Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Tick off all the top attractions that the Concrete Jungle has to offer with a Big Bus tour!

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What you'll do

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Enjoy a Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Downtown and Uptown NYC routes included.

Navigate Manhattan with ease with a Big Bus tour, where you can hop on and off at all the city's top attractions, and enjoy commentary along the way.

Explore Downtown with ease on the Classic Tour, with the chance to see Times Square, 5th Avenue, Broadway, and Wall Street. Jump off in Little Italy for your foodie fix, or stop off at the Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie. 

You can also head to Uptown, where you can hop off and enjoy the tranquility of Central Park or pop into the world-famous MoMa for your cultural fix.

Why The Hop On Hop Off Bus in New York?

Exploring New York City can be a daunting task, especially for first-time visitors. The city is vast and has so much to offer that it's hard to know where to start. One of the best ways to see the city is by using the Hop-On Hop-Off New York service provided by Big Bus NYC. The concept of hop-on hop-off buses has been around for many years, but it's still one of the most popular ways to explore cities worldwide. It's an excellent option for those who want to get a general overview of a city before deciding which areas they would like to explore in-depth.

The Hop On Hop Off New York service provided by Big Bus NYC offers several routes that cover all major tourist attractions in the city. Passengers can board at any stop along the route and stay on until they reach their desired destination. Once there, they can disembark and explore the area at their leisure before hopping back on another bus when they're ready.

One of the advantages of using this service is that passengers have unlimited access to all routes during their ticket validity period. This means you can take as many trips as you wish during your stay in New York City, allowing you to experience more than one route if time permits.

Another significant advantage of using a hop-on hop-off bus in NYC is that it saves time and effort compared to other modes of transportation such as taxis or public transport. With traffic congestion being a common problem in Manhattan, taking a taxi or driving yourself may not be the best option for exploring the city.

Furthermore, with public transport systems such as subways and buses having complex networks, it can be challenging for tourists unfamiliar with them to navigate through them effectively. Using a hop-on hop-off bus eliminates these problems as passengers are taken directly to each attraction without needing to worry about directions or getting lost.

The Hop On Hop Off New York service also provides tourists with an informative commentary throughout their trip. This commentary highlights interesting facts about each attraction passed along the way, making it an educational experience too.

For those who prefer a more personalized tour experience, Big Bus NYC also offers private tours that cater specifically to individual preferences. These tours allow you to design your itinerary based on what interests you most while ensuring maximum flexibility with regard to timing and duration.

Overall, using a hop-on hop-off bus in NYC is an excellent way for tourists to explore all that this incredible city has to offer without worrying about navigation or transportation issues. With its convenience, flexibility and informative commentary, it's no wonder why this service continues growing in popularity among tourists visiting New York City from around the world.

New York City facts

  • New York taxis were originally red and green before adopting the color yellow and becoming the icon they are today.
  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City. 
  • Times Square is named after the New York Times.


Q: What's the most convenient way to explore NYC's top sights?
A: The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is a hassle-free and flexible way to see all the best landmarks and attractions in New York City. You can hop on and off at your leisure, without worrying about navigating public transportation or getting lost.

Q: How long can I spend exploring with the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour in NYC?
A: The length of your tour depends on which tour you select. But no matter what option you choose, you'll have plenty of time to discover all that New York City has to offer.

Q: How often do buses run on this tour?
A: Buses typically run every 10 to 15 minutes or every 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on factors like traffic conditions and peak tourist season.

Q: Will I be guided along my journey with the NYC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus?
A: Yes! Knowledgeable tour guides provide interesting commentary about each landmark and attraction as you pass by them, making your trip both informative and entertaining.

Q: Which iconic landmarks will I get to see when taking this tour?
A: The NYC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus covers many notable landmarks such as Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and more. You'll get a comprehensive view of Manhattan's skyline while learning about its history and culture.

Experience Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in

Visit a Big Bus agent in front of the M&M Store in Times Square to scan your pass and get a Big Bus ticket.

Your pass is only valid for the Uptown and Downtown loops.

Tips for taking the Big Bus Tour

  • Download the free Big Bus Tours mobile app and get access to all the New York landmarks, routes, and bus times right in your pocket. Plan which stops to hop on and off to see all the landmarks, museums, and attractions you want to visit with its customizable map feature. Plus, it includes fascinating facts about the city’s top sites.
  • Big Bus buses are fully wheelchair accessible. Please note, customers with mobility issues may not be able to access the upper deck.
  • Both the Uptown and Downtown routes last approximately 90 minutes.

For more information visit the Big Bus Tours website.

Please note: the Big Bus tour offered on your Explorer Pass remains subject to change.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Downtown Loop
Starting location: Times Square M&M Store
Departs: 9AM – 5PM, every 10 - 15 minutes

Uptown Loop
Starting location: Times Square M&M Store
Departs: 10AM – 5PM, every 30 minutes

Tip: this attraction is less busy in the afternoons.

We recommend checking directly with Big Bus for the most up-to-date opening hours.


Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Eve

Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour

(212) 685-8687

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