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Eiffel Tower: Tickets and Tours

With more than 7 million visitors every year, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Erected by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution in 1889, the Eiffel Tower has long been an icon of Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is a must-visit monument in Paris for first time visitors. Stop in at the three observation levels and enjoy an amazing view of the city.

How much do Eiffel Tower tickets cost?

Eiffel Tower tickets price depends on the level you would like to visit and if you wish to use the stairs or the lift.

1 – Eiffel tower tickets price with access lift 2nd floor

Access to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Eiffel tower via the lift.

  • Adult ticket price: 16,60 €
  • Youth ticket price: 8,30 €
  • Child and disabled people price: 4,10 €
  • Child under 4: Free

2 – Eiffel tower tickets price with access lift top floor

Access to all 3 floors (1st, 2nd  and the summit) of the Eiffel tower via the lift.

  • Adult ticket price: 25,90 €
  • Youth ticket price: 13,00 €
  • Child and disabled people price: 6,50 €
  • Child under 4: Free

3 – Eiffel tower tickets price with access stairs 2nd floor

  • Adult rate: 10,40 €
  • Youth rate: 5,20 €
  • Child rate and disabled people: 2,60€
  • Child under 4: Free

4 – Eiffel tower tickets price with access stairs 2nd floor and lift to the top floor

  • Adult rate: 19,70€
  • Youth rate: 9,80 €
  • Child rate and disabled people: 5,00 €
  • Child under 4: Free

How do you skip the line?

If you wish to not queue at the entrance, skip the line and head straight to the elevator, you need to book your tickets online ahead of time.

Make sure to book well in advance as tickets are reserved on time slot basis and your desired date and time could be fully booked.

How do you book last minute Eiffel Tower tickets if it is sold out on the official website?

In the event that tickets are sold out on the official website for your desired date, there are many travel agencies also selling Eiffel Tower guided tours, such as Viator or Getyourguide. There are slightly pricier as they include a tour guide, but at least you do not miss the visit.

Compare prices on TourScanner so you find the best deal available online.

How much does it cost to have lunch or dinner at the Eiffel Tower?

There are five dining options inside the Eiffel Tower - ranging from snack bar to fancy French cuisine restaurants such as the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant.

If you wish to enjoy a proper lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants of the Eiffel Tower, you will need to book it well in advance. There are many third party websites selling Eiffel Tower lunches or Eiffel Tower dinners. Pick your favorite one and have a great time.

Are there any combined tickets including Eiffel Tower tickets and other attractions?

If you wish to visit several attractions during your vacations in Paris, booking a combined tickets including the Eiffel Tower is a great opportunity to save money.

You may find below the most popular combined tickets.

Are there any Eiffel Tower in Paris guided tours? Are they worth it?

There are also a variety of Eiffel Tower guided tours which you can take advantage of. It is important to note that while guided tours do of course cost slightly more than visiting the tower on your own, guided tours do provide you with something that you just won’t get on your own. Ask all the questions you may have to your tour guide, and learn more about the history of this fascinating monument.

If you are truly interested in learning about the Eiffel tower from an expert, the guided tours are absolutely worth it.

What will I see?

The Eiffel tower is of course one of the most popular attractions in the world. So, what will you see here?

  • Discover a historical and artistic tower, one which was built in 1887, a creation of the famous Gustave Eiffel, a true artistic and architectural genius.
  • The Eiffel Tower features a wide variety of high quality restaurants, coffee shops, and gift shops on every floor.
  • Enjoy a fantastic view, miles and miles of Paris, all from the summit of the tower.
  • This historic landmark also features a plethora of world famous art and paintings that are absolutely worth seeing.
  • During the night, the Eiffel Tower is illuminated with fantastic lights unlike any other in the world.

What is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris? How to avoid the crowd?

Try showing up early, about 30 minutes before the it opens, or late afternoon to admire Paris during the day but also by night.

The Eiffel Tower is usually always extremely busy during the peak summer months.

Make sure to book your tickets online so you can skip the line at the entrance.

What are the Eiffel Tower opening hours?

The Eiffel Tower is open all year long.

By lift: 9:30 am - 11:45 pm (last ascent before 11 pm)

By stairs: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm (last ascent before 6 pm)

Travel tips

  • Always book your tickets well in advance to get the best deals and ensure that tickets are not sold out.
  • Make sure to not be late, everybody has a time slot to enter the Eiffel tower. If you are late more than 30 minutes, you won’t be allowed in (and there are no refunds).
  • Don't forget to bring your ID and voucher. You may need proof of purchase.
  • Witness a five-minute luminous spectacle every hour after the sunset.