Chicago Bus Tours

Discover Chicago's iconic landmarks on our Hop-on, Hop-off Chicago Big Bus Tour!

Adult tickets from US$54.00
Service: tours operating daily!
Big Bus Tours Chicago crossing DuSable Bridge

Why Book a Chicago Bus Tour?

Our Chicago bus tours are the perfect introduction to the city, with incredible photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck.

Hop on to discover Chicago, and hop off at any stop to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Open-Top Buses

  • Pre-recorded Commentary

  • Free Mobile App

  • See all the Top Landmarks

  • Day & Night Tours

  • Private Hires

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Family pointing out landmarks on a Chicago Big Bus Tour
View of Adler Planetarium in Chicago
View of Willis Tower in Chicago
Women looking at map on a Chicago Big Bus Tour

Bestselling Chicago Bus Tour Tickets

Explore Chicago the Big Bus way. Get the Essential Ticket for our best value Chicago sightseeing experience.

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Discover Ticket

Discover Ticket

Adult from US$54.00
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24 Hours What's included
  • 24h Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Panoramic Sunset Live Tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Red Loop
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Essential Ticket

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48 Hours What's included
  • 48h Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
  • Panoramic Sunset Live Tour
Ride these routes…
  • Red Loop
Essential Ticket + Shoreline Architecture Cruise (Departs Michigan Ave)

Essential Ticket + Shoreline Architecture Cruise (Departs Michigan Ave)

Adult from US$90.00
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48 Hours What's included
  • 48h Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Shoreline Sightseeing 75-min Architecture Cruise
  • Panoramic Sunset Live Tour
Ride these routes…
  • Red Loop
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View of the Field Museum in Chicago
Little girl wearing a hat on Big Bus Tours Chicago
View of Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago

Our Chicago Bus Tour Routes

Our bus tours operate over two different routes, with stops near all the best Chicago landmarks and attractions.

More About Routes
The Big Loop - Red Route

With entertaining and informative virtual guides.

  • Operates 10.00am -4.00pm
  • Frequency: 60 min
  • No. of Stops 11
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View of the Centennial Wheel in Chicago
Couple hopping off Big Bus Tours Chicago
View of the Wrigley Building in Chicago
Grandfather pointing out landmarks from Big Bus Tours Chicago

FAQs

Do I need to choose a date for my tour?
Yes – when you book, you will need to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to secure your seat. If your ticket has extra inclusions, you may also need to book dates and times for these inclusions after your purchase is complete via our Booking Portal. For more information, please see the instructions on your booking confirmation email.
Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?
You can purchase tickets directly from our website or from a member of our Big Bus street sales team. Please note that for hygiene reasons we are unable to accept cash payments.
Is the commentary available in my language?
Our tour pre-recorded commentaries are currently available in English and Spanish. We will soon be adding pre‑recorded commentary in a variety of other languages. Check back here for updates!
What time do tours start and how often do the buses run?
Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour start times and frequency.
Where can I start the tour?
You can board our day tour buses and start your Chicago sightseeing adventure from any of our bus stops.
Tell me about the Big Bus tour of Chicago
Big Bus Chicago offers sightseeing tours of the Chicago on open-top, double-decker buses. An entertaining commentary on the city's history and culture is provided in English by a virtual guides, who'll share fascinating facts and stories about Chicago's history and culture as you pass all its must-see landmarks and attractions. You can hop on and hop off the bus at any of our bus stops to discover and explore the city, and you're free to rejoin the tour as many times as you like within your ticket's validity period.

Who We Are

"The largest operator of open-top sightseeing bus tours. Fuelling the spirit of adventure around the world, helping millions explore each year. "