Top Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Boy on Sydney bus tour

    Where can I buy tickets for the tour?

  2. Where can I buy tickets for the tour?

    You can purchase tickets directly from our website, on the bus from the driver, most local hotel concierge, select travel agents and visitor information centres.

  3. Woman listening to commentary

    Is the commentary available in my language?

  4. Is the commentary available in my language?

    Selected buses have a recorded commentary in your choice of 8 languages, including:

    English
    Spanish
    Italian
    German
    French
    Mandarin
    Korean
    Japanese.

    Commentary is broadcast via complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus.

  5. Couple looking at Sydney tour map

    What time do tours start and finish and how often do the buses run?

  6. What time do tours start and finish and how often do the buses run?

    City Tour (Red Route):
    First bus: 8:30am from Stop #1 (Circular Quay)
    Last bus: 5:00pm from Stop #1 (Circular Quay)
    Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes.
    Frequency: 15-20 minutes.

    Bondi Tour (Blue Route):
    First bus: Stop #1: 9:30am.
    Last bus: from Stop #1: 5:00pm.
    Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes
    Frequency: 15-20 minutes.

  7. Couple hopping on Sydney bus tour

    Where can I start the tour?

  8. Where can I start the tour?

    You are welcome to join the tour from any of our stops. To find a stop close to you, please click here.

    The principal starting point for the City Tour (Red Route) is Stop #1: Circular Quay (on the corner of Alfred Street, and George Street, opposite DFS Galleria).
    The principal starting point for the Bondi Tour (Blue Route) is Stop #24: Central Station (on Pitt Street; Bus Bay no. 18).

More Questions & Answers

Tell me about the sighseeing tour of Sydney & Bondi.

Big Bus Tours Sydney operates open-top, double-decker sightseeing buses over two different tour routes: hop on our City Tour (Red Route) to see the best of Sydney, from the gleaming sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House, to the soaring arches of the Harbour Bridge. Switch to our Bondi Tour (Blue Route) to discover Sydney's beautiful eastern bays, including the world-famous Bondi Beach. All tickets allow you to sightsee on both tour routes, which also feature entertaining and informative digital commentary, available in 8 different languages. The best part? Hop on and off the bus as often as you like to explore the landmarks and attractions that interest you. Buses arrive at each stop every 15-20 minutes, giving you the freedom to create your own Sydney sightseeing itinerary. Alternatively, you're welcome to relax on board for the full tour - both the City Tour and the Bondi Tour take approximately 90 minutes each.

On which days does the tour operate?

Every day.

How long does the tour take?

Both the City Tour (Red Route) and the Bondi Tour (Blue Route) take approximately 90 minutes each.
If you plan to hop on and hop off the bus, please allow yourself extra time.

What time are the first and last buses?

City Tour (Red Route):
First bus: 8:30am from Stop #1 (Circular Quay)
Last bus: 5:00pm from Stop #1 (Circular Quay)
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes.
Frequency: 15-20 minutes.

Bondi Tour (Blue Route):
First bus: Stop #1: 9:30am.
Last bus: from Stop #1: 5:00pm.
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes
Frequency: 15-20 minutes.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?

No, you can travel on any day.

If I buy a 2-day ticket, can I use it on separate days?

2-day Premium Tickets and Deluxe Tickets must be used on consecutive days.
All tickets offered on this website are open-dated, meaning you can begin your Big Bus Tour on any date within 6 months of purchase.

What is the child policy?

A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 16. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Is it possible to hire one of the open-top buses for a private event?

Yes, buses are available for private hires and charters. For more information please or to receive a quote, submit an enquiry using our private hires and charters page.

What are the details of the information centre?

Sydney Explorer has two central information centres: The City Explorer centre at W6 Circular Quay on Alfred Street near the corner of Loftus Street and the Big Bus Sydney Explorer kiosk at the end of Sealife Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour. Our general information number is (61 2) 5967 8400

Contact us

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