See NYC by open-top double decker bus. With Big Bus New York you can explore up to 5 routes for 1-3 days.

• Discover Manhattan, Brooklyn and much more.

• Choose a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket.

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

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


About The Big Bus NYC Sightseeing Tour:

In a bustling metropolis such as New York City it's impossible not to find something you'd love to see and do. But could you find everything you'd love to see and do? Big Bus New York's hop-on hop-off tour is a flexible sightseeing service that allows you to travel at your own pace between 30 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Visit Chinatown and the Empire State Building on the red Downtown Loop, or ride the blue Uptown Loop for world-famous museums, Harlem and Central Park. Deluxe 2-Day tickets also include access to the New York night bus tour, as well as a free Hornblower sightseeing cruise.


  • All Year Round, Daily.


  • Digital Audio: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
  • Live English-speaking guides.

Bus Times And Durations:

  • See 'Package Details' below.

Departure Points:


  • Free On-Board Wi-Fi & Mobile App (Download On Bus).
  • Audio Guide (Headphones Included).
  • Live English-Speaking Guides.
  • Printed Tour Map & Leaflet.


  • Wheelchair Accessible Buses.

Ticket Package Details:

The Big Bus NYC sightseeing tour is spread out across four routes: the 'Downtown', 'Uptown', 'Midtown', and 'Brooklyn' Tours. The Brooklyn Tour plus other benefits are included with Premium and Deluxe tickets. A detailed description of what's included on each ticket is listed below:


1) Classic 1-Day Ticket:

The 'Classic 1-Day' bus tour of New York City is ideal for those looking to get a quick overview of Manhattan. It features three colour-coded routes, the red Downtown Loop, the blue Uptown Loop and the purple Midtown Loop.

All three feature digital audio commentary in 10 languages alongside live English commentary. Be sure to check out the following sightseeing highlights on each route:

Downtown Tour Loop:

  • April 1 - October 31: 08:00 to 18:00, every 15-20 minutes.
  • November 1 - March 31: 08:00 to 17:00, every 15-20 minutes.
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours.

Lower Manhattan is usually that first place we see in any film or TV opening shot with NYC as a setting. Aboard your Big Bus open-top sightseeing bus you'll get to visit such sights as the Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building.

| 17 Stops:

  • 1) W 42nd St & Broadway.
  • 2) 5th Ave & 37th St.
  • 3) Empire State Building (5th Ave & W 32nd St).
  • 4) Flatiron Building (5th Ave & W 23rd St).
  • 5) Union Square (5th Ave & W 14th St).
  • 6) Greenwich/NYU (E 8th St & Mercer St).
  • 7) NOHO (Broadway & Bleecker St).
  • 8) SOHO/Little Italy (Broadway & Spring St).
  • 9) Chinatown (Lafayette St & Walker St).
  • 10) Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall (Park Row & Beekman).
  • 11) Wall Street/Charging Bull (Broadway & Wall St).
  • 12) Battery Park (State Street & Pearl Street).
  • 13) Hornblower Cruises (South Street & Fulton St).
  • 14) Lower East Side (Allan St & Grand St).
  • 15) United Nations Building (1st Ave & 44th St).
  • 16) Rockefeller Centre (49th St & 5th Ave).
  • 17) M&M World Stop (7th Ave & W 48th St).


Uptown Tour Loop:

  • April 1 - October 31: 09:00 to 18:00, every 20-25 minutes.
  • November 1 - March 31: 09:00 to 17:00, every 20-25 minutes.
  • Duration: 2 Hours.

A journey round Manhattan simply isn't complete without visiting the centrepiece's of its upper portion. Take a stroll in gorgeous Central Park, browse exotic wares in the Harlem Market and marvel in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

| 17 Stops:

  • 18) W 42nd St & 8th Ave.
  • 19) Theatre District Shopping Court (8th Ave & 46th St).
  • 20) Central Park & Columbus Circle.
  • 21) Lincoln Centre Plaza (Broadway & W 63rd St).
  • 22) Dakota/Strawberry Fields (Central Park West & W 72nd St).
  • 23) American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West & W 80th St).
  • 24) Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Amsterdam & W 112th St).
  • 25) Grants Tomb / Riverside Church (Riverside Drive & W 112nd St).
  • 26) Apollo Theatre/Harlem (W 125th St & Frederick Douglass).
  • 27) Museum of the City of New York (5th Ave & E 104th St).
  • 28) The Guggenheim Museum of Art (5th Ave & E 90th St).
  • 29) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th Ave & 83rd St).
  • 30) The Frick Museum (5th Ave & E 72nd St).
  • 31) Central Park Zoo (5th Ave & E 66th St).
  • 32) The Plaza Hotel (Central Park South & Grand Army Plaza).
  • 33) Central Park South.
  • 17) M&M World Stop (7th Ave & W 48th St).


Midtown Tour Loop:

  • All Year Round: 08:30 to 17:00, every 30 minutes.
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours.

The Midtown Loop connects East to West helping you to discover Hell’s Kitchen, the United Nations, Grand Central Terminal and the Hudson River at Pier 84. Enjoy exclusive shopping with huge brands like Saks, Tiffany & Co, Cartier along 5th Avenue and tour historic Rockefeller Centre with its Art Deco buildings and home to NBC’s Today Show.

| 8 Stops:

  • 17) M&M World Stop (7th Ave & W 48th St).
  • 18) Times Square (W 42nd St & 8th Ave).
  • 34) Circle Line Sightseeing (42nd St & West Side Hwy).
  • 35) Madison Square Garden/Penn Station (34th St & 8th Ave).
  • 3) Empire State Building (5th Ave & W 32nd St).
  • 36) Grand Central Terminal (E 42nd St & Lexington Ave).
  • 15) United Nations Building (1st Ave & 44th St).
  • 16) Rockefeller Centre (49th St & 5th Ave).

2) Premium 2-Day Ticket:

For sightseers planning a longer stay there's the 'Premium 2-Day' ticket. This package includes all of the above routes, in addition to the Brooklyn Loop, and a choice of either the NYC Night Bus Tour, or a Hornblower Harbour Cruise.

Brooklyn Tour Loop:

  • All Year Round: 10:00 to 15:00, every 1 hour.
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours.

Cross the Manhattan bridge to into Brooklyn and come face-to-face with New York's lesser paraded gems. The majestic Grand Army Plaza and adjacent Prospect Park with its own zoo are must-sees in this borough. Treat yourself to a dining experience in its culturally diverse restaurants.

The Brooklyn Loop begins from Stop 12 - Battery Park. It lasts approximately 1.5 hours and daily departures run every hour between 10:00 and 15:00. Travellers will be able to hop-off at Prospect Park & Zoo.

| 2 Stops:

  • 12) Battery Park (State Street & Pearl Street).
  • 37) One World Observatory (Fulton St & Church St).


Blazing Saddles Bike Rental:

Come join Blazing Saddles for a thrilling bike ride through Central Park or across the Brooklyn Bridge and experience some of the most beautiful and family-friendly cycle routes New York has to offer.


Option 1 | Night Bus Tour:

  • April 1 - October 31: 19:00 to 21:00, every 30 minutes.
  • November 1 - March 31: 18:00 to 20:00, every 30 minutes.
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours.

If you love sleepless New York enough not to be caught dead without your 'I love NY' t-shirt then Big Bus' Night Tour is your definitive urban pilgrimage. Bask in a magical 1 hour 30 minute open-top bus journey through dancing lights and incandescent skyscrapers. It departs every night from stop 17 (Times Square, 48th Street and 7th Avenue).


Option 2 | Hornblower Harbour Cruise:

For many in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the first glimpse of their new and free life came in the form of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. This free 1 hour harbour cruise adds an unmissable extra perspective to anyone's New York experience. Start it by heading along to Pier 15 at South Street Seaport. Note that you should first exchange your email voucher for tickets with the Big Bus tour staff. Once aboard a live guide will be on-hand to explain the sights and histories surrounding the Hudson and East Rivers.

3) Deluxe 3-Day Ticket:

The 3-day Deluxe Package includes everything the Deluxe does, but with the addition of free entry to the Museum of the City of New York. It also includes both the Hornblower Harbour Cruise and the 1.5 Hour Night Bus Tour.

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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 New York tour staff at any stop (see map in Downloads Tab).

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


• Adult tickets aged 16+ years.

• Child tickets aged 5-15 years | Those aged 4 years and under travel free.

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