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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: 1-Day Classic Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $59.00
Child (3-12) $49.00

Take a bite out of the Big Apple on this guided bus tour

Your Go New York pass includes

  • 1-Day Classic Big Bus New York tour
  • Access to two routes around Downtown and Manhattan

Tick all the famous New York landmarks off your list on this one-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour. You can take your pick from uptown and downtown Manhattan routes, or venture into Harlem and discover a different side to NYC.

You'll be taken from one hotspot to the next, with over 30 stops along the way where you can hop off and explore. Be dazzled by the bright lights of Times Square, enjoy a peaceful stroll through Central Park, or taste your way around the famous foodie spots in Little Italy.

Enjoy the commentary from your lively tour guide along the way, and learn all about the landmarks and sights you pass. They'll not only provide the history and facts behind everything you see, they'll also offer useful tips to help you plan the rest of your New York City vacation. Pre-recorded audio guides are also available in ten different languages.

Explore New York at your own pace with this one-day pass and get to know this world-famous city.

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus routes

Explore Uptown - Blue Route

  • Broadway Theater District
  • Times Square East
  • Bryant Park
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Midtown East
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Frick Collection Museum
  • Central Park Zoo
  • The Plaza Hotel
  • Colombus Circle
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Times Square North
  • Chevy's
  • Madison Square Garden

Explore Downtown - Red Route

  • Times Square East
  • Bryant Park
  • 5th Avenue Midtown
  • Empire State Building / KoreaTown
  • Flatiron District
  • Union Square
  • NoHo
  • SoHo / Little Italy
  • Chinatown
  • Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall
  • Wall Street / Charging Bull
  • Statue of Liberty / Battery Park
  • Circle Line Sightseeing
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Restaurant Row
  • M&M'S World Stop

Top tip
Download the free Big Bus Tours mobile app and get access to all the New York Big Bus routes, and bus times right in your pocket. Plan which stops to hop on and off at to see all the popular sights, museums, and attractions you want to visit with its customizable map feature. Plus, it includes fascinating facts about the city’s top sites.

Did you know

  • Before it got its name in 1904, when The New York Times moved to the area, Times Square was known as Longacre Square.
  • The Statue of Liberty's official birthday is on October 28th - the day she was accepted by the president of the United States.
  • New York's famous station, Grand Central Terminal, is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world, with around 22 million visitors per year.
  • Brooklyn is actually larger than Manhattan, and if it was its own city, it would be the fourth largest in the whole of the US.

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: 1-Day Classic 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: 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Explore Downtown Loop: 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
(Hours may be extended during peak season. Please check with your tour guide upon boarding.)

Please note: you must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the last departure.


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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