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10 Best Eiffel Tower Tickets & Tours

Eiffel Tower ticket prices remain the same whether you purchase your tickets online or at a ticket office on-site. However, buying tickets online will save you from lining up at ticket booths on arrival at the Eiffel Tower. Buying your tickets ahead of time will not allow you to skip the elevator line ups.

Skip the line Eiffel Tower tickets are essentially the same as buying tickets in advance through the official Eiffel Tower website. The only line you can skip is the line-up to purchase a ticket. If you visit the Eiffel tower at busy times there will always be line ups for the elevator.

The only way to truly "skip the line" to get into an elevator is to book dinner at one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants. The restaurants have their own elevator access. Alternatively you can book a special sunrise or sunset tour through a number of tour operators. These tours are during off-peak times and see you won't usually need to line up.

Eiffel Tower Ticket Price

Ticket Type Adult Youth (12-24 years old) Child (4-11 years old) Under 4
Ticket with access lift - Second floor 16.30 euros 8.10 euros 4.10 euros Free
Ticket with access stairs - Second floor 16.30 euros 8.10 euros 4.10 euros Free
Ticket with access lift - The top 25.50 euros 12.70 euros 6.40 euros Free
Ticket with access stairs 2nd floor + lift - The top 19.40 euros 9.70 euros 4.90 euros Free

The below table includes a brief description of various handpicked Eiffel Tower tickets & skip the line guided tours of the Eiffel Tower. They're based on users reviews, cost, customer experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Eiffel Tower sight.

We've compared prices from a variety of skip the line Eiffel Tower guided tours & tickets, websites and have handpicked the most affordable Eiffel Tower combination tickets, but utterly enjoyable Eiffel Tower tours & tickets below:

Parisian Life Style Private Photo Shoot at Eiffel Tower

1. Parisian Life Style Private Photo Shoot at Eiffel Tower

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • It is a 1 hour private walking tour with a photographer cum guide who will have your photos clicked in the city through your walk.
  • It is a flexible tour wherein you can choose your own route and the photographer will only follow you.
  • It is a personalized tour to help you capture memories of your visit and all the sight-seeing
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Eiffel Tower Access with Summit Option plus Seine River Cruise and City Tour

2. Eiffel Tower Access with Summit Option plus Seine River Cruise and City Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A magical sightseeing tour of Paris by night.
  • Enjoy a coach tour and a boat tour with audio commentary.
  • Also take in the views from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.
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Eiffel Tower Tour with Optional Summit and Seine Champagne Cruise

3. Eiffel Tower Tour with Optional Summit and Seine Champagne Cruise

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • This combo ticket combines two top activities in Paris - the Tour Eiffel and the Seine River cruise.
  • Ato the tower will show you the majestic city's skyline and teach you the interesting history of the monument.
  • A cruise along the Seine introduces many bridges and structures that are works of art in their own rights.
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Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs

4. Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • The Eiffel Tower tour introduces the history and interesting facts about the most-visited monument in the world.
  • The tour takes visitors to the first levels of the tower via staircases.
  • The activity encompasses tales about Gustave Eiffel, multimedia presentations and views of Paris.
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Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Ticket Tour with Summit by Elevator and Seine Cruise

5. Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Ticket Tour with Summit by Elevator and Seine Cruise

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A great value 2-in-1 combo ticket.
  • Enjoy a 1 hour sightseeing cruise along the river seine.
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to the summit of the Eiffel Tower.
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Eiffel Tower Skip-The-Line Second Level Access by Elevator

6. Eiffel Tower Skip-The-Line Second Level Access by Elevator

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A guided tour of the Tour Eiffel with the skip-the-line entry.
  • A chance to marvel at the skyline of Paris from the 2nd level of the tower.
  • A story of one of the most iconic structures in the world.
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Eiffel Tower Skip the Line and Small Group Tour with Summit Access by elevator

7. Eiffel Tower Skip the Line and Small Group Tour with Summit Access by elevator

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A guided tour of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most recognizable monuments in the world.
  • An opportunity to see the city's skyline while receiving related information from the guide.
  • This activity saves time since it includes the fast-track entry.
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EIFFEL TOWER 2h Photo Tour and Shooting

8. EIFFEL TOWER 2h Photo Tour and Shooting

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Visiting Paris?

    Time to live the dream!

    Walk around the city with a local professional photographer and take home the best images of your amazing trip. In a 100% Parisian life style photo shooting, get to know Paris' highlights and secrets and keep your memories forever.
    • 2h photo shooting with local professional...
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The Eiffel Tower: The universal gem of Paris

9. The Eiffel Tower: The universal gem of Paris

clock Duration: 40 minutes
  • Just because you do not want to stand in line to enter the Eiffel Tower does not mean you can not learn about its fascinating history. As you admire the tower from different angles on this special self-guided tour, you can relive the moment the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. As you listen to the narrators tell the story with 3D sound effects, you...
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Highlights & Secrets of Paris Private Tour - Crêpes & Eiffel Tower

10. Highlights & Secrets of Paris Private Tour - Crêpes & Eiffel Tower

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Feel the magic of Paris in this complete half-day Private Tour, visiting the most emblematic places.
    Admire the Louvre Museum and walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens to the tragic Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded and where the Champs-Elysées begin.
    Relax and watch the local life, in the most bohemian...
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Paris Private Full Day Tour - Montmartre, French Lunch & Eiffel Tower

11. Paris Private Full Day Tour - Montmartre, French Lunch & Eiffel Tower

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • Fall in love with Paris in this Full-Day Private Tour, visiting the most emblematic places of the city, all in one day.
    Take de funicular and visit the wonderful district of Montmartre, a symbol of French bohemian life, where Monet, Dali, Picasso, and Van Gogh once lived and made their famous paintings. The incredible Moulin Rouge, Sacre Coeur,...
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Eiffel Tower Private Photoshoot Tour

12. Eiffel Tower Private Photoshoot Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • You will have the best photos with Eiffel Tower taken by a talented, fun and friendly professional Paris...
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Unique Photoshoot with Nat Geo PRO around Eiffel Tower

13. Unique Photoshoot with Nat Geo PRO around Eiffel Tower

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • You will see UNIQUE place around Eiffel. Beautiful walk with native awarded Parisian Photographer: freelance for National Geographic, The Times ... for GREAT

    Props wil also be there on your tour, as an option.

    We love to meet and we want to share our beautiful City with you.

    Great 40 High Definition Pictures * sent to you via...
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Paris: the Amazing Segway tour (Eiffel Tower and more than 20 other points of interest)

14. Paris: the Amazing Segway tour (Eiffel Tower and more than 20 other points of interest)

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • Discover Paris in an original way.
    The segways are self-balanced machines (more stable and easier to use than a bike or a scooter).
    In 2,5 hours by Segway, you will do the equivalent of one day of visit by foot ! You will benefit of the explanations of our French english speaking guides who will share with you their passion for...
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FAQs about Eiffel Tower

Planning Your Visit to the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Opening Hours

The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days per year but opening times vary.

Dates By Lift By Stairs (704 stairs to first floor)
21st of June to 2nd of September 9:00 - 0:45

Last entry midnight

(11pm for the top)

9:00 - 0:45

Last entry midnight

Rest of the Year 9:30 - 23:45

Last entry 11pm.

(10.30pm for the top)

9:30 - 18:30

Last entry 6pm

Best Time to Visit the Eiffel Tower

As with any tourist attraction that receives visits from thousands of tourists every day, it's best to visit during quiet periods. From November to March, line ups usually last around 30 minutes compared to an average 2 hour wait between June and September.

The busiest time to visit the tower is between 11am and 5pm. If you can, try to visit before 11am or after 8pm for a more relaxed experience. An evening trip to the Eiffel Tower can be particularly magical as you get to see not only the tower but Paris itself lit by a million tiny lights.

Taking Great Photos at the Eiffel Tower

It's difficult to get a good photo or selfie with hundreds of other tourists in the frame. Visit during off-peak times to ensure you can carve out your own quiet spot. If you intend to go to the summit, it's a good idea to take the elevator all the way to the top as soon as you arrive. That way, you can stay as long as possible to get the perfect shot. Elevators are glass-walled to get your camera video recorder ready before you get on. Be sure to spend time on the second floor too as this area offers some of the best views. Also consider eating in 58 restaurant as a window seat will give you lots of time to get some great shots of yourself enjoying the view.

You can buy tickets for special sunrise and sunset tours through a number of tour operators. See more here.

Which is the Best Eiffel Tower Ticket For You?

Tickets purchased from the Eiffel Tower website may help you skip the line-up at ticket booths but they can only be booked for a specific time and date. As the weather in Paris can change rapidly, especially during winter months, you may not want to do this so you can rearrange your visit if the fog rolls in or it starts to rain.

For stair access only to the second floor, or stair access to second floor and lift access to the top, you must buy your tickets in person. Many people recommend taking the stairs if you're able. That way you can arrive whenever you like. Avoid ground floor elevator line-up and stop whenever you like on the staircase to enjoy the views.

The right ticket for you depends on what you want from your visit. Those travelling with children, people with disabilities and those with little time to spare will be best off pre-booking a second floor ticket. If you have lots of time and are fit and able, climb the stairs to the first or second floor then purchase a ticket for the summit via elevator from the quieter ticket booth there.
Where Exactly is the Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower's address is as follows: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France. The tower is located in the 7th arrondissement, in the heart of northern Paris.

How to Get to the Eiffel Tower Using Public Transport

  • It's easy to take the Parisian metro to the Eiffel tower. You can use a number of lines:
  • Line 9 runs from Pont de Sévres to Mairie de Montreuil. Disembark at Trocadéro.
  • Line 6 runs from Nation to Charles de Gaulle Etoile. Disembark at Bir-Hakeim
  • And Line 8 runs from Balard - Créteil. Disembark at Ecole Militaire
  • You can also take the following buses:
  • Bus 82. Disembark at "tour Eiffel"
  • Bus 42. Disembark at "tour Eiffel"
  • Bus 87. Disembark at "Champ de Mars"�
  • Bus 69. Disembark at "Champ de Mars"
  • You can also take the RER from Line C to the Eiffel Tower.

How to Get to the Eiffel Tower by Car

There are several car parks located around the Eiffel Tower. However, it is recommended to take public transport if you can to allow disabled drivers to use the spaces available. See a list of nearby parking spaces here.

Eiffel Tower Tips for Families and People with Disabilities

If you're traveling with children or you or any of your party is disabled, these tips will help you get the most from your visit to the Eiffel Tower.

  1. Unfortunately, the Eiffel Tower was not built with access for people with disabilities in mind. Today, wheelchair users and anyone who cannot climb stairs independently cannot go past the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. This is because it would be impossible to evacuate such visitors in an emergency.
  2. The Eiffel Tower does have large capacity list cabins for wheelchair users; access toilets on the ground, first and second floors and one-level access to the tower's ground floor.
  3. Audio induction loops are fitted at ticket offices for visitors with reduced hearing.
  4. All visitors are required to go through security controls to enter the Eiffel Tower. If you have a pacemaker or carry any kind of medical kit (such as a diabetic kit), please alert security staff.
  5. For families, the first floor of the Eiffel Tower houses a children's play area and terrace with entertainment.
  6. For anyone with kids who refuse to leave their scooters or skates at home, it's worth knowing that "rolling objects" are prohibited at the Eiffel Tower. This includes skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, and quads but does not apply to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
  7. Baby-changing facilities are located on all floors of the Eiffel Tower, excluding the summit.

How Tall is the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower is 324 meters (1,063 feet) tall. This includes the antenna at the top. Without the antenna, the tower is exactly 300 meters (984 feet) tall. At the time it was built, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world. But not anymore. Here's how the Eiffel Tower matches up to some of the world's other tallest structures:

  • The Burj Khalifa Skyscraper remains the world's largest structure. Built in 2010, the tower is 829.8 meters tall (2,722 feet).
  • The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada was built in 1976. It is 553.3 meters tall (1,815.4 feet).
  • The Taipei 101 was the tallest skyscraper in the world until the Burj Khalifa took over. It was built in 2004 and is 509.2 meters (1,671 feet) tall.
  • Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Petronas Towers were built in 1998 and are 452 meters (1,483 feet) tall.
  • New York's Empire State Building, built way back in 1931, is 449 meters (1,474 feet) tall.