NYC Hop-on Hop-off Bus

City Sightseeing New York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours

Get to know NYC from the top of Double Decker Bus – the best way to start your trip

Either stay on the bus all the way round the loop and enjoy the colorful sights and informative guides or use the bus as a great way to get to your next attraction. You're sure to have a fun time on a City Sightseeing tour and you might just hear something surprising about this big city with bright lights.

Each tour would cost you $59 if purchased separately, but Sightseeing Pass holders get to use those tours for free!

New York Hop on Hop off Bus Tour options for Sightseeing Pass holders

The Sightseeing Pass

Free access to all hop on hop off tours for the whole duration of this Pass to help you get around the city.

  • 1 Day Pass holders – 1 Day of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 2 Day Pass holders – 2 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 3 Day Pass holders – 3 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 4 Day Pass holders – 4 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 5 Day Pass holders – 5 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 6 Day Pass holders – 6 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 7 Day Pass holders – 7 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 10 Day Pass holders – 10 Days of Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours

The Sightseeing FLEX Pass

Each tour counts as 1 of Attraction choices and bus ticket is valid for 24 hours.

bonus – Sightseeing Flex Pass holders receive both Uptown and Downtown Tour as only ONE of their Attraction choices.

All other bus tours are an additional visit (e.g. A Pass holder takes the Uptown/Downtown bus and the night tour. This counts as two attractions.)

Interactive Map of Gray Line CitySightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Downtown Tour Stops

1. Times Square North

1. Times Square South

1. 8th Avenue

2. Macy's

3. Empire State Building 1

4. Empire State Building 2

5. Flat Iron District

6. Union Square

7. SoHo

8. Chinatown / Little Italy

9. City Hall / World Trade / Brooklyn Bridge / 911 Tribute Museum

    10. Battery Park / Ellis Island / Statue of Liberty Ferry

      11. South Street Seaport

        12. Lower East Side

          13. East Village

          14. United Nations

          15. Waldorf Astoria Hotel

          16. Rockefeller Center / Radio City

            17. Winter Garden Theater


              The route is brilliantly devised to take in those places every visitor to NYC has to see. Sitting on the top deck, you’ll have clear views of The Rockefeller Center, the Empire State and Flatiron Buildings, New Times Square, the Union Square shopping districts, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side, East Village… You can stay on the bus for the full two-hours and get to see all the sights and learn all about them from the well-informed narration in one go. Or you can hop off to explore something that takes your fancy then hop back on while your ticket is still valid

              Uptown Tour Stops

              18. Hell's Kitchen

              19. Restaurant Row

              20. Theatre District South

              21. Theatre District North

              22. Columbus Circle

              23. Lincoln Center

              24. The Dakota / Strawberry Fields

              25. American Museum of Natural History

              26. Quality Inn / Hotel Newton

              27. Upper West Side

              28. Cathedral of St. John the Divine

              29. Apollo Theater

                30. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

                31. Museum of the City of New York

                  32. Smithsonian Museum of Design / Jewish Museum

                  33. Guggenheim Museum

                  34. Metropolitan Museum of Art

                    35. Frick Collection

                    36. Central Park Zoo

                    37. Central Park

                      38. Park Central Hotel

                        39. Winter Garden Theater


                          Upper Manhattan is home to some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city, and some of the more average ones as well. Enjoy views of Central Park, the upper west side, Riverside Park and Harlem. The route ends with a picturesque drive down the most historically rewarding cultural sectors in Manhattan, Museum Mile. Schedule time to take advantage of some of the stops on this walker-friendly route if you can. You will be glad you did.

                          Brooklyn Tour Stops

                          4. Brooklyn Botanical Garden / Public Library

                          5. Junior's Restaurant

                          6. Cadman Plaza


                          This is the only double-decker bus tour offering six Hop-on, Hop-off stops in this amazing borough. Because there’s so much happening in Brooklyn and so much to see, you can use this tour to tick lots of locations off your ‘must visit’ list. From the cool venues in DUMBO on the rejuvenated waterfront to Barclay’s Center and Prospect Park Zoo, it’s up to you where you visit. Whenever you’re back on the bus you’ll have wonderful views of the Manhattan skyline as you head to your next destination. *Bus ticket duration is dependent upon the Pass purchased.

                          Night Tour Stops

                          1. Visitor Center - 777 8th Ave.

                          2. Times Square North - 47th St. and 7th Ave.

                          3. Empire State Building - 32nd St. and 5th Ave.


                          New York looks great after dark when all the lights have come on. This open-top bus tour makes sure you can see the best of NYC’s illuminations.. The city never sleeps and neither will you with a constantly changing view of illuminated landmarks against the night sky. From the top deck you’ll clearly see the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Rockefeller Center. And because the best view is from a distance, the bus heads over to Brooklyn to look back at Manhattan’s iconic panorama all lit up.

                          Ferry Tour Stops

                          2. World Financial Center

                            3. DUMBO, Brooklyn


                            The best way to view an island’s skyline is from the water. Whatever you use to take pictures will work overtime on this tour. It also offers flexibility (the key to relaxed city tourism) because you can decide to hop off – or back on – at any of four locations brilliantly placed for exploring the must-see shore-based attractions on anyone’s list. But to really chill, just stay aboard for the 90 minutes and soak up the sights drifting by. You’ll know exactly where you are thanks to the well-informed commentary.