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Get a taste of the Big Apple with our Downtown Loop + Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island ferry combo ticket. Hop on our Big Bus Tours New York downtown bus tour loop, and see city's famous downtown sights from the top deck of our open-top bus! Then board a ferry to visit the grounds of historic and iconic Liberty and Ellis islands.
Ferry to Liberty & Ellis Islands
See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without visiting the world-famous Statue of Liberty National Monument, and historic Ellis Island (home to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum). T&Cs: The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry operates from 9:00am to 3:00pm with regular departures from Battery Park. You will need to redeem your ticket voucher with a Big Bus Tours staff member before heading to the ferry terminal. On arrival you will need to pass through a security checkpoint before boarding the ferry, but do not join this line without first retrieving your ferry ticket. Please allow 30 minutes prior to boarding for this security check. This ticket includes a ferry journey to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, but not interior monument or museum access. Please note that our retail price includes an USD$2.00 per person transaction fee.
Take a bite of the Big Apple on our red route
Get to the beating heart of NYC on our Explore Downtown route. You'll be right in the midst of it as you travel through iconic areas like Times Square, 5th Avenue, Broadway and Wall Street. Look up to see the city's famous skyscrapers, and enjoy fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the Westside Highway.
Available in 5 languages on all buses.
Tune in to our pre-recorded commentary during your tour. Our engaging virtual guides will entertain you with incredible facts and stories about New York's history, landmarks, famous figures and more! Listen in via complimentary headphones distributed when you board the bus. Commentary is available in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Explore the Big Apple at your own pace.
Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the flexibility to plan your own itinerary and explore the best of New York’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 New York's famous sights.
Our New York routes have been carefully designed to show you New York's best landmarks and attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park.
Free Mobile App
Now with live bus arrival times!
Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our live bus arrival times feature lets you spend a little longer sipping that latte, browsing at the museum or taking that all-important selfie, so you can simply arrive 5 minutes early at the bus stop. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, live bus tracking, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with Big Bus Tours.
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.
20% Off Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
Only with your Big Bus Tours ticket!
Enjoy a very New York holiday experience at the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Concert at Radio City. Featuring the iconic women's precision dance troupe The Rockettes, the 90-minute performance showcases over 140 singers, dancers and musicians, with an original music score, dazzling set designs, supreme choreography and a generous sprinkling of festive magic. Between November 18, 2022 and January 7th, 2023, Big Bus Tours ticketholders can enjoy a 20% discount on Christmas Spectacular tickets. After you purchase your bus tour ticket, simply see your booking confirmation email for further details!