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New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty provided by Big Bus New York

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty
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Tour snapshot
Hop-on hop-off bus: Explore without the stress of navigating
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Skip the stress of New York’s confusing public transit when you book a hop-on, hop-off bus pass valid for 1-day. Relax, snap photos, and listen to audio commentary on two routes - uptown and downtown. Bonus: Your pass includes an Empire State Building observation deck admission ticket and a round-trip Statue of Liberty ferry ride.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Downtown and Uptown routes
  • Empire State Building observation deck admission ticket included
  • Take in sweeping views of the skyline from Statue of Liberty ferry
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Downtown and Uptown routes
  • Empire State Building observation deck admission ticket included
  • Take in sweeping views of the skyline from Statue of Liberty ferry
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5096P27
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Audio commentary on board
  • Admission to the Empire State Building observation deck
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty Island
  • 2 Routes - Uptown and Downtown
  • Ferry to Liberty & Ellis Islands
  • Audio Tour for Liberty & Ellis Islands
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Every additional hour of bike rental is $8.75/per person
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Board the bus at any stop along your route Location Address: Redeem vouchers at: 712 7th Ave Directions: If you require further information prior to starting the tour please feel welcome to visit the Big Bus Welcome Center.  712 7th Ave New York, NY 10036 (Between 47th & 48th St)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tickets claimed after 3pm are valid for the next day
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry operates from 8:30am to 4:00pm 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
  • Entry Ticket to the Statue of Liberty Island (Only)
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Audio commentary on board
  • Admission to the Empire State Building observation deck
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty Island
  • 2 Routes - Uptown and Downtown
  • Ferry to Liberty & Ellis Islands
  • Audio Tour for Liberty & Ellis Islands
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Every additional hour of bike rental is $8.75/per person
Departure details
  • Location Name: Board the bus at any stop along your route Location Address: Redeem vouchers at: 712 7th Ave Directions: If you require further information prior to starting the tour please feel welcome to visit the Big Bus Welcome Center.  712 7th Ave New York, NY 10036 (Between 47th & 48th St)
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tickets claimed after 3pm are valid for the next day
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry operates from 8:30am to 4:00pm 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
  • Entry Ticket to the Statue of Liberty Island (Only)
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jun 2021
A note from New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty
Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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3.5
141 reviews
Excellent
66
Very good
18
Average
12
Poor
15
Terrible
30

Sara C
Bury St. Edmunds, UK21 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I booked this with the intention of using it as my main mode of transport between sights. This worked ok until I realised I need to travel in the opposite direction to the one way route! I also discovered that the circle line cruise ticket was only valid at 9.30am and not all through the day, necessitating an early start to get to the harbour.
The Brooklyn route is also limited to only specific times during the day and does not run every half an hour like the standard routes.
Buses were very busy during our visit and often the top deck was fully booked. You can only see a blurred view from the lower deck as the windows are shadowed.
I used my ESB ticket which gave access to the 86th floor (I just had to queue inside just after security to exchange the bus ticket stub for an actual ESB barcode ticket to get through the turnstiles). I then opted to pay the additional £25 per person to go to the 102nd floor so it might be cheaper to buy this as a separate ticket.
Overall the 3 day ticket was not much more than a 1 day and I did enjoy the commentary by the tour guide but didn’t make as much use of the tours due to the intermittent times of the schedule.
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Who K
London, UK97 contributions
Dec 2019
We did the 3 day tour with statue of liberty cruise & Empire state entry.
The tour on all 3 days was very hit and miss depending on who you got for a guide, some were great and informative, others seemed to hate their lives.

We did the 3 day ticket as we thought it'd be more useful than getting the subway and the extra tours you could get would make it worth it.

Thankfully we were in a hotel close to where the tours started as the brooklyn, night tour and Harlem loop all start there, hardly stop anywhere else and are pretty pointless.Those extra tours only go for about 3 hours and were pretty pointless.

The main reason I would mark this down is because big bus seemed to have much fewer buses than other companies, when we were in harlem for example we waited 30 minutes for our bus when every other company seemed to pass us by at least twice.
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon chrisito58, We have licensed guides who all go through extensive training to provide our guest with an enthusiastic commentary that is both informative and enjoyable, filled with rich and interesting facts about NYC. Please know, although, we face a high volume of customers we still include additional buses at peak times to avoid long waits. With that in mind, we can not speak for the competition, but the Harlem route operates three times a day, 10 am,12 pm, and 2 pm and this is posted on all of our information platforms. We aspire to meet the needs of our clients at all levels, and hopefully we can do that for you the next time you visit New York. Kind Regards, BBTNY
Written 17 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maddie A
Gillingham, UK150 contributions
Book online you’ll get a better deal than from the street vendors. We booked a 3 day ticket and suggest you do the whole circuit first as it’s the best way to get to know the City and then choose where to get off and explore on the 2nd trip as the stops we found quite difficult to locate and ended up doing more walking than hopping on and off. Very knowledgable and funny tour guide so you won’t get bored on the trip! We loved this way of seeing the City. Tour starts in Time Square.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shaybu g
1 contribution
May 2021
My wife brought the ticket and I am the one who used with my sis and 9 year old. In the tickets it was never mentioned you need to activate the ticket in a Bus stop( you need to go to a particular bus stop to activate ?). We went to Statue of liberty and find out the ticket we have is not useful as they didn't give the right tickets online. There is no Customer care number to contact so we need to take the chat option. while waiting for the chat person to replay found big bus and try to communicate to Driver. Driver have no understanding about the ticket. there was NO guide on the bus. Now we are struggling to get refund Big bus is not ready to refund when we didn't use the ticket once. I will never recommend Big bus for any Kind of Tour.
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauran P
3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We had the best bus driver/tour guide EVER. He was knowledgeable, friendly, funny and he gave us extra commentary (aside from what the pre- recorded message gave us). He goes above and beyond to make the ride enjoyable and make sure you learn as much as you can about the city. He loves his job and it truly shows. If you are able to take this tour be sure to get John as your driver - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. And if possible and you enjoy yourself ..show him your appreciation (a tip ) during or before you get off.
Written 25 April 2021
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Thank you for sharing your great experience with John and for recommending our tour! We hope to have you onboard again soon.
Written 6 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juan-Carlos
Madrid, Spain2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
On the morning of Sunday 24th November, my 76 year mother and I had a very bad experience on the first bus of the Brooklyn Route. We sat down on the upper level, and after a couple of minutes the tour guide sat down right behind us (and behind everyone, as we were in the last occupied row). We found this akward as in the other buses we took with big bus, tours guides were always standing up in front of the customers. I have the chance to understand english, and after realising that the translation in Spanish was not as frequent as the live guide comments, I have decided to translate to my mother some things as the guide was speaking (I was not translating everything, but just interesting facts, and in low voice). This seemed to disturb the guide, that remind us two times that there was a Spanish translation available for my mother. When I repeated to him that I prefered to just translate some things myself, he told me « then you will have to do it lower as you are disturbing me». Incredible! I found this behaviour unpolite, unproffesional at not nice at all. As far as I see it, I have the right to speak to my mother in my own language if I want inside the bus (which is big enough to not having to seat down right behing a customer, invading his privacy, and end behaving like this). I understand that translating the comments of the guide in a walking tour with a little group can be anoying for the guide, but being on a sighseeing bus I think it should be possible. I was talking with my mother in low voice, and more than he complaining to us for disturbing him, I should have complained myself for him disturbing us beging right behind us and talking in a much upper voice than we did! This was by far our worst experience during our New York trip. I will not repeat with Big Bus. I felt generally threathed like a number not like a person. And I really hope something like this will not happen to any other non-english speaking customers in the future.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon Jcdeba, At Big Bus, we care about all of our customers because we pride ourselves in running a respectful and compassionate company, anything less that goes against our core values.We don't tolerate the conduct you've witnessed with our staff. Outstanding customer service is a top priority, and we trust every employee to handle every guest with the highest dignity, integrity and appreciation. Any other behavior that is short of exemplary is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Please contact infony@bigbustours.com and provide a description of the guide, as well as tour date, time, location and route. We would like a chance to investigate this incident, as senior management will be notified and immediate disciplinary action will be taken. We hope to find a quick and right solution, and the rest of your trip was enjoyable. Kind regards, BBTNY
Written 14 February 2020
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K noonan
3 contributions
Would recommend to everyone travelling to New York. It is a very varied tour as there is lots to see. If you get tickets make sure to do the night tour. All our tour guides were great but I have to give a special mention to Baynes as he was excellent. He really made the tour interesting and engaged with everyone on the bus which added something special to the experience.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Edith
25 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Don’t waste your money. This is the worst company. Go with any of the other companies that offer the hop on hop off service. I’ve used other companies but decided to go with big bus because of the price. Totally regret it. Bus broke down audio commentary was inaudible, they changed us to a regular bus without ac, the app is never up to date, HORRIBLE!! Just don’t waste your money.
Written 6 July 2021
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adamm223
Telford, UK78 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Fantastic range of routes to see the whole city and beyond. The buses all ran regularly and you got to see all of the sites. If the bus didn’t take you to the exact spot you wanted you can guarantee there was a stop within a short walk from where you wanted. The tour guides were great. There was no pressure to tip either but all tips were greatly appreciated by the staff.
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michele
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Traffic is awful in the city (Christmas time). It took an hour to go from Times Square to Battery Park. It was so stop and go because drivers cut the bus off several times. Not a fun ride maybe other times are better to go but I doubt it. We used Uber instead.
We have used hop on off in other areas and have been satisfied.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Morning mich1432, We thank you for your feedback. Although New York City traffic can be a challenge at times the standard travel time to Battery Park from Times Square is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Nonetheless, we understand how important your time is when on vacation and we extend our sincerest apologies your experience did not meet your expectations during your stay in New York. We hope this one experience does not deter you from riding with Big Bus in the future and please do not hesitate to email our New York customer service team at infony@bigbustours.com should you need further assistance or have any further questions. Sincerely, BBTNY
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Nice
Thank you Kossivi Adjeyi😍♥️ Allways wanderfull the bus tour is recommended. the guides are all very nice, espec
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Kossivi and Wanda the best of NYC
It was THE BEST experience because Kossivi and Wanda were so warm, charming and helpful with us! Is always grate fe
keillafarm
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Checked from my bucket list
Great way to know the city!! Had a 2day pass with the boat included to the Statue of Liberty! NYC is packed the en
279taranc
279taranc
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Easy to use
Easy to use. Kossm Adjeyi was professional and helpful. Bus tour helped us to see what we wanted to see in NYC.
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779farnazg
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Best staff
I had an amazing trip due to a good staff who recommended me a very good package, his name was Ahmed. He made every
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Fun
Very informative and good to see from top deck all the street people/dancers,also we would like to thank Wanda Bou
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Know what you’re buying
Be very careful when you buy. Salesman was not honest about time the bus stops running which is 4:30 pm not 6:00 pm
heidilydon
heidilydon
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Hop on hop off
Ahmed was very helpful and informative Really enjoyed the experience Ahmed was very funny Just needed the sun to
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Nice trip, but room for improvement
Easy "check-in" and efficient handling of the queue even if it was long. We received very good information from Kds
RocB2000
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BEWARE!
This company should be investigated and shutdown for operating buses that are not safe. The buses we got on did no
CaroleR76
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Ticket handler great, bus disappointing
We were met in Times Square by a number of ticket sellers who just wanted the commission. Once they saw it we had N
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shannoncD1576EB
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Just ok, need more frequent pick up/drop off locations
I would recommend doing the other tour bus company - they seem to have more busses and more stops to hop on and off
fayem545
fayem545
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Excellent
Fantastic service Ahmed was extremely helpful 5* Great tour and very informative Would do it again!!
brennal785
brennal785
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Fun day in NY C
Great option with a toddler. We did one hop off at battery park to see the Statue of Liberty and play in the park.
HenryJ123456
HenryJ123456
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A Good Tour
The staff were excellent, particularly Wanda Bon, extremely courteous and helpful. The bus was on time ran the rout
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