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Highlights

Discover New York with our great value Essential Ticket + Empire State + Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry combo.

Entry to the Empire State Building

Majestic views from an Art-Deco icon.

A must-see for any visitor to New York City, the Empire State Building is world-famous for its spectacular 360-degree views, majestic Art Deco design, and iconic presence in the history of film, literature and music. Included in your ticket is access to the 86th floor main observation deck. T&Cs: Please redeem ticket vouchers at the ticket booth located on the second level of the Empire State Building. For opening hours and further details, please see our Empire State Building Experience Page.

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.

Hop-on, hop-off

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.

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.

Uptown Loop

Visit Midtown and the Upper East Side on our blue route.

Discover the cultural capital of Manhattan on our Uptown Loop (Blue Route). We pass some of the must-see museums, galleries and theaters, from the Met to Grand Central Terminal . Take in the sights of Central Park and Madison Avenue, and enjoy top-deck views of the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Bring Manhattan to life with educational commentary, giving you an insider's perspective on the city that never sleeps.

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.

Bike Rental Offer

Discover New York City with Unlimited Biking

This ticket includes a special offer with Unlimited Biking, NYC's premier cycle hire company. When you rent for 1 hour (minimum) you'll receive an extra hour free bike rental! Alternatively, enjoy $5 OFF per person for any bike tour or Segway tour. All rentals include a helmet, a lock, a basket and a map. Offer available at Unlimited Biking locations: Brooklyn Bridge (79 Chambers Street) & Columbus Circle (346 West 57th St.).

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.

2 Routes

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
  • Times Square
  • The Empire State Building Experience
  • Central Park
  • Bryant Park
  • Radiator Building
  • Broadway
  • Chinatown
  • Flatiron Building
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Strawberry Fields
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Apollo Theater
  • Trinity Church
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • 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 16:00
M&M's World

2

Times Square East W 42nd St & Broadway (*in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel)
First Stop 09:10
Last Stop 16:10
Times Square East

3

Empire State Building / KoreaTown 5th Ave & W 32nd St (in front of CVS Pharmacy)
First Stop 09:17
Last Stop 16:17
Empire State Building / KoreaTown

5

SoHo Broadway and Spring Street (in front of the Nike Store)
First Stop 09:35
Last Stop 16:35
SoHo

10

World Trade Center Church St & Vesey St (across from the Post Office)
First Stop 09:57
Last Stop 16:57
World Trade Center

4

Flatiron District 5th Ave & W 23rd St (in front of Eisenbergs Sandwich Shop)
First Stop 09:25
Last Stop 16:25
Flatiron District

9

Statue of Liberty / Battery Park Trinity Place & Rector St (Across from the Trinity Cafe)
First Stop 09:55
Last Stop 16:55
Statue of Liberty / Battery Park

6

Chinatown / Little Italy 100 Lafayette Street (near corner with Walker Street)
First Stop 09:40
Last Stop 16:40
Chinatown / Little Italy

7

Brooklyn Bridge Park Row & Beekman St (across from 33 Park Row)
First Stop 09:45
Last Stop 16:45
Brooklyn Bridge

12

Circle Line Sightseeing 12th Ave & 40th St (opposite Pier 81)
First Stop 10:18
Last Stop 17:18
Circle Line Sightseeing

8

Wall Street / Charging Bull Broadway & Wall St (Southwest corner near Rector St)
First Stop 09:50
Last Stop 16:50
Wall Street / Charging Bull

11

Hudson Yards 12th Ave & 30th St (north-east corner)
First Stop 10:15
Last Stop 17:15
Hudson Yards

17

Columbus Circle Central Park & Columbus Circle (Southwest corner of Central Park, next to Main Monument)
First Stop 11:02
Last Stop 17:02
Columbus Circle

2

Times Square East W 42nd St & Broadway (*in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel)
First Stop 10:10
Last Stop 16:10
Times Square East

15

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Ave & E 83rd St (outside the museum near 83rd St)
First Stop 10:45
Last Stop 16:45
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

16

Central Park Zoo 5th Ave & E 66th St (opposite 845 5th Ave)
First Stop 10:55
Last Stop 16:55
Central Park Zoo

14

Midtown East E 49th St. & Lexington Ave (in front of the Waldorf-Astoria)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 16:25
Midtown East

18

Carnegie Hall 7th Ave & W 57th St (in front of Trattoria Dell'Arte)
First Stop 11:07
Last Stop 17:07
Carnegie Hall

13

Hope Sculpture 7th Ave & W 53rd St (in front of Chase Bank)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 16:00
Hope Sculpture
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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