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.
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!
Tips for visiting:
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. As a Special Offer, upgrade to a Night Tour for only $10 for adult and $5 for child! Night Tour is a seasonal tour that is available May 1st through October 31st. 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. As a Special Offer, upgrade to a Night Tour for only $10 for adult and $5 for child! 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.
Factors such as traffic or weather can lengthen the amount of time between each stop so please plan accordingly.
The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour has 14 stops, including 9 at or near attractions on the Go Chicago Card listed below:(2) CHICAGO THEATRE 175 N State St
(4) MILLENNIUM PARK & PALMER HOUSE corner of N Michigan Ave and E Monroe St(5) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S Michigan Ave
(6) HILTON CHICAGO(7) ADLER PLANETARIUM 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
(8) MUSEUM CAMPUS
(9) MAGGIE DALEY PARK(11) NAVY PIER corner of E Grand Ave and N Streeter Dr
Please note: Please note that the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is a great way to get acquainted with the city and visit popular attractions. However, tours follow a specific route and time schedule and factors such as traffic or weather can lengthen the amount of time between each stop, so plan accordingly if you have timed tickets or reservations.