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.
Board the bus at any stop along your route
Spring / Summer Hours (April 1 - October 23rd)
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
Fall / Winter Hours (October 24th - March 31)
Downtown buses 8am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Uptown buses 9am-5pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
Harlem buses 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Brooklyn Tour buses 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Night Tour 6pm-8pm, departs every 30 minutes
Frequency is approximate. Delays possible due to heavy traffic.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We always start off any first visit with an open top bus tour. This was comprehensive and so convenient. We took the option for a night time tour and were not disappointed. Would strongly reccommend!!
excellent, excellent, excellent, the guides knew their subject and each and everyone of them brought something special
This is a wonderful way to move around New York and see all the sights. Highly enjoyed. This was my first time to New York. It will not be my last! Loved it!
The Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour was a great way to get around the city. The tour guides were awesome and gave us plenty of tips for enjoying the city.
Great way to get around and see all the attractions. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we saw far more than if we had walked around. Highly recommended.
Tickets were advertised to be used at any bus’ hop on/off stop but I was sent a few blocks away to find a rep to scan my voucher and print the tickets. He couldn’t do so and I was sent to their main office on TS. I lost an hour running around NYC to get the tickets finally printed. Alive guide was a nice feature but he was present only on the rooftop level. Passengers downstairs couldn’t hear the announcement of the following stop#. We had no idea that if we hop on a Blue line/route Big Bus, we won’t get back to the initial stop. Suddenly, Blue Line/route (Uptown) switched to Red Line (Downtown) and we ended up walking almost an hour to return to the desired stop. I guess you can benefit from the Big Bus Tour if you have only a day and want to “see” most of NYC through a bus’ window. Still $60-100 per person could be better spent on Uber rides and lobster rolls.
Purchased Big Bus tickets on Viator but should have purchased the City Sightseeing tours instead. The buses ran inconsistently and some buses, which were not full, did not stop to pick up people. The downstairs had no a/c so only the upstairs was tolerable. The upstairs was always packed and a row of seats was always lost for the narrarator. The narrators were very inconsistent. They were either very good and knowledgable or never talked except to beg for tips. At each stop they had representatives who apologized for bus drivers not stopping, the long waits this caused and for then general disorganization. We constantly saw the City Sightseeing buses more prominantely, about a 2 or 3 to 1 ratio to Big Bus, and though they shared some stops, overall City seemed to have more convenient stops. For hop on hop off go be cautious if you choose Big Bus.
Receipt says night tour starts from 7-9 pm every 30 mins. Arrived at 8:03 pm. Was told that was the last bus. The night tour was the only reason I spent the money for the deluxe pkg.
Bought the 2 day pass with the boat tour and night tour. Did not tell us there was only 1 time for boat tour so we missed that and 2 of the 4 guides were terrible. Guide on night tour was rude. Did not use at all on second day as had trouble finding stops.
Poor service and bad attention. I will not buy anything from Big Bus again
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 that includes the choice of the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop or the Panoramic Night Tour. Choose the Deluxe ticket to include all loops, night tour and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.