One World Trade Center:
Best Visitor Discounts & Tips!

One World Trade Center, also known as One World Observatory, is the highest building in the western hemisphere. Its observatory is located on the 100th, 101st and 102 floors (you may visit all 3 if you wish) offering awe-inspiring views of New York City, its skyline. and famous tourist attractions.

Enter the Global Welcome Center, gasp as you ascent via the pod elevator within 47 seconds to the observatory--the fastest elevator in the world! Upon arrival, enjoy floor-to-ceiling LED technology which provides a history of New York City from the 1500s to present day before unveiling the spectacular view!

While you're there, check out a fantastic food hall in the area for a delicious meal. Or, see what other tourist attractions or discount shopping is in the area! There is always something exciting nearby.

General Admission Details

  • Admission is timed by 15 minute increments:  You must make reservations for a specific date and time.
  • Tickets are not refundable and there are no rain checks.
  • If you miss your slot, they will work you into the scheduled based on capacity.
  • If possible, avoid weekends which tend to be busier.
  • There are many discount options with tickets starting at $32/adult, $30/senior, $26/kids ages 6-12, and free under age 6. Tickets go up to $90 depending on how much priority access and flexibility you want. 

One World Trade Center Discount Options

  • CitySightsNY One World Observatory + All Around Town Tour This is a great deal because you get free admission PLUS:
    1. Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access at 40+ tour stops in Manhattan, Brooklyn & the Bronx
    2.  CitySights Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry takes you up close to the   Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island!
    3.  Tour narration available in 11 languages
    4.   Discounts at 100+ attractions, restaurants, shops and shows 
    • Purchase tickets in advance, online and save $3 per ticket.
    • Free entrance to 9/11 family members and recovery/rescue workers, through the 9/11 Tribute Center via Request your tickets at least one week in advance. 
    • MasterCard Mondays gives cards holders a 20% discount on standard admission if you buy your ticket online for a Monday. The priority access deal gives you an upgrade from the regular line to the priority access line (which is shorter) when you buy your ticket at the box office with certain MasterCard products. To purchase online, go to and enter promo code MCMONDAY. Must use MasterCard at check-out to complete purchase.
    • Discounts for groups of 20 plus.
    • Purchase a general admission ticket and enjoy a complimentary upgrade from standard admission to priority admission when you show your MasterCard World, World Elite or Black Card at the box office.

    Where is One World Trade Center?

    One World Trade Center is located at 285 Fulton Street at the corner of West and Vesey Street. Telephone: 844-696-1776.

    How to Get to There!

    One World Trade Center is located in a VERY busy area of Manhattan. Parking is pretty much non existent unless you want to pay through the roof.  I definitely recommend public transportation.  Here's how to get there:


    Lines: A,C,J,Z,2,3,4,5

    Take the subway to the Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau station: exit onto Fulton Street and walk west to Church Street.

    Lines: 2,3
    Take the subway to the Park Place station: exit onto Church Street.

    Line: E
    Take the subway to the World Trade Center Station: exit onto Church Street.

    Line: R
    Take the train to Rector of Cortland Street Station: exit near the intersection of Church and Cortland Street. Walk north on Church Street about 3 blocks.

    Line: 1
    Take the train to the Rector Street station: exit onto Greenwich Street and walk north to Liberty Street.

    Need help in determining how to best route out your trip? Use this subway map or automatic trip planner!

    For information on subway fares, metrocards and more Click here!

    By Bus:
    If you'd like to use the bus to get to One World Trade Center, Use this bus map to help!

    By Car:
    Need parking deals? You'll be amazed at the deals I've found. Click here for the best ones around.

    By Foot:
    Use your handy street map and follow the easiest route to One World Trade Center.

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