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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (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.
See itinerary

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 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  9:30 AM (from stop 1 - M&M'S World) - 4:40 PM Every 20 to 30 minutes, totally route takes 90 minutes 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.
M&M's World New York
Stop 1 - 7th Ave & W 48th St
W 42nd St and Broadway
Stop 2 - Times Square East
5th Avenue & West 32nd Street
Stop 3 - Empire State Building / KoreaTown ( (in front of CVS Pharmacy)
5th Ave & W 23rd St
Stop 4 - Flatiron District (in front of Eisenbergs Sandwich Shop)
West Broadway & Spring Street
Stop 5 - SoHo (in front of the Nike Store)
100 Lafayette St
Stop 6 - Chinatown / Little Italy (near corner with Walker Street)
Park Row & Beekman St
Stop 7 - Brooklyn Bridge (across from 33 Park Row)
Broadway & Wall St
Stop 8 - Wall Street / Charging Bull (Southwest corner near Rector St)
PX3P+85
Stop 9 - Statue of Liberty / Battery Park
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Stop 10 - 42nd St & 12th Ave
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: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Blue Route - Hop on Hop off Frequency: every 60 minutes Tour Duration: 90 Minutes
W 42nd St and Broadway
Stop 2 - Times Square East (*in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel)
7th Avenue & West 50th Street
Stop 11 - Times Square North (in front of Majectic Deli)
5th Avenue & East 83rd Street
Stop 12 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (outside the museum near 83rd St)
5th Avenue & East 66th Street
Stop 13 - Central Park Zoo (opposite 845 5th Ave)
Central Park South & Columbus Circle
Stop 14 - Columbus Circle (Southwest corner of Central Park, next to Maine Monument)
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If weather is great make sure to get a seat on top." See review
  • "I bought a two day pass that included a night tour and liberty cruise and went on every tour available on the pass." See review

Reviews

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star-2
Very disappointed! Itinerary #1227191428 was not as described at booking
DORIS_B
, Oct 2021
The classic hop on/off uptown and downtown was very disappointing! First we were forwarded to 3 different pickup sights before we were successful in boarding the bus. After boarding we were not given any audio equipment nor was any announced on the bus, therefore without audio or pamphlets we had no idea of the sights. Tour was about 1 hour and we seemed to just circle a large block. 1st time to NYC for the 2 of us and I thought this would give us a good overview. ticket #832514034
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
I need my money back
Lauren_C
, Oct 2021
I couldn't even get on the bus an no one from the company would answer to find the location of the bus
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Drivers go rogue
Janice_D
, Oct 2021
Your was great until we tried to hop back on the bus. Apparently, unbeknownst to us, the drivers will change their route to avoid traffic. So we waited at our pick up poi t for over an hour for a bus. When one finally came, she explained that while she followed the route, others chose not to. And then she said she did t have any room on the bus so we had to take a Lyft back up town. It was more than frustrating and a big waste of way too much limited time.
star-5
See all the sights and have a moving experience
Gail_C
, Oct 2021
We loved seeing so many sights as we rode on the Big Bus. We got off at the 911 sight. So moving. We took our 13 year old granddaughter and she recognized the new World Trade Center behind the memorials. My husband is a retired firefighter so we went to the Fire Station nearby who had so many men work at the disaster (and die) and search for survivors. One of the firefighters was outside and took a picture with our granddaughter.
star-5
Awesome Trip
marian_r
, Oct 2021
I am 80 and use a scooter. I worried about being able to ride the bus but it was no problem at all. I parked it at the main level and with the help of my granddaughter went up the stairs. We were able to sit in the front so it was an awesome ride. Operator was very kind and helpful. Would take it again.
star-3
Fair experience at best
Patrick_m
, Oct 2021
Stuck in traffic most of time, driver did not give headphones so no way to access audio tour info, driver was not terribly friendly
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Great Service
SusanSandtveit
, Oct 2021
On time service, great way to see the city. The narration is irritating, attempts at humor and delight with their performance falls flat. A more straight forward narration would be better
star-2
Disappointing
Annette_M
, Oct 2021
Great view of the city! Not having a person doing the commentary live was a huge disappointment, lots of information was not given. Had up wait almost an hour to be picked up at the stop.
star-1
Scam scam scam.
James_J
, Sep 2021
Big bus tour is the biggest scam in New York. I would give no stars if I could. Paid $90 and couldn’t get on the bus once. You wait in line for hours and still no room on buses. They over book and don’t have enough buses to accommodate. I would never use hop on hop off buses again better off walking and taking subway. Very disappointing experience and most of the people I talked to said same thing rip off.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to see NY
flossie_s
, Sep 2021
Taking photos and being able to see the sites all over NY. Also learning about the historical sites how and why they were made. It was a great experience especially being able to get off and on the bus at places of interest.

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