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Highlights

See the icons in a New York minute! If you’re looking for an overview of Manhattan, our Discover Ticket + Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry is the perfect choice. See Manhattan's top landmarks on our Downtown bus tour loop. In addition, this combo includes a Ferry Ticket to the Statue of Liberty & 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.

Downtown Loop

Take a bite of the Big Apple on our red route

Get to the beating heart of NYC on our Downtown Loop (Red 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.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 6 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, Portuguese and Italian.

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.

Flexible Ticket

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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Our New York Sightseeing Routes

Discover the sights of NYC with Big Bus Tours. Our bus tour routes will introduce you to the city's most famous landmarks and attractions, with pre-recorded commentary given by our expert virtual guides. Explore must-see sights such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, One World Trade Center and more.

  • MoMA
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • The Frick Collection
  • The Whitney Museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • The Edge
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • One World Observatory / World Trade Center
  • One World Observatory
  • Lincoln Center
  • The High Line
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • South Street Seaport
  • The Battery
  • 40 Wall Street/Trump Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Wall Street
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Statue of Liberty
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Woolworth Building
  • Columbus Circle
  • Union Square
  • Washington Square
  • Chrysler Building
  • The Empire State Building Experience
  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Bryant Park
  • Radiator Building
  • Broadway
  • Chinatown
  • Flatiron Building
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Apollo Theater
  • Trinity Church
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Harlem Market
  • Macy's Department Store
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Fifth Avenue
  • SoHo

1

M&M's World 7th Ave & W 48th St (Outside M&Ms World
First Stop 09:00
Last Stop 17:00
M&M's World

6

Chinatown / Little Italy 100 Lafayette Street (near corner with Walker Street)
First Stop 09:40
Last Stop 17:40
Chinatown / Little Italy

4

Flatiron District 5th Ave & W 23rd St (in front of Eisenbergs Sandwich Shop)
First Stop 09:25
Last Stop 17:25
Flatiron District

2

Bryant Park W42nd St (Between 5th & 6th, opposite the GRACE building)
First Stop 09:10
Last Stop 17:10
Bryant Park

3

Empire State Building / KoreaTown 5th Ave & W 32nd St (in front of CVS Pharmacy)
First Stop 09:17
Last Stop 17:17
Empire State Building / KoreaTown

12

Circle Line Sightseeing 12th Ave & 40th St (opposite Pier 81)
First Stop 10:18
Last Stop 18:18
Circle Line Sightseeing

5

SoHo Broadway and Spring Street (in front of the Nike Store)
First Stop 09:35
Last Stop 17:35
SoHo

10

World Trade Center Church St & Vesey St (across from the Post Office)
First Stop 09:57
Last Stop 17:57
World Trade Center

7

Brooklyn Bridge Park Row & Beekman St (across from 33 Park Row)
First Stop 09:45
Last Stop 17:45
Brooklyn Bridge

8

Wall Street / Charging Bull Broadway & Wall St (Southwest corner near Rector St)
First Stop 09:50
Last Stop 17:50
Wall Street / Charging Bull

9

Statue of Liberty / Battery Park Trinity Place & Rector St (Across from the Trinity Cafe)
First Stop 09:55
Last Stop 17:55
Statue of Liberty / Battery Park

11

Hudson Yards 12th Ave & 30th St (north-east corner)
First Stop 10:15
Last Stop 18:15
Hudson Yards
cca winner

Concierge Choice Award - Best Tour 2018
Recognizing exceptional experiences for NYC visitors.

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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