This theatrical experience is a twist on the traditional New York bus tour and is a fun way to see the top attractions in New York.

Visit The RIDE New York with a New York Explorer Pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate - simply scan your digital pass
  • A 75-minute tour of New York hosted by two hilarious NYC experts
  • 5-7 street performances by singers, dancers, and rappers
  • Ride past Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Central Park
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in New York, so don't forget to check them out

You'll be taken on a whistle-stop journey through the city with two comedic hosts providing commentary and entertainment from start to finish.

Hours of Operation

Tour Hours: For the full schedule of operation for THE RIDE, visit

Closings & Holidays

Tours will be cancelled for severe weather or mechanical issues.

Know before you go

Advanced reservations are required.

Reservation instructions

  • Please visit *Make sure to read all disclaimers on the booking page before moving forward.
  • Select THE RIDE from the choice of tours.
  • Select your desired date and departure time from the list on the following page *Please note: you MUST select a date your pass is still active.
  • Select the number of tickets you'd like to book from the PEOPLE- Explorer Pass drop-down menu. (If you can't select as many people as you need, there are not enough pass tickets left for that departure).
  • Enter your pass numbers in the fields provided (one pass per field, include hyphens).
  • Enter your contact information. You will be asked to supply a credit card number to hold the reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour or do not cancel within 24-hours of the tour start time. You must arrive 15 minutes early to the departure location to have your pass validated for boarding.

Getting In: Arrive at the meeting point, located at 259 West 42nd Street near 8th Avenue in front of Patrick's and 5 Guys, at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Present your pass to the tour guide upon boarding. Your pass must be valid on the day of the tour. 

the ride

Getting there


US, NY, New York, 10036, Departs from 259 West 42nd Street near 8th Avenue. Please refer to your booking confirmation for exact location.


Departs from 259 West 42nd Street near 8th Avenue. Please refer to your booking confirmation for exact location.
New York, NY 10036
United States

Closest Subway Stop

A, C, E, or S trains to Port Authority/42nd Street; 1, 2, 3, N, R, Q, or 7 trains to Times Square/42nd Street.