New York City Pass : the oldest Attraction Pass in New York City

The New York City Pass is by far the best-selling pass in New York City. It offers an excellent compromise between price and number of visits. It includes New York's main monuments and attractions, including the 9/11 Museum.

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What is the New York City Pass?

  • The New York City Pass is a package that allows you to visit 5 of New York’s must-see sites for less than if you had to buy each of the entries at the normal price.
  • The pass costs around $146 per person, whereas the total for the 5 most popular visits is over $179 at the normal price, a saving of almost €30 per person. The New York City Pass is a great way to save money.
  • Once you’ve bought your New York City Pass on our website, you don’t have to pay for anything else. So you don’t have to pay for admission every time: you buy the New York City Pass and everything is included afterwards during your stay in New York. Simply present the QR Code at each entrance.

What is included in the New York City Pass?

The New York City Pass includes the must-see places in New York, especially if it’s your first trip. The City Pass gives you access to the following two attractions:

  1. Admission to the Empire State Building Observatory, New York’s most famous building. EXCLUSIVE: the City Pass gives you 2 entries on the same day, one during the day whenever you want and one in the evening (between 10pm and closing time at 2am from May to August, between 8pm and closing time from September to April). A great way to see the view day and night!
  2. Admission to the American Museum of Natural History, including the Space Show in the planetarium. The museum traces the history of the Earth and evolution. Discover dinosaur skeletons and even touch meteorites.

You can then choose 3 of the following 6 attractions:

  1. Ferry ticket and admission to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The ticket gives you access to both islands and their museums. The Statue of Liberty is the emblem of America, and it’s inconceivable to go to New York without visiting it.
  2. Admission to the Top of the Rock Observatory. Located in the middle of Manhattan, this observatory offers one of the finest views of New York. The Empire State Building is right in front of you.
  3. Admission to the National September 11, 2001 Museum. This museum tells the hour-by-hour story of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It is located underground, against the foundations of the former World Trade Center towers. It’s as impressive as it is moving. As an added bonus, the New York City Pass gives you unrestricted access to the museum: follow the sign indicating the queue for pass-holders.
  4. Admission to the Guggenheim Museum. This museum is well worth a visit for both its original architecture and its eclectic collection.
  5. Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. If you’ve never been on an aircraft carrier, here’s your chance! This museum, housed in a former US Navy aircraft carrier, tells the story of aviation and the conquest of space. You can even see a British Airways Concorde!

You don’t need to decide which tours to take when you buy your pass. You can do it later at your leisure. If you have any questions about using the pass, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is included in the New York City Pass. (DR)

How does the New York City Pass work?

  • First you need to buy your New York City Pass on our website. The purchase procedure is simple and, of course, completely secure. Once you have paid, you will receive an e-mail containing your City Passes.
  • Once in New York, simply show your City Pass at the entrance to any attraction included in the New York City Pass. You can show your City Passes directly on your phone, at each entrance, or print them out and take the sheet with you.
  • The City Pass lets you book your visits in advance! A great way to save time on site, since some reservations are MANDATORY. When you buy your City Pass on our website, you’ll be given access to our help page, specially designed to help you make reservations. This help page is reserved for people who have booked their City Passes via our CNEWYORK website.
  • If you lose or accidentally delete your passes, please contact us. We’ll receive a copy of your reservation, so you can rest assured. We’ll send your passes back to you without you losing a single visit! It’s a security feature that has already been used several times in recent years.

Good to know

  • The New York City Pass is nominative and you have to present one pass per person.
  • The New York City Pass is valid for 9 days from its activation on the first visit.
  • You can buy your passes well before your departure: the pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Cancellation policy

  • If you have to cancel your trip to New York, you can keep your City Passes for a year or request a refund. In this case, simply contact us at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight.
  • Your New York City PASS will then be reimbursed, minus a €10 cancellation fee and credit card charges.
Top of the Rock
Discover the Top of the Rock with the New York City Pass!

Reviews about the New York City Pass

  • Emilie P.: “We bought the New York City Pass. It includes the main monuments to see for our 10 days on site. For a longer trip, you have to take the New York Pass 12 days which is more expensive but includes many more visits.
  • Alain V.: “We liked the New York City Pass and we will use it next time. »
  • Olivier M.: “The New York City Pass is practical and covers the mythical places to visit well, but it doesn’t really save time for queues. Disappointing at this level. »
  • Lucie L.: “The New York City Pass was everything we wanted to see, but indeed, for queues, it is not a priority everywhere. But well, I was satisfied anyway! »
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