What could be better than riding around in New York City with your hair blowing in the wind? A One-Day Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour lets you enjoy the sights of the city with a few added perks.

A one-day open-top Big Bus sightseeing tour is the most enjoyable and convenient way to see New York City! You’ll see famous landmarks such as the iconic Empire State Building as well as the new One World Trade Center. Each tour is led by an entertaining and hilarious tour guide who will be feeding you information about the sights that you're passing. You have the ability to get off of the bus at any of the Big Bus stops that you pass if you'd like to view an attraction and then once you are done, you can come right back to that stop and board the next bus that comes along. 

The New York Pass grants you a free Classic Ticket valid for one day with the option of taking all three of the Uptown, Downtown & Midtown Loops. Tickets must be collected from one of the Big Bus Centers. You will not be able to redeem your bus tickets on or while you are entering the bus. All tickets redeemed or purchased after 3pm are extended into the next day.

Although you have the ability to collect your Big Bus ticket at the same time as your New York Pass, the duration of your pass does not determine the duration of your Big Bus ticket. Upon purchase of your New York Pass, the Big Bus ticket which is included, will be valid for one day. For example, if you purchase a 5-Day New York Pass, your Big Bus ticket will still be valid for just one day. If you wish to upgrade your ticket and use the Big Bus for more days, you can let a Big Bus employee/representative know and they will assist you with ticket upgrades.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Where To Hop-On and Hop-Off

Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is an iconic plaza that was built in 1933 and has been a New York City favorite ever since. The plaza houses many different companies as well as activities for everyone in the city to enjoy such as ice skating. You can take the Big Bus' Midtown route and get off at Stop 18 to visit the Rockefeller Center where you can take the Rockefeller Center Tour and also view the city from Top of the Rock.

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 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 would like to visit the Brooklyn Bridge, take the bus to Stop 11 where you can access bicycle tours from Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tours and Rentals as well as waterfront cruises like Circle Line Downtown.

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. In order to visit Lady Liberty, you will have to take the bus to Stop 13 at Battery Park where you can access the Statue Cruises ferry which takes you to the island.

American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History or AMNH for short, is one of the leading history museums in the world. Their extensive collection and reputation for creative exhibitions has turned the museum into one of the most popular attractions in New York City. Just take the bus to Stop 26 to visit the museum and you will also be in close proximity to Central Park and the New York Historical Society.

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

- Access to the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour normally costs $59

- The New York Pass grants you free access to the Big Bus tours plus over 90 attractions in New York City.

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Downtown Loop - November to March
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
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 - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm
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