Hop-on/Hop-off New York

Here you will find information about sightseeing tours by hop-on hop-off bus in New York. We inform you about stops, timetables and prices.

You can book the tickets directly with our partners and download them to your mobile phone. We receive a small commission for the sale. The price remains the same for you, of course.

Big Bus New York

Hop-on/hop-off New York: Big Bus
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  • 2 routes in New York
  • 15+ stops
  • Audio guide in 6 languages
  • Free Wifi

  • Downtown: Buses run every 10-15 minutes
  • Uptown: Buses run every 30 minutes


  • Discover Ticket for 1 day: $ 60.00
  • Essential Ticket for 1 day: $ 80.00
  • Explore Ticket for 2 days: $ 100.00

City Sightseeing New York

Hop-on/hop-off New York: City Sightseeing
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  • 2 routes in New York
  • 15+ stops
  • Audio guide in 6 languages
  • Free Wifi
  • Buses run every 60 minutes


  • City centre for 1 day: $ 60.00
  • Uptown & Downtown for 1 day: $ 80.00

If you buy your ticket online, you will receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. Show this voucher to the bus staff on your first journey. Your ticket is then valid for 24 or 48 hours.


Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

New York is rich in famous sights. You can reach many of them on a city tour with the hop-on hop-off bus:

  • Times Square
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Central Park
  • Empire State Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Rockefeller Centre
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • One World Observatory
  • Wall Street

Simply get off at the next stop and visit the sights on your wish list. Not all attractions have their own stop. You should therefore plan a few minutes' walk.

Tip: With a New York Pass, you can visit many of these attractions free of charge. The hop-on hop-off buses of Big Bus are also included: New York Pass comparison.


Combo Deals: Bus + attraction

With the following combo deals, you can take a city tour on the bus and visit one or more attractions. With many combination tickets you save some money.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building, New York
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Empire State Building

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus and visit the Empire State Building. You will receive all tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

Statue of Liberty ferry
Statue of Liberty, New York
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Statue of Liberty ferry

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus and take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. You will receive all tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

One World Observatory + Fotografiska
One World Observatory, New York
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Hop-on/Hop-off + One World Observatory + Fotografiska NY

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus and visit the One World Observatory and Fotografiska NY. You will receive all tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

Is a New York city tour worthwhile?

With its numerous sights and cultural diversity, New York is a city that is well worth exploring. The hop-on hop-off bus is a particularly flexible and convenient way to do this.

The concept of this type of city tour allows for flexible travel planning. With the ability to hop on and off at different stops, you have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. This is particularly beneficial as New York has a variety of attractions to offer, from Times Square to Central Park and historic neighbourhoods such as Greenwich Village. It is also possible to take the bus on a complete tour of the city first to get an overview and then get off at the desired sights on the second tour. As the buses run at high frequency, you never have to wait long for the next bus.

The bus also offers a comfortable and informative way to explore the city. On the open top decks, you have an unrivalled view of the New York skyline, while the audio guides on board tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the different parts of the city. The result is an entertaining and educational experience that goes far beyond just getting around.

New York
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In a city buzzing with activity, the hop-on hop-off bus can help travellers save valuable time. Instead of having to deal with the complex metro system or traffic, you can get from place to place in comfort while enjoying the fascinating architecture and hustle and bustle of the city.

The hop-on hop-off bus is the ideal solution for anyone who wants to explore New York in a short time without feeling like they've missed anything and without having to worry about planning and organisation.


Big Bus New York

Sightseeing with Big Bus in New York
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Big Bus is one of the largest providers of hop-on hop-off tours and is represented in many cities around the world.

Especially when the roof is open, the dark red double-decker buses offer a marvellous view of the city's sights.

Tip: Before travelling, we recommend downloading the free Big Bus app. Here you will find all information on timetables and routes as well as the current location of the buses.

A multilingual audio guide is available on board.

Timetable: Red Line/ Downtown

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 10-15 minutes
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Start stop: M&M World

Timetable: Blue Line/ Uptown

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Starting point: Hope Sculpture

Routes & Stops

The red line runs mainly through Manhattan and covers many sights. It has twice as many stops as the blue line.

There is no ride operation on 31 December.

Contact Big Bus

If you have any questions or feedback for the company, you can reach Big Bus New York via the following contact form: Contact form

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


City Sightseeing New York

Hop-on/hop-off New York: City Sightseeing
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City Sightseeing is also a leading provider of hop-on hop-off tours worldwide. In New York, there is currently a co-operation with Big Bus, so that the trips are operated by Big Bus. The routes are identical for both providers.

Timetable: Red Line/ Downtown

  • First departure: 9:30 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Starting point: M&M's World

Timetable: Blue Line/ Uptown

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Starting point: Hope Sculpture

Routes & Stops

Contact City Sightseeing

If you have any questions or feedback for the company, you can contact City Sightseeing New York by phone or email:

  • e-mail: customer@city-sightseeing.com
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1789 299 123

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).

Tip: In other American cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco or Las Vegas there are also very good hop-on hop-off tours.

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