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Edge Hudson Yards – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect, FAQs


The ‘Edge’ is New York’s latest observation deck after the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, and One World Observatory. 

Located at a height of 345 meters (1,131 feet) on the 100th floor of the 30 Hudson Yards building, Edge is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.

Edge Hudson Yards features a unique design and a glass floor, which gives the feeling of being suspended in the air.

The outdoor viewing area extending 24 meters (80 feet) out from the side of the building lets visitors step out onto the platform and take in views of the city from a unique perspective.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for Edge Hudson Yards.

What to expect at Edge

Experience the multimedia exhibition at Edge NYC before ascending 1,100 feet to view the city skyline in panoramic 360°.

Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the observation deck protrudes 80 feet outwards from the skyscraper for an exhilarating outdoor view.

While there are countless places to marvel at New York’s skyline, Edge NYC offers a unique experience.

Feel the breeze as you stand atop the open-air platform 100 stories above Hudson Yards.

The glass walls of the deck angle outward to enhance your view, but if you’re feeling adventurous, look through the glass floor for an unforgettable experience.

Edge NYC is situated beside the Hudson River, providing an unobstructed view of Manhattan’s width, from Lady Liberty to Central Park and the towering financial district.

If you are in the mood for it, you can try the Champagne Bar as well. 

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Where to book tickets

Tickets for the Edge Hudson Yards are available to be purchased at the attraction or online in advance.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Booking online also helps avoid last-minute disappointment and delays.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Edge Hudson Yards ticket booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and the number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets via email.

You don’t need to carry printouts.

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone when you visit the attraction and exchange it for a Garden Pass admission at the Visitor Center.

Edge Hudson Yards ticket prices

Edge at Hudson Yard’s ticket costs US$41 for all visitors between 12 to 61 years. 

Children between six to 11 years get a US$6 discount and pay a reduced price of US$35 for entry. 

Senior citizens aged 62 and above can also pay a reduced price of US$39 for their admission. 

Entry to the Edge observation deck is free for infants under six years. 

Edge Observation Deck General tickets

Eastern Point - the edge of sky deck
Eastern Point – the edge of sky deck. Image: Edgenyc.com

Buy this timed ticket for Edge Hudson Yards and experience the Western Hemisphere’s highest sky deck.

This ticket includes access to both the indoor and outdoor observation deck at the Edge.

Visitors can also access the Glass Floor, Angled Glass Walls, Skyline Steps, and Eastern Point.

Get a free digital souvenir photo to commemorate your visit to this iconic New York attraction.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (12 to 61 years): US$41
Child ticket (6 to 11 years): US$35
Seniors ticket (62+ years): US$39

Edge Observation Deck Flex tickets

Buy the Flex Pass for Edge Hudson Yards and enjoy one of the best views of NYC from 100 stories up at any time during the day of your visit.

Plan your visit to the observation deck at your own convenience and save time with an online booking.

The ticket includes access to the Edge’s indoor and outdoor observation deck along with the Glass Floor, Angled Glass Walls, Skyline Steps, and Eastern Point.

Visitors also get a free digital souvenir photo to commemorate their visit to this iconic New York attraction.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (12 to 61 years): US$63
Child ticket (6 to 11 years): US$57
Seniors ticket (62+ years): US$61

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City Climb at Edge tickets

Experience the highest open-air building climb in the world! Take your stay in New York City to new heights with an exhilarating building climb.

The ticket includes admission to Edge, the City Climb Experience at Edge, and a digital Edge image.

Use state-of-the-art equipment to scale the world’s highest open-air building ascent.

Receive a thorough safety briefing on specially designed harnesses before being secured.

City Climb Guides will connect you to two cables attached to a trolley, which will move with you throughout the journey.

As you make your way up the exterior of the building, have the chance to look down upon the stunning New York City skyline and even lean out across the building’s open edges.

The experience culminates with a celebratory award and a victory lap of Edge’s indoor/outdoor viewing areas.

Enjoy a toast in the sky at the champagne bar or café, or take in the sights on the outdoor glass-floor experience, angled glass walls, and skyline steps.

Ticket Prices

General Admission (13+ years): US$201

Hudson Yards Walking Tour + Edge Observation Deck tickets

Buy this ticket and enjoy a guided walking tour of Hudson Yards and a reserved-timed ticket to The Edge Observation Deck.

Choose between a morning or evening tour option.

Explore Midtown Manhattan’s newest and chicest neighborhood on a 60-minute live guided tour led by a local professional English-speaking guide.

Learn how this new neighborhood was created over a railway yard and see the highlights of Hudson Yards, including the Vessel and the Shed. 

Get guaranteed access to all areas of the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere as you enter the Edge.

There is no time limit to how long you can stay at Edge, so you can take your time and enjoy the breathtaking views as much as you want.

Visitors also get a free digital souvenir photo to commemorate their visit to this iconic New York attraction.

Morning Tour Prices
Adult Ticket (13 to 62 years): US$80
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$72
Senior Ticket (63+ years): US$77
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): US$16

Evening Tour Prices
Adult Ticket (13 to 62 years): US$104
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$80
Senior Ticket (63+ years): US$160
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): US$8

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Visiting Edge for free

Visitors can enter the Hudson Yards’ Edge observatory for free if they have bought New York Explorer Pass or New York’s Sightseeing DAY Pass.

Both the Passes let you skip the queue at the Edge’s ticketing counter and go straight to the 100th-floor observation deck for free.

Besides Edge, these discount cards also help you explore attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, MoMA, etc., for free.

These discount passes help you save up to 45% of your ticket cost.

Some tourists wonder which observation deck is better – One World Observatory or The Edge.

Combo Tickets

To make the most of your visit to New York, it’s best to plan ahead and book a combo ticket.

Take advantage of exclusive deals and explore the city’s top attractions near Edge at Hudson Yards, some of which are within a mile.

You can buy the Edge observation deck tickets in combination with tickets for the Museum of Ice Cream NYC, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the American Museum of Natural History, ARTECHOUSE New York, Intrepid Museum, or the New York Tourist Card.

Combo tickets are ideal for large families, groups, or those on a budget holiday and can help you visit all major attractions by booking just once!

Avail discounts of up to 28% when booking these combo tickets.

Ticket Cost
Edge Hudson Yards + Museum of Ice Cream NYC US$88
Edge Hudson Yards + American Museum of Natural History US$66
Edge Hudson Yards + ARTECHOUSE New York US$60
Edge Hudson Yards + MoMA US$68
Edge Hudson Yards + Statue of Liberty US$68
Edge at Hudson Yards Bundle + Intrepid Museum US$64
New York Tourist Card US$83

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How to reach Edge at Hudson Yards

The Edge observation deck is on the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, New York, right on the bank of the Hudson River.

Address: 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, United States. Get directions

You can reach Edge at Hudson Yards by public transport or car.

By Bus

The M12, M11, and M34-SBS bus lines have stops within a few minutes’ walk to the attraction.

10 Ave/W 34 St is the nearest bus stop to the Edge observation deck.

By Subway

Get down at the 34 St-Hudson Yards stop to reach the attraction.

Take subway line 7.

By Train

The Moynihan Train Hall is less than half a mile away from the observation deck.

The station is accessible by multiple trains, including the Northeast Regional, Cardinal, Acela, Empire Service, and others.

By Car

If you are driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get started!

Hudson Yards has ample parking at 10 Hudson Yards, Abington House, and One Hudson Yards.

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The Edge at Hudson Yards is open between 10 am and 10 pm on all days of the week.

The last elevator to the deck leaves 50 minutes before closing.

How long does the experience take

The duration of your visit depends on the tour option you choose.

Visitors usually spend 45 minutes to an hour enjoying the New York skyline from the Edge at Hudson Yards.

You will need approximately 30 minutes to reach the viewing platform during peak hours, making it a 90-minute experience. 

Since the Edge tickets have no time limit, some visitors sip on champagne and enjoy the views longer. 

However, if you book the city climb at Edge or the Hudson Yards Walking Tour, those experiences can take around 3 hours.

Best time to visit Edge

Outdoor sky deck at Edge
Outdoor sky deck at Edge. Eli Perry / Edgenyc.com

We suggest booking your tour on a weekday when the attraction is less busy for a more enjoyable visit.

Mornings and late evenings typically have fewer visitors, making for a more peaceful visit. It’s best to arrive at the Edge when it opens at 10 am.

If you want to experience the best views, visiting just before sunset is the best option.

Besides the stunning golden hour views, you can enjoy the famous New York night lights after dusk.

Weekends and public holidays are the most crowded at the attraction.

Tip: Many people prefer to view sunset from The Edge, so it is better to book early.

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Edge Hudson Yards at night

The Edge at Hudson Yards is open till 10 pm, and the last elevator goes up to the 100th floor 50 minutes before closing.

If you have the time and the money, we suggest you visit the Manhattan observation deck twice – once in the morning and once at night. 

Otherwise, let us share how a visit to the Edge after dark is different from a visit during the day, and you can decide for yourself. 

– You can spot many famous illuminated skyscrapers

– The Hudson River looks breathtaking, reflecting the city lights and the lit-up ferries moving across it.

– From the top of the building, you can see for almost as far as 130 km (80 miles). 

– You can spot the Statue of Liberty holding her torch, gleaming above the New York harbor.

– Since there are lights below and above (stars!), it feels as if you are sandwiched between two heavens. 

– It is romantic, and you get your personal space since there is no crowd

– If you love taking photographs, you can capture the perfect night sky and the city lights

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Food and drinks at Edge

Edge has a Champagne bar that offers an assortment of snacks and beverage options. 

Visitors can order Champagne, Wine, Beer, Coffee, Soft Drinks, and Savory and Sweet Snacks. 

If you prefer a fine dining experience, check out Peak on level 101. 

Peak offers an excellent dining experience alongside fascinating views of New York City.

You can also visit any of the restaurants near The Edge.

Other attractions at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards is Manhattan’s newest neighborhood, and you can explore it before or after your visit to the Edge observation deck. 

There are lots of things to see and activities to do at Hudson yards. 

Go up the Vessel

The Vessel is a 16-story, 46 meters (150 feet) tall structure of 154 interconnected staircases inside Hudson Yards. 

This latest landmark of New York has around 2,500 steps and 80 unique landings, and visitors can climb up to enjoy panoramic views of Manhattan’s West Side.

High Line Park

The High Line is a 2.4 km (1.5 miles) long iconic urban park built on a historic, elevated rail line running 30 feet above street level.

High Line runs the perimeter of Hudson Yards along the west side of Manhattan. 

The main entrance of the High Line is on 30th Street by 10 Hudson Yards, and visitors can experience nature, arts programs, performances, niche music shows, exhibitions, etc. 

If you want to explore the High Line, you can choose between – Chelsea Market and The Highline Tour or the High Line & Hudson Yards Walking Tour.

Dine at Peak

Peak is a premium restaurant and bar on Level 101 of the Hudson Yards building. 

Visitors love the fine dining experience even as they take in the views of New York City.

They serve lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 11.30 am and 3 pm. Dinner is available on all days, starting from 5 pm to 10 pm.

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FAQs about the Edge Observation Deck

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting the Edge at Hudson Yards.

Should I buy tickets for Edge Hudson Yards in advance?

Yes, it is best to buy tickets in advance to save time and ensure availability.

Is there a time limit on my visit?

There is no time limit to how long you can stay at Edge. However, visitors usually spend around 45 to 60 minutes at the deck.

Is Edge Hudson Yards wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Edge Hudson Yards is fully wheelchair accessible.

Is photography allowed at Edge Hudson Yards?

Yes, visitors are not only allowed but encouraged to take photos at the attraction.

Can I bring my children to Edge?

Yes, everyone can enjoy the thrill of visiting Edge! However, an adult must accompany children under 12 during their visit. Children 5 years old or younger do not need a ticket and may visit Edge when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Is there a dress code for Edge Hudson Yards?

Visitors to Edge Hudson Yards are not required to follow a specific dress code. However, they are advised to dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. The outdoor deck is an exciting place to be, but it is open to the elements. The weather on the 100th floor can be different from what you experience on the ground level, so it’s important to come prepared.

Can I bring food and drinks to Edge Hudson Yards?

No, outside food and drinks are not allowed at Edge Hudson Yards. Visitors can only bring water to drink in clear plastic bottles. However, there is a Champagne bar at Edge and a fine dining restaurant, Peak, at level 101.

Is Edge Hudson Yards pet-friendly?

No, with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at the attraction.

Is there a gift shop at Edge Hudson Yards?

Yes, there is a gift shop at the attraction called Beyond The Edge where visitors can buy souvenirs and merchandise.

Can I bring a stroller to Edge Hudson Yards?

Strollers are allowed at the attraction but must be folded for elevator and escalator access.

Is City Climb safe?

The City Climb has been meticulously designed and extensively tested to meet and surpass all local and federal safety standards and guidelines. All equipment is thoroughly inspected and approved by both the maintenance technicians and Climb Guides before use.

Are there any restrictions on who can visit City Climb?

Participants in City Climb must be at least 13 years old, between 4.9ft to 6.7ft in height, and weigh between 65lbs to 310lbs for safety reasons based on manufacturing engineering specifications.


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