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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Red route: Daily

    Night tour (blue loop): Fri to Mon

  • Duration

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

    Chicago night tour: 1.5 hours (if option chosen)

  • Start time

    Red route: Buses run between approx. 10am and 5pm, every 60 minutes

    Chicago night tour: 7:30pm (if option chosen)

  • Meeting Point
    You can hop on to the bus at any of the stops
  • 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
  • Upgrade your ticket to a Premium or Deluxe one to enjoy Free Entry to Chicago Architecture Centre
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Choose a 1.5 hour panoramic night tour and see Chicago lit up after dark
  • Hop on and off at 12 well-placed stops to visit attractions of your choice


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 views of the city’s remarkable skyscrapers, legendary buildings and monuments on WiFi enabled open-top double-decker buses while listening to the multilingual audio commentary onboard offered in 8 languages. Your tickets also include a bunch of deals and discounts at experiences across the city (changes periodically) so don’t forget to ask your driver about the current deals!

You have 4 ticket options to choose from –

Classic Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket

Premium Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket 

Deluxe Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket + Entry to Chicago's Architecture Center

Chicago Night Tour: Experience Chicago all lit-up at night and admire the Chicago Skyline from the Museum Campus, in front of the Adler Planetarium. Take in the beautiful water and light display of The Buckingham Fountain. Enjoy riveting live commentary as you soak in the beauty of the city after sunset.

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.


  • 1 or 2-day Hop-on, hop-off bus ticket/ panoramic night tour (whichever option chosen)
  • Live English commentary on all buses
  • FREE Discount booklet
  • FREE WiFi on all buses
  • Free Entry to Chicago’s Architecture Centre - with Deluxe Tickets only


  • Entrances, unless specified

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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.

Stops and timings are subject to change.

Additional info

Buses are wheelchair accessible.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    11/01/2017 RUTH CARABALLO, United States
  • 4
    10/13/2017 Liza Privosnik, Slovenia
  • 4
    Big Bus was Great!
    09/24/2017 Donald Rossman, United States

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