Washington DC Bus Tours

See the capital's legendary landmarks on our Hop-on, Hop-off Washington DC Big Bus Tour!

Adult tickets from US$58.00
Service:
Sat 13th & Sun 14th April - Stop Closures

Why Book a Washington DC Bus Tour

Our Washington DC bus tours provide the perfect introduction to the city and the best photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck

Hop on to discover Washington DC's iconic landmarks, and hop off to explore the capital at your own pace.

  • Open-Top Buses

  • Pre-recorded Commentary

  • Free Mobile App

  • See all the Top Landmarks

  • Bike Rental Offer

  • Authorized National Park Service Concessioner

  • Multiple Routes

  • Private Hires

  • $5000 PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Adult tickets from US$58.00 Savings available online!
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Big Bus Tours Washington DC Bus with state capitol
Big Bus Tours Washington DC Child interacting with tour guide
Big Bus Tours Washington DC monument
Big Bus Tours Washington DC People on the bus looking at the view

Bestselling Washington DC Bus Tour Tickets

Explore Washington DC the Big Bus way. Get the Essential Ticket for our best value Washington DC sightseeing experience.

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Discover Ticket

Discover Ticket

Adult from US$58.00
(Full price from US$63.00)
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1 Day What's included
  • 1-Day Ticket
  • Hop on, hop off
  • Red Loop
  • Pink Loop (Cherry Blossom Tour)
  • Bike rental offer
  • Authorized National Park Service Concessioner
  • One Way Monuments Water Taxi
  • Great Extras - discounts for attractions and shopping!
  • Hotel Shuttle (morning only)
  • 25% off Sunset Tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
Ride these routes…
  • Red Loop
  • Pink Loop
Essential Ticket

Essential Ticket

Adult from US$69.00
(Full price from US$75.00)
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2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Ticket
  • Hop on, hop off
  • Red Loop
  • Pink Loop (Cherry Blossom Tour)
  • One Way Monuments Water Taxi
  • Bike rental offer
  • Great Extras - discounts for attractions and shopping!
  • Hotel Shuttle (morning only)
  • 25% off Sunset Tour
  • Authorized National Park Service Concessioner
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
Ride these routes…
  • Red Loop
  • Pink Loop
SEE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS!
Best of DC

Best of DC

Adult from US$69.00
(Full price from US$75.00)
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preferred tour of the cherry blossom festival!
1 Day What's included
  • 2-hour pass for Day Tours
  • 2-hour Sunset Tour
  • Red Loop
  • Pink Loop (Cherry Blossom Tour)
  • Bike rental offer
  • Hotel Shuttle (morning only)
  • Authorized National Park Service Concessioner
  • Great Extras - discounts for attractions and shopping!
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
Ride these routes…
  • Red Loop
  • Sunset Tour
  • Pink Loop
Sunset Tour

Sunset Tour

Adult from US$59.00
(Full price from US$65.00)
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Sunset Tour What's included
  • 2-hour Sunset Tour
  • Authorized National Park Service Concessioner
  • Hop on, hop off
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
Ride these routes…
  • Sunset Tour
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Adult tickets from US$58.00 Savings available online!
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Big Bus Tours Washington DC Bus with monuments
Big Bus Tours Washington DC Lady Taking Selfie on The Bus
Big Bus Tours Washington DC the national gallery of art
Big Bus Tours Washington DC US Capitol at garfield circle

Our Washington DC Bus Tour Routes

Our bus tours operate over two different routes, with stops near all the best Washington DC landmarks and attractions.

More About Routes
Red Loop

Discover the best of DC, featuring pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages.

  • Operates 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Frequency: 15-20 mins
Sunset Tour (Black Loop)

Discover the sights of Washington DC illuminated by sunset on our panoramic Sunset Tour.

  • Operates 6:30pm
  • Frequency: one tour per evening
Additional Routes:
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Big Bus Tours Washington DC National Cathedral
Big Bus Tours Washington DC People looking at monument
Big Bus Tours Washington DC People smiling for a photo
Big Bus Tours Washington DC state capitol

FAQs

Do I need to choose a date for my tour?
Yes – when you book, you will need to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to secure your seat. If your ticket has extra inclusions, you may also need to book dates and times for these inclusions after your purchase is complete via our Booking Portal. For more information, please see the instructions on your booking confirmation email.
Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?
You can purchase tickets either on this website, on the bus, from a uniformed member of Big Bus Washington DC's staff, at most hotels, or by calling us directly. Please note that for hygiene reasons we are unable to accept cash payments.
What time do tours start and how often do buses run?
Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour start times and frequency.
Where can I start the tour?
You can join the tour from any stop. To find the closest stop to you, please visit our Find A Bus Stop page.
How long does the tour take?
Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on the duration of our tours.
Tell me about the Big Bus Tour of Washington DC
Big Bus Tours Washington DC offers unmissable sightseeing tours of the nation's capital city on open-top, double-decker buses. Passing all the most famous landmarks and attractions, Big Bus Tours also feature entertaining and informative pre-recorded commentary, provided by digital guides available in several languages through complimentary headphones distributed when you board the bus. You can hop on and off the bus as much as you like, from conveniently located stops. Big Bus Tours Washington DC is also the authorized interpretive transportation services concessioner of the National Park Service and National Mall & Memorial Parks. As the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall & Memorial Parks, Big Bus Tours gets you closer to the monuments and memorials that are meaningful to you and the nation.

Who We Are

The largest operator of open-top sightseeing bus tours. Fuelling the spirit of adventure around the world, helping millions explore each year.