Comparison of New York Discount Passes 2020

EricBelow you can find a comparison of New York discount passes. There are two types of discount pass: attraction passes for a limited number of attractions and day passes for a limited amount of days. Both types are offered by various companies, meaning that there is a wide range of choice. The New York discount passes in the table below are the most popular ones and they are also the ones that I recommend based on experience.

I try these passes out on a regular basis; I use a pass to visit attractions and take tours almost once a month. This means that my experiences are always recent and the information in the table up-to-date. Two well-known passes are the New York Pass and the New York CityPASS, but there are more options that may further suit your specific needs and wishes. The best discount passes for New York are presented in the following comparison:

New York Pass
Go Explorer Pass
New York CityPASS Black
New York Pass New York Sightseeing Day Pass New York Sightseeing Flex Pass New York Explorer Pass New York CityPASS
New York Pass Go Explorer Pass New York CityPASS Black
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Pass type day pass day pass attraction pass attraction pass attraction pass
Valid for how many days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 60 30 9
Attractions to visit unlimited unlimited 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 6
Participating attractions 100+ 100+ 100+ 90 9
Mobile pass
Physical pass
Hop-on Hop-off bus 1 day all days 72 hours (one of the choices) 1 day (one of the choices)
Empire State Building
One World Observatory
Edge Observation Deck
Circle Line Cruises
Lunch option
Information guide app and
paper guide
app app digital guide
Specifics bike tours included transfer Manhattan to airport included transfer Manhattan to airport included bike tours included Empire State Building 2x
Buy the New York Pass here Buy the Sightseeing Day Pass here Buy the Sightseeing Flex Pass here Buy the Explorer Pass here Buy the CityPASS here
ERIC'S DISCOUNT 27% discount with ERICSAVE20 Up to 30% discount with ERICOFFER Up to 20% discount with ERICOFFER
Average price per day 5 days:
$50 per day
5 days:
$52 per day
10 days:
$36 per day
10 days:
$35 per day
Average price per attraction 6 attractions:
$24 per attraction
5 attractions:
$31 per attraction
6 attractions:
$22 per attraction
10 attractions:
$21 per attraction
10 attractions:
$28 per attraction
Extra kids discount up until 12 years up until 12 years + 20% extra discount up until 12 years + 20% extra discount up until 12 years up until 17 years
Read more about the New York Pass Read more about the Sightseeing Day Pass Read more about the Sightseeing Flex Pass Read more about the Explorer Pass Read more about the CityPASS

Why buy a discount pass for New York?

I recommend everyone visiting New York to get a discount pass. You’ll save a lot of money compared to buying separate tickets. You’ll be able to enter various sights quicker and you’ll enjoy the ease of having just one pass, rather than numerous different tickets. A discount pass gives you access to almost all of the top sights and activities, such as the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, the 9/11 Museum and the Hop-on Hop-off bus.

Choosing a discount pass

There are many factors that may influence your choice of discount pass, such as the sights you would like to see, how long you’ll be in New York, how much you want to do and with whom you are going. The table above shows you the most important differences at a glance and will help you to choose the best pass for New York. Still can’t choose which pass to get after looking at the information? Try Eric’s Pass Picker or send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll give you my personal advice.

Last updated 11-2020

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