Big Bus Chicago is back – Tours operating daily!

Dear Customers,

We're delighted to announce that our Chicago Bus Tours are operating again. Please note that the following service amendments are currently in place:

  • Our Night Tour will be operating Friday–Monday only
  • Stops #6 (Adler Planetarium) and #7 (Museum Campus) will be closed on Chicago Bears home game days (10/17, 10/31, 11/21, 12/05, 1/02). The nearest serviced stop will be #5 (Hilton Chicago & Grant Park)

Please also note that federal law requires face masks be worn when boarding and exiting the bus, or when sitting on the lower level. Thank you for practicing good health habits with us!

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us by speaking to our live chat customer service team or sending an email.

We look forward to welcoming you back on board!

The Big Bus Tours Chicago Team.



Route Information

The Big Loop (Red Route):
First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr.)
Last Bus: 5:00pm at Stop #1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr.)
Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 35-40 minutes.

Night Tour (Blue Route):
Departs: 7:30pm from Stop #1: Navy Pier (Friday–Monday only)
Full Circuit Time: 75 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: one tour per evening

Closure Dates

Big Bus Tours Chicago operates every day except Thanksgiving (November 25) and Christmas Day (December 25).

On rare occasions, we may need to temporarily suspend all service in the instance of very poor weather or for unplanned city events. We will do our best to notify customers of any service amendments or suspensions on this page or via our free app. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact us.