See it all and get to know the city on the Big Bus New York: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour – TripAdvisor’s top-rated New York City sightseeing bus tour!

A New York sightseeing bus tour is one of the best ways to start your trip and really get to know the city. You’ll see all the top sights and most iconic landmarks while getting an overview of the city’s unique culture, architecture, and rich history along the way from your on-board tour guide. 

Your ticket includes access to 3 popular sightseeing bus routes: Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown for the complete New York City experience. 

Once you board the bus, stay on for the full tour loop (about 2.5 hours), or, hop on or off at any of the 25+ tourist stops throughout the city for the ultimate sightseeing flexibility – it’s the most convenient way to see all the sights and explore at your own pace. 

Included with your Big Bus New York: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour tickets:

  • 1-day hop-on hop-off guided bus tour on a double decker bus with open-air seating on the second level

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off access to 25+ bus stops you can hop on or off at to explore an area by foot or visit attractions

  • 3 sightseeing bus routes: Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown for the full city experience

  • Each bus route loop is about 2.5 hours

  • The only sightseeing bus with live English commentary on all buses. Plus, choose from 10 pre-recorded languages.

  • Free Wifi onboard

Top landmarks and attractions you’ll see along the way: Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, American Museum of Natural History, Chinatown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and more.  

Three Bus Routes:

  • Uptown Loop: View some of the most iconic landmarks in New York City on the Big Bus' Uptown loop which is known as the Blue Route. On this loop you'll be riding by the Central Park, Lincoln Center Plaza as well as a handful of great museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York, the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Although this loop has the least stops, there is no shortage of sights along the way. This loop runs from 9am until 6pm daily.
    - In the Fall/Winter this loop's last departure is at 5pm.

  • Midtown Loop: The Purple Route takes a tour through New York City's midtown area which will feature quite a few familiar landmarks. Along the tour you will get to learn more about some of the most famous attractions in the Big Apple such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Madison Square Garden and Grand Central Terminal. This loop runs from 8:30am until 6pm daily.
    - In the Fall/Winter this loop's last departure is at 5pm.

  • Downtown Loop: Along the downtown loop, or the Red Route, you get to see the lower portion of Manhattan. You'll be passing through the Flatiron District as well as Union Square, Greenwich Village and Chinatown before the bus heads back toward Times Square. This loop runs from 8am until 6pm daily.
    - In the Fall/Winter this loop's last departure is at 5pm.

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Popular Stops to Hop On and Off:  

  • Rockefeller Center (Downtown or Midtown Route Stop 18): This iconic plaza was built in 1933 and has been a symbolic New York City landmark ever since as a home to a variety of companies and the famous ice rink. Take the Rockefeller Center Tour and head up to the Top of the Rock observation deck for sweeping city views (admission included with your pass).

  • Times Square (Uptown or Midtown Stop 20): Manhattan's Times Square area is full of life and activity. On New Year's this is the famous area in which the Ball drops and brings the city into a new calendar year. If you wish to stop by Times Square, you can take the bus to Stop 20. From there, you will be close to popular NYC attractions & landmarks like Madame Tussauds (admission included with your pass) and Bryant Park. This is also home to many great New York Pass special offers like Dave & Busters, Bloomingdales, Bowlmor Lanes and much more.

  • Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall (Downtown Route Stop 11): The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic staple in New York's architecture. The bridge connects the borough of Brooklyn to Manhattan and conveniently allows transport by car, train, bike or by foot. If you want to visit the Brooklyn Bridge, hop off at Stop 11 and pick up a bike rental so you can ride across (admission included with your pass).

  • Statue of Liberty / Battery Park (Downtown Route Stop 13): No trip to New York City is complete without visiting the Statue of Liberty. The statue is a global symbol for New York and one of the most popular landmarks in the entire world. Hop off at Battery Park to access the Statue Cruises ferry (admission included with your pass) which takes you to the island.

  • American Museum of Natural History (Uptown Route Stop 26): The American Museum of Natural History ‘AMNH’ is one of the leading history museums in the world and one of the most popular attractions in New York City (admission included with your pass). Hop off here and you’ll be in close proximity to Central Park and the New York Historical Society (admission included with your pass), too.

What Do You Get

  • One day Hop On Hop Off bus tour

  • Three tour routes around New York

  • Each tour is approximately 2.5 hours for the entire route

  • You can upgrade your bus ticket when redeeming it at the Big Bus Center.

Highlights

  • Times Square

  • Empire State Building

  • Rockefeller Center

  • Grand Central Terminal

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Chinatown

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • And more

How To Get There

  • B, D, E to 7th Avenue station.

Make The Most of Your New York Pass

Use your New York Pass to get FREE tickets to the 1-Day Big Bus New York: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Hop off at any of the 25+ included stops along the 3 routes and use your New York Pass to get into as many of the over 90 included attractions as you want.

With The New York Pass You Get:

  • Free access to the 1-Day Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour; normally costs $59

  • Free admission to over 90 popular attractions in New York City, including Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), Madame Tussauds, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, and lots more – the Big Bus sightseeing routes can get you just about anywhere in the city.

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Downtown Loop - November to March
Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm
Downtown Loop - April to October
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
Uptown Loop - November to March
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm
Uptown Loop - April to October
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm
Midtown Loop - November to March
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm
Midtown Loop - April to October
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm

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Address:

Big Bus Welcome Center 712 7th Ave. Between 47th & 48th St.

Telephone:

212-685-8687