 a.m.-2 a.m.

Last elevator ascends at 1:15 a.m. (45 minutes before close)

Special holiday hours apply, Details

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street

Daily, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Met: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Cloisters: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive - Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan

Met:
Sun & Tues‑Thurs, 9:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.m.
Fri‑Sat, 9:30 a.m.‑9 p.m.

Cloisters:
March‑Oct., Tues‑Sun, 9:30 a.m.‑5:15 p.m.
Nov.‑Feb., Tues‑Sun, 9:30 a.m.‑4:45 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Mondays (except select Holiday Mondays, Details)

New this year: The Met and The Cloisters will be open on Mondays, Dec. 26 & Jan. 2.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) 11 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Summer (July 1-Sept. 3): Sun‑Wed, 10:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.m
Thurs‑Sat, 10:30 a.m.‑8:30 p.m.

Winter (Sept.-July 4): Wed‑Mon, 10:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.m.
Fri, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

First Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m.‑8:45 p.m.

Closed Tuesdays in winter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Special holiday hours apply, Details

Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)

Sun-Wed & Fri, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Sat, 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

Closed Thursdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Top of the Rock™ 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Daily, 8 a.m.-midnight

Last elevator ascends at 11 p.m.

Special holiday hours apply, Details

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Departures from:

Battery Park, NY - 17 State Street, New York, NY (southernmost tip of lower Manhattan)

Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ - 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ
NOTICE:
New procedure at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise's Battery Park point of departure requires CityPASS guests to enter the flex line instead of the reserve line, as stated on 2011 New York CityPASS tickets. Avoid longer wait times by arriving at Battery Park before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. or by boarding from Liberty State Park, in New Jersey.

Box office opens at 8:30 a.m.
Boats depart every 30-45 minutes

First boat departs from both Battery Park and Liberty State Park: Summer (Memorial Day weekend-Columbus Day), 8:30 a.m.; Winter, 9:30 a.m.

Last monument entry: Summer (Memorial Day weekend-Columbus Day), 4:30 p.m.; Winter, 3:30 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day

Circle Line Cruises Pier 83 - Midtown - at West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue

For schedule and hours visit circleline42.com or call (212) 563-3200

The Beast Speedboat Ride available May-Sept.

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Closed Tue & Wed in Jan. and Feb.
Closed Tuesdays in March

Not valid for special cruise events including: Bear Mountain, 4th of July, and New Year's Eve

Some special exhibits are included with CityPASS admission and others require a separate upgrade fee. Purchase upgrade tickets at each attraction. Call attraction for more details on these and other special exhibits not listed below.

  Special Exhibits & Upgrades
Empire State Building

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • 102nd Floor Observatory
    Available at 86th floor cashier.
    Cost for CityPASS holders: $15
  • Express Pass
    Purchase from any employee to move to the front of each line.
    Cost for CityPASS holders: $24
  • High-power Binoculars
    Available on promenades for a minimal cost
American Museum of Natural History

Included with CityPASS

  • Hayden Planetarium Space Show
    CityPASS admission includes a Hayden Planetarium Space Show.
  • Highway of An Empire: The Great Inca Road
    Ends in 2012
  • Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies
    Ends June 24, 2012

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • IMAX
    Cost for CityPASS holders: adult $9; youth (2-12) $7.50
  • Some special exhibits require a additional fee
    Reduced-rate for CityPASS holders: adult $9; youth (2-12) $7
  • Frogs: A Chorus of Colors
    May 28, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012
  • The Butterfly Conservatory
    Oct. 8, 2011-TBD
  • Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration
    Nov. 19, 2011-TBD
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Included with CityPASS

  • The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
    CityPASS admission includes same-day admission to The Cloisters.
  • Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe
    Through January 2, 2012
  • The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis
    Through April 22 at the Cloisters museum and gardens
  • Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche
    November 22–January 8, with tree lightings beginning November 29
  • Lisbon's Hebrew Bible: Medieval Jewish Art in Context
    November 22–January 16

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • Audio Guide
    Available at the audio guide desk in the Met Great Hall.
    Show your CityPASS to save $1 off an audio tour
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

Included with CityPASS

  • MoMA PS1
    CityPASS includes admission to MoMA PS1
  • 9 Scripts from a Nation at War
    Jan. 25-Aug. 6, 2012
  • Cindy Sherman
    Feb. 26-June 11, 2012
  • Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art
    Nov. 13, 2011-May 14, 2012

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • Additional fees apply during some special ticketed exhibitions.
Guggenheim Museum

Included with CityPASS

  • Kandinsky's Painting with White Border
    Oct. 21, 2011-Jan. 15, 2012

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • Some special exhibit showings require an additional fee.
Top of the Rock™

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • SUNRISE SUNSET Ticket — visit twice in one day
    Cost for CityPASS holders: $13
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • Crown tickets
    Crown is temporarily closed for renovation; anticipated re-opening fall 2012.
  • Pedestal Access Pass
    Pedestal is temporarily closed for renovation; anticipated re-opening fall 2012.
  • Audio tour
    Available for purchase at the box office window in nine languages: adult $8; youth (under 12) $7.25.
Circle Line Cruises

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

  • 3-Hour Full Island Cruise
    Cost for CityPASS holders: $4
  On-Site Services
Empire State Building
Dining: Heartland Brewery, Europa Café, Roses Pizza, Starbucks, Details
Strollers: Strollers permitted in elevators
Accessibility: The observatory is wheelchair accessible. Use 34th St. entrance between Bank of America and Hallmark. Note: The 34th Street Handicap Entrance is open only Mon-Fri till 6 p.m. Use Main Entrance for all other times.
Self-Guide: ESB Observatory Audio Tour included in CityPASS admission
American Museum of Natural History
Parking: Limited indoor parking in museum parking garage; enter at 81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Details or call (212) 313-7278
Dining: Multiple dining facilities
Services: Multiple museum shops
Strollers: Strollers not allowed in Space Theater
Accessibility: The American Museum of Natural History welcomes all visitors and strives to make its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to everyone, Details
Coat Check: Directly inside main entrance at Central Park West at 79th Street and in lower level of Rose Center; Sept.-March, $2 per person, space permitting
Self-guide: The AMNH Explorer free iPhone App; Details and Download or borrow one at the main admission gate for free, with a refundable credit card deposit. Rose Center Audio Tours now available, free.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Parking: Met parking garage, Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk.; (212) 879‑5500
Dining: The Cafeteria ($). Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar. ($$) (with Central Park backdrop). The New American Wing Café ($$). Live music in the Great Hall Balcony Bar ($$), Fri & Sat evenings. The Cloisters' Trie Café ($), serving light fare and snacks, is open May-Oct.
Gift Shop: The Met Store — Discover the fine art of shopping
Strollers: Permitted in most areas — inquire at information desks for gallery limitations
Coat Check: Questions about the museum's luggage or coat-check policy can be referred to the security office at (212) 570-3781
Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available at the coat checks, Details
Self-Guide: CityPASS admission includes $1 off one audio guide
Photography: Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the museum
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
Dining: The Modern - a fine-dining restaurant, Café 2, Terrace 5
Gift Shop: Every purchase from a MoMA Store supports The Museum of Modern Art.
Strollers: Permitted at all times, but not on escalators
Coat check: Umbrellas, parcels, large bags and all backpacks must be checked. Luggage and laptops not accepted in checkroom
Accessibility: All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available in checkroom free of charge, Details
Self-Guide: MoMA Audios and MoMA.guide Digital Kiosks included with CityPASS admission. Gallery Talks held daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Photography: Still photography for personal use is permitted in collection galleries only. No flash or tripods
Cellular Phones: Not permitted in museum galleries
Guggenheim Museum
Parking: Alternate side of street parking on Fifth Avenue and side streets. Several parking garages within walking distance.
Dining: The Wright (lunch and dinner service), Café 3 (espresso and snack bar)
Gift Shop: Guggenheim Store
Photography: Cameras, camera phones and video equipment permitted only on ground floor
Cell phones: Cell phones permitted only on ground floor
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible except for the High Gallery. Wheelchairs available free of charge; please ask a security guard at entrance for assistance, Details.
Coat Check: Located on ground floor. All backpacks, large umbrellas, strollers, large bags and packages must be checked. All bags subject to inspection.
Strollers: All large toddler carriers, double-sided strollers and jogging strollers must be checked.
Self-Guide: Audio tours featuring architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright building or current special exhibition available
Top of the Rock™
Parking: Rockefeller Center Garage, 25 West 48th Street, open to the public 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk.; Telephone: (212) 698‑8530
Dining: Restaurants on Concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (where you exit the elevators) and in the general vicinity. Details

Gift Shop: Shops on 67th floor, 69th floor, and Concourse level of Rockefeller Center offer exclusive Top of the Rock items.
Strollers: Strollers permitted; must be collapsible
Accessibility: Top of the Rock is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; Full wheelchair accessibility.
Photography: Use of tripods prohibited.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Parking: Plenty of paid parking at Liberty State Park, a good departure location if you have a car
Dining: Concession stands on all boats sell healthy snacks and beverages. Liberty Island & Ellis Island have multiple food options. You may bring a picnic lunch to either island. Large coolers not allowed past security; no food or beverages allowed within the Statue of Liberty.
Gift Shop: Concession stands on all boats sell merchandise, Liberty Island & Ellis Island have multiple gift options
Accessibility: All vessels and facilities wheelchair accessible, Details
Self-Guide: Audio tour: Adult $8; Youth (under 12) $7.25
Circle Line Cruises
Parking: Available on Pier 83; Mon-Fri: $25 before 3 p.m., $30 after 3 p.m.; Sat-Sun: $30 all day
Dining: Full concessions on cruises; No outside food or beverages allowed aboard
Gift Shop: Souvenir store on cruises
Accessibility: All vessels handicap accessible, except restrooms on older vessels
  Website Phone
Empire State Building esbnyc.com (877) 692-8439 (NYC-VIEW)
American Museum of Natural History amnh.org (212) 769-5100
The Metropolitan Museum of Art metmuseum.org Met: (212) 535-7710

Cloisters: (212) 923-3700
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) moma.org (212) 708-9400
Guggenheim Museum guggenheim.org (212) 423-3500
Top of the Rock™ topoftherocknyc.com (877) 692-7625
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island statuecruises.com (877) 523-9849,(LADY-TIX)
Circle Line Cruises circleline42.com (212) 563-3200
  Advice for Visitors
Empire State Building
  • Shortest daily wait times are between 8-11 a.m., 2-5 p.m., or after 9 p.m.
  • Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Observatory is open until 2 a.m. every night for spectacular skyline and night sky views.
American Museum of Natural History
  • Daily Space Shows are every 1/2 hour from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Before noon on weekends is the least-crowded.
  • Visit Ology, AMNH’s website just for kids
  • The GPS enabled, free iPhone App is a great way to enhance your museum experience, Details and Download
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Show your CityPASS at the audio guide desk in the Great Hall at the Met to save $1 on the audio guide.
  • Includes same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. Start your visit at either museum then visit the second on the same day for free.
  • All backpacks and packages must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. Avoid waiting in long lines by leaving backpacks and packages at home.
  • Find tips for fun family time at MuseumKids, Details
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
  • Fridays, 4-8 p.m., are free to the public and may be more crowded. Mondays-Thursdays after 3:30 p.m. are the least-crowded
  • Enjoy a free visit to the MoMA PS1 if visited within 30 days of MoMA.
  • Film screenings at MoMA are included in the cost of your ticket. Details including schedule
  • The Sculpture Garden is closed to visitors in inclement weather.
  • Learn more about visiting MoMA with a family.
  • The free MoMA iPhone App is a great way to enhance and plan for your visit, Details and Download
Guggenheim Museum
  • Wednesdays are the least-crowded.
  • Bypass lines: present your New York CityPASS ticket at the information desk.
  • Call or visit guggenheim.org to confirm hours and exhibitions on view.
Top of the Rock™
  • Visit Top of the Rock between 8-10 a.m. or 10-11 p.m. when it's less crowded.
  • Enjoy free WiFi throughout the building.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 5 hours to visit both islands. Expect to pass though airport level security prior to boarding the ferry. Details
  • Normal wait time to enter the screening facility is generally 30 minutes or more at Battery Park (NY), and 15 minutes at Liberty State Park (NJ). Wait times are less during Autumn and Winter months.
  • Guests who choose to depart after 2 pm will only be able to visit either Liberty Island or Ellis Island. Unfortunately, there will not be enough time to visit both landmarks.
  • Crown tickets include the ferry ride. If you purchase a Crown ticket direct from Statue Cruises, use your CityPASS option ticket for a 2-Hour Circle Line cruise.
Circle Line Cruises
  • The 11:30 a.m. (May-Aug.) and 11 a.m. (Sept.-Oct.) Semi-Circle Cruises are least-crowded.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to give yourself ample time for the ticket and boarding process.
  • Don’t forget a camera as you will see breathtaking views of Manhattan while on board the Circle Line.

Customer Reviews — New York CityPASS

4.7/5 1557

Overall Rating:

99% recommend this product

5 Stars

What a GREAT find this pass was

posted by David Hedge on Jan-13-2012

If you wanna save money, and you wanna jump queues. Then buy a City Pass, great great great product. (New York City Pass) - I would definitely recommend up grading for only $4 extra to the 3 hour Central Line Cruise as opposed to the 2 hour cruise. This way you get to go all the way around the island. And you end up coming south down the Hudson at sunset, which was absolutely unforgettable. It saved us at least $40 each and probably 1 -2 hours in the queues. Have fun in America David

5 Stars

Wondefull !!!

posted by Rodrigo Pena on Jan-13-2012

I didn´t imagine how cheap was to discover New York City with CityPASS!!! My vacations were unbelivable thanks you guys!!! Amazing!!!

5 Stars

Save A Lot Money

posted by Meng Lu on Jan-12-2012

Save A Lot Money

5 Stars

Useful for international visitors

posted by CJGG on Jan-12-2012

It can significantly save your ticket time. If you invite your family to US, CityPass will make your plan closer to perfect.

5 Stars

Just amazing!!

posted by Aleksasha on Jan-12-2012

This is an incredible deal. Especially true if you go to NYC during crowded times like we did (New Year's Holidays). We exchanged our vouchers with the booklet at Battery Park entrance for the boat to the Statue of Liberty. We skipped a huge line and entered quickly. The best was at th Empire State Building: the line to buy tickets and access the elevators was 1hour and a half long! We skipped most of it thanks to CITYPASS. Also, during one of the coldest days we avoided the long line outside Guggenheim Museum always thanks to CityPass. Soo.. You just have to but it!

How to Buy

Buy now and, at checkout, you'll choose to either print an e-ticket or to have CityPASS booklets shipped to you. For payment, we accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or PayPal.

Print e-ticket

Print your e-ticket at time of purchase or later by accessing the e‑ticket attached to your e-mailed order receipt. All e-tickets must be printed. An on-screen view of your e-ticket, using your mobile device, will NOT be accepted at the attractions. Once printed, you take the pre-paid e‑ticket to the first attraction you plan to visit and exchange it for a CityPASS booklet, which contains entrance tickets to all the attractions. Exchange locations at each attraction are printed right on the e‑ticket. Exchange e-tickets within 6 months of purchase. Your CityPASS booklet's 9-day validity period will begin the day you visit the first attraction.

Ship Booklets

Having a CityPASS booklet in hand can often save you time by skipping ticket lines. We ship booklets to the continental U.S., Alaska or Hawaii, and Canada using UPS. Additionally, we ship to United Kingdom using Royal Mail. Shipping costs vary by delivery type selected. You'll be shown the estimated delivery date for each shipping type during checkout. For Southern California CityPASS orders only, someone is required to sign for UPS package upon delivery.

Buy at an Attraction

New York CityPASS is available for sale at all New York CityPASS attractions for the same low price.

Price Details

Compare the cost of separate admission to each attraction to what you'd pay with CityPASS:

  Attractions Adult Price Youth (6-17)  
Empire State Building admission and audio tour $30.00 $30.00 Ages 6-12, $24; Ages 5 & under, free
American Museum of Natural History admission and Hayden Planetarium Space Show $25.00 $19.00 Ages 2-12, $14.50; Ages 1 & under, free
The Metropolitan Museum of Art admission and all special exhibits, free same-day visit to The Cloisters $25.00 $12.00 Ages 11 & under, free;
prices are recommended donation
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) admission $25.00 - Ages 16 & under, free with an adult
and your choice of
Guggenheim Museum admission $18.00 $15.00 Ages 11 & under, free
Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck admission $25.00 $25.00 Ages 6-12, $16; Ages 5 & under, free
and your choice of
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island admission and ferry transportation $13.00 $13.00 Ages 4-12, $5; Ages 3 & under, free
Circle Line Cruises 2-hour cruise $32.00 $32.00 Ages 3-12, $21; Ages 2 & under, free
 
Total Combined Price:
CityPASS Price:
$162.00
$79.00
$118.00
$59.00
 

Skip Most Ticket Lines

Often, CityPASS booklet holders can skip main ticket lines. Below, find details about how to enter each attraction as quickly as possible. Keep in mind that some lines, such as security checkpoints, are unavoidable. You may encounter a line when you exchange a CityPASS e-ticket for a CityPASS booklet at the first attraction you visit.

  Where to enter using your CityPASS ticket
Empire State Building After clearing the security line, present CityPASS booklet at second floor access points to bypass the main ticket line. Exchange e-ticket for a CityPASS booklet at the main ticket windows. Present CityPASS again at the audio tour kiosk on the 2nd floor for a free audio tour.

Note: During busy times, you may encounter a line outside the front door. For comfort and security, there’s a limit on the number of people waiting inside at one time. Once inside, CityPASS holders may skip the regular Empire State Building ticket lines and proceed directly to the high speed elevator line. For more information, visit ESB's Security and Visitor Information.
American Museum of Natural History Present CityPASS booklet or e-ticket at the 79th Street main entrance advanced sales desk or at the Will Call desk at the lower level, Rose Center 81st Street entrance – look for the CityPASS sign in both locations. Booklets may also be presented at the subway entrance, main 79th St. ticket line, or at the Rose Center public school line.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Present CityPASS booklet or e-ticket at the Met Will Call desk, located in the Main Hall to the left of grand staircase. Look for the CityPASS sign to skip main ticket line. You may start your visit at The Cloisters museum and gardens if you have a CityPASS booklet. If you have an e-ticket, you must first redeem it for a booklet prior to visiting The Cloisters.
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) Present CityPASS booklet or e-ticket at the information desk – located at the back of the lobby – to skip the main ticket line. Follow the signs that direct you there.
Guggenheim Museum Present CityPASS booklet or e-ticket at the information desk to skip the main ticket line.
Top of the Rock™ Present CityPASS booklet or e-ticket at the dedicated CityPASS line, marked by a CityPASS sign, on concourse level and skip the general ticket line.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Present CityPASS booklet at the Flex Line. (Please note: 2011 New York CityPASS tickets incorrectly state the Reserve Line). Exchange e-ticket for a CityPASS booklet at the "Prepaid" ticket window, then proceed to the Flex Line.

Avoid longer wait times by arriving at Battery Park before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. or boarding from Liberty State Park, in New Jersey. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are protected national treasures. It is necessary to clear a security checkpoint – with airport-level security – prior to boarding the boat.
Circle Line Cruises Present CityPASS booklet or e-ticket at the VIP window to skip main ticket line and exchange for a Circle Line boarding pass.

FAQs

Find answers to questions most frequently asked about New York CityPASS below. Click on the questions to show or hide answers.

  1. How do I know if New York CityPASS is a good deal for me?

    You'd get your money's worth even if you only visited three attractions. We invite you to see for yourself. Price Details displays CityPASS prices right next to full attraction admission prices and the extras you get with CityPASS. You can tell at a glance if the price and value are right for you — even if you don't visit every attraction.

  2. When does the 9-day booklet validity period begin?

    If you purchase today, you may begin using your booklet any day from now until February 28, 2013. Exchange e‑tickets for your CityPASS booklet within 6 months from date-of-purchase.

    New York CityPASS tickets are valid for one-time use within nine consecutive calendar days. The first attraction you visit stamps or scans your booklet to activate the booklet's nine-day validity period. For example, if you visit the Empire State Building on Monday, you have the rest of that day, plus the following eight days to use the other five tickets in your booklet.

    CityPASS Winter Special scratches “valid 9 days” to extend the period a New York booklet can be used. Start using your booklet on or after December 15, 2011 and you’ll have until February 29, 2012 to enjoy each ticket in your booklet once. For travel starting February 21, 2012 or later, the normal 9-day validity period will apply.

  3. Are there ever any blackout dates for using CityPASS?

    No, there are no black-out dates associated with using CityPASS. You're welcome use your CityPASS anytime within regular attraction operating hours. Please note that some attractions may periodically close all or a portion of their attraction for private events or due to weather conditions. We recommend contacting the attractions directly to verify availability during your travel dates.

  4. What do I do if my child is younger than the CityPASS youth ticket price range?

    New York youth booklets are priced for ages 6-17. Children under age 6 may be eligible for free or discounted admission at some attractions, however, you are often required to stand in line with them to secure a free child’s ticket. You may save money, but you will spend time in ticket lines.

    See Price Details to decide whether CityPASS is a good choice for your child. Your family’s vacation experience may be improved by zipping past main ticket lines to the CityPASS entrance — even if it costs you a few extra dollars.

  5. What is an e‑ticket and how do I use it?

    An e‑ticket (electronic ticket) is a one-page paper voucher that you print at the time of purchase or later by accessing the e‑ticket attached to your e-mailed order receipt. All e-tickets must be printed; attractions will not accept an on-screen view of your e-ticket, using your mobile device. (At check out, you also have the option to have actual booklets shipped to you by UPS.)

    Once printed, you take the pre-paid e‑ticket to the first attraction you plan to visit and exchange it for a CityPASS booklet which contains entrance tickets to all the attractions. Exchange locations at each attraction are printed on the e‑ticket. Keep in mind that you may encounter a ticket line when exchanging your e‑ticket.

  6. How do I buy a CityPASS if I live outside the U.S., Canada or U.K.?

    International buyers will find the print-at-home e‑ticket purchase their most efficient solution. If you prefer to wait until arrival, you will find booklets available for the same low price at every participating CityPASS attraction.

  7. Is it safe to buy a CityPASS from private sellers on Ebay, Craig's List or other similar entities?

    CityPASS does not endorse or support the purchase of CityPASS products from eBay, Craig’s List or directly from any individual. In the event that you purchase stolen or invalid CityPASS products, CityPASS will be unable to offer any compensation

  8. How does shipping work for citypass.com orders?

    We ship to continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada via UPS. Orders placed prior to 12:01 p.m. MT, Mon-Fri will be shipped the same day. All other orders will ship the next day; orders received Fri afternoon, Sat, Sun or legal holidays will ship the next business day. Someone is required to sign for UPS package upon delivery. The following rates apply for shipment of 1-15 booklets:

    UPS 3-Day Select (Continental U.S.) $12.40
    UPS 2nd Day Air (Continental U.S.) $13.25
    Next Day Air Saver (Continental U.S.) $15.25
    Next Day Air (Continental U.S.) $16.00
    UPS 3-Day Select (Hawaii) $31.00
    UPS 2nd Day Air (Alaska) $23.00
    UPS Standard Ground (Canada) $21.00
    UPS WorldWide Express (Canada) $29.50

    United Kingdom (U.K.) orders are fulfilled within the U.K. and are sent via Royal Mail. Orders placed prior to 11 a.m., Mon-Fri will ship that same day. All other orders will ship the next day; orders received on Fri, Sat, and Sun will ship on Mon, save for bank holidays. Note: Royal Mail will deliver to post boxes; signatures may be required for residential or commercial delivery. The following rates apply for a U.K. shipment of 1-15 booklets:

    Royal Mail (U.K) $13.00

    All Other Shipping Destinations: Shipping to other destinations is not presently offered. You may purchase an e-ticket online now, print it, and exchange it for a booklet at the first participating CityPASS attraction you visit. If you prefer, wait until you arrive in the city to purchase. You will pay the same low price when you buy at any participating CityPASS attraction.

  9. Do I skip every line with New York CityPASS?

    Every attraction has signs that indicate where CityPASS ticket holders may present their ticket booklets to avoid most entrance ticket lines. (The CityPASS location is listed on the front of each attraction ticket.) However, these are the most-popular attractions in New York City and there may be lines in summer, on weekends and holidays. In addition, there are airport-like security lines to clear at the Empire State Building and before boarding a Statue Cruises ferry to visit Ellis and Liberty islands.

  10. Do I get to go inside the Statue of Liberty? What about all the way to the top, to the crown?

    A Pedestal/Museum Access Pass is required to enter the base of the Statue of Liberty. It is not included in New York CityPASS admission. It is free and available at all Statue Cruises ticket windows on a first come, first served basis to a limited number of early bird visitors each day.

    Crown tickets are available by advance reservation to 30 people per hour. Crown tickets are not included with CityPASS and often sell out months in advance. Tickets may be requested up to one year in advance of your scheduled visit. Crown reservations may be made at statuecruises.com or by phone at (877) LADY-TIX (877-523-9849). Crown tickets cost $3 and are sold only in combination with the reserved ferry ticket price: Adult $12; Senior $10; Childern $5. Height and health restrictions apply. Details. If you're able to buy a Crown/ferry Ticket for your travel date, direct from Statue Cruises, you may use your CityPASS option ticket for a 2-hour Circle Line cruise.

  11. Do I have to make a reservation for the Circle Line Cruise?

    Circle Line reservations are not necessary, but you will want to select the cruise you prefer (you have a choice of cruises) and check scheduled departure times. Plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance of departure to check in and exchange your ticket for a boarding pass.

  12. How do I know when attractions open/close and where I should start?

    Planning is easier when you see all the attractions' locations and hours in one place. Click on Attraction Details to find the Location & Hours tab and more attraction information tabs designed to help you plan your trip.

  13. What is an option ticket?

    New York CityPASS includes two option tickets. One gives you the choice to visit either Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island OR Circle Line Cruises. The other gives you the choice to visit either Guggenheim Museum OR Top of the Rock. No need to decide between them now – choose when you get there.

    Don't miss this - your booklet contains a coupon for a special CityPASS savings to use at the attraction you don't visit using your option ticket.

  14. If I choose Circle Line cruise on the Option Ticket, what do I get?

    The New York CityPASS Circle Line ticket allows you to select one of the following cruises: 2-hour Harbor Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise (not a dinner cruise), 75-minute Liberty Cruise, or 'The Beast' speedboat (available May-Sept.) Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board Circle Line cruises.

  15. Which is higher: Top of the Rock Observation Deck or Empire State Building?

    Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock observation deck is actually three floors atop the famous Midtown Manhattan skyscraper. The top floor is the 70th. New York CityPASS Empire State Building admission includes access to the legendary 86th floor observation deck.

    The actual height is irrelevant as they offer incomparable New York experiences, each far different from the other. Both, by virtue of their commanding positions, have clear, unimpeded views. From the Empire State Building, one sees the Top of the Rock, built in a single year during the Great Depression as a symbol of American strength and resilience. Top of the Rock is the exclamation point on the Rockefeller’s dynastic hold on Manhattan real estate. It crowns a Midtown magnet for entertainment, shopping, dining and people watching.

  16. Do I have to wait in the security line at the Empire State Building even with a CityPASS?

    Yes. The Empire State Building isn’t just a New York attraction, it is a national icon and security of its facilities, tenants and guests is taken very seriously. So everyone goes through the airport-like security screening lines in advance of ascending to the observation level. Tip: Go early or go at dusk to avoid the longest lines in summer, on weekends and holidays.

  17. Does New York CityPASS include transportation?

    Transportation is not included in New York CityPASS. We recommend a MetroCard and also, encourage you to use the CitySights NY Hop-on Hop-off tour discount.

  18. Do I pay extra for special exhibits at museums?

    All special exhibits are included in New York CityPASS admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional fees may apply at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Guggenheim Museum. Some special exhibitions require time-specific entrance, available at museum entry.

    The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) admission includes a planetarium show. However, there are a number of separately priced AMNH exhibits that are not included in New York CityPASS admission. We recommend for convenience and efficiency that you plan ahead – or take a moment in the lobby – to decide what you want to see, securing extra admissions before heading into the museum’s vast halls.

  19. Is the Rose Center next to the American Museum of Natural History?

    Rose Center for Earth and Space is part of the American Museum of Natural History complex of halls. The centerpiece of Rose Center is Hayden Planetarium, a giant sphere enclosed in the glass box of the center’s architecture. New York CityPASS admission to the museum includes a timed planetarium show; you’ll be assigned that time-specific ticket when you arrive.

  20. How long does it take to receive a CityPASS by UPS? Can I track it?

    We offer several UPS shipping options when you purchase CityPASS booklet delivery online. An expected date of arrival is provided for each shipping method. By end-of-day (or first business day after weekend orders), you will receive an e-mail from UPS with a tracking number.

  21. Will you ship CityPASS booklets to a hotel?

    CityPASS booklets purchased online in advance of travel may be directed to home, office or hotel addresses in the U.S. or Canada. We recommend that you alert the hotel to your expected delivery when you confirm your reservation.

  22. Can I substitute or subtract an attraction ticket?

    CityPASS is a well-researched collection of the most popular and loved attractions in New York City. and the attraction line-up may not be altered. You'll save money with CityPASS even if you only visit three attractions. We invite you to see for yourself; Price Details .

  23. What is your return policy?

    CityPASS offers a full refund, within 365 days from date of purchase from citypass.com, on unused CityPASS booklets with all tickets attached or e–tickets that have not been redeemed.

    Partially- or fully-used CityPASS booklets are non-refundable. No refunds or exchanges will be provided for any portion of an activated CityPASS booklet.

  24. When does my CityPASS expire?

    E-ticket: Exchange e-tickets for your CityPASS booklet within 6 months of purchase.

    Booklet: If you have a previously-purchased CityPASS booklet, look at the inside cover to find the expiration date of your booklet. Purchase today and begin using your booklet any day from now until February 28, 2013.

  25. What do I do if my CityPASS is lost or stolen?

    Think of a CityPASS booklet like cash in your pocket. If lost or stolen, no refund or replacement is possible.

  26. What about discounts for seniors, military, students or groups?

    CityPASS is already a deeply discounted collection of tickets, with significant savings for all ages and interests. In fact, CityPASS is more attractively priced than A.A.R.P. or other comparable offers. Further discounts are not available.

CityPASS attraction locations:

  • Empire State Building
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Cloisters
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Battery Park (departure)
  • Liberty State Park (departure)
  • Circle Line Cruises
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Top of the Rock

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New York Public Transportation — MetroCard

MTA

7-DAY Unlimited Ride: $29  (A single fare on NYC Transit is $2.50)

Use MetroCard to get to all the CityPASS attractions in New York City. With an Unlimited Ride MetroCard, you'll hop-on hop-off NYC Transit subways and local buses as many times as you like, all day long. *Special events, holidays or subway maintenance may change schedules or close stations; Planned Service Changes. Details: (212) 638-7622 (METROCARD) or mta.info

Buy MetroCard and get maps & information at:

  • Times Square Visitors Center: Broadway, between 46th & 47th Streets
  • New York Convention & Visitors Bureau: 810 7th Ave. at 53rd St.
  • New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store: Grand Central Terminal
  • Many New York City Hotels
  • Subway Stations — MetroCard Vending Machines

HopStop

We recommend HopStop to help you get around NYC using the subway. Download the Free iPhone App or go to www.hopstop.com.


CitySights NY

CitySights NY

CitySights NY stops at or near all New York CityPASS attractions. We've made using the double-decker busses to see NY CityPASS attractions simple by noting the nearest stop on the back of each ticket in your booklet. Available for purchase at CitySights NY Visitors Center inside the lobby of Madame Tussauds: 234 W. 42nd St. in Times Square. Details: (212) 812-2700 or citysightsny.com

Use the coupon in your CityPASS booklet to receive $5 off of a 2-day CitySights NY Hop-on Hop-off Tour.

  Attraction Transportation Information
Empire State Building

Subway: 1, 2, 3, 9, B, D, N, Q, R, V (weekdays only) to 34th Street 


Bus: M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M7, M16, M34 


CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #6 - Downtown Tour

American Museum of Natural History

Subway: C or B (weekdays only) to 81st Street; 1 to 79th Street

Bus: M7, M10, M11 to 79th Street; M79 to Central Park West

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #34- Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

TO THE MET:

Subway: 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. From the West Side take the 1, B, or C train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus.

Bus: M1, M2, M3 or M4

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #41 - Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour


TO THE CLOISTERS:

Subway: 'A' train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator to Ft. Washington Avenue. Transfer to the M4 bus and ride one stop north or walk north for approx. 10 mins on Margaret Corbin Drive.

Bus: M4

For more information, call (212) 923-3700, ext. 7133, during Museum hours.

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

Subway: E or V to Fifth Avenue/53rd Street; B,D or F to 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 to 53rd Street

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #3 - Downtown Tour; #26 - Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour

Guggenheim Museum

Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 89th Street or M86 to Fifth Avenue

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #40 - Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour

Top of the Rock™

Subway: B,D,F,V to Rockefeller Seventh 47th-50th St. Station
6 to E. 51st and Lexington Avenue. Walk west to Fifth Ave. and south to W. 50th St.
1,9 to 50th St. and Broadway. Walk east toward Fifth Ave.
N,R,W to 49th St. and Seventh Ave. Walk east toward Fifth Ave. and north to W 50th St.
E,V to Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. Walk South to W. 50th St.

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 travel up Madison Ave. and down Fifth Ave.

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #22 - Rockefeller Center

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Battery Park: Public transportation is recommended as parking is very limited in lower Manhattan. Take LOCAL 1 subway to the last stop - South Ferry. EXPRESS (Lexington Ave.) 4 or 5 to Bowling Green. LOCAL from Brooklyn/Queens R/W to Whitehall Street. Bus: M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry

Liberty State Park: This is a good departure location for you if you have a car as there is plenty of paid parking. Take New Jersey turnpike, exit 14-B follow signs to Liberty State Park. Insider Tip: Consider taking a water taxi from NY to Liberty State Park, NJ where the ticket and security lines tend to be shorter. The water taxi is only $7 one way and is a fun 10 minute ride.

Circle Line Cruises

Subway: To Pier 83: N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7 train to Times Square, take the M42 Bus

Bus: To Pier 83: M42, M50 to the Pier

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #29 - (Times Square South) on the Downtown Tour

Enjoy these great deals and offers from CityPASS attractions and other trusted partners. Provided to you by CityPASS. No purchase necessary.

Print Coupons

Coupons

Highly selective and deeply discounted, New York CityPASS booklets contain six tickets to the best sightseeing in New York: 1) Empire State Building, 86th floor observatory and audio tour; 2) Metropolitan Museum of Art, including all special exhibitions, $1 audio tour discount and same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens; 3) American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space, including one Hayden Planetarium show; 4) Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) admission; 5) an Option Ticket, with choice of either Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck – or admission to Guggenheim Museum; 6) an Option Ticket, with choice of either a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises experience (2-hour Semi-Circle Cruise, 2-hour Harbor Lights Cruise, 75-minute Liberty Cruise, or The Beast Speedboat Ride) – or Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (a ferry ride to Ellis or Liberty islands, transfer between islands, and return trip; on-own tour of grounds and facilities on both islands). See our things to do in New York page for more information.

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