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

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Discover Sydney with this flexible hop-on hop-off tour. Choose between 2 passes and get access to popular landmarks across the city!

Highlights

  • Plan your Sydney itinerary without worrying about arranging travel with this unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour valid for 24 hours.

  • Get access to 2 routes with over 30 stops, that takes you to the city center or the eastern suburbs of Bondi.

  • The icing on the cake with Essential Pass? Go for an exclusive 90-minute Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise and explore stunning Sydney waterways.

  • Get to know more about the locations you pass by through multilingual recorded commentary available onboard as well as free Wi-Fi.

  • The most popular stops on your HOHO route include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, and Royal Botanical Gardens.

Inclusions

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

  • Access to Red & Blue routes

  • Pre-recorded commentary in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese & Japanese

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary earphones

  • Mobile app with a detailed map and live bus tracking

  • 90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise (optional)

  • Pre-recorded commentary in English (on the cruise)

Cancellation policy

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

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  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Spain
Guests from United States, Canada, New Zealand and over 34 countries have loved this experience
Graeme Slattery

Graeme

5/5

Jun, 2024

The narrated tour of Sydney for both Red and Blue routes was very informative. Even though years ago I worked at n the city, the few hours of the tour provided me with even more background on the city. Lunch at Bondi was great
Cynthia Cogswell

Cynthia

3/5

May, 2024

There was a protest and no way to contact the bus company to see where we should of went to catch the bus instead of having to wait 2 hours
Yasuhiro Arita

Yasuhiro

4/5

Mar, 2024

Has some issues getting our third batch of tickets. One teacher had a JCB card, but the other two of us succeded the first time and couldn't get the last 6 teenagers. We ended up having to pay cash. The ride was great though. So not all love but there was an overall a good experience.
Stella Milanian

Stella

5/5

Mar, 2024

It was well worth the price, we had purchased a 48hr ticket. So accessible, easy to hop,on and hop off.We did a complete red route and blue route tour. On the 2nd round we stopped.off at what we wanted to see and explore.Wonderful experience. Get it when you are in Sydney!!!
Nancy Jo Walker

Nancy

5/5

Jan, 2024

We've used Big Bus in many places, and it's always terrific! And we'll continue to use it if it's available wherever we go!

Red Route

The Red Route allows you to travel to many of Sydney’s most sought-after tourist hotspots at your own pace with a pre-recorded audio commentary available in 8 languages.

Schedule

  • First bus: 9am from stop #1 (Circular Quay)

  • Last bus: 3:30pm from stop #1 (Circular Quay)

  • Frequency: every 30-45 mins

  • Popular stops: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks & Botanical Gardens

Blue Route

On the Blue Route, the Australian Museum is a must-see for history buffs, with its extensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artifacts, as well as displays of natural history and Australian culture. Next, head to Paddington Markets where you'll find a range of artisanal products, from handmade jewelry to locally-made clothing and accessories. End your tour at Bondi Beach, one of Sydney's most iconic beaches.

Schedule

  • First bus: 9:30am from stop #24 (Central Station)

  • Last bus: 2:45pm from stop #24 (Central Station)

  • Frequency: every 45-60 mins

  • Popular stops: Bondi Beach, Rose Bay & Double Bay

Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise

The Essential Pass gives you access to an additional 90-mins Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise that takes you to iconic sights such as the Barangaroo and the Sydney Opera House.

Schedule

  • First cruise: 8:45am from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf)

  • Last cruise: 3:24pm from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf)

  • Frequency: approx every 60 mins

  • Duration: 90 mins

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

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

What's not allowed

  • Keep in mind smoking is not allowed on the cruise. Pack wisely!

Accessibility

  • The cruises and lower decks of the buses are wheelchair accessible.

  • Ramps are available onboard and around the boarding areas for easy access.

  • Mobility scooters and large wheelchairs are not allowed on the buses.

  • Note that the combined weight of the customer, their assistant, and their mobility aid must be under 300 kg (660 lb) for safe boarding ramp use. The wheelchair must also fit within the designated seating area.

  • Just a heads up, each bus can only accommodate 1 wheelchair at a time. If there is already a passenger in a wheelchair, please wait for the next one.

  • Require special accommodations for your disability? Rest assured as you can contact infoau@bigbustours.com and they'll try to assist you.

Additional information

  • Facilities: restroom on the cruise.

  • Feel free to pick your perfect spot on the cruise as you can choose between cozy indoor seating or enjoy the fresh air outdoors.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

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

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