The Vessel Tours & Tickets

5 Best Vessel Tickets

The Vessel is an intriguing attraction in the heart of Hudson yards. The landmark comprises 154 interconnecting stairs and it offers visitors amazing views. It looks like a hive, and anyone would be happy to be around the atmosphere as it provides visitors with unique touring moments and exciting scenery. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the Vessel was a social media sensation as it is a public artwork with a striking image. It serves as a great location for pictures and is a very popular selfie background. Several millions of people visit and climb the Vessel yearly as it offers them a lot of amazing experiences.

With discount tickets and other affordable ticket options, visitors can gain quick and easy access to the landmark that offers them several fun-filled activities. With private tour tickets, tourists can tour through the interconnected stairs on their own, and enjoy their time with friends and family. Guided tours to the Vessel provide visitors with experienced tour guides that expose them to the best touring experiences. Skip the line tickets to the Vessel are also available, offering visitors the opportunity to avoid the long queues. Tourists can also buy online tickets for more great deals and ticket prices.

With the best ticket combinations and deals from Tripindicator, customers will enjoy the best touring experiences using standard tickets as shown below.

The Vessel Tickets Price

Audults ticket €59.90
Children ticket €55.62

See below a brief description of various handpicked Hudson Yards Vessel tickets and guided tours.

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NOW OPEN: Hudson Yards the High Line and the New Vessel

1. NOW OPEN: Hudson Yards the High Line and the New Vessel

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FAQs about Hudson Yards Vessel

How Do I Get to Hudson Yards Vessel?

Only a fool would step out on the streets of New York with no idea how to get their destination. In New York, trip planning is essential! Luckily, the creators of Hudson Yard have paid attention to logistics and made it as easy as possible for you to get to and from their attractions. Hudson Yards is connected to the commuter rail service, the subway, and the West Side highway.

  • The easiest way to get to Hudson Yards is to take the No. 7 subway to the dedicated Hudson Yard Station. Using the No. 7 subway you can connect to 6th, 7th, and 8th Avenues and the Lexington Avenue subway lines and from there continue your journey.
  • You can also walk to Hudson Yard and Vessel from Penn Station. It's only two blocks away!
  • The Port Authority bus terminal that links Hudson Yard with Upstate New York and New Jersey is one stop away on the No.7 subway line.
  • Finally, you can drive to Hudson Yard and Vessel via the West Side highway and Lincoln Tunnel. There are 1,800 parking spaces on site.

The Hudson Yard website has a map and more detailed information to help you plan your route.

There are dozens of New York hop-on, hop-off bus tours operating in the city. Keep an eye on these tours as they're sure to add Hudson Yards to their tour itinerary soon!

You can also get attraction tickets and rail/bus tickets at a lower price if you book through one of New York's sightseeing tour operators.

What Inspired Vessel?

The inspiration behind Vessel included a simple wooden staircase. Heatherwick saw the staircase in an abandoned building and was struck by the strangeness of a steps that led to nowhere. Heatherwick has also cited Indian Stairwells, jungle jims and Busby Berkeley musicals with lots of steps as influences.

Vessel also has a clear connection to the endless stairs images produced by Dutch artist, M.C. Escher in the 1950s and 60s. Whether you find these images beguiling or disturbing, you can't deny they're out of the ordinary. The same can be said of Vessel.

Even in its current unfinished state, Vessel looks like something from a science fiction film. Heatherwick's main goal is to lift people up above ground level to give them a view of the city that's new and fresh.

This is the power of the high line, Heatherwick says, to give a "changed perspective on the world."