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3 Day Big Bus NYC Hop-On Hop-Off, Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty

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Big Bus Welcome Center, 234 W. 42nd St.
Manhattan, NY 10036
Discover all the magic of New York City from an Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour and view the City from above on top of the iconic Empire State Building, the skyscraper that defines the Manhattan Skyline. Enjoy your day of unlimited rides throughout New York City where you can hop on and hop off as often as you'd like and for as long as you'd like. Explore all the famous sights in Midtown, Downtown, and Uptown such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, Wall St. and the Statue of Liberty. Grab a breath of fresh air navigating around Central Park or be able to hop off at world-famous museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Explore Downtown

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Explore Downtown :
  • The Knickerbocker - Times Square East
  • 312 W 42nd St - Bryant Park
  • 420 5th Ave - 5th Avenue Midtown - Reebok Store
  • 320 5th Ave - Empire State Building/ Korea-town - in-front of CVS
  • 174 5th Ave - Flatiron District - in-front of Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop
  • 96 5th Ave - Union Square - in-front of the 96th 5th Ave Apartment Building
  • 640 Broadway - NOHO - in-front of 640 Broadway
  • 529 Broadway - SOHO/Little Italy - in-front of the Nike Store
  • 100 Lafayette St - Chinatown - in-front of 100 Lafayette
  • Park Row & Beekman St - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall - across from Optimo Cigars
  • 77 Broadway - Wall Street/Charging Bull - Corner of Rector St.
  • Battery Park - Statue Of Liberty/ Battery Park - in-front of the 1 train subway entrance
  • 624-660 W 42nd St - Circle Line Sightseeing - in-front of lucky strikes
  • Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal - Port Authority Bus Terminal - in-front of the post office
  • Daniela Trattoria - Restaurant Row - in-front of Daniela Trattoria
  • 1600 Broadway - M&M World
Attractions on the Explore Downtown :

Empire State Building / SoHo / Statue of Liberty / New York City Hall / Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull) / Bryant Park / Times Square / The High Line

Operates: Explore Downtown buses start at 8 AM and the last bus departs at 5 PM from Stop 1. This loop frequency is every 15-20 minutesWe have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures.To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops.Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

Explore Uptown

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Explore Uptown :
  • Trattoria Dell'Arte - Carnegie Hall - in-front of Trattoria Dell'Arte
  • Majestic Delicatessen - Times Square North - in-front of Majestic Delicatessen
  • The Knickerbocker - Times Square East - in-front of Knickerbocker Hotel
  • W 42 St/6 Av - Bryant Park
  • 5 E 42nd St - Grand Central Terminal - between the Emigrant Savings Bank and TD Bank
  • 800 3rd Ave - Midtown East - in-front of Citi Bank
  • 1022 5th Ave - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - in-front of the museum near 83rd St
  • 5 Av/W 72 St - The Frick Museum - Opposite of 905 5th Ave
  • 833 5th Ave - Central Park Zoo - in-front of 845 5th
  • Central Park S/6 Av - This stop is temporarily closed
  • Central Park S & Columbus Circle - Columbus Circle - Southeast corner of Central Park
Attractions on the Explore Uptown :

Carnegie Hall / Times Square / Bryant Park / Grand Central Terminal / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Frick Collection / Central Park / Central Park Zoo / Columbus Circle

Operates: Explore Uptown buses start at 9 AM and the last bus departs at 5 PM from Stop 28. This loop frequency is every 20-25 minutes

Explore Brooklyn

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Explore Brooklyn :
  • Battery Park - Statue of Liberty/ Battery Park - across the street from Starbucks
  • Barclays Center - Barclays Center - in-front of 202 Flatbush Ave
  • Grand Army Plaza - Grand Army Plaza - Close to the MTA Stop
  • Church St/Fulton St - One World Observatory - Behind St Paul's Chapel
Attractions on the Explore Brooklyn :

Battery Park / Manhattan Bridge / Brooklyn Bridge / Barclays Center / Grand Army Plaza / One World Observatory / The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Operates: Explore Brooklyn departs daily at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM from Stop 29. Departs every 120 minutes

Explore Harlem

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Explore Harlem :
  • Central Park S & Columbus Circle - Columbus Circle - Southeast corner of Central Park
  • American Museum of Natural History - American Museum of Natural History - across the street from the museum
  • The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - Cathedral of St. John the divine - Amsterdam Ave & W 112th ST
  • Apollo Theater - Apollo Theater - W 125th ST & Frederick Douglass
Attractions on the Explore Harlem :

Columbus Circle / Central Park / American Museum of Natural History / Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine / Apollo Theater

Operates: Explore Harlem departs daily at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM from Stop 33. Departs every 120 minutes

Discover NYC By Night

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Discover NYC By Night:
  • 1600 Broadway - M&M World
Attractions on the Discover NYC By Night:

Times Square / Bryant Park / Herald Square / Flatiron Building / Union Square / Little Italy / Manhattan Bridge / SoHo

Operates: Discover NYC By Night first bus departs at 6 PM and the last bus departs at 8 PM from Stop 37. Departs every 30 minutes


  • 3-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Panoramic evening bus tour
  • Round-trip ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island
  • Admission to the Empire State Building observation deck


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 3-day tickets are valid for consecutive days. Tickets claimed after 3pm are valid for 72 hours from time of redemption
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
  • Wheelchair accessible Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time
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60 to 120 minutes

Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.


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