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Big Bus Chicago: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


    Night tour: Friday- Monday

  • Duration

    The ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days (as per option chosen)

  • Start time

    10am to 4pm, every 60 minutes

    Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)

    Night tour: 7:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    You can hop on to the bus at any of the stops. Stop #1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr.)

    Night Tour: Stop #8 :Navy Pier 

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Discover the iconic Windy City of Chicago over 1 or 2 days
  • Easily visit attractions like Fort Dearborn, Chicago Theatre, Skydeck and more
  • Hop on and off at more than 10 well-placed stops
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from double-decker buses
  • Flexible sightseeing where you can explore at your own leisurely pace
  • Buses arrive at a frequency of 60 minutes
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Explore the Windy City - Chicago - with this curated and convenient Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour from Big Bus. Discover the beautiful locations at your own pace, just as you wish - over 1 or 2 days. With comprehensive bus routes and strategic stops located close to all the major attractions in the city, it is perfect for first time visitors looking for an engaging introduction to the city.

Enjoy multilingual audio commentary in 8 languages. Take in beautiful views of the city from the top of our double-decker buses and hop on and off at more than 10 stops. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop on and hop off as many times as you wish: take your time discovering Chicago!

You have the following options to choose from –

  • Classic Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket + Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App 
  • Premium Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket + Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App 
  • Deluxe Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket + Free ‘Big Bus Tours’ App + Non-Stop Panoramic Night Tour
  • 75-Minute Panoramic Night Tour (May to Oct)

Attractions Covered

  • Fort Dearborn
  • Chicago Theatre
  • Willis Tower & Skydeck Chicago
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum (near Soldier Field) 
  • Sheraton Towers and Loews Chicago
  • Navy Pier

… and more!

About the Supplier: One of the largest operators of open-top sightseeing bus tours, Big Bus Tours have been fuelling the spirit of adventure in over 20 cities across four continents.

Route map are available in the Useful Downloads section.


  • 1 or 2-day Hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Pre-recorded commentary in English and Spanish
  • Night tour (can be booked separately or with Deluxe)
  • FREE WiFi on all buses


  • Entrances, unless specified

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

Our local partners do everything in their power to ensure the tours runs to schedule. However, Chicago is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Due to construction, the pick-up location for Stop # 4 Hilton Chicago & Grant Park is now S. Michigan Ave and 8th street in front of the Essex Inn

Please refer to the USEFUL DOWNLOAD section.

Stops and timings are subject to change. Updated route maps will be available on the buses.

Chicago is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Night tour is available from May to October.

Additional info

Buses are wheelchair accessible.

Customer Reviews

  • Diane Sullivan-Ishiki

    Ok. Wish was alittle less expensive.

  • Ximena Maldonado

    Estuvo bien el servicio por parte de uds pero de la compañía big bus si hubo un poco de antipatía de los empleados pues nos hicieron cambiar de bus varías veces en un día muy lluvioso sin ninguna explicación. Me gustaría volver hacer el bus pues me toco un mal día pero no voy a volver a pagar los quede sin la experiencia bien vivida

    Colombia 07/05/2019
  • Karla Gonzalez

    The ticket and the extras offered were better than I expected, service inside the Bus and extra support were great.

    United States 11/26/2018

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