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.
|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|
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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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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: