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

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Safety measures
icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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
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
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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star-5
Best tour guide
Dawn_P
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide was amazing. He was energetic and shared a lot of history. He was fun and the best part of our trip!
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star-3
Rethink viewing city this way
Julia_B
, Jun 2021
No air conditioning on a 90 degrees day inside bus. The window was screened downstairs on bus, which obscured view of the city. Not clear where bus picked up people in order to take tour.
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star-4
Exactly what we paid for
Rob_P
, Jun 2021
Great view of New York landmarks. Easy to hop on and hop off when we wanted. Can get a little hot on the upper deck in sunny/humid weather, but you can go to the lower deck if it gets to be too much
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star-5
Excellent
Jayesh_P
, Jun 2021
Everything was good..Enjoyed the bus ride....Driver was good explaining the right things.. jsjdjdjddjdjdjfjf
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Milagros
Jemcacreations1
, May 2021
I have purchased my tickets and the weather was bad.i have asked them to. changed my reservation and untill now they have not. Better buy your ticket at the Bus.
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Extremely disappointed
Frank_M
, May 2021
There were several issues that provided a less than ideal experience. First, part of the reason we chose the bus was to get info about the city landmarks. There was no live guide on the bus, and it was only toward the end of the day that we realized there were jacks for earphones to plug into, and there may have been a recording that provided some info, but no one told us. If we were supposed to get on at Stop 14 to get all of this info )and maybe even earbuds?), that should be made more clear in the promotional materials. Also, the driver seemed to not know what to do with the QR code we presented on out phones when we first hopped on the bus at Stop 7. Last, the busses seemed to spend a lot of time at Stop 14 in a cluster, rather than be spread out at any kind of interval. The app shows where all the busses are, so that helps, but there was no rhyme or reason. In the end, we walked from Stop 3 (Empire State Bldg) to Stop 7 (~40 blocks) just so we didn’t waste time on our vacation and seeing the sights by waiting around for a bus. Toward the end of the day, we finally decided we would see how long it took. We waited 20+ minutes for the bus to arrive. I know traffic is an issue, but even at 5pm it wasn’t that heavy that our. Driver had any issues once we’re on it, so not sure why it was tough for any other driver/bus. Had I known we would wind up getting so little, I would not have paid $88 for my wife and I to essentially just get a ride from Soho to Times Square.
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New York
Moe
, May 2021
This was Awesome annnnd Amazing Seeing New York, and the practices of COVID-19 Was on Point I took a lot of pictures and the On and Off stops were awesome
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Recommend
Jazmine_G
, Apr 2021
Definitely recommend to get around to the main spots without having to pay for uber. I enjoyed the ride and all the locations were nice.
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Worst Tour Ever
TIna_C
, Apr 2021
Whenever I visit a city one of the first things I do is schedule a tour to get a lay out and figure out where to spend sometime. This was the worst tour I have ever experienced. I could barely understand any of recorded information, full of ads and static with some background music. The sites were quick drive buys (like riding on a public bus) . It was so bad I got off half way through and took taxis instead. I would recommend not to waste your time or money on this tour.
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star-5
Best Way to Explore NY
Ciatta_R
, Apr 2021
The experience is something I want to do again! Cool way to explore NY and learn about the area and history
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