By the stairs: tickets cannot be bought in advance for climbing the Eiffel Tower by stairs. You can climb up to the 2nd floor with the stairs, but you will have to take the elevator of you want to go further to the 3rd and last floor. You can expect a waiting time of around half an hour before getting your tickets for the stairs. Price is 7€ per adult.
By elevator: tickets can be bought either at the day and time of your visit (with a line that can be around 2 hours, or longer during high season), or can be bought in advance (exactly 3 months prior to the day when you want to go). But the official tickets on the official website are gone in only a few minutes… Another solution then is to buy them from a retailer, which might charge an additional fee. Official price for an adult: 11€ for the 2nd floor, 17 for the 3rd.
Guided tour of the Eiffel Tower: the best option is to go for a guided tour, where you will not only go up to the 2nd floor, but also give you an exclusive experience of what is behind the scene…. You can check more information about these tours here. Tickets are sold our pretty fast, so contact us now to get your tickets for this tour!
Don’t forget that access to the 3rd floor is not automatically included in your ticket. You can buy an additional ticket either at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (doing the line) or at the 2nd floor, for an additional price of 6€, but you still have to do the line to access the unique elevator (consider an approximate 30 minutes).
Note: each ticket purchase for the Eiffel Tower is non-refundable
Mid-June to early September: 9am to midnight
Rest of the year: 9:30am to 11pm.