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Enjoy 48 hours of hop-on, hop-off Chicago sightseeing with our Essential Ticket.
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.
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.
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!
Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates
Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.
Fully Flexible Bus Ticket
You can change your bus tour date for free!
This bus tour ticket is fully flexible, which means you can change your bus tour date to another date for free! To change your bus tour date, please contact us to speak to our friendly Customer Service team. To learn more, visit our Flexible Tickets page.