See the US capital by open-top double decker bus. Big Bus Washington DC lets you explore 4 routes for 1 or 2 days.

• All tickets include Madame Tussauds entry.

• Get the Big Bus Night Tour free with Deluxe tickets.

• Present your ticket to the driver at any bus stop.

• Use it on any day 6 months from date of purchase.



  • All Year Round, Daily.


Red Loop:

  • Live English speaking guides on every 2nd bus.
  • Digital Audio: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.

Other Loops:

  • English language commentary.

Departure Points:

Tour Facilities:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Buses.
  • Free On-Board Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary Guide Map.
  • Free Mobile App (Downloadable On Bus).

Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 16+ years.
  • Child tickets aged 5-15 years.

Children aged 4 years and under travel free.

About The Big Bus Washington DC Sightseeing Tour:

Imagine your dream trip to the US capital: A sunny stroll through the National Mall- the white dome of the Capitol building cresting a blue horizon; an airy journey through colonial Georgetown; family photos with the Washington Monument. Big Bus delivers this and more with its wealth of experience in offering open-top sightseeing bus tours.

Hop-on and off at 40+ stops throughout Washington DC on a safe and convenient double-decker bus. Friendly guides feature on most departures and multi-lingual commentary is available on all 4 tour routes (see below).

About The DC Tour Routes:

Red Loop:

Think of the Red route as a compilation of all of Washington DC's must sees. It's the US capital as presented through the pervasive lens of Hollywood. Amongst the wider itinerary are a significant few, including The White House, U.S. Capitol, Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. Everything you can think of visiting throughout the National Mall including the Smithsonian Museums feature along this intriguing hop-on hop-off route.

  • Times / Frequency: 09:00-16:00, every 15-20 minutes.
  • Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes.

Blue Loop:

In many ways the scenic route of the tour, you will cross the Potomac river on a journey to see Pentagon City as well as the white rows of Arlington National Cemetery. Grab a bite to eat or spend some time browsing the shops at stop 25, and spectate the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during your time in Arlington.

  • Times / Frequency: 09:00-16:00, every 30 minutes.
  • Duration: 1 Hour.

Yellow Loop:

The Yellow route travels out to the charming and historical Georgetown district, one of the most beautiful areas of the capital. You can also hop-off right next to the Ford Theatre, famous site of the Lincoln assassination.

  • Times / Frequency: 09:00-16:00, every 30 minutes.
  • Duration: 2 Hour.

Night Tour:

Experience the white lights of DC on a 2-hour journey that sets out when the sun sets. Why not save money by combining your night bus tour with a 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass?

Night Bus Departure Times:

  • 18:00 from stop 20 (White House - outside Willard Hotel).
  • 18:30 from stop 1 (Union Station).


Blue Loop Bus Stops:

  • 23, Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
  • 24, WWII Memorial
  • 25, Washington Monument West
  • 26, Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust Museum
  • 27, Pentagon City Mall
  • 28, Arlington National Cemetery

Yellow Loop Bus Stops:

  • 29, Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
  • 30, WWII Memorial
  • 31, Washington Monument East
  • 32, White House
  • 33, White House & US Treasury
  • 34, White House North
  • 35, Mayflower Hotel
  • 36, DuPont Circle
  • 37, Washington Hilton
  • 38, Adams Morgan
  • 39, National Zoo
  • 40, Woodley Park
  • 41, Washington Circle
  • 42, Old Stone House & M Street Shops
  • 43, Georgetown Canal & Shops
  • 44, Georgetown Harbour
  • 45, Kennedy Centre

Red Loop Bus Stops:

  • 1, Union Station
  • 2, US Capitol & Botanical Garden
  • 3, American Indian Museum
  • 4, Air & Space Museum
  • 5, Smithsonian Castle
  • 6, Washington Monument West
  • 7, Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust Museum
  • 8, Jefferson Memorial
  • 9, FDR and MLK Memorials
  • 10, Lincoln Memorial South & Korean War Memorial
  • 11, Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
  • 12, WWII Memorial
  • 13, Washington Monument East
  • 14, American History Museum
  • 15, Natural History Museum
  • 16, Newseum
  • 17, Portrait Gallery and Spy Museum
  • 18, City Centre
  • 19, Ford's Theatre & Madame Tussauds
  • 20, White House
  • 21, National Archives and National Art Gallery
  • 22, Liaison and Hyatt Hotels

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and present it to a member of the Big Bus Washington DC tour staff at any stop (see map in download tab).

Your tickets are usable on any day 6 months from date of purchase.

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