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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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 more than 30 stops
  • The convenient voucher can be redeemed at any Big Bus stop
  • 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.
Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour
Free Wi-Fi
Live bus tracking
1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise and Panoramic Night Tour with premium or deluxe ticket
Recorded commentary in 10 languages
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

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 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. Some of the neighborhoods worth hopping off the bus for include historic Greenwich Village, once home to the city's artsy and bohemian denizens and today crammed with many celebrities; SoHo, a shopping mecca with streets flanked by designer shops; and Chinatown, the dense neighborhood packed with great Chinese eateries. There's also the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller CEnter.

Upgrade to a premium ticket, which includes a choice of a bus loop around Brooklyn or Harlem or night tour. Choose to upgrade to the deluxe ticket to include all loops plus a night bus tour and sightseeing cruise.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM
Statue of Liberty National Monument
State St & Pearl St
Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station
Flatbush Ave between Dean & Bergen St
Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza on Flatbush Ave
One World Observatory
Fulton & Church St
Points of interest passed by on this route
Grand Army Plaza
 
Barclays Center
 
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM
Columbus Circle
Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & W 80th St
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Amsterdam Ave & W 112 St
Apollo Theater
W 125th St & Frederick Douglas Blvd
Points of interest passed by on this route
Apollo Theater
 
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
 
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Every 20-30 minutes Night tour is not hop-on hop-off
M&M'S World
7th Ave & W 48th St
Points of interest passed by on this route
Times Square
 
Statue of Liberty
 
Wall Street
 
Brooklyn Bridge
 
Empire State Building
 
Manhattan Bridge
 
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every 15-20 minutes We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. 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.
Times Sq-42 St
W 42nd St & Broadway
5th Avenue
37th & 5th Avenue
Empire State Building
5th Ave & W 32nd St
Flatiron District
5th Ave & 23rd St
14 St - Union Sq
5th Ave & W 15th St
NoHo
Broadway & Bleecker St
SoHo
Broadway & Spring St
Chinatown
Lafayette St & Walker St
Brooklyn Bridge
Park Row & Beekman St
Wall Street
Broadway & Wall St
Statue of Liberty National Monument
State St & Pearl St
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
42nd St & 12th Ave
8 Av/W 46 St
8th Ave & 46th St
M&M'S World
7th Ave & W 48th St
Broadway
46th St & Broadway
Madame Tussauds New York
259 W 42nd St
Madison Square Garden
W 34th St & 8th 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: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every 15-20 minutes
Times Sq-42 St
W 42nd St & Broadway
Bryant Park
W 42nd St & 6th Ave
Grand Central Terminal
42nd St between Bowery Savings Bank Building and TD Bank
Midtown East
49th St between 3rd & Lexington Ave
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5th Ave & E 83rd St
The Frick Collection
5th Ave & E 72nd St
Central Park Zoo
5th Ave & E 66th St
Columbus Circle
Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
Theater District
W 50th St & 7th Ave
Central Park West
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
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, and Russian
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with premium or deluxe ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off 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 Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off 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 Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Cheaper than taxi's to get around, and you feel safer than transit." See review

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star-1
Waste of money
michael_e
, Mar 2020
No idea why you would put film over all the windows so that you can’t see out properly!!!!! Was also on a bus with half a roof so choice was get really wet in the rain or see nothing inside.....waste of money.
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star-1
A drive by
Lucretia_D
, Mar 2020
well the experience I had was didn't get to be one that I rode on the tour that bus pass by a row before he got to the stop and we didn't get to ride and that was the last bus for the night. I'm working on the internet and trying to get in touch with these agents to try to get my money back because I called them the same time it happened and at this point I'm not received a refund
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star-1
The Tour Guide was a Complete Disaster! I'm embarrassed for the BigBus Company
M_P
, Feb 2020
If I could leave leave zero stars marked I would. I am going to hold off leaving more on this comment until I get an email response from the local office of Big Bus.
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star-5
New York
jamie
, Feb 2020
best way to see the sights then decide what you want to go and spend time at. Worked super for us as we had 3 full days in New York
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star-5
Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Claymoreboy
, Feb 2020
On a recent trip to New York, we decided to get a feel for the City by taking this bus. Not knowing that our son had also purchased a three day pass for us which included the night tour. the trip was great but as I am a trained engineer, I couldn't not notice that the aluminium straps for the roof were a bit poorly made on the buses we took a ride on - I would have got a kicking if I had made them! Anyway, besides this, the trip let us find our feet a few thousand miles from home and came in handy for returning to our hotel from various trips and visits to the sights and attractions of New York...
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star-4
Great way to explore the city
renegeiger
, Jan 2020
I bought a two day pass that included a night tour and liberty cruise and went on every tour available on the pass. Great way to explore the city! Tour guides were very informative. The only negative is the hop on stops are not well marked. And, don't lose the paper ticket they give you when you first board!
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star-1
Couldn't meet up
KC A
, Dec 2019
None this trip, we never found the bus stop at a time when the bus was still operating. Very busy, couldn't conform to the bus' schedule.
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star-5
It was great,informative,and pleasant. Only one complaint,when i took this bus before it traveled up the East side past
Flyer266024
, Dec 2019
It would improve if it traveled up the East Side past South St.Seaport, a different n pleasant view.
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star-5
Sit Back and Take It In
k0d16
, Oct 2019
The bus is a great way to put some perspective to New York which is so huge. The architecure is incredible both in historical areas and the newer parts. Chris was a super guide, both knowledgeable and witty.
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star-3
JUST OK
JAMESHELLIS
, Sep 2019
EVEN THOUGH i ALREADY HAD MY TICKETS, i STILL HAD TO SEEK OUT THE OFFICE AND EXCHANGE FOR TICKETS. The bus was full twice in arow had to wait till 3rd bus wwasting my time . The tour guide was very nice and informative
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