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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, midtown, and uptown Manhattan.

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

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

The Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York Tour - 1-Day Classic Ticket is one of the best ways to get to know New York City and see all of the top sights. Each bus features live narration by a professional guide, so you’ll learn all about the city’s history, culture, and more while the guide directs your attention to famous landmarks along the way making sure you see it all.

Your ticket lets you ride two popular routes: Downtown and Uptown for a complete New York City experience. You’ll have the flexibility to hop-on or off at any of the 25+ included stops along the route so you can explore an area by foot or visit popular attractions. In addition to live, English commentary on all buses, there are 10 pre-recorded languages available for the tour.

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

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York: Classic 1-Day Tour tickets and your choice of other top attractions.

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
  • Central Park at Columbus Circle: Central Park West and 59th Street


Daily and frequent departures.
Uptown Loop: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Midtown Loop: 8:30 am–6:00 pm
Downtown Loop: 8:00 am–6:00 pm


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, Midtown and Downtown loops. Live commentary is provided in English by a Big Bus tour guide. Recorded commentary is available in 10 languages.


Big Bus Welcome Center
712 7th Avenue (between 47th & 48th Streets)
New York, NY

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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