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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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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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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.

Departure Time

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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) - 4:30 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: 3 times a day - 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm 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
Not a good experience
Candace_F
, Jan 2022
The ride was okay but the driver was extremely rude. He did not welcome us and when we asked him a question he shouted he did not know. We did not get our full 90 minutes also. When the tour was over he came upstairs and shouted everyone off the bus this is the last stop! People just looked around like what’s his problem. Did not enjoy.
star-2
Try another line. This one is not very good
Loretta_H
, Jan 2022
It was wickedly cold outside and your site did not give a pick up site without downloading your program
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great Place to Start
Claire_A
, Dec 2021
Great place to view lots of NYC to see which places you’d like to visit because you can hop on and off all day. We also purchased Empire tickets at Bus Stop for a lot less. Would recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The sites the sounds the...
Mark_C
, Dec 2021
The sites the sounds the great bud driving . We love New York City. Very fun at Christmas time . I have nothing more to say
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great NYC Trip!
Chrislina_M
, Dec 2021
Had a great time on the Hop on Hop off bus. This is a great way to move around NYC and see the landmarks.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip!! Great customer service!
Ogochukwu_O
, Dec 2021
Would go again! Really fun and informative trip. Everyone from my 8 year old to my aunt loved it. I’m the winter, dress really warm if you want to sit up top. We were freezing!!! But downstairs is cozy warm, but you don’t have as good a view.
star-4
We had trouble finding...
Karen_F
, Dec 2021
We had trouble finding our first bus but once we were on it was a very enjoyable way to see the city. The communication with the drivers could have been better, at one point our bus broke down and we were just sitting there waiting and unaware of what was happening. Another bus did come and we were on our way again. I would take another bus tour, overall we enjoyed being on top of the bus and seeing the city.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Terrible staff
Debrah_L
, Dec 2021
Company does not know much about tour they were rude. Would have loved real person talking. Music on headphone was awful
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not worth the money in winter
Larry_P
, Dec 2021
Tree ere was so much traffic that it made the trip very slow. And because of the cold we couldn’t go to the top of the bus, so visibility was poor. Not worth the money
star-5
Awesome day
Jason_V
, Dec 2021
Great time easy to navigate Friendly staff and great tour of the city Great way to get the lay of the land in Manhattan

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