2 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English
New York City is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, but taking in the highlights can be daunting. With this hop-on-hop-off tour, admire the most famous sights in the city without getting footsore or having to navigate public transportation. Relax on an open-top sightseeing bus to admire Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the Empire State Building.
- See NYC from the Empire State Building and an open-top bus
- This pass includes five different hop-on-hop-off bus routes, including NYC by Night
- Learn about the city’s history and architecture with on-board commentary
- Enjoy panoramic views from the Empire State Building observation deck
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Entry to the Empire State Building
Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour
Recorded commentary in 10 languages
Wi-Fi on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Departure PointYou may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Return DetailsYou may disembark at any of the available stops.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- 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.
Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Do I have to pre-book a time to visit the Empire State Building using the Empire State Building Ticket w/ Hop-on Hop-off Bus?
A:Before you can board the bus, you will need to pre-book a time and date for your tour. You can do this through our online booking portal (which will be provided in your confirmation email), or with our staff at the departure locations.
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:A bus arrives approximately every hour on both the Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) routes.
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:You may redeem your printed or electronic ticket at any of the listed bus stops.
How long is a full circle ride on the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus 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.
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus 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.
Is the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus 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.
Can I bring a pet with me on the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Can I bring luggage on the Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
What is the policy on sanitization during New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission?
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
What is the social distancing policy during New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission?
A:The policy on social distancing is:
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
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