Stop Closures and Reroutes: October 19–20, 2019

Dear Customers,

Our service will be subject to some temporary route diversions and stop closures on Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Sunday, October 20, 2019 due to the NYC Runs Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon and Bike MS NYC 2019/ 28th Annual Broadway NAACP Fall Festival events in Manhattan. The following measures will be in place:

Saturday October 19:

Explore Brooklyn Loop (Purple Route):

  • Stop #31 (Grand Army Plaza)

Sunday October 20:

Explore Downtown Loop (Red Route)

  • Stop #13 (Circle Line Sightseeing)
  • Stop #14 (Port Authority Bus Terminal)
  • Stop #15 (Restaurant Row)

We will be making a Stop at South Street Seaport. Any guests that want to take the boat can get off at South Street Seaport and can board the Statue of Liberty Express from Pier 16. Departure times are: 10am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm and 5pm.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any further questions.

Warm regards,

The Big Bus Tours New York City Team.



Standard Service Information

Explore Downtown (Red Route):
First Bus: 8:03am from Stop #1 (Times Square East, W 42nd St & Broadway).
Last Bus: 6:03pm at Stop #1 (Times Square East, W 42nd St & Broadway).
Frequency: every 15-20 minutes
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)

Explore Uptown (Blue Route):
First Bus: 9:00am from Stop #17 (Carnegie Hall, 57th & 7th Streets).
Last Bus: 6:00pm at Stop #17 (Carnegie Hall, 57th & 7th Streets).
Frequency: every 15-20 minutes (approx.)
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)

Explore Brooklyn (Purple Route):
First Bus: 10:00am at Stop #29 (State of Liberty/ Battery Park, State Street & Pearl St )
Last Bus: 2:00pm from Stop #29 (State of Liberty/ Battery Park, State Street & Pearl St )
Frequency: every 2 hours (approx.)
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)

Explore Harlem (Green Route):
First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #33 (Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central Park).
Last Bus: 2:00pm at Stop #33 (Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central Park).
Frequency: every 2 hours (approx.)
Full Circuit Time: 70 minutes.

Discover NYC by Night (Yellow Route):
First Bus: 7:00pm from Stop #37 (M&Ms World, 7th Ave & W 48th St).
Last Bus: 9:00pm from Stop #37 (M&Ms World, 7th Ave & W 48th St).
Frequency: every 20-30 minutes
Full Circuit Time: 2 hours.



2019 Festive Season Service

Dear Customers,

Big Bus Tours Tours New York will make some minor adjustments to service during the holiday season. Please see below for further details:

DateService
Thanksgiving
(Thursday 28 November, 2019)
Service will begin at 12:00pm due to morning road closures that will be in place for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) Loops will commence service from 12:00pm.
The Brooklyn (Purple) Loop will only have two departures, at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
The Harlem (Green) Loop will be suspended all day
All tickets will have validity extended for an extra day.
Black Friday
(Friday 29 November, 2019)
Tours will operate as normal.
Christmas Eve
(Tuesday 24 December, 2019)
Tours will operate as normal.
Christmas Day
(Wednesday 25 December, 2019)
Tours will operate as normal.
Boxing Day
(Thursday 26 December, 2019)
Tours will operate as normal.
New Year's Eve
(Tuesday 31 December, 2019)
Big Bus Tours New York will be closed.
The Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center will be closed.
Customers with multi-day tickets will have their ticket validity period extended.
New Year's Day
(Wednesday 1 January, 2020)
Tours will operate as normal.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these amendments may cause. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

The Big Bus Tours New York Team.



Closure Dates

Big Bus Tours New York operates every day except New Year's Eve (December 31). 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.