Statue of Liberty NYC last minute tickets

Are you going to travel to New York soon and are still looking for Statue of Liberty last minute tickets? Did you forget to purchase tickets in advance and you can’t seem to find any available?

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous attractions in New York City and is extremely popular among tourists. So naturally, tickets sell out very quickly and should be booked months ahead.  

If you’re still looking for last minute tickets, don’t worry, we have the solution for you! 

Are you ready to book your Statue of Liberty tickets right now? Don’t feel like reading ahead? Book your ticket now.

How much does Statue of Liberty tickets cost?

All the Statue of Liberty tickets include a round ferry trip (that you can take from Jersey City or New York), a priority entry to the Screening Facility Queue, an access to th e grounds of Liberty Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum and an audio guide.

The prices change depending on the option you have chosen for your ticket. Each option gives you a different access to a part of the Statue of Liberty:

Reserve ticket

It provides access to the Statue of Liberty National Monument. It costs $18.50 for adults (ages 13 – 61), $14 for seniors (age 62+) and $9 for children (ages 4-12).

Pedestal reserve ticket

It provides access to the Fort Wood section of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The price is $18.50 for adults, $14 for seniors and $9 for children.

Crown reserve ticket

It provides an access to the Statue of the Liberty’s crown and pedestal. The price is $21.50 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for children.

How to book Statue of Liberty last minute tickets online? 

View of the Statue of Liberty from a ferry

As you have probably seen on the official website of the Statue of Liberty, tickets sell out very quickly and it is very difficult to get a last minute ticket. The only way to obtain a guaranteed tour of the Statue of Liberty is by booking tickets one or two months in advance. 

However, there is still a chance to get your hands on a ticket for a Statue of Liberty tour. Many sites may propose tickets or New York passes for attractions. In fact, websites like Viator, GetYourGuide or Tiqets propose several availabilities, often with discounts.

To avoid checking too many websites and offers, you can use Tourscanner that gathers the websites offers all in one place for you to check easily. 

You can also filter your research by date, price and type of activity, to save time and money!

Is the Statue of Liberty included in any New York passes? 

There are various passes in New York: all of them include the Statue of Liberty tour and represent a great way to save money and time. Take a look at our full guide about New York City Passes or find below the highlights of each of them!

The New York pass

The New York pass gives you access to more than 100 attractions, tours and museums, such as the 9/11 Museum and Empire State Building, including a hop on hop off bus tour, valid for a period of 1 to 10 days.

The New York explorer pass

The New York Explorer Pass allows you to visit up to 10 attractions in New York during 30 days.

The New York CityPass

The New York CityPass gives you access to the top 6 best attractions in New York.

The New York Freestyle pass

The New York Freestyle pass includes a bus tour of 72 hours, allowing you to hop on and off and access more than 55 attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Madame Tussaud’s or the Top of the Rock. 

The New York Sightseeing pass

The New York Sightseeing Pass offers you a bus ticket for multiple stations in New York for 1 or 10 days. You can also choose a Sightseeing FLEX pass that, instead, gives you access from 2 to 12 attractions during 30 days. 

Are there any combined tickets including other attractions?

View of the Statue of Liberty

If you want to have a complete New York experience, you can choose a combination of two or three attractions and activities. These combos are great to save time and money. 

You can find tickets combining:

What will I see? 

You will be able to visit one of the three parts of Liberty island provided by your ticket: the ground, the pedestal or the crown.

If you decide to stay in the island, you will not have access to the Statue of Liberty but you’ll still be able to enjoy guided tours explaining the history of Liberty island and the statue.

If you have a pedestal access, you will be able to visit the Liberty Island museum, showing the ideas and the process behind the creation of the statue. The pedestal also gives panoramic views of Ellis Island, New York, New Jersey and the New York Harbor.

The Statue of Liberty has a double-helix spiral staircase with 377 steps from the main lobby to the crown platform. If you decide to go all the way up to the crown, the walk up might be very long, but the spectacular panoramic view on the city will be a rewarding experience! You will also be able to see the display of the original torch and the framework supporting the Statue of Liberty by Alexandre Gustave.

Moreover, all tickets give you an access to Ellis Island and the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, housing photographs, videos and temporary exhibits, explaining the role of Ellis Island in the history of immigration in America.

So if you’re going to visit New York soon, don’t miss on these beautiful historical place!

When is it the best time to visit the Statue of Liberty?

Statue of Liberty with Manhattan in the background

If you want to visit the Liberty and Ellis Island, make sure to take the ferry early, preferably before 1pm, to avoid staying too long in one island and not entirely enjoying the experience.

In order to avoid peak seasons, we advice you to visit the Statue of Liberty during the months of December (except Christmas and New Year time) January, February and March. The peak season is usually during the warmer seasons, from April to September.

The Statue of Liberty is open every day except Thanksgiving day and December 25th.

Travel tips

  • If you’re going to visit the Statue of Liberty pedestal, food and drinks are not allowed, except for water in a clear bottle. Other items such as keys, backpacks, food or drinks must be left in a locker located near the Statue of Liberty.
  • The same restrictions are applied if you’re going to visit the crown of the statue. However, you’ll be allowed to bring your camera to take amazing pictures!
  • There is no elevator in the Statue so make sure to bring water and be in good shape! Also, you mustn’t have any kind of phobias (such as claustrophobia), illnesses or  medical conditions (e.g. heart conditions).
  • Children must be be at least 1.2 meters tall to visit the crown and should be accompanied at all times.
  • It is also required to show a photo ID matching the name printed on the ticket before entering the Statue of Liberty.
Lorie Halliday is a freelance content writer based in the UK, with over a decade's experience as a professional journalist, including a tenure with CNN. Passionate about traveling, she continually journeys across the globe, crafting compelling articles for TourScanner's blog. Whether exploring historical places, nature trails, or surf beaches, Lorie brings a unique perspective to her readers.