The Eiffel Tower

Off to the Eiffel Tower? See our insider advice for a queue-free visit as well as opening times and phone numbers!

Make sure to buy your skip-the-line tickets online before your visit!

Peak Times

Between 1h and 2h Estimated wait until 18:00
Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17
09:00 11:00
11:00 13:00
13:00 18:00
18:00 23:59
Between 45 min and 1h
Between 1h and 2h
More than 2h

Our Tips

Our practical advice

  • The wait can easily take several hours! Don’t fancy queuing? Choose your date & time, then buy your tickets here. Do it well in advance, especially in high season, as tickets get sold out very quickly, up to 4 months in advance! Tickets purchased online allow you to significantly reduce your waiting time (you get fixed hours to take the elevator).

  • If your legs allow it, the trick is to choose the stairs. So yes, it seems high but it is not as bad as you think! Con: the stairs stop on the second floor (800 steps), you then have to take the elevator to go up to the top.

  • If there’s a line at the elevator to go back down, you can take the stairs even if you used the elevator to go to the top.

  • If you do not mind the rain, queues are shorter on days where the weather is poor but the view is also diminished.

  • There are often less visitors between 17:00-18:00.

  • The calmest month is January. The busiest days of the year fall on Easter and Christmas holidays and summer weekends (particularly in August). It will take you literally hours to buy your tickets on site.

  • Careful, even with your skip-the-line tickets, it’s not guaranteed that you can reach the top. During high season, only 50% of visitors can reach it, some by choice, but most forced to stay at the middle floor: only 400 people can be accepted at the top, it’s limited. Another good reason to prefer non-busy times!


The ticket prices to the Eiffel Tower are the following :

Ticket with access lift to the 2nd floor:

  • Adult: 16,60€
  • Young (aged 12 to 24): 8,30€
  • Child (aged 4 to 11) / Disabled: 4,10€
  • Child under 4: Free

Ticket with access lift to the top:

  • Adult: 25,90€
  • Young (aged 12 to 24): 13,00€
  • Child (aged 4 to 11) / Disabled: 6,50€
  • Child under 4: Free

Ticket with access stairs:

  • Adult: 10,40€
  • Young (aged 12 to 24): 5,20€
  • Child (aged 4 to 11) / Disabled: 2,60€
  • Child under 4: Free

How to get to the Eiffel Tower

All roads lead to the Eiffel Tower! You can use many types of transportation to get there.

  • The subway serves two nearby stations: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) or Bir Hakeim (line 6) will drop you off at 8 minutes and 12 minutes walks from the Tower.
  • RER (line C) is an more convenient alternative to reach the Eiffel Tower quickly from more distant areas. Get off at the Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel station, which is is a 7-minute walk away.
  • Four ** bus ** lines will drop you off near the Tower: lines 42, 69, 82 and 87. The stop is called Champ de Mars or Eiffel Tower each time.
  • The river shuttle Batobus stops by the Eiffel Tower during its journey on the Seine.

In addition to public transport, the [Vélib] ( allows you to stroll around the Tower before or after your visit. One of the stations is located near the Tower, and four others are distributed around the Champ de Mars.

** Our advice **

If you choose the metro, don’t miss the arrival from ** Place du Trocadéro **! You will enjoy an amazing panorama of the Tower, which makes the place ideal for romantic photos and selfies!

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Opening hours

  • The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year. From mid-June until the beginning of September it’s open from 9am to midnight and from 9:30 am to 11 pm the rest of the year.

  • The Easter weekend and spring holidays there are usually extended opening hours (till midnight).

  • NB: opening hours may vary for the ticket offices, lifts and stairs. They usually close earlier. Check the official website for more information.

Eiffel Tower

Contact Number

Reservations & customer services +33 (0) 892 70 12 39
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Eiffel Tower
📍 Champ de Mars 5 Avenue Anatole France

RER: C, Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel

Metro: line 6: Bir-Hakeim or line 9: Trocadéro

Bus: lines 82, 42, 87, 69

Batobus: Tour Eiffel stop

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