Select your tickets
Enjoy 48 hours of hop-on, hop-off Chicago sightseeing with our Explore Ticket, which also includes admission to our Sunset Live Tour!
Please note: At checkout, you will select your Sunset Live Tour date and time via a calendar. Please note that after purchase you will need to log in to our Booking Portal to select the date and time for your Big Bus Tour.
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.
Sunset Live Tour
See Chicago lit up at night.
See the entire skyline lit up from the Museum Campus, discover River North’s vibrant nightlife scene, and travel every inch of Michigan Ave from The Magnificent Mile to The Cultural Mile, all in one exciting loop with our expert Live Guide.
Need-to-Know: The Big Bus Sunset Live Tour lasts 90 minutes and is a non-stop, panoramic tour. Tours depart from Stop 8 (Navy Pier) at 7:30pm. The Sunset Tour operates between May–October.
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.
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.
If your circumstances change and you need to amend your ticket, we’ll need to know at least 72 hours before your tour.
The quickest way to make changes to your booking is by downloading the Big Bus Tours app and chatting with our friendly Customer Service team.
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