Hop On Hop Off New York Bus
Activities in New York

Hop On Hop Off New York Bus

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  • English English
  • 1 day - 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.

Although you must select a date when booking, your ticket will be valid for 12 months following this date. When you book we'll send you a voucher by email which you'll need to hand in on the first bus you take.

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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 5 and 15 years old Children less than 5 years old
1 day ticket
US$ 59 US$ 53.10
US$ 49 US$ 44.10
Free
2 day ticket
US$ 69 US$ 62.10
US$ 59 US$ 53.10
Free
2 day ticket with cruise
US$ 89 US$ 80.10
US$ 79 US$ 71.10
Free

1 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 59 US$ 53.10
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 49 US$ 44.10
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

2 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 69 US$ 62.10
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 59 US$ 53.10
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

2 day ticket with cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 89 US$ 80.10
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 79 US$ 71.10
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 day - 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.

Accessibility

Yes (most of the buses are accessible).

Do you have any questions?

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

from US$ 59
US$ 53.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.