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See how New York Explorer Pass® compares to the New York CityPASS®.

New York Explorer Pass® New York CityPASS®
Prices starting at:
$79
$106.00
How much can you save on attraction admission?
Save up to 50%
Save 42%
How many attractions can you visit?
3, 4, 5, 7, or 10
6
3 pre-determined and 3 either/or choices
How many attraction options does it include?
80+
9
How long is the pass valid?
30 calendar days in a row
9 calendar days in a row
Can I buy passes and use them digitally right on my phone?
Yes
Access your pass in one PDF or in the free, easy-to-use app
Yes
Access your tickets by downloading separate PDFs for each attraction
Is there a mobile app?
Yes (free!)
Easily access your pass to scan at each attraction and use the digital guidebook and attractions map to plan your itinerary
No
Is the Empire State Building an included option?
Yes
Yes
Is a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour an included option?
Yes
The top-rated hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour in NYC
No
Is Top of the Rock an included option?
Yes
Yes
Choice between Top of the Rock or Guggenheim Museum
Is the Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket an included option?
Yes
Yes
Choice between Statue of Liberty or Sightseeing Cruise
Is the American Museum of Natural History an included option?
Yes
Yes
Is 9/11 Memorial & Museum an included option?
Yes
Yes
Choice between 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Are there cruise options included?
Yes
Yes
Instead of Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Is a bike rental an included option?
Yes
No
Is the Guggenheim an included option?
Yes
Yes
Instead of Top of the Rock
Is the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum an included option?
Yes
Yes
Instead of 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Is a guided tour of the city an included option?
Yes
No
Does it include extra shopping and entertainment discounts?
Yes
Enjoy exclusive discounts on shopping and entertainment
No
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Save money with New York Explorer Pass® compared to New York CityPASS®

New York City Explorer Pass vs. New York CityPASS – The Biggest Differences

While both of the New York City sightseeing pass options include admission to multiple attractions and help you save time and money when compared to paying for each attraction at the gate, there are some key differences between the New York City Explorer Pass options and CityPASS explained in more detail below.

Attraction choice flexibility:

  • New York City Explorer Pass gives you total flexibility to choose attractions as you go, so you’re not tied to a pre-determined itinerary
  • CityPASS limits your attraction options to 3 pre-determined and 3 either/or choices

Attraction options:

  • New York City Explorer Pass includes admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 attractions from over 80 options (including all the attraction options on CityPASS)
  • CityPASS includes admission to 6 attractions; 3 pre-determined and 3 either/or choices

Pass validity:

  • New York City Explorer Pass gives you 30 consecutive calendar days to visit attractions

CityPASS gives you 9 consecutive calendar days to visit attractions