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24 Hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour 1

Best way to start your trip! Get to know the city’s layout and top attractions so you can plan your itinerary and make the most of your time.

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $45.00
Child (3-12) $25.00

Brief description:

The Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago 1-Day Classic tour is one of the best ways to get to know the city and see all the top sights. From the Windy City’s famed skyscrapers to Magnificent Mile, you’ll see almost everything on your bucket list and you’ll be able to hop on or off at any stop.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy entertaining and informative narration about Chicago’s famous architecture, landmarks, history, and more. You’ll see some of Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers, including the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Willis Tower, and the Wrigley Building. Enjoy the freedom to hop-off at lots of top attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and more.

This Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago tour is a perfect introduction to the city for first-time visitors. Take a ride on the top deck for a birds-eye view of the city to capture some postcard-worthy photos.

What you get:

Your Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago 1-Day Classic Tour tickets will allow you to board and disembark the double-decker, open air bus at any stop!


  • Chicago Theatre
  • Willis Tower & SkyDeck Chicago
  • Millenium Park & Palmer House
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Museum Campus
  • Navy Pier
  • And more!

Tips for visiting:

  • Prior to boarding, take a free map of your route and plan out what to see and do around each stop that you’re interested in
The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at any stop.

Ticket pick-up is available from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Your Big Bus ticket starts at time of redemption. Once redeemed, you will need to show only your Big Bus ticket to the driver when boarding a Big Bus. Please note, you may redeem your pass for a Big Bus ticket only once per life of card.

Your pass is valid for a 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off ticket. Upgrade to a 2nd day for only $10 for adult and $5 for child! Upgrade fee is payable directly to Big Bus at the time of redemption.


May - October
Daily - 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Bus frequency about every 15-20 minutes. Last tour begins at 5:00 pm.

November - December/March - April
Daily - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Bus frequency every 30-45 minutes. Last tour begins at 4:00 pm.

January - February
Daily - 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Bus frequency every 60 minutes. Last tour begins at 4:00 pm

The schedule is subject to change. Please check the Big Bus Chicago website for an updates.


Open 362 days-a-year. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the day of the Chicago Marathon., Service may occasionally be disrupted due to severe weather, major city events, or festivals, outside of the control of Smart Destinations or Big Bus.


Big Bus Chicago stops

(1) Chicago Riverwalk
(2) The Loop and State St.
  • Chicago Theater Tour

(3) Skydeck Chicago and Willis Tower
(4) Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago
(5) Hilton Chicago
(6) Adler Planetarium
(7) Museum Campus
(8) Maggie Daley Park
(9) Sheraton Grand Chicago
(10) Navy Pier
  • Navy Pier Centennial Wheel & Rides
  • Tall Ship Windy (seasonal)
  • Shoreline Classic Lake Tour (seasonal)
  • Bike and Roll Chicago (seasonal)
  • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise (seasonal at Navy Pier)
  • Chicago Children's Museum

(11) Water Tower and the Magnificent Mile
  • Museum of Contemporary Art

(12) 360 Chicago
(13) Hard Rock Cafe


98 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
Chicago River Walk (Stop #1)

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