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Hop On Hop Off New York Bus
Activities in New York

Hop On Hop Off New York Bus

7.7 / 10
103 reviews
Excellent value for money
10 Anonymous
  • 10% off
  • English English
  • 1 or 2 days

The New York Hop On, Hop Off Tour Bus (Big Bus New York) is an easy, comfortable and practical way of exploring the Big Apple. The open-top double-decker bus runs past the city of New York's main landmarks and attractions. You can hop on and hop off at any of the Big Bus stops to explore the city at your leisure.

Hop On Hop Off New York Bus

The New York sightseeing tour bus has two routes that explore Uptown and Downtown, Midtown and more with over 25 stops at the city's essential landmarks and museums. All lines meet at Times Square. Throughout the ride, you’ll have English-speaking guided commentary on New York’s landmarks and attractions.

Of the 25 stops, 10 are essential in our opinion: Times Square, Chinatown, Wall Street, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, MET Museum, Madison Square Garden, Little Italy and last but not least, the Statue of Liberty (your bus tour ticket includes a ferry ticket to Liberty Island).

Check out the various routes and stops in the following link:

Tickets

If you want to get the most out of the New York Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour choose the ticket that better suits your needs:  

  • 1 day ticket: Unlimited use of the Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tour buses for 24 hours. 
  • 2 day ticket: It includes unlimited access to the Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tour buses for 48 hours. It also includes a choice between an open-bus night tour, a tour of Brooklyn or a tour of Harlem.
  • 2 day ticket with cruise: This ticket includes unlimited use of the Big bus hop-on, hop-off tour buses for 2 days, a panoramic tour of Brooklyn, a tour of Harlem, an open-bus night tour of New York City and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River (the cruise does not visit the Statue of Liberty).

The various Big Bus tours are the best way to get a feel for the whole city and to make your trip to New York an unforgettable experience.

Night Tour

If you prefer to do the Night Tour and enjoy the city’s spectacular skyline, you can choose to only do this Tour by clicking here. The Night Tour doesn’t make stops along the way.

How it works

The sightseeing bus tour ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from when you show your ticket to a Big Bus staff member. This means that a 48-hour ticket if first used on a Monday at 3 pm, will be valid until Wednesday at 3 pm.

While your ticket is active you can hop on and hop off as many times as you want.

Operating hours and frequency

  • Red line (Downtown Tour): daily every 15-20 minutes from 8 am to 6 pm (April to October) and from 8 am to 5 pm (November to March). The complete route takes 1 hour and a half. 
  • Blue line (Uptown Tour): daily every 15-20 minutes from 9 am to 6 pm (April to October) and from 9am to 5 pm (November to March).  The complete route takes 1 hour and a half. 
  • Green line (Harlem Tour): daily departures every hour from 10 am to 3 pm. The complete route takes 70 minutes.
  • Purple line (Brooklyn Tour): daily departures every hour from 10 am to 3 pm. The complete route takes 1 hour and a half. 
  • Yellow line (Night Tour): daily every 30 minutes from 7 pm to 9 pm (April to October) and from 6 pm to 8 pm (November to March). The complete route takes 1 hour and a half. 
  • Hudson River Cruise: January to March from Thursday to Monday at 10 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm. April to October daily at 10 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm and 5 pm. November and December daily at 10 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:45 pm. Departs from Circle Line Cruises Pier 16.

Price

Adults Children between 5 and 15 years old Children less than 5 years old
1 day ticket
US$ 55 US$ 49.50
US$ 45 US$ 40.50
Free
2 day ticket
US$ 65 US$ 58.50
US$ 55 US$ 49.50
Free
2 day ticket with cruise
US$ 89 US$ 80.10
US$ 79 US$ 71.10
Free

1 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 55 US$ 49.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 45 US$ 40.5
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

2 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 65 US$ 58.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 55 US$ 49.5
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

2 day ticket with cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 89 US$ 80.1
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 79 US$ 71.1
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 or 2 days

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.

Included

Unlimited use of the New York Big Bus Tours during the chosen duration.

Bus tour of Uptown, Midtown and Downtown New York.

Headphones with prerecorded commentaries in English.

Brooklyn Tour (optional).

Hudson River cruise (optional).

Night Tour (optional).

10% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most of the buses are accessible).

from US$ 55
US$ 49.50
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.