Big Bus Tour – Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour London




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Big Bus Tour is one of the oldest operating sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tours in London, with the highest number of buses on the route. With buses arriving approximately every 10 to 15 minutes, Big Bus Tour London makes sure that you make the most of your trip without wasting your precious time waiting for the buses.


  • Explore the capital city of London at your own pace
  • Covers all the major landmarks of the city
  • Buses arrive every 10 to 15 minutes
  • Ticket valid on all the routes (red, green, blue and purple)
  • Thames River Boat ride included free with every ticket
  • Ticket Valid for 24 hours or 48 hours
  • Free Walking Tours
  • Live Guide in English (red route only)
  • Recorded guide in multiple languages


The first bus departs at 8:30 a.m. from stop No. 1, which is located at Hyde Park Corner (nearest metro station: Marble Arch). But you don’t need to worry because you can board the bus from any of the bus stops that are nearest to your hotel.

There are three main lines

  • Red Line/route
  • Blue Line/route
  • Green Line/route


The red route is the biggest route and covers all the main sights of London, including Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the Tower of London, and lots more. The tour has a live guide in English or a recorded guide in multiple languages.


This is the second-biggest route of the Big Bus Tour and offers recorded guides in multiple languages. The Blue Route covers the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Kensington Palace, and other landmarks. Tourists staying in areas like Earl’s Court, Kensington, Knights Bridge, Paddington, Queensway, and Notting Hill Gate can board the blue line and then change to the red line at Marble, which will take you to all the major landmarks of London.


The Green Line is mainly a connecting line and operates every 30 minutes in winter and every 20 minutes in summer. If you wish to go to British Museum, the Green Line will take you there. It is also a connection for tourists staying in areas like Russell Square, Kings Cross, and surrounding areas.


THAMES RIVER TOUR (Included Free with all the Tickets)

Your Big Bus Hop On Hop Off bus tour comes free with a guided river tour on the Thames offered by city cruises. The river tour operates every 30 minutes and lasts 30 minutes from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier, and you have the option to go on the top deck, which is open top as well, and enjoy the beautiful views of the capital city of London.

PANORAMIC NIGHT TOUR (Included free with Explore Ticket)

Panoramic Night Tour operates only in the summer (April to September) and is an excellent way to see London when the sun goes down and the glittering lights of the city come on. Starting at 7 PM, the tour lasts for 90 minutes, and you can board the tour from Marble Arch stop 1.

FREE WALKING TOURS (included with Essential & Explore Ticket)

The ticket includes three walking tours,

  • Changing of the Guard Walking Tour: 10 AM, Stop 7 (Trafalgar Square)
  • City of London Past to Present: 1 PM, Stop 15 (St Paul’s Cathedral)
  • Jack the Ripper, 4 PM, Stop 17 (Tower of London)


Ticket Validity Thames River Tour Walking  Tour Panoramic Night Tour
Discover 24 hours
Essential 48 hours
Explore 48 hours  ✔  ✔  ✔
NOTE: Please note that by default, you are buying a Discover Ticket. Add extra to purchase Essential & Explore


This ticket can be fully refunded if cancelled 48 hours prior to travel date and time


  • The ticket’s validity It starts from the time you board the bus, If you board the bus at 1 PM, your ticket will be valid until 1 Pm the next day
  • Paper maps are available to on the buses free of charge
  • The service operates between 8:30 AM and 6 PM
  • There may be occasional diversions due to events in the city
  • River Cruise Ticket is valid for one time only; the ticket can be used on any other day within a week
  • The river cruise ticket is valid between Westminster Pier and Tower Pier
  • The QR code voucher will need to be redeemed at the bus stop
  • This ticket is not valid on Christmas Day, If your 2- or 3-day ticket falls on Christmas Day, you will be able to use the service the next day


This tour operates daily except Christmas day and New year’s day.

What's Included

  • Explore the capital city of London at your own pace
  • Covers all the major landmarks of the city
  • Buses arrive every 10 to 15 minutes
  • Ticket valid on all the routes (red, green, blue & purple)
  • Thames River Boat ride included free with every ticket
  • Recorded guide in multiple languages
  • Free Audio Headsets

What's Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch or dinner

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One thought on “Big Bus Tour – Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour London”

  1. roberto sanchez April 11, 2024


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    buses arrive every 15 minutes, this tour is the best choice

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