Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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From $53.99

3,392 reviews   (3.66)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Hop on and hop off 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 Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide.

What's Included

1-hr free bike rental with a purchase of 1-hr from Unlimited Biking

2 Routes - Uptown (red route) and Downtown (blue route)

Audio-guide in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German

Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour

Live bus tracking through Big Bus app

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24 Hour - Classic tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets with multiple days must be used consecutively.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy


Take the Big Bus
Geraldine_D, 20-12-2022
Ground zero and lady liberty. Very informative. Will have to return in warmer weather. Highly recommended
Exellent service
Lesley M, 19-12-2022
having seen bad reviews had reservations, but our experience was amazing - drivers were pleasant, welcoming and really helpful, helping with navigating the routes. If it wasn't for the Big Bus we would not have got to see all the sights we did. We only had 4 days and bought a 3 day pass - best decision ever! We used the bus as a transport system instead of walking for miles. Earphones worked well and commentary was crystal clear, with funny anecdotes which made the trips fun and the music inbetween was all 70's! Caution - for your first journey make sure to alight at a stop where there is a Big Bus staff member (in maroon) or you will not be able to print your ticket. Uptown comes every hour as there is less traffic and downtown once in 10 minutes as can get crowded, however we never had to wait very long before being picked up.
Birthday trip
Joan_B, 13-12-2022
Daughter birthday trip , she’s never been to nyc and I always feel the bus tour is a great way to see the city
Not the best expy
J_E, 21-12-2022
There was no heat on one of the buses going downtown. About 29 degrees outside. Audio was silly and not very informative. Mostly music. Hardly any stops going uptown. I have been on Hop On Hop Offs. Much better than Big Bus. Heard some people were stranded. Not good on a cold windy day.
Useful way to see the city but lack of real tour guide spoils the ride
anthony b, 16-12-2022
We had used Big Bus in Dublin and so went with them in NYC. Booked on the app which was straight forward.

Buses were generally very busy, was disappointed by the lack of in person tour guide, the rolling tape with Reggie and his pals was a bit "simple simon" and often didn't relate to where we were in the tour, and we seemed to miss a lot of landmarks where nothing was said! Some of the head phone sockets didn't work.

Drivers were generally pretty gruff and didn't seem to like stopping.

Was a useful way to see the city but would have much preferred a real guide.

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