Board an open-top, double decker bus and enjoy panoramic views of many Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy the locations sitting comfortably in your bus or explore by foot, by getting off at any of the 16 stops around the city. Buses operate on 2 routes and depart regularly from each stop, so you can hop on and off as you wish.
Apart from Paris hop-on, hop-off tour, enjoy a FREE walking tour covering the major highlights of the city, and receive a Big Bus Rewards Voucher booklet.
Learn about the fascinating history of Paris and its iconic sites from an informative audio guide available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
Red Classic Route:
First bus departs at 9:38am and last bus departs at 4:54pm
Frequency: Every 10-15 minutes
Full loop: 2 hours 15 minutes
Blue Montmartre Route
First bus departs at 10am and last bus departs at 5.30pm
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Full loop: 1 hour 15 minutes
Seine River Cruise:
October to March: 10:30am - 9:30pm, every hour
April to September: 10:00am - 10:00pm, every 30 minutes
Bus Tour: 1 or 2 consecutive calendar days.
Seine River Cruise: 1 hour
Bus Tour:You can board the bus at any of the stops.
Seine River Cruise: Bateaux Parisiens, Pier number 3, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007, Paris (Close to the Eiffel Tower).Ending Point
Bus Tour: You can leave the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops.
Seine River Cruise: Same as the starting point
Explore the French capital and its top tourist attractions at your own pace with your Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Pass. You can choose a 1-day or 2-day validity to suit your schedule.
With the 16 stops and 2 routes covering all the main attractions of the city, this bus tour is ideal for first time visitors to Paris. You can jump on and jump off at any of the stops as often as you like and have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary.
An excellent audio commentary in 10 languages (in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic) is available on board.
The stops in the Red Classic Route include the following:
Stop 1: Tour Eiffel
Stop 2: Champ de Mars
Stop 3: Opera Garnier
Stop 4: Louvre-Pyramide
Stop 5: Louvre-Pont des Arts
Stop 6: Notre-Dame
Stop 7: Musee d'Orsay
Stop 8: Champs-Elysees
Stop 9: Grand Palais
Stop 10: Trocadero
Stop 11: Gare du Nord
The stops in the Blue Montmartre Route include the following:
Stop 1: Louvre-Pyramide
Stop 2: Pigalle - Moulin Rouge
Stop 3: Sacre Coeur
Stop 4: Gare du Nord
Stop 5: Musee Grevin
Your pass also includes a 1-hour Seine River cruise, which you are free to take at any time during your stay. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the river banks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris and Conciergerie. Pass by enchanting houseboats and floating restaurants along the way.
In addition, enjoy a FREE 1-hour walking tour that covers the most important attractions in Paris. Walk through royal squares, inspiring bridges, and along the banks of the Seine. The tour departs daily at 11.30am from Stop 6 of the Red route, in front of St-Michel Fountain.
You will also receive a Rewards Voucher booklet that has special offers on dining and shopping.
Immediately on booking you will be emailed a booking confirmation of your purchase. E-tickets for this activity are issued 2 months prior to the travel date. If the booking is already within 2 months of the travel date then e-tickets will be sent within 72 hours.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of this voucher (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Paris is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.
Exceptions for Cruise Departure timings:
24th December: last departure at 5:00pm
25th December & 1st January: first departure at 10:40am
31st December: last departure at 10:00pm
excellent way to see the main sights of Paris. Buses ran on a regular basis, staff were helpful and friendly. a night boat tour on the Seine was the highlight....Evelyn Howard
This bus service is well organised, it is on time and we did not have to wait for buses to pick us up from the stops.It has a very good commentary on the bus telling you about...Lavine Coombe