You are planning a trip to New York and want to visit as many sights as possible in a few days? You do not want to buy each ticket individually, but get everything from one source and save money?
Then the New York Pass is just right for you!
On this website you can learn everything about the New York Pass by Go City:
How the New York Pass works
The New York Pass is a comprehensive sightseeing package from Go City. With this product, you can visit as many sights and museums as you like. There are around 100 sights and tourist services to choose from. These include sightseeing tours by bus as well as several boat trips, guided city tours and bicycle tours.
You have up to ten days to take advantage of all the offers. The New York Pass is a digital product that you can download to your phone. It is available and ready to use immediately after purchase.
Buy New York Pass online and then download it to your phone. It's ready to use right out of the box.
Valid 1 - 10 days
Once you use the New York Pass for the first time, it is valid for up to 10 days. During this time you can use it as often as you like.
There are around 100 attractions to choose from. Visit as many attractions as you like. Show your digital pass at the ticket office.
Some important attractions
- Empire State Building
- The Edge at Hudson Yards
- Top of the Rock
- Ferry to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- Museum of Modern Art
- Madame Tussauds
- Hop-on/hop-off bus
- 30+ guided city tours
Flexible validity: The New York Pass is available with a validity of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 days. These are consecutive calendar days. Decide for yourself how long you want your New York Pass to be valid. The longer the pass is valid, the more attractions you can visit.
Digital ticket for the phone: The New York Pass is a purely digital product that you can conveniently save on your phone. Alternatively, you can also print out a QR code. For use on the phone, you can download the free New York Pass app, which contains useful information about all participating attractions.
Prices for visitors over 13 years:
- 149 (1 day)
- 204 (2 days)
- 249 (3 days) - very popular
- 289 (4 days) - very popular
- 319 (5 days)
- 359 (7 days)
- 399 (10 days)
These are reduced prices because Go City is constantly offering price promotions. Prices may vary slightly from week to week. Reduced prices apply for children under 12 years.
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The longer the New York Pass is valid, the cheaper it becomes per day. Therefore, the pass is especially worthwhile for stays of three days or more. Those who bring a lot of time with them can use the pass for up to ten days and save a lot of money.
New York Pass: Attractions
The New York Pass includes around 100 attractions - including all major viewing platforms, numerous museums, as well as guided city tours and boat trips. All these services are free of charge for holders of the New York Pass.
The main attractions are listed in the table below. You can visit them without having to buy additional tickets.
Top attractions with New York Pass or Explorer Pass
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Empire State Building
One World Observatory
Top of the Rock
Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Bus & Boat
Ferry to the Statue of Liberty
Circle Line Cruise
Bus Tour: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens
Broadway & Times Square Tour
Best of Brooklyn Tour
High Line & Hudson Yards Tour
Central Park Bike Tour
Many attractions in New York are quite expensive. If you visit the expensive attractions, the New York Pass will pay for itself quickly.
In addition, the New York Pass offers free admission to other museums and attractions, as well as various tourist services. For a complete list of all 90+ offers, visit the official website: New York Pass Attractions.
These attractions are missing
There is hardly an important attraction that the New York Pass does not cover. Only two sights are missing:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
- SUMMIT One Vanderbuilt
If you want to visit any of these attractions, you will have to buy individual tickets for them. These attractions are also not included in any other New York City Pass.
In some cities, it is common to also be able to use public transportation for free with a Sightseeing Pass. Unfortunately, this is not possible with the New York Pass and is not offered by any other product.
Please note that reservations are required for many attractions. This is especially true for all guided tours. Only in this way you can be sure that you can really participate in a tour.
Once you have purchased the New York Pass, you should make the most important reservations. This can be done conveniently online. The reservation alone does not activate the New York Pass. The pass will only be activated when you visit the first attraction or join the first guided tour.
If you have booked a guided tour, you must attend. Otherwise, a participation fee will be charged to your credit card. Only if you participate as scheduled, the guided tour is free of charge for you.
Reservations are required for some museums and attractions:
- Museum of Modern Art
- American Museum of Natural History
- Empire State Building
- Ferry to the Statue of Liberty
Here you will find an overview of all services subject to reservation: Reservations with the New York Pass.
Notes on the Hop-on/Hop-off Bus
With the New York Pass you can use the Big Bus hop-on/hop-off buses for free for one day. Before your first ride, you must pick up your free ticket at the Times Square bus stop.
After that, you can hop on and off as many times as you like for a day. The buses run daily on two routes through Manhattan. There is a downtown route and an uptown route.
The downtown route, with ten stops, runs every 15 to 20 minutes (somewhat less frequently in winter). The uptown route with only five stops is served only once an hour.
Information about the stops, timetables and routes: Hop-on/hop-off with New York Pass.
What we like about the New York Pass
The New York Pass is one of the best products for sightseeing in New York. There are some arguments in favor of the New York Pass by Go City:
100+ attractions to choose from
The New York Pass gives you free admission to many of the city's attractions. These include several viewing platforms (e.g. Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory) and popular museums (e.g. Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History).
Many tourist services included
You can also use the New York Pass hop-on hop-off buses and choose from a variety of boat tours. You can also choose between numerous guided city tours and bicycle tours. So with the New York Pass you can enjoy the full sightseeing program.
The validity period of New York Pass is flexible. You can use the pass for up to ten days. So the pass is worthwhile for both a short and a longer stay in New York.
Download the New York Pass to your phone quickly and easily. You don't have to pick up the pass anywhere, you can use it immediately after purchase. The free New York Pass app also contains useful information about all participating attractions.
Good value for money
With the New York Pass you get a lot for your money. Since many of the top attractions, bus rides and guided tours are very expensive, the New York Pass pays for itself quickly. The longer the pass is valid, the more it pays for itself.
Convenient sightseeing package
The New York Pass is a convenient sightseeing package. With a single booking you get access to numerous sights and museums. You hardly need any additional tickets. Just load the pass on your phone and off you go.
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What we like less
The New York Pass is a good product, but not perfect. There are some drawbacks that we like less. However, these drawbacks also apply to all other New York sightseeing passes:
No public transport
The New York Pass does not entitle you to use public transportation.
A few attractions missing
Some attractions are not included in New York Pass: Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) and SUMMIT One Vanderbuilt. Also, access to the base of the Statue of Liberty is not possible.
Worth it only for expensive attractions
The pass is hardly worth it for cheap services. You need to visit mainly expensive attractions to make the New York Pass worthwhile.
No Fast Track admission
You will not receive priority admission with New York Pass. You will have to queue with other visitors at the box office. For some attractions you can reserve a time slot in advance.
For some attractions you need to reserve a time slot ticket. This also applies to guided tours.
Validity is specified in calendar days
The period of validity is expressed in calendar days. Therefore, it is advisable to start the visit in the morning to take full advantage of the time available.
Is the New York Pass worth it?
Our opinion: Yes, the New York Pass is worthwhile for many visitors. The pass includes more than 100 attractions and tourist services. If you do a lot of sightseeing and visit the expensive attractions, you will have a lot of fun with New York Pass.
With a minimum stay of three days, the New York Pass can save you a lot of money, as individual tickets are often very expensive. With a validity of 1 to 10 days, the New York Pass is very flexible. In addition, it is very convenient to be able to simply load the pass on your own phone.
One drawback is that you don't get priority entry with the New York Pass. Only a few sights and museums allow you to reserve a time slot. Often you have to queue at the ticket office to pick up your free ticket.
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Tip: The longer the New York Pass is valid, the better the value for money. Most visitors buy a pass that is valid for at least three days.
Where can I buy the New York Pass?
The New York Pass is available through the official NewYorkPass.com website as well as select ticket stores.
The most convenient way to buy is at NewYorkPass.com or GoCity.com. There you can get the New York Pass directly from the supplier. You can print a QR code or save it on your phone. You can also download the free New York Pass app and import the digital pass. The app contains useful information about all participating attractions.
Even if you buy the pass at Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide, you can conveniently download it to your phone as a digital pass afterwards.
Questions & Answers
How does the New York Pass work?
The New York Pass is available online and can be used immediately after purchase. Download the digital New York Pass to your cell phone and show the QR code at participating attractions. Within 1 to 10 days, you can visit as many attractions as you want for free. There are more than 90 attractions and tourist services to choose from.
Is the New York Pass worth it?
Yes, from our point of view, the New York Pass is worthwhile for many visitors. It is most worthwhile for a stay of at least three days in New York. If you visit mainly expensive attractions, the New York Pass pays for itself quickly.
Does the New York Pass provide fast access?
Unfortunately, no. With the New York Pass you have to queue at the box office for most attractions. For some attractions you can book a time slot ticket online.
Can I use public transportation with the New York Pass?
Unfortunately, no. No New York City Pass entitles you to free use of public transportation.
How do I reach Go City customer service?
You can reach the customer service of Go City via a contact form or by phone at +1 800 887 9103 if you are already in the USA. Outside the US, other phone numbers apply and can be found on the Go City website.
Can I cancel the purchase free of charge?
Yes, if you buy New York Pass from NewYorkPass.com or GoCity.com, you have a money-back guarantee valid for up to 365 days from the date of purchase. If you buy New York Pass on Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide, you can usually cancel your purchase for free up to 24 hours before the departure.