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Best way to start your trip! Get to know the city’s layout and view top attractions from the company with the highest TripAdvisor rating among NYC bus tours and has live guides on every bus! This classic Hop-On Hop-off bus tour includes loops of downtown and uptown Manhattan.

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

Gate Prices Adult $60.00
Child (3-12) $50.00

See it all on TripAdvisor’s highest rated sightseeing bus tour, the Hop-On Hop-Off All Around Manhattan Classic 1-Day Tour—one of the best ways to get to know New York City and see all the top sights in New York City’s two most exciting neighborhoods.

Every Big Bus double-decker bus features live narration by a professional guide, so you’ll learn all about the city’s history, culture, and more while your guide directs your attention to famous landmarks along the way—making sure you don’t miss a thing. In addition to live English commentary on all buses, there are 10 pre-recorded languages available for the tour.

Your ticket lets you ride 2 popular sightseeing routes: Downtown and Uptown for the complete New York City experience. You’ll have the flexibility to hop on or off at any of the 25+ included stops along the routes, as frequently as you want to, so you can explore an area by foot or visit popular attractions at your own pace.

Easy boarding means you can show your New York City Explorer Pass to a ticketing agent at any of the included bus stops and hop right on to start your tour. Buses run on frequent intervals, so you’ll never have to wait too long at any stop—spend more time exploring!

FREE WiFi on every bus!

Popular stops along the way include:

  • Empire State Building
  • SOHO/ Little Italy
  • Brooklyn Bridge/ City Hall
  • Wall Street/ Charging Bull
  • High Line
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Theater District Shopping Court
  • Central Park & Columbus Circle
  • Lincoln Center Plaza
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Guggenheim Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Battery Park
  • And more
  • Insider tip: download the FREE Big Bus Tours mobile app and get access to all the New York landmarks, routes, and bus times right in your pocket. The app can help you plan which stops to hop on and off at to see all the landmarks, museums, and attractions you want to visit with its customizable map feature, plus, it includes fascinating facts about the city’s top sites.

The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York: Classic 1-Day Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Easy boarding! Look for a Big Bus agent at any of the stops below to have your pass scanned and a boarding ticket issued. You must have a boarding ticket prior to boarding the bus. Big Bus agents are dressed in a burgundy jacket on colder days and a white or burgundy polo with the Big Bus logo on warmer days.

  • W 42nd Street and Broadway
  • Empire State Building: 5th Avenue and 32nd Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall: Park Row & Beekman
  • Battery Park: State Street between Battery Place and Bridge Street
  • M&M’s World: 7th Avenue and W 48th Street
  • W 42nd Street and 8th Avenue


Daily and frequent departures.
Explore Uptown Loop: 8:00 am-6:00 pm.
Explore Downtown Loop: 8:00 am-6:00 pm.
(Hours may be extended during peak season. Please check with your tour guide upon boarding.)


Morning of New Year’s Day, morning of Thanksgiving Day, afternoon of July 4th, and afternoon of New Year's Eve. All holidays and hours are subject to change. Please check with Big Bus.


Ticket valid only for the Uptown and Downtown loops. Live commentary is provided in English by a Big Bus tour guide. Recorded commentary is available in 10 languages.


Ticket Booth inside Madame Tussauds
234 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Public Transportation

N or R trains to 49th Street;
1 train to 50th Street;
D or F trains to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center;
C or E trains to 50th Street.

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