Vergleich Citypass und New York Pass

Compare City Pass and New York Pass

I am often asked what the difference is between the City Pass and the New York Pass and which one makes more sense. In this article I will try to give you the factual information so that you can make your choice.

Compare New York Pass and City Pass

If you want to visit the best, most famous and most historic sights, museums and viewing platforms in New York, the best way to do so is with a so-called pass. There, tickets for the main attractions are bundled into one pass , meaning you purchase it and have access to different main attractions. With the passes you can skip the ticket queues; all guests have to go through the security check, which is available at all major attractions. The two most popular passes are the City Pass and the New York Pass . Both offer access to the main attractions.

Which pass is best for you?

In order to answer this question, you first need to know what you would most like to visit and which sights and activities are a priority for you. It is better to have a rough travel plan beforehand , for some people it will be easier to plan, for others planning is not something they are born with and they decide spontaneously, but in both cases the passports are helpful.

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Here you have two suggestions that I wrote: “Three or four days in New York, what to see - priorities and budget” and “The perfect tour of Manhattan”

To sum it up , if you know your priorities and have a rough plan, it will be easier for you to decide on a pass.

Period of validity

Here the two passes differ drastically.

Citypass is valid for 9 days from the date of first use.

The New York Pass is valid for the number of days you purchased it for - 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 days.

The concept of passports


The CityPass contains six sights, three of which are fixed. From the remaining three you can choose between 2 attractions:

The Empire State Building Experience

American Museum of Natural History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Top of the Rock” OR Guggenheim Museum

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Circle Line Cruises

9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The New York Pass

You can choose what you want to do from over 90 attractions , but the time is limited to the number of days for which you have purchased the pass.

Attention : The majority of tours in the New York Pass are only discounted or only offer a fraction of the true tour; the full tour or activity is only available for an extra payment.

An example:

If you compare the prices for visiting 6 sights in 2 days , the City Pass costs less. Even if you purchase tickets for the hop off hop bus from us separately for 48 hours (hop on hop off in New York Pass is only valid for one day) and Madame Tussauds tickets, the City Pass is still cheaper. Plus you don't have the time pressure to visit everything in two days. However, it is difficult to compare in this way because both passes do not offer exactly the same thing.

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The direct comparison

Compare city pass and new york pass

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New York passport
Purchase a New York Pass
Tip : For most of you, the City Pass is the better and cheaper solution. With the New York Pass you are under a bit of time pressure, which spoils the experience a bit.
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