NYC Hop-on Hop-off Bus

CitySightseeing New York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours

Get to know NYC from the top of a 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 CitySightseeing tour and you might just hear something surprising about this big city with bright lights. If you get tired sightseeing, the open top buses are a great place to rest and still see a large part of the city.

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

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

Sightseeing DAY Passes

Free access to the Uptown and Downtown Hop-on Hop-off bus tours for the duration of your pass to help you get around the city.


  • 2 Day Pass gets you 2 days of Uptown and Downtown Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours
  • 10 Day Pass gets you 10 days of Uptown and Downtown Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours

Additional tours are available to DAY Pass holders.

  • The Brooklyn Hop-on Hop-off Tour is available for 1 day use only.
  • The New York at Night Double Decker Tour and Best of Manhattan Double Decker Tour are available for one time use.

Sightseeing FLEX Passes

Bonus: 72 hour Uptown & Downtown Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours as only one of your attraction choices.

The Brooklyn Hop-on Hop-off Tour is good for 24 hours and will count as one of your attractions.

The New York at Night Double Decker Tour and Best of Manhattan Double Decker Tour are available for one time use and each counts as one of your attractions on your pass.

Each additional tour counts as separate attraction visit.

Using The Sightseeing Pass on the Bus:

Sightseeing Pass holders do not need to visit a desk and stand in line to collect double decker bus tickets. Simply scan your Pass on the bus, and start enjoying your tour instantly. Less waiting, more enjoying, ONLY with The New York Sightseeing Pass.

Interactive Map of Gray Line CitySightseeing Tours

Downtown Tour Stops

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

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

      12. South Street Seaport

        13. Lower East Side

        14. East Village

        15. United Nations

        16. Waldorf Astoria Hotel

        17. Rockefeller Center / Radio City

          18. 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

            19. Hell's Kitchen

            20. Restaurant Row

            21. Theater District North

            22. Theater District South

            23. Columbus Circle

            24. Lincoln Center

            25. The Dakota/Strawberry Fields

            26. American Museum of Natural History

            27. Quality Inn/Hotel Newton

            28. Upper West Side

            29. Cathedral of St. John the Divine

            30. Apollo Theater

              31. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

              32. Museum of the City of New York

                33. Smithsonian Museum of Design / Jewish Museum

                34. Guggenheim Museum

                35. Metropolitan Museum of Art

                  36. Frick Collection

                  37. Central Park Zoo

                  38. Central Park

                    39. Park Central Hotel

                      40. 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

                        1. Battery Park/Statue of Liberty Ferry

                        2. Cadman Plaza

                        3. Brooklyn Bridge

                        4. Court Street

                        5. Barclays Center

                          6. Brooklyn Botanical Garden/Brooklyn Museum

                          7. Junior's Restaurant


                          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. Chevy's


                            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


                            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 two 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.