Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Big Bus Welcome Center, 712 Seventh Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10036


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Book by March 31 to save 10% off our previously offered price!
Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your 24-hour pass, ride two bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 48-hour pass and include a bus loop around Midtown, Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or upgrade to the 72-hour pass to include all tours plus a 2-hour Night bus tour.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

With its soaring skyscrapers, countless museums, bustling parks and distinctive neighborhoods, New York City can be overwhelming to even the most intrepid visitor. This Big Bus tour makes navigating the Big Apple and seeing its most famous sights a breeze!

Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route and hop aboard for your tour of the city. Relax on your open-top, double-decker bus as you cruise the streets of Manhattan on either the Uptown or Downtown Loop, and listen to your passionate guide share facts and anecdotes about the city's history and celebrated landmarks. Take your fill of share-worthy photos of well-known sights and neighborhoods including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Little Italy and Central Park. 

Remain on the bus for each 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at the stops to explore attractions and neighborhoods at your own pace. End your tour in the evening at any stop along either route.

Want more? Upgrade to a 48-hour pass, which includes  a bus loop around Midtown, Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or upgrade to the 72-hour pass to include all tours plus a 2-hour Night bus tour. (see Itinerary for details).
Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ button below to see a map of all hop-on hop-off bus routes.


  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Sightseeing Cruise (48-hour and 72-hour options)
  • Night Tour (72-hour option only)
  • Live guide
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian. 


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passes are valid for either 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours after time of first redemption
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (available with 72-hour option only)

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Board the bus at any stop along your route

Departure Time
Downtown buses 8am-5pm, departs every 10-15 minutes
Uptown buses 9am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Midtown buses 8:30am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Brooklyn Tour buses 10am-3pm, departs every 60 minutes
Night Tour 6pm-8pm, departs every 30 minutes 

Frequency is approximate. Delays possible due to heavy traffic.


Return Details
Last bus for full loop departs Times Square 48th Street at 5pm (terminates at 7pm)



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