The New York Pass: prices, where to buy it and when it is convenient

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Il New York Pass is the most important tourist card, the most used and the most convenient for visiting the city of New York. The card allows free access to over 90 attractions and tours of the city. With the card you avoid the queues for the purchase of tickets and you are also entitled to various discounts for other places.

What is the New York Pass?

It is a chip card (although, if you prefer, you can buy it electronically) that offers you:



  • Free admission to over 100 New York attractions during the days you choose.
  • You can choose between 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 days and the card will be valid to visit any of the attractions included in that period.
  • Skip the lines to buy your ticket in places of major interest (Fast Track Entry).

Attractions included in the New York Pass

The New York Pass includes more than 100 attractions and the most surprising thing is that the variety is very wide and it is not limited to the most typical. For example, it includes:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
  • Visit of the Empire State including terrace
  • Top of the Rock, osservatorio sul Rockefeller Center
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Ferry and visit to the Statue of Liberty
  • MoMA
  • Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Deno’s Wonder Wheel
  • Ferry to Ellis Island
  • Madame Tussauds
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Boat trip around Manhattan
  • Liberty helicopters

And then:



  • Tour Bus Hop On Hop Off  for a day.
  • Central Park bike rental, Hudson River cruise and other unique experiences in the city.
  • Various tours: Harlem mass gospel tour, Bronx walking tour, film location tour ...  For these tours, it is necessary to book day and time in advance.

As you can see, this tab not only contains the essential places, but also offers you to know a New York background with other original activities.

New York Pass prices

Pass for 1 day 

Adult cost - $ 110
Cost for children * - 90 $

Pass for 2 days

Adult cost - $ 190
Cost for children * - 170 $



Pass for 3 days

Adult cost - $ 192
Cost for children * - 152 $

Pass for 5 days 

Adult cost - $ 240
Cost for children * - 168 $

Pass for 7 days

Adult cost - $ 272
Cost for children * - 176 $

Pass for 10 days 

Adult cost - $ 320
Cost for children * - 192 $

* children from 4 to 12 years old
Children from 0 to 3 years enter for free

When is it worth buying the New York Pass?

Definitely the New York Pass it is the most convenient card if you want to see the main attractions of the city and do some sightseeing. The price may seem high, but buying the various attractions and tours individually costs a lot more.


  • The New York Pass is convenient if you visit many attractions in the number of days you choose. If you prefer to go slower, the complementary versions would be theExplorer Pass o Sightseeing Pass, which allow you to choose the number of attractions you want (in a list of 60) and visit them in 30 days.
  • If this is your first time in New York and they simply want to visit the most famous attractions (the Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty ...) and calmly, you will probably like the card more CityPASS (which includes admission to only 6 main attractions within 9 days).
  • In case you want to visit many places in a short time, or if you want to visit lesser known sitesthis card is perfect., because it includes not only essential attractions, but also walking tours to learn about the history of different neighborhoods, not-so-famous museums, experiences with a unique touch ...

It is not worth buying the card if you only want to see one New York attraction.




In addition to free entry to the main attractions, you have the possibility to avoid queues to buy tickets. Also with the purchase of the New York Pass you will receive a guide to New York with all attractions and tours included with the card.



Where to buy the New York Pass?

The New York Pass can be purchased at various tourist offices around the city, especially near the tourist spots in Manhattan. It can also buy online, many times the online price is discounted compared to that charged by the various sales offices.


Please note: don't confuse the New York Pass with the less convenient New York CityPASS.

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