Last updated on October 25, 2018 by LM Tourism Editorial Staff
We check daily for the latest offers and codes to get all New York tourist passes at the cheapest price. The following best offers have been checked and updated on November 20:
Until the 20th of November 2018 there is a 40% discount on New York Pass attractions with this offer:
Until the 20th of November 2018 you can get 40% off the New York Pass tourist attractions, with the promo code 20NYC.
If you are already in New York you can still get these online discounts, instead of paying the full retail price, just get the New York Pass on your smartphone.
For the New York CityPASS there is a 40% discount promo on CityPass attractions.
Is the New York Pass worth it? Get a tailored answer, compare the price of normal tickets with the New York Pass, thanks to our online tool (Copyright 2018 © Love Marche Ltd, all rights reserved).
1) Insert how many adults and children:
2) Select the attractions you want to see, click on them (for descriptions click on the info icon ⓘ):
3) Now, based on your selection, in this table check the difference in price between buying attraction tickets or the New York Pass (you can change the attractions selected in step 2 as you wish):
|Total price of selected attractions with separate tickets*|
|Total price with New York Pass*||Savings with New York Pass*||Total price with New York CityPASS*||Savings with New York CityPASS*|
|$||1 day New York Pass $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0||9 days New York CityPASS $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0|
|2 days New York Pass $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0|
|3 days New York Pass $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0|
|5 days New York Pass $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0|
|7 days New York Pass $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0|
|10 days New York Pass $ + $ for attractions not included = total $||-$0|
* This tool is under copyright 2018 © Love Marche Ltd, all rights reserved. Features and limitations of this tool are described at the bottom of the page.
The New York Pass is a tourist pass which allows you to visit more than 80 attractions in New York, saving money and jumping queues at the entrance of many of the busiest attractions. As an option it can let you travel on open double-decker city tour buses and it's available for 1, 2, 3, 7 or 10 days.
The New York CityPASS is also a tourist pass, valid just for 6 attractions, without transport and it lasts for 9 days.
When visiting New York it is usually worth to buy one, but not for everybody.
It depends on what you want to do, on your available time, budget and mood. This article can help you decide.
|New York Pass||New York CityPASS|
|The New York Pass is the most comprehensive tourist pass for New York, it includes more than 80 attractions, saving money and jumping queues at the entrance of many of the busiest attractions. As an option it can let you travel on open double-decker city tour buses.||The New York CityPASS is also a tourist pass for New York, but is intended for visitors who want to enter fewer attractions (6 attractions can be visited with this pass). It saves money and queuing time in those attractions, but transport is not included.|
it's available for 1, 2, 3, 7 or 10 days at different prices
it is valid for 9 days
prices range widely, from $60 for a 1 day child pass to $408 for a 10 days pass with Hop-on Hop-off bus included, but discounts are usually available if bought online, see below
the price is fixed at $114
it has a bit more than 80 tourist attractions, see below, and all the attractions of the CityPASS are included
it has 6 attractions, of which 4 are fixed and other 2 can be choosen between 4 alternatives
it allows free access to hop on hop off double decker tour buses
When it's worth it:
good if you visit several attractions or at least 2 attractions each day, otherwise consider the CityPASS or no pass at all in case of fewer visits
When it's worth it:
it's worth it if you visit fewer attractions, anyway at least 4 of the included ones, otherwise you are better off without this pass
These are what we consider to be the best attractions included with the New York Pass, however below you can find a link to the list of all attractions available.
Circle Line River Cruise
Since 1945 it has been an unmissable boat tour along Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liiberty, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, etc. This is an unforgettable skyline view to enjoy from the river. Normal adult price without pass $34.
Empire State Building Observation Deck
A New York Must See for its amazing sights from the top of the building. You can see the whole city and the views are striking. Usually fewer people if you go early, it can be windy on top (normal price $22).
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Incredible opportunity for both adults and kids to visit the interior of this wonderful warship converted to museum, with many aircrafts exposed and the possibility to go inside a real submarine! Normal price $24.
Statue of Liberty Ferry
This ferry includes a round trip to the island of the Statue of Liberty, which is impressive to see from real life! The ticket for visiting the statue from the inside is not included in this one. Normal price of ferry without New York Pass, $12.
Food on Foot Tours
Explore New York neighborhoods of your choice and their various cuisines, guided by experts. Discover new foods and learn where it's best to eat, places you would not find otherwise, travelling and eating as New Yorkers do. Normal price $49.
Top of The Rock Observation Deck
Enjoy the amazing views from the Observation Deck of the Rockefeller Center, including the Empire State Building and Central Park. (Normal price $25)
Even if it’s cheaper than separate tickets, the New York Pass still costs quite a bit on its own. So if you are on a tight budget, you will probably prefer to either buy the cheaper CityPASS with its 6 attractions, or no pass at all.
You can do many free or cheap things in New York, so you might feel better off with a visit to one or maximum two sights each day, followed by shopping, walking and relaxing in the neighbourhoods.
Hence, if you are longing for a relaxed sightseeing vacation and are happy with visiting fewer main attractions, you will probably be better off without the New York Pass.
|Attractions visited||Buying tickets on-site||With 1-day New York Pass|
|Empire State Building||$39||Included|
|Top of the Rock||$34||Included|
|Museum of Modern Art MOMA||$25||Included|
|Hop on hop off Bus Tours||$60||Included|
|Total cost with tickets
|Total cost with pass
In this example, buying tickets on-site, the total would be $199 but with the 1-day New York Pass at $124 the saving is $75 per person and various long ticket queues are avoided.
In this case a couple saves $150 by choosing the New York Pass.
|Attractions visited||Buying tickets on-site||With New York City Pass|
|Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum||$33||Included|
|Empire State Building||$39||Included|
|Top of the Rock||$39||Included|
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art||$25||Included|
|Total cost with tickets
|Total cost with city pass
In this example with the CityPASS, the total with tickets would be $189 but with the pass at $89 you save $100 per person and some ticket queues. A couple saves $200.
The freely downloadable New York Pass app for iPhone and Android can be useful to all visitors to the Big Apple. It’s easy to use and complete, with information about the most popular attractions to visit, opening hours, an interactive map and transport.
On this map you can visualize New York attractions, theatres, special exhibitions, audio tours, shops and restaurants which offer discounts with the pass:
Map of attractions, try it on the New York Pass website >
The New York Pass includes a 140 pages guide and the option of transport on open double-decker city tour buses.
You can choose to add the transport option to travel without limits on open double-decker city tour buses fitted with multi language audioguides.
You use it like in a buffet. After buying it, you get free entry in all the attractions included. You can visit as many attractions as you want.
When you arrive at the attractions you only need to show your pass. After swiping your pass through a special reader you are ready to enjoy the attraction.
In several busy attractions you can save a lot of time by jumping the queue.
According to the producer, savings for 3 top attractions per day are on average:
1-day pass - $18
2-day pass - $45
3-day pass - $73
7-day pass - $196
Hence generally it is a good choice if you are willing to visit more than just 1 or 2 attractions during your stay.
It's obvious that longer multi-day passes (3 and 7 days) let you save more because their daily cost is smaller than shorter passes.
The New York Pass is made by Leisurepass, member of the Association of European Tour Operators and of Visit London, the official tourism organization of London.
Leisure Pass Group in 2014 also introduced a new tourist pass for Dublin, the Dublin City Pass.
This article and the New York Pass Review are also available in the following languages: New York Pass italiano in Italian, New York Pass [ES] in Spanish, New York Pass [FR] in French and New York Pass [DE] with New York Pass Tours [DE] in German.
*Tool disclaimer: we put maximum effort in showing correct prices, however they are shown only for information and must be double checked with each tourist attraction, in case you want to rely on them. This tool is made to help visitors to carry out a customised comparison. For simplicity of use and creatin, it does not consider online discounts availables and any mailing costs. Special offers, limitations and restrictions for specific attractions have not been considered. Prices are rounded to the dollar. Only the top 16 attractions (over more than 80) are included.