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 onboard tour guide.

Your ticket includes access to 2 popular sightseeing bus routes: Downtown and Uptown for the complete New York City experience.

Once you board the bus, stay on for the full tour loop or hop on/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:

  • Multi-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 off to explore an area by foot or visit attractions and then hop right back on another bus.
  • 2 sightseeing bus routes: Downtown 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, Grand Central Terminal, Chinatown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

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.  

Two Bus Routes:

  • Uptown Loop: The Uptown Loop is an easy way to explore the Upper East Side, which is home to some of New York's most popular museums. This is where you go to get lost in history and the arts exploring the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The loop also takes you through Midtown, passing by the Grand Central Terminal and Hudson River at Pier 84, where you can hop off the take the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.
  • Downtown Loop: Take in the lower portion of Manhattan along the popular Downtown Route. 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.

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Popular Stops to Hop On and Off:  

  • Times Square: 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: 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: 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.

What You Get

  • Multi-day Hop On Hop Off bus tour
  • Two tour routes around New York
  • Each tour route is approximately 2.5 hours
  • You may upgrade your bus ticket when redeeming it at the Big Bus Center.

Highlights

  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 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 Big Bus New York: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Hop off at any of the 25+ included stops around Manhattan 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 Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour for the entire duration of your pass; Normally costs $60 for one day.
  • Free admission to over 100 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 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Downtown Loop - April to October
Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Uptown Loop - November to March
Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Uptown Loop - April to October
Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Address:

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

Telephone:

212-685-8687