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Big Bus Tours 175 5th AveNew York, NY 10010
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Overview

Explore the city that never sleeps with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore New York at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Hop on to capture panoramic views of icons like the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Hop off at any Big Bus stop to discover New York's famous neighborhoods and hidden gems. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.

Good To Know

  • You can use your ticket on any date.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • The guide will announce Hop-Off stops as the bus arrives at each location, allowing you to hop-off at your leisure. You can also use the Big Bus app which offers real-time bus tracking.
  • Buses run every 30-45 minutes.
  • Open-top double-decker buses.
  • See all the top landmarks.
  • Pre-recorded commentary.
  • Face masks must be worn when boarding and exiting the bus.

Description

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Explore the Big Apple with Big Bus Tours

Ranked TripAdvisor's Number 1 New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour! Our New York bus tours serve up the Big Apple in perfect slices. Hop on to capture panoramic views of icons like the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Hop off at any Big Bus stop to discover New York's famous neighborhoods and hidden gems.

Hop on our NYC sightseeing tours and take a journey through The City That Never Sleeps. Dive in and explore with our flexible tours, which allow you to hop on and hop off the bus as much as you like. Explore New York City from 35+ different stops, conveniently located close to major landmarks and attractions.

Red Route Includes:
  • M&M World

  • Times Square East

  • Empire State Building / Korea Town

  • Flatiron

  • SoHo

  • Chinatown / Little Italy

  • Brooklyn Bridge

  • Wall Street / Charging Bull

  • Statue of Liberty / Battery Park

  • Circle Line Sightseeing

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Tours New York

Where is the tour located?

 Stop #1 is located at M&Ms World – 7th Ave & W 48th Street. You can hop on and off the bus, during the tour, at any stop.


 

Are there any days the tour does not operate?

Big Bus Tours New York operates every day except Christmas Day  (December 25) and New Year's Eve (December 31). 



What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?

Explore Downtown (Red Route):

First Bus: 9:30am at Stop #1 (M&Ms World - 7th Ave & W 48th St).

Last Bus: 4:30pm at Stop #1 (M&Ms World - 7th Ave & W 48th St).

Frequency: every 20-30 minutes

Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)


Explore Uptown (Blue Route):

First Bus: 10:00am at Stop #11 (Times Square North - 7th Ave & W 50th St).

Last Bus: 4:00pm at Stop #11 (Times Square North - 7th Ave & W 50th St).

Frequency: every 60 minutes

Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)



What can I see and visit during the tour?

Explore Downtown: Red Route


Stop #1: M&M World

7th Ave & W 48th St (Outside M&M World & Majestic Deli)


Stop #2: Times Square East

W 42nd St & Broadway (in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel)


Stop #3: Empire State Building / KoreaTown

5th Ave & W 32nd St (in front of CVS Pharmacy)


Stop #4: Flatiron District

5th Ave & W 23rd St (in front of Eisenbergs Sandwich Shop)


Stop #5: SoHo

Broadway and Spring Street (in front of the Nike Store)


Stop #6: Chinatown / Little Italy

100 Lafayette Street (near corner with Walker Street)


Stop #7: Brooklyn Bridge

Park Row & Beekman St (across from 33 Park Row)


Stop #8: Wall Street / Charging Bull

Broadway & Wall St (Southwest corner near Rector St)


Stop #9: Statue of Liberty / Battery Park

State St and Pearl St (in front of the 1 Train Subway Entrance)


Stop #10: Circle Line Sightseeing

42nd St & 12th Ave (in front of the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley)


Explore Uptown: Blue Route


Stop #2: Times Square East

W 42nd St & Broadway (*in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel)


Stop #11: Times Square North

7th Ave & W 50th St (in front of Majectic Deli)


Stop #12: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5th Ave & E 83rd St (outside the museum near 83rd St)


Stop #13: Central Park Zoo

5th Ave & E 66th St (opposite 845 5th Ave)


Stop #14: Columbus Circle

Central Park & Columbus Circle (Southwest corner of Central Park, next to Maine Monument)

 


Do I need to specify a date of travel?

Yes – we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour.


 

How will I know where to get off?

The pre-recorded commentary on the bus will announce each stop by number and location as the bus approaches.

 


What is the child ticketing policy?

Passengers aged between 3 and 12 years must travel on a child ticket. All passengers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a passenger over the age of 15. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Strollers must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.

 


Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?

Yes, 100% of our New York fleet is wheelchair accessible. The wheelchair lifts on our vehicles have a maximum capacity of 650 pounds. If you require a different accommodation, please contact us 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement so we can make arrangements for an accommodation. 

 


I am waiting at a stop and can’t see any buses, what do I do?

Hang in there! BIG cities like to throw all sorts of challenges at our drivers, who are doing their best to get to you as quickly (but safely) as possible.


 

Can I bring food and drink on the tour?

Food is not permitted on the tour. Drinks are only permitted if they have a locking cap.


 

What is the policy on bringing pets?

No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.

 


Is luggage allowed on board the bus?

No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.