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Overview

See the Big Apple with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour Classic ticket. Pass top attractions like Central Park, the Empire State Building and more, and learn about the history of the city from an on-board guide. Then, when you're ready to explore a part of town in greater depth, hop off. Upgrade to a Premium ticket that includes the choice of the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop or the Panoramic Night Tour. Choose the Deluxe ticket to include all loops and a sightseeing cruise.
  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Travel the city on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at more than 30 stops to visit city sights at your leisure
  • Admire top New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park
  • Hop off to explore neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo and the Upper West Side
  • Learn about the history of New York from your informative and entertaining guide
  • Redeem your voucher at any Big Bus stop
Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem and board the bus to begin your tour. Learn about the history of the city from your guide as you go. 

Cruise the entire 2-hour loop or hop off when a destination interests you enough that you want to explore it further. Some of the neighborhoods worth hopping off the bus for include historic Greenwich Village, once home to the city's artsy and bohemian denizens and today crammed with many celebrities; SoHo, a shopping mecca with streets flanked by designer shops; and Chinatown, the dense neighborhood packed with great Chinese eateries. There's also the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building and Ground Zero. 

Upgrade to a Premium ticket, which includes a choice of a bus loop around Brooklyn or Harlem or night tour. Choose to upgrade to the Deluxe ticket to include all loops plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and sightseeing cruise.

Itinerary

Explore Downtown - Red Route
Stop 16: 7th Ave & W 48th St
Stop 6: W 42nd St & Broadway
Stop 7: W 42nd St & 6th Ave
Stop 17: 5th Ave & 37th St
Stop 18: 5th Ave & W 32nd St
Stop 19: 5th Ave & W 23rd St
Stop 20: 5th Ave & W 15th St
Stop 21: E 8th St & Mercer St
Stop 22: Broadway & Bleecker St
Stop 23: Broadway & Spring St
Stop 24: Lafayette St & Walker St
Stop 25: Park Row & Beekman St
Stop 26: Broadway & Wall St
Stop 27: State St & Pearl St
Stop 28: 42nd St & 12th Ave
Stop 29: 42nd St between 8th and 9th Ave
Stop 4: 8th Ave & 46th St
Stop 5:7th Ave & 50th St

Explore Uptown- Blue Route 
Stop 36: 46th St & Broadway
Stop 1: W 42nd St & 8th Ave
Stop 2: 42nd St in Hudson River Park
Stop 3: 34th St & 8th Ave
Stop 4: 8th Ave & 46th St
Stop 5: 7th Ave & 50th St
Stop 6: W 42nd St & Broadway
Stop 7: W 42nd St & 6th Ave
Stop 8: 42nd St between Park & Lexington Ave
Stop 9: 49th St between 3rd & Lexington Ave
Stop 10: 5th Ave & E 83rd St
Stop 11: 5th Ave & E 72nd St
Stop 12: 5th Ave & E 66th St
Stop 13: Central Park South & Grand Army Plaza
Stop 14: Central Park & Columbus Circle
Stop 15: 7th Ave & 57th St
Stop 16: 7th Ave & W 48th St
 
Explore Brooklyn - Purple Route
Stop 27: State St & Pearl St
Stop 30: Flatbush Ave between Dean & Bergen St
Stop 31: Grand Army Plaza on Flatbush Ave
Stop 32:Fulton St & Church St (Hop-off Only)
 
Explore Harlem - Green Route 
Stop 14: Central Park & Columbus Circle
Stop 33: Central Park W & W 80th St
Stop 34: Amsterdam Ave & W 112th St
Stop 35: W 125th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd
 
Night Tour - Yellow Route (Not Hop on Hop Off)
Stop 16: 7th Ave & W 48th St

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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D
, Oct 2018

Tickets were advertised to be used at any bus’ hop on/off stop but I was sent a few blocks away to find a rep to scan my voucher and print the tickets. He couldn’t do so and I was sent to their main office on TS. I lost an hour running around NYC to get the tickets finally printed. Alive guide was a nice feature but he was present only on the rooftop level. Passengers downstairs couldn’t hear the announcement of the following stop#. We had no idea that if we hop on a Blue line/route Big Bus, we won’t get back to the initial stop. Suddenly, Blue Line/route (Uptown) switched to Red Line (Downtown) and we ended up walking almost an hour to return to the desired stop. I guess you can benefit from the Big Bus Tour if you have only a day and want to “see” most of NYC through a bus’ window. Still $60-100 per person could be better spent on Uber rides and lobster rolls.

T
, Sep 2018

This is a wonderful way to move around New York and see all the sights. Highly enjoyed. This was my first time to New York. It will not be my last! Loved it!

S
, Sep 2018

The Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour was a great way to get around the city. The tour guides were awesome and gave us plenty of tips for enjoying the city.

d
, Sep 2018

Purchased Big Bus tickets on Viator but should have purchased the City Sightseeing tours instead. The buses ran inconsistently and some buses, which were not full, did not stop to pick up people. The downstairs had no a/c so only the upstairs was tolerable. The upstairs was always packed and a row of seats was always lost for the narrarator. The narrators were very inconsistent. They were either very good and knowledgable or never talked except to beg for tips. At each stop they had representatives who apologized for bus drivers not stopping, the long waits this caused and for then general disorganization. We constantly saw the City Sightseeing buses more prominantely, about a 2 or 3 to 1 ratio to Big Bus, and though they shared some stops, overall City seemed to have more convenient stops. For hop on hop off go be cautious if you choose Big Bus.

G
, Sep 2018

Poor service and bad attention. I will not buy anything from Big Bus again

D
, Jul 2018

Great way to get around and see all the attractions. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we saw far more than if we had walked around. Highly recommended.

f
, Jun 2018

This is a fabulous tour! I love doing the Hop-on Hop-off tours in every city when I'm only there for a day or two. You get to get a glimpse of everything - then step off when you really want an in-depth view/experience. Cheaper than taxi's to get around... and you feel safer than transit.

K
, Apr 2018

Buses stopped running too early-at 5 pm. Never got to take one of the routes as we tied this in with 9-11 tour. Tour guide could have given more detail at each stop ahead of time so we would know if we wanted to get off ahead of time. Still it's a great way to get to know city and to get around to see all. Would do it again but modify it slightly so would have more time to do both routes.

C
, Apr 2018

We waited for over een hour for the bus to come to do the Harlem tour, but no bus came. We started walking and eventually ended up back were we started at 72nd street. When we walked down Central Park to Columbus Circle to talk another bus for the mid town tour it was already 16:45 PM and they told us the bus would only drive to Times Square. But on the website it said tours until 18:00 PM.
That's 100 dollars for nothing. So I wouldn't recommend.

b
, Apr 2018

The tour is a great value. However, we got turned around 3 different times bc there was an older map listed mentioning broadway as a stop where we located however not on their current map. I went to Columbus Circle and was wrong from previous staff.


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