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 0 and 30 min Estimated wait until 23:00
Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21
09:30 11:00
11:00 13:00
13:00 18:00
18:00 23:00
Between 0 and 30 min
Between 30 min and 45 min
Between 45 min and 1h
Between 1h and 2hrs

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!

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Buy your tickets online

If you want to avoid waiting lines, choose your date and timeslot to visit the Eiffel Tower. Buy your tickets in advance here.



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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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