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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Destination: United States of America, New York, New York City
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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 Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a Premium ticket and include a bus loop around Brooklyn and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose the Deluxe ticket to include all loop and a choice of sightseeing cruise or night tour and choice of Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

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, Downtown or Midtown 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 Premium ticket, which includes a  choice of a bus loop around Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose to upgrade to the Deluxe ticket to include all loops plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and a sightseeing cruise.


Downtown Loop - Red Route
Stop 1: 42nd Street & Broadway
Stop 2: 42nd Street & 6th Ave
Stop 3: 37th Street & 5th Ave
Stop 4: 5th Ave & 32nd Street
Stop 6: 5th Ave & 23rd Street
Stop 7: 8th Street & Mercer Street
Stop 8: 640 Broadway
Stop 9: Broadway & Spring Street
Stop 10: Lafayette & Walker Street
Stop 11: Park Row & Beekman Street
Stop 12: Corner Broadway and Rector Street
Stop 13: State Street & Pearl Street
Stop 14: South Street & Fulton Street
Stop 15: 80 Allen Street
Stop 16: 1st Ave and 11th Street
Stop 17: 1st Ave & 5th Ave
Stop 18: 49th Street & 5th Ave
Stop 19: 7th Ave & 48th Street
Stop 43: 121 E 49th Street & 3rd Ave

Midtown Loop - Purple Route
Stop 18: 49th Street & 5th Ave
Stop 20: 42nd Street & 8th Ave
Stop 38: 46th Street & Broadway
Stop 39: Pier 83, 42nd Street in Hudson River Park
Stop 40: 34th Street & 8th Ave
Stop 41: 22 W 34th Street
Stop 42: 110 E 42nd Street
Stop 43: 121 49th Street & 3rd Ave

Uptown Loop - Blue Route
Stop 19: 7th Ave & 48th Street
Stop 20: 42nd Street & 8th Ave
Stop 21: 8th Ave & 46th Street
Stop 22: 6th Ave & 50th Street
Stop 23: Central Park & Colombus Circle
Stop 24: Broadway & 63rd Street
Stop 25: Central Park West & W 72nd Street
Stop 26: Central Park West & W 80th Street
Stop 27: Amsterdam & W 112th Street
Stop 28: Riverside Drive & W 122nd Street
Stop 29: W 125th Street & Frederick Douglas Blvd
Stop 30: 5th Ave & E 104th Street
Stop 31: 5th Ave & E 90th Street
Stop 32: 5th Ave & E 83rd Street
Stop 33: 5th Ave & E 72nd Street
Stop 34: 5th Ave & E 66th Street
Stop 35: 24 W 59th Street
Stop 36: 150 Central Park South
Stop 37: 57th Street & 7th Ave

Night Tour - Yellow Route (Not Hop-on Hop-off)
Stop 19: 7th Ave & 48th Street

Brooklyn Tour - Green Route 
Stop 13: State Street & Pearl Street
Stop 44: Fulton Street & Church Street (Hop-off only)

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live guide


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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

Voucher info

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

Departure Point

Board the bus at any stop along your route

Departure Time

Summer Hours (April 1 - November 1)

Downtown buses 8am-6pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Uptown buses 9am-6pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
Harlem buses 10am - 3pm, departs every 60 minutes
Brooklyn Tour buses 10am-3pm, departs every 60 minutes
Night Tour 7pm-9pm, departs every 30 minutes 

Winter Hours (November 1 - March 31)

Downtown buses 8am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Uptown buses 9am-5pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
Harlem buses 10am - 3pm, departs every 60 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.



Tour Options

Panoramic Night Tour


2-hour tour. Please note this is not a hop-on hop-off tour.
Classic Ticket


1-Day Hop-on Hop-off tour. Includes Downtown and Uptown bus loops.
Premium Ticket


2-Day Hop-on Hop-off tour. Includes Downtown and Uptown loops. Choice of 2 Day Brooklyn Loop, Harlem Loop or Night Tour.
Deluxe Ticket


2-Day Hop-on Hop-off tour. Includes Downtown, Uptown, Harlem and Brooklyn loops, night tour and 1 our Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.

User's Reviews

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Rebecca C

This was amazing, and really great people, so helpful and knowledgeable.

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Amy W

This tour was amazing!

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Mary R

Had a three day pass and did all routes including the night trip - a great way to see the city.

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Cheryl H

Our tour guide, Matt, on the Night Tour, was exceptional with his information and presentation! I loved the lights and going over the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn. Very pretty and gave you a different perspective from the day tours. Of course, the day tours showed New York City and where we needed to go! Matts driver femalename begins with an M too was excellent as well. Highly recommend the Hop on Hop Off Big Bus Tours!

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Beverly B

Great way to see the city. Especially enjoyed the night tour!

User's Picture Gallery







Iron Building


Empire State Building


Statue of Liberty


A distant view of Times Square


Central Park


Times Square at night

Enjoying the lights and energy from Times Square


Riding on the bus through town

My mom, my niece and my sister, enjoying our hop on bus tour. What a great time!


Empire State Building

Great drive by and photo opportunities.


Big Bus

Gelés et mouillés malgré les beaux KWay donnés par la société des bus


Amazing NYC Architecture and cenery

We had front row seats on the double decker level of the Big Bus Tour.


We had front row seats on the double decker bus.

It was a beautiful, sunny day for enjoying the amazing NYC architecture.


Donkey Kong at Nintindo World-Rockerfellar Center Stop

This was the kids favorite stop. I didn't mind taking a break from it all in the AC! We loved being able to hop on and hop off!


Time Square

Time Square


Brooklyn Bridge

Amazing we were so close


The bus

I think this is a photo of the bus


Bernie the best tour guide

Bernie was the best. Made our uptown tour great!


Big Bus Manhatten

Easy on and off for every adventure.


This is where we started.

M and M store sign up close


China Town on Big Bus Tour

China Town via Big Bus Tours is great


World Cup Russia

Russia football worldcup 2018