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Highlights

Hop on board with our 24-hour Discover Ticket to discover Chicago's best landmarks, attractions and experiences.

Hop-on, Hop-off

Explore Chicago at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tours.

Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and explore the best of Chicago’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket and simply hop on again when you're ready.

See all the top Landmarks

Big Bus gives you the best view of all Chicago's famous sights.

Our Chicago routes have been carefully designed to show you The Windy City's best landmarks and attractions, including Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Willis Tower and John Hancock Tower.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in English and Spanish.

Our bus tours include an entertaining pre-recorded commentary. During the tour, you can tune in to hear facts and stories about Chicago's fascinating history, impressive architecture, unique culture and more! Simply pick up a pair of free headphones when you board the bus (or bring your own), plug them into the set by your seat, and tune in to hear our expert virtual guides. Commentary is available in English and Spanish.

1 Comprehensive Route

Offering you a full experience of Chicago's best sights.

There are 10+ stops where you can hop-off the bus to visit attractions and explore places of interest. You can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you like within the validity of your ticket and you may start and end your tour at any one of the Big Bus stops.

Frequent Service

Buses every 30 minutes.

Our Big Loop (Red Route) buses run by each stop every 30 minutes, with 10+ different stops where you can hop on and off the bus. A complete circuit of our Big Red Route takes approximately 2 hours. The first bus departs Stop #1 at 10:00am and the last bus departs at 5.00pm.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our new live bus arrival times feature shows you exactly where the bus is along the route, along with an ETA for your nearest stop! This gives you the freedom to make the most of your time exploring. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, stop images, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with the Big Bus Tours App!

Check Service

Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates

Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.

1 Route

Our Chicago Sightseeing Route

See all the best Chicago landmarks and attractions on our Chicago bus tours. We'll show you Chicago icons like the John Hancock Center, Adler Planetarium, Soldier Field, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and more. Along the way you'll be entertained by our expert virtual guides with fascinating facts and stories about the city's history, architecture and culture.

  • Willis Tower & Skydeck Chicago
  • Aqua
  • Millennium Park
  • Holy Name Cathedral
  • Soldier Field
  • Old Water Tower
  • Trump International Hotel and Tower
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Wrigley Building
  • Chicago Hilton
  • Tribune Tower
  • River North
  • Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • 360 Chicago
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Navy Pier
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Field Museum
  • Chicago Theatre
  • Grant Park
  • Chicago Architecture Center
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Skydeck
  • Water Tower Place
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Merchandise Mart
  • Hard Rock Cafe

10

360 Chicago 150 E. Chestnut St (near the corner with Chestnut St)
First Stop 10:28
Last Stop 18:28
360 Chicago

11

Hard Rock Cafe 614 N. Clark Street (in front of the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's)
First Stop 10:38
Last Stop 18:38
Hard Rock Cafe

7

Sheraton Grand Chicago 441 N. Columbus Drive (across the street from NBC Towers)
First Stop 10:05
Last Stop 18:02
Sheraton Grand Chicago

2

Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower 319 W. Jackson Blvd (opposite Willis Tower/Skydeck entrance)
First Stop 10:12
Last Stop 17:12
Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower

4

Hilton Chicago & Grant Park 800 S. Michigan Ave (outside Kitty O'Shea's Pub)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 17:31

8

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave (Big Bus tent @ north end of park)
First Stop 10:15
Last Stop 18:12
Navy Pier

9

Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile 163 E. Pearson St (near the corner of Michigan Ave)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 18:25
Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile

6

Museum Campus 425 E. McFetridge Drive (next to Field Museum car park)
First Stop 10:15
Last Stop 17:46

1

Chicago Riverwalk 98 E. Wacker Drive (across the bridge from Trump Tower)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 17:00
Chicago Riverwalk

3

Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago 200 S. Michigan Ave (in front of Potbelly's)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 17:25
Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago

5

Adler Planetarium 500 E. Solidarity Drive (bus loading zone near entrance)
First Stop 10:10
Last Stop 17:41
Adler Planetarium

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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