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Big Bus: Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get ready to cover the top attractions of Dublin with this hop-on-hop-off tour with live commentary. Opt for a night tour or a half-day coastal tour.


  • Take a 24/48-hour hop-on-hop-off tour in Dublin and see the best of the city at your own pace.

  • Buses arrive every 20 to 30 mins and you can hop off seamlessly at any of the 25 stops along the Red Route.

  • Upgrade your ticket to include a guided walking tour, night tour, or a half-day coastal tour!

  • The open-top, double-decker buses are the best way to see the city and learn more with the pre-recorded commentary or live guide available onboard.

  • Disembark at any time and stop to explore further, like Trinity College, St. Stephens Green, and the Guinness Storehouse, before jumping back on the bus.


  • 24/48-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off tour

  • Access to Red Route

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pre-recorded audio commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Cantonese & Russian

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary earphones

  • Mobile app with a detailed map and live bus tracking

  • 2-hour guided walking tour of city center

  • 60-min night tour (optional)

  • Half-day coastal tour with round-trip transfers (optional)

  • Guided walking tour of Howth Cliffs (optional)

  • Free child tickets (optional)


  • Entrance fees at the monuments

  • Meal inclusions

Cancellation policy

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


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  • Australia
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • France
  • United States
Guests from Australia, Finland, New Zealand and over 8 countries have loved this experience
GENIN Brigitte



May, 2024

*The audio guide didn't follow the itinerary because of slowdowns. *the "nocture" visit was not at night.
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Gavin Mears



Feb, 2024

Purchasing tickets was straightforward, codes received online and scanned at the stop. Covered a good radius of the city centre with plenty of stops close to attractions. Night tour was a highlight, going to areas not covered in the day tours with great commentary.
Adrian Potts



Jun, 2024

Could not fault from booking to the actual trip, the driver's commentary is a bonus.
Mark  Ridge



May, 2024

The drivers were all helpful and provided great information and service.
Philip King



May, 2024

The driver, Gerry was friendly and humorous. A very entertaining and informative tour.

Red Route

Journey through the heart of Dublin, hop off at any stop, or stay on board to relax and see the iconic sights unfold before you.

  • First bus: 9am from stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)

  • Last bus: 5pm from stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)

  • Frequency: every 20-30 mins

  • Popular stops: National Art Gallery, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral

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

You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

Night Tour

Hear fascinating facts and stories about Dublin's history, architecture, and memorable characters under the lit, starry night.

  • First bus: at 7pm from stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)

  • Second bus: 8:30pm from stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street from Mar to Oct)

  • Frequency: twice every evening

  • Duration: 60 mins

Half-Day Coastal Tour

Go on a half-day excursion to Howth, a pretty seaside village along the Howth peninsula, a short way outside of Dublin. Go on a guided walk along the cliffs and get free time to explore the village.

  • Departs at 2pm from stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)

  • Frequency: once a day

  • Duration: 4 hours (round-trip transfers - 2 hours, walking tour - 60 mins, free time to explore - 75 mins)

Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour

Get a chance to visit some of this city's hidden gems, often found along narrow streets through which buses won't fit!

  • Departs at 11am from SPIRE on O'Connell Street

  • Frequency: once a day

  • Duration: 2 hours

What's not allowed

  • Keep in mind food & beverages (except bottled water) are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!

  • Due to service provider restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.


  • The buses are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • Your guide dogs are welcome onboard.

Additional information

  • To book the coastal tour, visit the service provider's website and complete your reservation online. You will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the mobile voucher at the boarding point with a valid ID.

  • Please check your final voucher for the boarding point details and specific instructions.

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