Chicago Bus Tours

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

Adult tickets from $45.00
Service: Tours operating daily!
Aerial view of Chicago Waterfront

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

Enjoy sightseeing in Chicago your way with our great selection of bus tour tickets and inclusions. We offer day and night tours, plus combo tickets for top Chicago attractions

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Classic Ticket

Classic Ticket

Adult from US$45.00
US$50.00
1 Day What's included
  • 1-Day Ticket
  • Hop on, hop off day tour
  • Open-top double-decker buses
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Flexible Ticket
  • Panoramic Night Tour
Routes included:
  • The Big Loop - Red Route
Premium Ticket

Premium Ticket

Adult from US$54.00
US$60.00
2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Ticket
  • Hop on, hop off day tour
  • Open-top double-decker buses
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Flexible Ticket
  • Panoramic Night Tour
Routes included:
  • The Big Loop - Red Route
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Deluxe Ticket

Deluxe Ticket

Adult from US$67.50
US$75.00
2 Days What's included
  • Ticket available May–October
  • 2-Day Ticket
  • Hop on, hop off day tour
  • Panoramic Night Tour
  • Open-top double-decker buses
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • The Big Loop - Red Route
Premium Ticket + Architecture Cruise

Premium Ticket + Architecture Cruise

Adult from US$90.00
2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Ticket
  • Hop on, hop off day tour
  • Open-top double-decker buses
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • The Big Loop - Red Route
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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.

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The Big Loop - Red Route

Discover Chicago on our 2-hour open-top bus tour. You'll see all the famous Chicago landmarks on our carefully designed Red Route, with 11 hop-on, hop-off stops.

  • Operates 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Frequency: 30-45 mins
  • 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

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.
What can I see and visit?
Our bus stops are located at popular landmarks and attractions, making it easy for you to hop off and explore Chicago. Please check out our Discover Chicago page for information on things to do, landmarks and other attractions you can easily visit with Big Bus Tours.

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. "