Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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What you'll do

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See it all and get to know the city on the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off. A complete NYC sightseeing experience from a comfortable vantage point.

Enjoy a Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour with The New York Pass®

  • See all the top sights and get to know the city.
  • Ride two bus routes: the Downtown and/or Uptown loop.
  • Commentary in a pre-recorded guide.
  • Ask a Big Bus agent about upgrading your ticket to include additional days and tours.

What could be better than cruising around NYC with the wind in your hair? This hop-on hop-off New York bus tour offered by Big Bus allows you to discover the city's attractions, with a few extra benefits.

About the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off in NYC: 1-Day Ticket

If you're looking to explore the wonders of New York City without the stress, one of the best ways to get around is with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. The Big Bus New York is a popular tour company offering hop-on hop-hop-off bus tours of the city. These tours are a convenient and affordable way to see all of the major attractions throughout New York City, including Times Square, Central Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The hop-on hop-off feature allows you to jump off the bus to explore a specific sight, and then hop back on the next bus to continue your journey. This gives you the flexibility to organize your sightseeing schedule, customize your experience, and enjoy total freedom during your visit.

Big Bus New York offers two main loops – the Downtown Loop and the Uptown Loop – as well as the Brooklyn Loop which takes you over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Each loop offers a different perspective on the city and its landmarks. With continuous commentary onboard from knowledgeable guides, you'll learn about the city's history, culture, and attractions as you make your way through the city.

Why People Prefer Bus Tours in New York

The tours run year-round and are perfect for visitors who want to maximize their time exploring the city. Instead of navigating the city on your own, the Big Bus New York's Hop-on Hop-off bus tours allow you to relax while you sightsee. Plus, with the convenience of the bus, you can see more attractions in less time compared to a self-guided tour.

Overall, the Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus New York tours are a fantastic way to see the city and its sights at your own pace. They offer you the freedom to customize your sightseeing experience while also providing you with the knowledge and information to fully appreciate everything that the city has to offer. So, hop on the Big Bus and explore all of the magic, sights and culture that New York City has to offer!

As the highest-rated bus tour on Tripadvisor, Big Bus New York offers access to 15 bus stops throughout the city so you can get on and off whenever you want.

Popular stops

  • Times Square
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • The Statue of Liberty and Battery Park
  • Central Park
  • Chinatown
  • Grand Central Station
  • 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
  • 7th Avenue and W 48th Street
  • W 42nd Street and 8th Avenue

Get the Big Bus Hop on Hop off Route Map.

Two Bus Routes

Uptown Loop  Times Square M&M Store: explore the Upper East Side, home to some of New York's most popular museums. Get lost in history and the arts by exploring the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The loop also takes you through Midtown, passing by the Grand Central Terminal and the famous Chrysler Building.  

Downtown Loop  Times Square M&M Store: take in the lower part of Manhattan while passing through the Flatiron District as well as Union Square, Greenwich Village, and Chinatown before the bus tour heads back toward Times Square along the Hudson River, stopping at Pier 84, where you can hop off to the take the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise

Please note: the Big Bus tour ticket offered on The New York Pass® remains subject to change.

Know before you go

Getting in: guests must visit a Big Bus agent in front of the M&M Store in Times Square to redeem your pass. 


Tips for taking the Big Bus Tour

  • 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. 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.
  • Big Bus buses are fully wheelchair accessible. Please note, customers with mobility issues may not be able to access the upper deck.
  • Both the Uptown and Downtown routes last approximately 90 minutes.

For more information visit the Big Bus Tours website.


Q. What is a hop-on hop-off bus tour?
A: Hop-on hop-off bus tours in NYC are the most convenient and efficient way to sightsee in the city. With a designated route, you can hop on and hop off at any of the stops throughout the day, allowing you to customize your itinerary and explore the sights and attractions at your own pace.

Q. Which is the most popular company for hop-on hop-off bus tours in NYC?
A: Several companies offer hop-on and hop-off tours, but the most popular is Big Bus Tours. They offer a variety of tour options, including downtown loop, uptown loop, and Brooklyn tours, with multilingual narration and knowledgeable guides.

Q. Are hop-on hop-off bus tours in NYC wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes, most hop-on hop-off buses in NYC are wheelchair accessible. However, it is recommended that you request special accommodations from the tour operator ahead of time.

Q. What sceneries can I expect to see on hop-on hop-off bus tours in NYC?
A: Hop-on hop-off bus tours in NYC offer a variety of scenic routes showcasing the city’s famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street, SoHo, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more. Have your camera ready to capture the iconic views of New York City from a comfortable vantage point on the bus.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Downtown Loop
Starting location: Times Square M&M Store
Departs: 9AM – 5PM, every 10 - 15 minutes

Uptown Loop
Starting location: Times Square M&M Store
Departs: 10:00AM – 5PM, every 30 minutes

Tip: this attraction is less busy in the afternoons.

We recommend checking directly with Big Bus for the most up-to-date opening hours.

Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Eve

Big Bus 1-Day Downtown & Uptown Hop-on Hop-off Tour

(212) 685-8687

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