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Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Chicago

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Explore Chicago at your own pace with a convenient hop-on-hop-off tour. Get an informative audio guide on board as you uncover the city's wonders.


  • Explore Chicago with an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour, taking the stress out of planning your itinerary.

  • Discover the city at your own pace with 2 passes, Discover and Essential and choose from 11 convenient stops along the route.

  • Watch the breathtaking panoramic views from the open-top deck of a double-decker bus, while listening to informative commentary.

  • Immerse yourself in iconic attractions like Millennium Park, indulge in shopping along the Magnificent Mile, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Navy Pier.


  • 24/48-hour unlimited HOHO pass

  • Audio guide in English and Spanish

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
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Guests from Uruguay, New Zealand, Panama and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Marcelo Boruchovas



May, 2024

In Spanish the audio does not match the English explanation and does not explain enough. The quality of the ride was lost a lot because of this
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Camila Victoria Duarte Perdomo



Mar, 2024

It was a very good experience. The drivers have a good attitude and if you don't get on at the stop where you can buy tickets, they take you to the place where you can buy them.
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Jacqueline Davis



Jan, 2024

The tour itself was good and the audio guide informative and funny. The problem was that there was only a bus every hour, so it meant being at a venue for a whole hour. I had another event later in the day so had to ration the stops I took on the hop on hop off tour, or I would have missed my later event. Even a bus every 30 minutes would have been better.
Bobbi J Mier



Nov, 2023

The bus driver that we had as we arrived at Navy Pier was extraordinary! He was helpful, you could understand him on the PA system. He helped a member of our party who wasn't feeling well get back to the stop near our hotel and made sure she got a taxi from that stop to our hotel. Really great customer service.
Blatter Claude



Jun, 2024

We would have liked to have had French for the tour
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Red Route

Explore Chicago's most famous landmarks like the Navy Pier, Millennium Park, The Magnificent Mile, and many more on this hop-on hop-off tour.


  • First Bus: 10am from Chicago Riverwalk

  • Last Bus: 5pm from Chicago Riverwalk

  • Frequency: 30mins

  • Popular Stops: Millennium Park and The Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, Hard Rock Cafe

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.


  • Some of the buses are wheelchair accessible, but the upper decks on the buses aren't.

Additional note

  • Note that children of 2 years of age and under may travel free of charge.

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 16.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher to the driver and collect your bus ticket.

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