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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
  • Book a flexible bus tour that lets you hop on and off at 5 stops
  • The convenient voucher can be redeemed at any of the 5 listed Big Bus stops
  • Upgrade to include additional sights, a night tour, and a cruise

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This bus tour focuses on Manhattan with upgrades for night trips, a boat ride, and Brooklyn.
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Limited Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour
Live bus tracking through Big Bus app
2 Routes - Uptown (red route) and Downtown (blue route)
Audio-guide in English
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the 5 stops along your route to redeem and board the bus to begin your tour. Learn about the history of the city from your guide as you go. 

Cruise the entire loop or hop off when a destination interests you enough that you want to explore it further, such as Battery Park, Korea Town, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center.

Upgrade to the Empire State entry ticket to see the sights from up above.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Every 20-30 minutes Night tour is not hop-on hop-off
M&M's World New York
7th Ave & W 48th St
Points of interest passed by on this route
Times Square
 
Statue of Liberty
 
Wall Street
 
Brooklyn Bridge
 
Empire State Building
 
Manhattan Bridge
 
Duration: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  9:30 AM (from stop 14 - M&M'S World) - 4:40 PM Every 60 minutes We 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.
Empire State Building
Stop 3 - 5th Ave & W 32nd St
Brooklyn Bridge
Stop 9 - Park Row & Beekman St
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Stop 11 - State St & Pearl St
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Stop 12 - 42nd St & 12th Ave
M&M's World New York
Stop 14 - 7th Ave & W 48th St
Points of interest passed by on this route
Empire State Building
 
Rockefeller Center
 
Times Square
 
Flatiron Building
 
Battery Park
 
Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
 
SoHo
 
Greenwich Village
 
Little Italy
 
Union Square Green Market
 
Herald Square
 
The High Line
 
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Non-Stop Panoramic Route Hop on at 7th Ave & W 50th St (in front of Majestic) at 10am, 12pm and 2pm daily.
Theater District
W 50th St & 7th Ave (in front of Majestic)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Carnegie Hall
 
Columbus Circle
 
Central Park Zoo
 
Frick Collection
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
Grand Central Terminal
 
Bryant Park
 
Times Square
 
Central Park
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Please note the blue route (Uptown) is non-stop, not a hop-on-hop-off service.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:A bus arrives approximately every hour on both the Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) routes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:You may redeem your printed or electronic ticket at any of the listed bus stops.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is a full circle ride on the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour without getting off?
A:A full rotation on each of the Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) routes is approximately 90 mins. Note: Tour duration can fluctuate according to the season.
Mar 2021
Q:
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If weather is great make sure to get a seat on top." See review
  • "I bought a two day pass that included a night tour and liberty cruise and went on every tour available on the pass." See review

Reviews

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star-1
Scam scam scam.
James_J
, Sep 2021
Big bus tour is the biggest scam in New York. I would give no stars if I could. Paid $90 and couldn’t get on the bus once. You wait in line for hours and still no room on buses. They over book and don’t have enough buses to accommodate. I would never use hop on hop off buses again better off walking and taking subway. Very disappointing experience and most of the people I talked to said same thing rip off.
star-5
Great way to see NY
flossie_s
, Sep 2021
Taking photos and being able to see the sites all over NY. Also learning about the historical sites how and why they were made. It was a great experience especially being able to get off and on the bus at places of interest.
star-5
Great for seeing the sights
Shellie_M
, Sep 2021
We had a wonderful time and it was great to see all the sites before we just blindly went to the places. Would recommend this be your first ride when you arrive to NYC
star-4
The tour was an amazing...
Nicole_D
, Sep 2021
The tour was an amazing way to see New York. The only thing I wished for was for the announcements at the stops to be a tad bit louder.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Do this first!!
Gwen_M
, Sep 2021
Disappointed that the information was pre-recorded and not a live person. However it was still great information and history!!
star-5
NYC Downtown Tour
Barbara_J
, Sep 2021
The very nice red shirt guys had nice personalities, answered questions; had good drivers and enjoyed the Downtown trip immensely! Seeing all the districts and listening to the audio made it interesting! Ghost Busters, Library!!!
star-1
Not worth it to me.
Joseph_R
, Sep 2021
It took almost 40 minutes to get to the first stop at Times Square. It was Friday around 5 pm and the streets were gridlocked. We had to get off the bus at the first stop and get on another. I chose not to because the car and pedestrian traffic was awful and it would have taken too long to get anywhere else. Too many high pressure sales people too.
star-5
Awesome
Jenart_H
, Sep 2021
It was amazing 🤩 great way to travel and see sight New York City . You can’t miss it they everywhere in time square
star-5
Must do
Marie_B
, Sep 2021
Jimmy was awesome and very funny!!! I will absolutely do it again next time. The tour was very informative.
star-5
When visit new york should try to use the bus.
Porawan_L
, Sep 2021
The bus was nice good experience Can look around the town and the price also not bad can use 24 hour. Thanks u

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