What’s better? The New York Pass or the CityPASS?

Honestly? Neither is better. Choosing the right one depends on your situation, so lets have a look at the two in a bit more detail.

The New York Pass

With this pass you will be given a card with a chip that gives you access to 80+ attractions. It also comes with a very useful guide book filled with information and further offers for restaurants etc.


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Pros:

  • This pass gives you access to 80+ attractions, some including FAST TRACK
  • It comes with a useful guide book telling you all about the attractions and also includes discounts to restaurants and more
  • All the additional attractions they offer will open your mind to trying and experiencing new things you wouldn’t have otherwise considered, in our opinion this can easily transform your holiday to somehitng quite special
  • If you really plan your trip well you and utilise this pass to its fullest than the savings are almost endless (I saved more than 50% on my trip)
  • Includes the Big Bus Tour for New York (Big Pro!)

Cons:

  • It is more expensive than the CityPASS
  • You have to select the number of days you want it for and you have to see all attractions during that time
  • Youth price is for kids between the age of 4-12






CityPASS

With the CityPASS you receive a booklet that contains vouchers, you can use these vouchers to gain free access into:

  • The Empire State Building Experience
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck   OR   Guggenheim Museum
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island   OR   Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum   OR   Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

 

CityPASS

Pros:

  • It’s cheaper than The New York Pass
  • Your New York CityPASS booklets are good for nine days starting with the first day of use
  • The attractions it covers are really good and all worth seeing
  • Youth price is for people between the ages of 6-17

 

Cons:

  • You can only visit 6 attractions

 

Let’s do a cost comparison.

Price Comparison
Price Comparison

Summary

You should choose the pass depending on how much you want to see and how much time you are spending in New York.

To help you decide, spend some time going over the attractions listed for New York in Traveloris. Once you know all the attractions you want to visit you’ll know which pass is right for you.Big Bus

In general however, if you are visiting New York for about 3 days than the chances are that the CityPASS is better for you. Anymore and you’ll fit in more attractions that are covered by The New York Pass and it will save you more money.

If you only have a day or two in New York than I’m not convinced either pass is worth it, you’d be better of just getting the Big Bus Tour for New York and bundling it with a few attractions you want to see (they offer bundle discounts on their website), you’ll get more out of your trip that way.

 

So which is right for you? Go ahead and choose:

The New York Pass

New York CityPASS

New York Big Bus Tours

 

Start planning your next big trip to New York.

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