The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sites in Paris, climbing it is practically obligatory when you are in the city for the first time and that is why it is visited daily by thousands of travelers, making the lines to enter it last for hours. .

At Alan por el Mundo we know that time is money when traveling, so we decided to share some tips that you can take into account to save hours in line to go up the Eiffel Tower and take advantage of that time to do other activities.

Buy online

The most convenient and fastest way is to buy online, through the Eiffel Tower page, it is recommended purchase your tickets three months in advanceespecially if you plan to travel during high season.

When purchasing them online, you choose the time that best suits you to upload. There are three types of tickets, If they want to go up to the second floor in the elevator, they must pay 18.80 euros, travelers between 12 and 24 years old pay 9.40, children between 4 and 11 years old and people with disabilities pay 4.70 and those under 4 years old enter free.

If they want to climb to the top, those over 25 years old must pay €29.40, travelers between 12 and 24 years old pay €14.70, those between 4 and 11 years old pay €7.40 and those under 4 years enter free.

To go up to the second floor via the stairs, adults must pay 11.80 euros, travelers between 12 and 24 years old, 5.90 euros, those between 4 and 11 years old, 3.00 euros and children under 4 years enter free.

If they go to the top via the stairs and the elevator, adults pay 22.40 euros, those between 12 and 24 years old pay 11.20 euros, those between 4 and 11 years old pay 5.70 euros and those under 4 years old they enter free.

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Eat in their restaurants

Eating in the restaurants at the Eiffel Tower is an excellent idea to go up without waiting in long lines, enjoy incredible views of Paris, relax and try exquisite dishes.

They can choose between two restaurants, 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne.

The 58 Tour Eiffel is located on the first floor and offers views of the Trocadéro, the Palais de Chaillot and the structure of the Eiffel Tower; It is fully glazed and has a contemporary decoration, it has a family atmosphere, at midday it takes one to a chic picnic and at night it transforms into a typical and elegant bistro.

Prices for the 58 Tour Eiffel start at 60 euros and include climbing the Iron Lady, at least to the first floor. The hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are made online through restaurant page.

Le Jules Verne is located on the second floor, and offers incredible views of Paris. This restaurant has a Michelin star and offers contemporary French cuisine.

Prices start at 160 euros, its hours are from noon to 9:30 p.m. and reservations are made through the Les Jules Verne page.

Take the stairs

There is the option to take the stairs, at least to the second floor. This way you will save a lot of time in the lines waiting to board the first elevators. In any case, keep in mind that to go to the top you have to wait in another line to get into that elevator.

Also, if you decide to take the stairs, the ticket will be cheaper.

How to access the atrium?

There are two entrances to the gardens leading to the Eiffel Tower atrium: entrance 1 (SOUTH) and entrance 2 (EAST), which will allow you to pass through and explore the renovated gardens. A first security check is carried out at this entrance. If you are coming from Champ de Mars or Trocadéro, you must use entrance 2 (EAST), while if you are coming from Bir Hakeim metro station or RER C Campo de Mars train station, entrance 1 (SOUTH) will be the closest.


The lines are longer during the day, so you can plan to climb the Eiffel Tower at night, you will enjoy a different view of Paris; And if you go during the summer, take advantage of the fact that it gets dark later.

Access time varies according to weather conditions, but is generally from 09:00 to 00:00. We recommend you enter the official page to confirm opening hours for your visit.

Also keep in mind that to climb the Eiffel Tower you have to go through security checkpoints, like those found at airports, so avoid carrying glass bottles and sharp objects; And for anything, carry a copy of your passport.

Read also: 10 free things to do in Paris

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