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Seize Sydney's best with this cost-saving combo. Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and enjoy the views from the Sydney Tower Eye.

Navigate Sydney with ease on a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass, covering 20+ stops across 2 routes, and see landmarks like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour.

Utilize the pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages aboard the open-top double-decker bus. Upgrade to add the 90-minute cruise, taking you through Sydney's scenic waterways.

Beat the daytime crowds with your fast-track tickets and peek over the skyline from the observation deck of the Tower Eye.

Zoom up your way on the elevator to uncover the idyllic city view, the Darling Harbour, and the famed beaches of the eastern suburbs.

Fun Fact: Sydney Tower Eye is the city's tallest structure, offering a viewpoint higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Sydney

24/48-hour unlimited HOHO pass

Pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages

90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise (based on option selected)

Sydney Tower Eye

Fast-track entry to Sydney Tower

4D cinema show

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Your experience

Enjoy a cost-saving adventure in Sydney, combining a hop-on hop-off tour with panoramic views from its tallest structure.

Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Sydney: Routes & Schedule

The Red Route allows you to travel to many of Sydney’s most sought-after tourist hotspots at your own pace with a pre-recorded audio commentary available in 8 languages.

First bus: 9am from stop #1 (Circular Quay)

Last bus: 4pm from stop #1 (Circular Quay)

Frequency: Approx. every 30 to 45 mins

On the Blue Route, the Australian Museum is a must-see for history buffs, with its extensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artifacts, as well as displays of natural history and Australian culture. Next, head to Paddington Markets where you'll find a range of artisanal products, from handmade jewelry to locally-made clothing and accessories. End your tour at Bondi Beach, one of Sydney's most iconic beaches.

First bus: 9:30am from stop #24 (Central Station)

Last bus: 3:15pm from stop #24 (Central Station)

Frequency: Approx every 5 to 20 mins

Please click here for a detailed route map and its boarding points.

Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise

The Explore Pass gives you access to an additional 90-mins Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise that takes you to iconic sights such as the Barangaroo and the Sydney Opera House.

First cruise:

8:45am from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf)

9:04am from Circular Quay (Wharf 6)

Last cruise:

2:45pm from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf)

3:03pm from Circular Quay (Wharf 6)

Frequency: Approx every 40 mins

Reach for the skies and get unparalleled views of the magnificent Sydney cityscape from an astonishing 820 feet above the ground. This isn’t just a visual treat - educate yourself on the history of the landmarks spotted using interactive multilingual touchscreens. If you think this is as thrilling as it gets, you're in for a surprise. The combo also entitles you to a virtual journey of Sydney through a breathtaking 4D cinema experience. Glide above the beautiful Sydney Harbour, pausing at renowned landmarks, and feel the essence of Sydney like never before. The convenience of fast-track entry means no waiting in queues, and you can also stay connected with free Wi-Fi during your visit.

Operating hours

Know before you go, what to bring.

  • Clothing: Wear closed-in shoes and pants or shorts (no skirts or dresses) for the Skywalk experience.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessibility, noise kits for guests with sensory sensitivity, Xtra eyes kits for guests with visual impairments, and lockers.
  • Free Wi-Fi, Complimentary Audio Headsets.

What's not allowed

  • Large bags, although you can leave your bags with Westfield's concierge service if you need to.

Additional information

Note: This tour runs through attractions that may have unannounced closures or special events causing delays

The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese languages.

The Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise operates from Wednesday to Sunday only.

Children under 17 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Assistance dogs are permitted for visually impaired guests.

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Please display the same at each ticket redemption point along with a valid photo ID.

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Address: Westfield Sydney, Level 5/108 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

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Big Bus: 24-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Sydney

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • Elevate your Sydney trip with this HOHO pass, exploring key stops at your own pace. Choose from Discover or Essential packages.
  • Gain access to 2 routes and more than 20 stops scattered throughout the city or the eastern suburbs of Bondi with your 24-hour bus pass.
  • The cherry on top? With the Essential Pass, gain bonus access to a 90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise, revealing stunning bays, beaches, and more.
  • With pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages and onboard Wi-Fi, enjoy the best views of the city in the open-top double-decker bus.
  • Some of the popular stops include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Darling Harbour.
  • 24-hour unlimited HOHO pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages
  • 90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise (optional)
  • First bus: 9am from stop #1 (Circular Quay)
  • Last bus: 4pm from stop #1 (Circular Quay)
  • Frequency: Approx. every 30 to 45 mins
  • Popular stops: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, The Rocks & Botanical Gardens
  • First bus: 9:30am from stop #24 (Central Station)
  • Last bus: 3:15pm from stop #24 (Central Station)
  • Frequency: 1 hour
  • Popular stops: Bondi Beach, Rose Bay & Double Bay

Please click here for a detailed route map and its boarding points

Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise

  • First cruise: - 8:45am from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf) - 9:04am from Circular Quay (Wharf 6)
  • Last cruise: - 2:45pm from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf) - 3:03pm from Circular Quay (Wharf 6)
  • Frequency: Approx every 40 mins
  • Tip: Catch a show at the Sydney Opera House such as concerts, opera, ballet, or theater shows, and experience world-class entertainment in this iconic venue.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Free Wi-Fi
  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese languages.
  • The Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise operates from Wednesday to Sunday only.

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Explorer Bus: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Blue Mountains with Optional Scenic World Pass & Special Offer

  • Explore the Blue Mountains with this hop-on-hop-off pass, visiting major attractions and hidden gems without rush or rules and enjoying pure freedom.
  • Hop off at any of the 37 stops, savor breathtaking views from the double-decker bus running hourly, and explore attractions at your leisure on foot.
  • Upgrade to the Lyrebird Pass to unlock a special offer, receiving 2 extra days for free, and allowing you to complete your tour with a visit to Scenic World.
  • Gain cool insights into local landmarks' history and culture with the 72-page guide and engaging English commentary during your travels between stops.
  • Some popular stops include Gingerbread House, Katoomba Falls, Scenic World, and Echo Point (Three Sisters).
  • Pick the Kookaburra pass for the added perk of a food and beverage voucher, along with the hop-on-hop-off tour and access to Scenic World attractions.

1-Day Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

  • 1-day unlimited HOHO pass
  • Live commentary in English
  • 72-page guidebook

1-Day Lyrebird Pass

  • Scenic World Scenic Pass
  • 1-day unlimited HOHO pass (Plus, bonus 2 days free)

1-Day Kookaburra Pass

  • Scenic World Scenic pass: Railway, Cableway, Walkway, Skyway
  • Food & beverage voucher redeemable at Scenic World
  • First bus: 9am from Katoomba Station
  • Last bus: 4pm from Katoomba Station
  • Popular stops: Gingerbread House, Katoomba Falls, Scenic World, Echo Point (Three Sisters), & Leura Cascades

Please click here for a detailed route map and its boarding points.

  • Tip: Animals swooping through the forest’s branches and climbing up the jagged rock formations are a common sight. Keep an eye out for cute Koalas and Kangaroos.
  • The hop-on hop-off bus is not wheelchair or pram/stroller accessible.
  • The Explorer Bus pass offers various discounts at many attractions, shops, hotels, and restaurants.
  • Purchase the Lyrebird Pass before June 13, 2024, and receive an additional 2 days for free, effectively offering 3 days' access for the price of 1. However, please note that the Scenic World Pass can be redeemed only once.

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Combo (Save 14%): Big Bus Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Sydney Tower Eye Fast-Track Entry Tickets

  • With these combo tickets to the flexible hop-on-hop-off tour and Sydney Tower Eye, get the best of this emerald city while you save money.
  • With a 24/48-hour pass, explore Sydney's iconic landmarks in a time-efficient way. Enjoy 20+ stops on 2 routes, with buses arriving every 20-45 mins.
  • Dive deep into the city's essence, capturing glimpses of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour from the open-top double-decker bus.
  • Stay informed on the go with onboard free Wi-Fi and pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages. Opt for the 90-minute Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise and explore stunning Sydney waterways.
  • Gain fast-track entry to Sydney Tower Eye. Soar to 820 ft for 360° views of beaches, cityscape, and landmarks like Harbour Bridge and Blue Mountains.

Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Sydney

  • 24/48-hour unlimited HOHO pass
  • 90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise (based on option selected)

Sydney Tower Eye

  • Fast-track entry to Sydney Tower
  • 4D cinema show
  • First cruise:
  • Last cruise:
  • Tip: To add a cherry on top, visit during sunset to watch as the sky lights up in resplendent shades of orange and pink, and the city lights twinkle like many bright fireflies!
  • Large bags are not allowed. You can leave your bags with Westfield's concierge service if you need to.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, noise kits for guests with sensory sensitivity, Xtra eyes kits for guests with visual impairments, and lockers.
  • The Skywalk experience is restricted to children under 10 years and below 90cm.
  • Children under 17 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Loose items and cameras are not allowed during the Skywalk experience.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Combo (Save 15%): Big Bus Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Tickets

  • With the combo tickets to the flexible hop-on-hop-off tour and SEA LIFE Aquarium, get the best of the emerald city while you save money.
  • Craft your own itinerary on a 24-hour bus tour, choosing from 2 routes and 20+ stops. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and multilingual commentary.
  • Enhance your sightseeing tour with the optional 90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise, covering sights like Barangaroo and the Sydney Opera House.
  • Visit the underwater world of the SEA LIFE Aquarium, home to 13,000+ marine creatures belonging to 650 species from playful penguins to majestic sharks.
  • Witness marine wonders such as the Shark Walk and the Penguin Expedition, while you navigate 9 different exhibits.

Big Bus Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

  • 24-hour unlimited hop on hop off pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese

SEA LIFE Sydney

  • Entry to SEA LIFE Sydney
  • 8 digital photos
  • Penguin expedition boat ride
  • Frequency: Approx every 5 to 20 mins
  • Tip: If you want to see the dugong feeding, plan your visit around 11am or 2:30pm, when the aquarium staff offer a live presentation and Q&A session.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Restroom.
  • Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Combo (Save 12%): Big Bus Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Taronga Zoo Tickets

  • With a single cost-effective ticket, experience the convenience of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour in Sydney and encounter diverse wildlife at Taronga Zoo.
  • Discover the best of Sydney for 24 or 48 hours with the hop-on-hop-off pass, choosing from 2 routes and over 20 iconic stops at your own leisure.
  • Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages aboard a double-decker bus, highlighting iconic stops such as the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour.
  • Upgrade to the 48-hour pass for a 90-minute Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise, offering stunning views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, city skylines, and more.
  • Hop on the express ferry to Taronga Zoo, Australia’s popular harbor-side wildlife park. Discover 4000+ animals as you explore 9 different trails.
  • At Taronga, immerse in engaging experiences like free keeper talks, and bird, and seal shows while enjoying panoramic Sydney Harbour views.

Taronga Zoo

  • Return rocket ferry from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, or Watsons Bay
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Free keeper talks, bird and seal shows
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessible.

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Sydney Harbour 1/2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Pass

  • With these combo tickets to the flexible 1 or 2-day hop-on-hop-off tour and Toranga Zoo, get the best of this emerald city while you save money.
  • Discover Sydney like a local on the hop-on-hop-off Harbor highway cruise, exploring popular stops with the flexibility to disembark as you please.
  • Enjoy the ease of cruises departing every hour, offering convenient access to 6 different stops. Listen to the audio guide for interesting anecdotes, that’ll make you Sydney pro in no time.
  • Cuddle with koalas or roll on the grass as you feed and interact with kangaroos at Australia’s premier zoo, the Toranga Zoo.
  • Take your time and work your way down the hill as you cover different trails at the zoo including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, and Big Cats' Trail.
  • 1 or 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off pass
  • Recorded smartphone commentary
  • Entry to Toranga Zoo (optional)

Sat, Sun, & public holidays

  • First cruise: 9am from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf
  • Last cruise: 6:25pm from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf
  • Popular stops: Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay, Manly, Darling Harbour
  • First cruise: 7:35am from Circular Quay - Wharf 6
  • Last cruise: 6:40pm from Circular Quay - Wharf 6

Please click here for detailed boarding points.

  • Tip: Over at Watto, try the local seafood dishes such as baked Kataifi Prawns or Oysters with gin and tonic granita.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • It’s recommended to download the free guided English commentary, available directly on your smartphone by following the steps from here .
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the cruise.
  • Pets are allowed on board provided they are restrained in a suitable box, basket, or another container at all times whilst onboard.
  • It's recommended to wear smart casual clothing. Thongs, singlets, or beachwear are not allowed.
  • Animal costume, ball, balloon, scooter, skateboards, rollerblades, apparatus alcohol, audio equipment, or musical instrument is not allowed inside Toranga Zoo.
  • Please refrain from touching animals, feeding animals, throwing objects, damaging structures, or signs, lighting fires, or littering.

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Combo (Save 24%): Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast/Buffet Lunch + 2-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass

  • With these combo tickets to the whale watching cruise and a 2-day hop-on hop-off pass, get the best of this emerald city while you save money.
  • Set sail on a 4-hour cruise to witness humpback whales. These gentle giants will breach, play, and showcase their incredible size, leaving you breathless!
  • With live commentary onboard, you'll learn about humpback whale migration patterns, behaviors, and their role in the ocean ecosystem.
  • Enjoy the ease of cruises departing every hour, offering access to 6 stops. Listen to the audio guide for anecdotes, that’ll make you a Sydney pro in no time.

Whale Watching Cruise

  • 4-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Fully qualified crew onboard
  • Live commentary
  • Breakfast/lunch (based on the options)
  • Tea, coffee, and water

2-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass

  • 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off pass
  • Tip: If you're interested in spotting marine life, such as dolphins, whales, or sea birds, be sure to bring a pair of binoculars.
  • If you are prone to seasickness, it is recommended to consult a medical professional for pills.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with back and neck problems, serious medical conditions, injuries, and pregnant women.
  • The lunch menu is tailored to suit vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free guests.

Sydney Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, known for its stunning harbor, iconic Opera House, and beautiful beaches. It is home to famous landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, as well as a vibrant food and arts culture and a laid-back outdoor lifestyle.

But getting around the city can be confusing for a new visitor. With Sydney's Hop On Hop Off Buses , you can get to explore all the top spots in the city. And, with this convenient mode of transport, all you need is one ticket!

Read on to learn more about Sydney hop-on hop-off bus tours.

Why Choose Sydney Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours?

Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Visit Top Landmarks: See all of Sydney’s top attractions from the open-top buses that are ideal for sightseeing.
  • Easy and Convenient: Explore the best of Sydney with just one ticket without worrying about your commute.
  • Save Money: Hop-on hop-off bus tours will help you save money as you won’t have to spend on local transport fares to get from one spot to the other.
  • Complimentary Add-Ons:  You can get optional walking guides, harbor cruises, and more with your tickets.
  • Pre-Recorded Commentary: There are audio guides in 9 languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, and live commentary to give you information on all the attractions you will visit.

Please check your tickets for more information on the special features and inclusions.

Sydney Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Timetable

Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Frequency: Every 30-45 minutes
  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 3:15 PM
  • Frequency: Every 60 minutes

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  • Timings: 8:55 AM to 5:15 PM

Sydney Hop On Hop Off Visitor Tips and Guidelines

  • Know What Your Ticket Includes:  Most hop-on hop-off bus tour operators have multiple ticket options. Some may not include all the routes on the tour, while others may even offer additional perks like a boat ride or a walking tour. 
  • Plan Your Route:  Find out the routes that your hop-on hop-off bus will take (all tour operators offer a map of their routes), so you can decide which stops you would like to get off at beforehand. It is also important to know which major attractions are near the stops. 
  • Schedule Your Stops:  If you want to tour any of the attractions near the bus stops, make sure you know how long the tour will be, and when the next hop-on hop-off bus will stop. 
  • Buy Attraction Tickets: Many attractions require entry tickets, be sure to purchase these in advance online to avoid standing and waiting in long queues.
  • Peak Hours:  If you can you the time and day of your bus tour, find out what the rush hours are in New York during your visit, so you can avoid getting stuck in traffic. 
  • Try to Take the Tour Twice:  If you have time, consider first making a full loop on the bus without getting on or off the bus. It may seem like this defeats the purpose of a “hop-on hop-off” tour, but this way you can get an overview of Sydney with a good seat and view for the entire trip.

Frequently Asked Questions About SydneyHop On Hop Off Bus Tours

A. Yes, Sydney has a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

A. You can buy Sydney hop-on hop-off tickets online.

A. Yes, you can avail Sydney hop-on hop-off tickets online.

A. Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour ticket prices start from AU$49.

A. Hop-on hop-off buses in Sydney allow you to get on and leave the bus at any of the designated stops to see the major city landmarks whenever you want.

A. Sydney hop-on hop-off buses run between 9 AM to 5 PM.

A. Yes, Sydney's hop-on hop-off bus tours are accessible to wheelchair users.

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Big Bus Sydney

Experience all the excitement of Australia’s famous Harbour city aboard the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach, open-top double-decker buses. Both tours are included in one flexible sightseeing hop-on hop-off ticket.

The Sydney tour is the perfect introduction to this dynamic city, showcasing the iconic landmarks including the impressive arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the glorious Sydney Opera House and the sparkling waters of Sydney and Darling Harbour. The tour passes bustling shops, restaurants and attractions set amongst Colonial, Victorian and postmodern architecture.

To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. On the way to this famous beach, the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks.

Ticket types include Discover 24 hour, Essential (Big Bus 24 hour + harbour cruise) and Explorer 48 hour + harbour cruise + entry to Sydney Tower Eye.

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Hop On Hop Off Sydney - Bus Tours

Explore the biggest city in Australia at your own pace during a Sydney bus tour. See the famous Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Sydney Tower Eye, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and much more! Discover Sydney on a bus tour that covers the main highlights of the city and makes over 23 stops. Or you can enjoy a Sydney hop-on hop-off tour ticket with attraction upgrade options and admission to Sydney Tower Eye.

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Experience Sydney in Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

The most populated city in Australia, Sydney is known for its pristine beaches and laidback beach life. With more than 100 beaches, Sydney offers a range of water activities and adventure sports like kayaking, surfing, diving, etc. to make the most of the beach life.

Sydney is a melting pot of diverse cultures with 50% of the population speaking languages other than English. With your hop-on hop-off Sydney sightseeing tour, you can enjoy the key attractions of the city from a unique vantage point while getting to know about their history and relevance.

The ticket also allows you to select the option for free admission to the iconic Sydney Tower Eye and experience the Sydney skyline. The second highest observation in the entire Southern hemisphere, Sydney Tower Eye offers spectacular views of the city. You can even dine in at the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower for a memorable evening.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: what is the best time to book a sydney hop-on hop-off tour.

September to November is the spring season in Sydney and is ideal for sightseeing aboard an open-top bus as well as enjoying outdoor activities. However, keep in mind that it is the peak season and expect Sydney to be a bit crowded. If you are traveling on a budget, you may want to plan from March to May. If you get lucky, you might score great deals on airfare and accommodation during this time.

Q: What are the key attractions covered in the Sydney hop-on hop-off tour?

The Sydney hop-on hop-off tours have stops located near the main attractions of the city including St. Mary's Cathedral, Bondi Beach, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens, and more. You can hop on and hop off for unlimited time within your ticket limit. Keep in mind that the stops are subject to change, so it is recommended to check them at the time of booking.

Q: Do Sydney bus tours run throughout the year?

Yes, Sydney bus tours run throughout the year but make sure to book in advance during the high season.

Q: What is the duration of the Sydney bus tour?

Each Sydney bus tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration of between 1hr and 2hrs. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.

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  • Unlimited hop-on-hop-off around the Australian city, Sydney enabling you to explore the city at your own pace.
  • Get access to free onboard Wi-Fi.
  • Explore impressive and famous monuments from an entirely different angle of open top buses.
  • Watch the landmarks from 360-degree panoramic views.
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary offered in 8 different languages.
  • Opt from two different routes, i.e., City Tour and Bondi Tour and get to visit 30+ conveniently located spots.
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Sydney is an Australian city spanning with golden beaches, cosmopolitan shopping streets, leafy inner-city sanctuaries, and sparkling harbors. The Big Bus Sydney Sightseeing tours present the best of the beautiful city with unlimited hop-on-hop-off. Alight from the bus to visit the famous attractions like the Australian Museum, Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Royal Botanical Gardens and many more. Get on a coastal adventure through the Eastern bays towards sun-soaked Bondi, a pilgrim for beach lovers. So explore with your will and no hurry with Big Bus!

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Know before you go, useful downloads, cancellation policy, frequently asked questions, q. what is the start point of sydney big bus tour.

A. The principal starting point of Sydney Big Bus tour is Stop #1: Circular Quay (on the corner of Alfred Street, and George Street, opposite DFS Galleria). However, this is a Hop-On-Hop-Off tour, you may join or exit to any of the bus stop.

Q. On which days does the Sydney Big Bus tour operates?

A. Sydney Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off bus operates daily. Fantasea Cruise operates from Wednesday to Sunday only.

Q. Are the Big Bus Sydney buses wheelchair or stroller accessible?

A. Yes, the lower deck of Sydney Big Bus are wheelchair and stroller accessible. There is s space for 1 wheelchair or stroller .

Q. Is the live guide available on the Bus and which language is the commentary available?

A. No, the live guide is not available on board, however , you will have an access to pre-recorded commentary which is available in 8 languages - English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver.

Q. How does the Sydney Big Bus Hop-On-Hop Off tour works?

A. When you make a purchase through our website, you will receive a confirmed booking voucher. Show the printed or smart voucher to staff at our bus stops. Your voucher will be exchanged for a ticket which must be kept until the end of the tour. As long as your ticket is still valid you can get on and off the bus as often as you like at any station along the route.

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This is the way to see the best bits of Sydney if you only have a couple days. Very good frequency and staff very helpfu... Read More

This is the way to see the best bits of Sydney if you only have a couple days. Very good frequency and staff very helpful. Shout out to Cherie at station site.

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I would highly recommend the 48 hour ticket if you want to do this properly. It gives you the time to pick and choose yo... Read More

I would highly recommend the 48 hour ticket if you want to do this properly. It gives you the time to pick and choose your destinations and spend enough time at each one to make the visit worthwhile. Definitely start early! I personally would do the ferry trips separately but then I had time on my side. A great way to get to know the city and its beaches in an easy to manage formula. Some of the audio modules weren't working which was very annoying as you rely on them to find out where you are.

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For example, if you were to purchase all four attractions separately on the day in an off-peak period, that would cost  $180 per adult . An off-peak Sydney Big Ticket 4-Attraction Pass is  $80   per adult  - which is a whopping  $100  saving,  56%  off the full price*.

*Please note: On-the-day prices can fluctuate based on demand, therefore savings can vary. Often total savings are  greater  during busier periods with a Sydney Big Ticket. 

How long does it take to get around each of the attractions?

You can spend as long as you like at our attractions once you have entered, however, we tend to advise the following times for each attraction;

  • SEA LIFE Sydney - 90-120mins
  • WILD LIFE Sydney - 60-90mins
  • Madame Tussauds Sydney - 60-90mins
  • Sydney Tower Eye - 45-60mins

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Can I buy a Sydney Big Ticket as a gift for someone else?

The Sydney Big Ticket gift voucher is available with entry to 2, 3 or all 4 of our Sydney attractions, making it a great gift!

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Each Sydney Big Ticket combo pass has a flexible validity period, so you can see it all in one day or spread the fun over time - It's your choice!

A 2-attraction pass is valid for  30-days  after you visit the first attraction. A 3 or 4-attraction pass is valid for  60-days  after you visit your first attraction. 

Please make sure you book a free timed-entry ticket before you visit each attraction using the pre-book links on this page.*

Fancy unlimited access, over 365 days? Why not check out our  Merlin Annual Passes  for even more value and flexibility!

*Entry to attractions is subject to availability; we highly recommend booking entry times in advance, especially during peak times or if combining visits into one day.

What is the age range for a child ticket?

Children are aged between 2 and 15 years. Children under 2 are welcome to visit our attractions for free.

Can children visit the attractions on their own?

No, children under 16 must be accompanied by an over 18-year-old.

What are the benefits of buying a Sydney Big Ticket?

You make great savings compared to buying individual tickets to the attractions. 

Which attractions are included in the Sydney Big Ticket?

The Sydney Big Ticket allows you to combine unmissable Sydney attractions, including the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye.

What happens if I want to collect an order which is not in my name, or if I paid with a different card and the cardholder won't be present?

You will need the order confirmation email with the unique order ID number and the original credit card (if one was used) when you pick up your ticket. If the cardholder will not be present, please bring photo identification and a letter of authorisation if the order is under a different name. You will not be able to collect your ticket without these documents.

What is the Big Bus Tour?

Big Bus Tours Sydney  is an open top sightseeing tour bus which operates two routes; City or Bondi Beach. The tour features commentary in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 languages including Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese. You can purchase a 24 hour hop-on hop-off pass when you get to the checkout basket when purchasing your attraction tickets.

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Global pop sensation and former  Nickelodeon  stars  BIG TIME RUSH  are set to captivate fans across Australia this October with the announcement of their highly anticipated debut tour.

Big Time Rush  were propelled to overnight stardom in 2009 with the launch of their hit  Nickelodeon  TV show. After a hiatus from 2013, the band reunited in 2020 for a socially distanced performance of their hit  Worldwide,  and in 2022 released several hit singles including  Honey ,  Fall , and  Not Giving You Up .

Momentum continued with the release of their first album in ten years,  Another Life,  in June 2023 and the  Can’t Get Enough Tour  across the US, Canada and Mexico. Their debut Australia tour comes off the back of a hugely successful sold out UK and European tour set for this June, which has sold tens of thousands of tickets across the continent.

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Review: The Big Bus Tour in New York City

I absolutely loved the Big Bus Tour in New York City. It’s the best way to go sightseeing in an open-top, hop-on hop-off, top-rated tour and explore the best New York attractions !

If this is your first-time visiting New York and you want to see all the top landmarks, this double-decker tour bus will take you there.

The Big Bus Tour in New York

You may be wondering if a hop-on hop-off bus is worth it. Absolutely, yes!

If you consider the time and money spent on transportation costs, waiting for buses, navigating the subway (which can be confusing for visitors), and getting from one point of interest to another, it is worth every dollar!

I had a great visit to New York City on Big Bus Tour. My goal was to show the city to some friends from Italy who were visiting the US for the first time.

Since we only had about two days to spend together, the hop-on hop-off was undoubtedly the best decision.

From our experience, we’ll answer commonly asked questions about the Hop-on Hop-off bus while visiting New York City.

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While seeing New York from the open-top deck of the double-decker bus, the city unfolded block by block with panoramic views from every angle.

As we traveled through the streets, the sights were unobstructed and new visual backdrops were revealed.

The towering skyscrapers and colorful billboards filled the air with excitement and as the cityscape continued to change, it gave a grand feeling to the experience.

I especially enjoyed being able to relax from the upper deck of the bus while taking in the energy of city scenes.

Because I also live in a large city, the rhythm felt familiar from the elevated vantage point .

Car horns were honking, crowds traversed through the streets and there was an endless hum of activity.

Best of all, the tour gave me the chance to interact with other travelers who were seeing New York while waiting for the tour to began.

We struck up conversations and exchanged stories, insights, and recommendations during our stay in New York.

How Much is the Big Bus Tour in New York

The regular price of an adult and child ticket is $60.00 and $50.00, respectively. However, you can use the link below for discounted fares.

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How Long is the Big Bus Tour in New York

The round-trip New York City Big Bus Tour takes about two hours from start to finish.

The bus is the perfect solution for visitors worldwide because they offer pre-recorded audio narratives and translations in five languages — French, German, Spanish, Italian, and English.

Are There Toilets on the Big Bus

No. Unlike charter buses, you won’t travel long between stops. So the best thing to do is exit at a stop, find a public restroom, see an attraction, if desired, and then catch the next bus.

If you are not sure where to find one, ask a Big Bus guide on the street. The driver may also have some suggestions.

Charter buses come equipped with a bathroom because travel is expected to be for a much longer period.

How Does the Big Bus Tour Work in New York City

The tour offers three options for purchase — 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day.

When you decide the number of days of your tour and purchase your ticket, the clock starts when your ticket is scanned while boarding the bus for the first time.

The ticket is good for 24, 48, or 72 hours. So, if you have a 1-day ticket and board the bus at 11:00 AM on Monday, it can still be used until 11:00 AM on Tuesday.

We found a ton of touring options for sightseeing in New York.

Aside from the extended period, the 2 and 3-day tickets also offer discounted bike rentals.

The buses run every 20 minutes on average. However, the first stop at the M&M store can be a long wait during peak season.

You can exit or board at any of the designated stops as much as you want.

The only exclusion is the one-loop tour Night Tour which is a panoramic non-stop tour.

Where to Catch the Big Bus Tour in New York City

During the tour, the buses only stop at designated stops.

Your ticket is good for as long as the buses operate during the day and it may be used on both the red and blue routes.

When you board, make sure you get a hop-on hop-off New York bus route map!

Big Bus NYC Red Route

The red route sightseeing tour covers lower Manhattan and you’ll see many landmarks like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Wall Street, the Chrysler Building, and General Grant’s Tomb.

You can catch a tour at any one of the following bus stops and you can get your tickets in advance of boarding.

1 – M&M’s World – 7th Ave & W 48th St (Outside M&M World & Majestic Deli)

2 – Times Square East – W 42nd St & Broadway (at Knickerbocker Hotel)

3 – Empire State Building / Korea Town – 5th Ave & W 32nd St (at CVS Pharmacy)

4 – Flatiron District – 5th Ave & W 23rd St (at Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop)

5 – SoHo – Broadway and Spring Street (at Nike Store)

6 – Chinatown / Little Italy – 100 Lafayette Street (near the corner at Walker St)

7 – Brooklyn Bridge – Park Row & Beekman St (across from 33 Park Row)

8 – Wall Street / Charging Bull – Broadway & Wall St (Southwest corner near Rector St)

9 – Statue of Liberty / Battery Park – State St and Bridge St (at Subway Entrance)

10 – Circle Line Sightseeing – 12th Ave & 40th St (opposite Pier 81)

11 – Times Square North – 7th Ave & W 50th St (at Majestic Deli)

Big Bus NYC Blue Route

The blue route covers upper Manhattan, and half of the ride is mostly views of Central Park. You can switch to the blue route at red stop #2.

We recommend changing routes at stop #11 (the Majestic Deli) where you can take a break and have a nice lunch.

12 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 5th Ave & E 83rd St (near 83rd St)

13 – Central Park Zoo – 5th Ave & E 66th St (opposite 845 5th Ave)

14 – Columbus Circle – Central Park & Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park)

Tips and Things to Know Before You Go

The bus has two levels, the upper level offers panoramic views of the city but be careful of overhanging traffic lights and trees. Don’t stand while the bus is in motion.

  • After you find a seat, check the audio to confirm it is working.
  • Snacks are allowed. Bring a frozen bottle of water and protein bites to keep you energized.
  • When on the upper deck, cover up with sunscreen to protect your skin on hot sunny days.
  • If you are a family of 3 or more, take seats across from one another so you’ll have views and photos from both sides of the bus.

Tourists were lined up at stop #1 at least an hour before departure and the line extended the entire block and rounded the corner.

We decided to see other points of interest and returned around 11:00 AM.

The wait to board the bus was about 20 minutes. It was a relaxing ride and there we saw so much!

By the time we reached stop #9, we were pumped and ready to exit the bus so that we could explore the city! And you probably will be too.

Here’s the secret sauce that really made the experience memorable. Exit at stop #9 and take a FREE ferry to Staten Island.

To see the Statue of Liberty, stand on the left side of the boat. When returning, stand on the right side.

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Final Thoughts About the Big Bus Tour in New York City

Overall, the tour was a pleasant way to see New York city and when you are on the upper deck, you hardly notice the traffic.

Some other advantages of seeing the city by bus include:

  • Avoiding parking hassles. I mean, who actually drives in New York?!
  • Photo opportunities. With the open-top or large windows, you have excellent photo opportunities as you pass by iconic landmarks and cityscapes.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of major landmarks and attractions within two hours.
  • You can get local recommendations from the guides who operate the bus.

I usually opt for a hop-on hop-off bus when I am short on time or to get my bearings in the city before deciding what to do.

Either way, when you take the tour bus, it doesn’t appear impossible to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

Happy Travels!

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Bus tour: Rookwood Cemetery and back

Bus tour: Rookwood Cemetery and back

Visit the burial sites of some famous Sydney families and Glebe identities!

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This event is for Glebe Society members only.

The Rookwood Cemetery and Necropolis has State heritage significance. Max Solling, Glebe historian, will be our guide on this fascinating expedition and will provide expert commentary. Max led his first tour of the Rookwood Cemetery for the Glebe Society back in August 1977. You could say, Max knows ‘where the bodies are buried’: the Allens, the David Jones, the Horderns, the Tooheys and David Scott Mitchell are just some of those buried at Rookwood, along with many famous (and infamous!) Glebe councillors and mayors.

Rookwood Cemetery was established in 1867 on 200 acres of land, expanding in 1881 to 777 acres. The original design consisted of a central hub with the roads radiating out to the original denominational sections. The original landscape designers could never have imagined the number of religious and cultural groups accommodated in Rookwood today. The denominational sections of the Cemetery also reflect the waves of immigration since the late 1800s. More than a million people, representing over 90 different religious and cultural groups have their final resting place at Rookwood.

Two early directors of the Sydney Botanical Gardens were responsible for the cemetery’s design, construction and planting. Rookwood was conceived as a park with ponds, a serpentine drain, bridges, garden beds, rest houses and chapels. Many of the original trees remain. Although maintenance has been sadly neglected, there is still much to see.

We will meet the bus outside the Old Fire Station at 113 Mitchell Street Glebe. The bus will take passengers to various parts of the cemetery but there will be some walking required getting to and around the graves on uneven ground and overgrown sections.

The ticket price includes a delicious light lunch of Greek specialities including Greek salad with olives. tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese; ciabatta bread; spanakopita; crispy calamari; fresh fruit … and more.

Please note, this event is for Glebe Society members only.

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  5. Sydney: Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    14 Nelson Bay. 15 Darwin. 16 Mooloolaba. 17 Mandurah. 18 Launceston. 19 Rainbow Beach. 20 Margaret River. Discover Sydney's iconic sights at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour on an open-top, double-decker bus. Enjoy access to 2 routes, and opt to include a hop-on hop-off harbour cruise.

  6. Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    AUD 65.00. Select options. Sydney, with all its sightseeing destinations, is yours to explore freely through a hop-on hop-off bus pass daily! Choose between the Discover, Essential and Explore tour with unlimited stops and two route options. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket, go exploring, and ...

  7. Big Bus Sydney: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Start time. Hop-on, hop-off tour: 9am to 4pm (depending on the route) Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise (with Explore Ticket) : From 8:45am to 4:33pm. Meeting Point. You can board the bus at any of the route's stops. The favored stops are Circular Quay, Sydney opera house, Sydney Tower and Sydney Harbour Bridge. For Cruise : Wharf 6, Circular Quay ...

  8. Guide to Big Bus Sydney: Tickets, Map, Reviews, & More

    2. Big Bus Sydney Essential Ticket (24 Hours + Fantasea Hop-on Hop-off Harbour Cruise) Up next is the most popular choice, Big Bus Sydney's Essential Ticket. It comes with a full 24-hour access to the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus and the hop-on hop-off Harbour cruise by Fantasea! PRICE: Book here for only $55 (vs. regular price of $61)!

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    24 Hours What's included. 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour ticket. Fantasea hop-on, hop-off harbour cruise (daily) Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change) Ride these routes…. City Tour. Bondi Tour. More Info. Adult From AU$95.00.

  10. Big Bus Sydney Tour & Sydney Tower Eye Tickets

    Show your ticket at Sydney Tower Eye. Address: Westfield Sydney, Level 5/108 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher to the driver and collect your bus ticket. Tickets must be redeemed via Big Bus Tours to receive attraction tickets.

  11. Sydney Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours| Best Deals & Offers

    With a single cost-effective ticket, experience the convenience of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour in Sydney and encounter diverse wildlife at Taronga Zoo. Discover the best of Sydney for 24 or 48 hours with the hop-on-hop-off pass, choosing from 2 routes and over 20 iconic stops at your own leisure.

  12. Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    Hop off the bus to explore any given destination at your own pace. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use. Please check the current schedule for operating hours; the bus does not operate 24 hours per day. Red Route - Sydney City Tour. 23 Stops. 15 Points of Interest. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.

  13. Big Bus Sydney

    Experience all the excitement of Australia's famous Harbour city aboard the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach, open-top double-decker buses. Both tours are included in one flexible sightseeing hop-on hop-off ticket. The Sydney tour is the perfect introduction to this dynamic city, showcasing the iconic landmarks including the impressive arch of ...

  14. Book Sydney Bus Tours

    Two Hop-On, Hop-Off Tickets Combo - Big Bus & Blue Mountains Explorer. from US$ 78.25. US$ 66.51 per person. Instant confirmation E-Voucher. Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off with Sydney Tower Eye Admission. from. US$ 70.94 per person. Instant confirmation E-Voucher. Blue Mountain Explorer Bus: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour.

  15. Big Bus Tours Sydney

    1. Present your booking confirmation (printed or on your device) to a Big Bus Tours staff member in exchange for your Big Bus Tour ticket (includes bus tour and inclusions) 2. Present your Big Bus Tour ticket to Fantasea staff at either Circular Quay (Wharf 6) or Darling Harbour (Pier 26) in exchange for your cruise boarding pass. 3.

  16. Sydney Big Bus Tickets

    Sydney Big Bus Tickets | Hop-On-Hop-Off Highlights. Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us. Unlimited rides on Big Bus open-top double-decker bus for the duration of your ticket. Informative & entertaining commentary from knowledgeable tour guides in multiple languages. The freedom to hop-on and hop-off at designated stops to ...

  17. Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Sydney and Bondi: One-Day Classic Tour

    With the flexibility to hop-on or hop-off at any of the 30+ stops along the two routes, Big Bus provides passengers with a unique orientation of Sydney offering unparalleled views allowing passengers to see the City of Sydney and Bondi Beach from a different perspective. Buses run at 45 minute intervals and offer Free Wi-Fi on-board.

  18. Multiple Attractions Passes

    Experience more and pay less with our Sydney Big Ticket combo passes, with huge savings to be had when compared to purchasing attraction tickets separately. ... Big Bus Tours Sydney is an open top sightseeing tour bus which operates two routes; City or Bondi Beach. The tour features commentary in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 ...

  19. Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    US$ 43.39. Select options. Sydney, with all its sightseeing destinations, is yours to explore freely through a hop-on hop-off bus pass daily! Choose between the Discover, Essential and Explore tour with unlimited stops and two route options. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket, go exploring, and ...

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    ALL AGES EVENT. Global pop sensation and former Nickelodeon stars BIG TIME RUSH are set to captivate fans across Australia this October with the announcement of their highly anticipated debut tour.. Big Time Rush were propelled to overnight stardom in 2009 with the launch of their hit Nickelodeon TV show.After a hiatus from 2013, the band reunited in 2020 for a socially distanced performance ...

  21. Review: The Big Bus Tour in New York City

    How Long is the Big Bus Tour in New York. The round-trip New York City Big Bus Tour takes about two hours from start to finish. The bus is the perfect solution for visitors worldwide because they ...

  22. Bus tour: Rookwood Cemetery and back

    Eventbrite - The Glebe Society presents Bus tour: Rookwood Cemetery and back - Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at Old Fire Station, Glebe, NSW. Find event and ticket information. Visit the burial sites of some famous Sydney families and Glebe identities!