New York City

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty Ferry

New York City, USA
New York City 1 Day Hop on Hop off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    Why Travelers Choose This Tour

    Your ticket is valid for 1-day on two routes including two attractions — a rare combo.

    What's Included

    • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
    • Audio commentary on board
    • Admission to the Empire State Building observation deck
    • Admission to the Statue of Liberty Island (only)
    • 2 Routes - Uptown and Downtown
    • Ferry to Liberty & Ellis Islands
    • Audio Tour for Liberty & Ellis Islands
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    Meeting And Pickup

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 2/12/2024 - 2/18/2024
    • 2/19/2024 - 2/25/2024
    • 2/26/2024 - 3/3/2024
    • 3/4/2024 - 3/10/2024
    • 3/11/2024 - 3/17/2024
    • 3/18/2024 - 3/24/2024
    • 3/25/2024 - 3/31/2024
    • 4/1/2024 - 4/7/2024
    • 4/8/2024 - 4/14/2024
    • 4/15/2024 - 4/21/2024
    • 4/22/2024 - 4/28/2024
    • 4/29/2024 - 5/5/2024
    • 5/6/2024 - 5/12/2024
    • 5/13/2024 - 5/19/2024
    • 5/20/2024 - 5/26/2024
    • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
    • 6/3/2024 - 6/9/2024
    • 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024
    • 6/17/2024 - 6/23/2024
    • 6/24/2024 - 6/30/2024
    • 7/1/2024 - 7/7/2024
    • 7/8/2024 - 7/14/2024
    • 7/15/2024 - 7/21/2024
    • 7/22/2024 - 7/28/2024
    • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
    • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
    • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
    • 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024
    • 8/26/2024 - 9/1/2024
    • 9/2/2024 - 9/8/2024
    • 9/9/2024 - 9/15/2024
    • 9/16/2024 - 9/22/2024
    • 9/23/2024 - 9/29/2024
    • 9/30/2024 - 10/6/2024
    • 10/7/2024 - 10/13/2024
    • 10/14/2024 - 10/20/2024
    • 10/21/2024 - 10/27/2024
    • 10/28/2024 - 11/3/2024
    • 11/4/2024 - 11/10/2024
    • 11/11/2024 - 11/17/2024
    • 11/18/2024 - 11/24/2024
    • 11/25/2024 - 12/1/2024
    • 12/2/2024 - 12/8/2024
    • 12/9/2024 - 12/15/2024
    • 12/16/2024 - 12/22/2024
    • 12/23/2024 - 12/29/2024
    • 12/30/2024 - 1/5/2025
    • 1/6/2025 - 1/12/2025
    • 1/13/2025 - 1/19/2025
    • 1/20/2025 - 1/26/2025
    • 1/27/2025 - 2/2/2025
    • 2/3/2025 - 2/9/2025

    What To Expect

    See the most popular and important sites in New York City with this multi-transport ticket which includes both a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, plus round-trip ferry service to Ellis Island. With this ticket, you can also visit the observation deck at the Empire State Building- so you’ve got all your bases covered.

    There are two bus routes you can explore, taking you to both downtown and uptown Manhattan. You can go at your own pace and stop wherever you want, depending on your interests with this flexible ticket.

    By booking these three activities with one ticket, you’ll save time and money, so you can spend more time sightseeing in the Big Apple.
    Explore Downtown (Red Route)

    10 Stops

    8 Points of Interest

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Operating Schedule: Explore Downtown buses start at 9:30 AM and the last bus departs at 4:30 PM from Stop 1. This loop frequency is every 20 minutes. Tour duration is approximately 90 minutes. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

    M&M'S New York

    W 42nd St and Broadway

    5th Avenue & West 32nd Street

    5th Ave & W 23rd St

    Broadway/Spring St

    100 Lafayette St

    Park Row & Beekman St

    Broadway & Wall St

    PX3P+85 New York

    Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

    Points of interest passed by on this route

    Empire State Building

    SoHo

    Statue of Liberty

    New York City Hall

    Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)

    Bryant Park

    Times Square

    The High Line

    Explore Uptown (Blue Route)

    5 Stops

    9 Points of Interest

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Operating Schedule: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM from Stop #11 - Times Square North (7th Ave & W 50th St) Every 60 minutes, total time of tour is approximately 75 - 90 minutes Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website or to download the Big Bus app to see the most up to date bus stop locations and timings. For live bus tracking on the day of travel - please download the Big Bus App in advance of arrival.

    W 42nd St and Broadway

    7 Av

    5th Avenue & East 83rd Street

    5th Avenue & East 66th Street

    Central Park South & Columbus Circle

    Points of interest passed by on this route

    Carnegie Hall

    Times Square

    Bryant Park

    Grand Central Terminal

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Frick Collection

    Central Park

    Central Park Zoo

    Columbus Circle

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Tickets claimed after 3pm are valid for the next day
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry operates from 9:00am to 3:00pm with regular departures from Battery Park. You will need to redeem your ticket voucher with a Big Bus Tours staff member before heading to the ferry terminal
    • This ticket includes a ferry journey to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, but not interior monument or museum access.

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Do I have to pre-book a time to visit the Empire State Building using the NYC 3-Day HOHO w/ Empire State & Statue of Liberty?

    A:Before you can board the bus, you will need to pre-book a time and date for your tour. You can do this through our online booking portal (which will be provided in your confirmation email), or with our staff at the departure locations.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Does the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty include entry into the Statue of Liberty itself?

    A:A round-trip ferry ticket to Liberty and Ellis Islands is included. Admission to the pedestal/crown/museum is not included.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Do I have to schedule a time for the Statue of Liberty Ferry ahead of time?

    A:The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry operates from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm with regular departures from Battery Park. You will need to redeem your ticket voucher with a Big Bus Tours staff member before heading to the ferry terminal.

    Mar 2021

    Q:How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty?

    A:A bus arrives approximately every hour on both the Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) routes.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the NYC 3-Day HOHO with Empire State and Statue of Liberty?

    A:You may redeem your printed or electronic ticket at any of the listed bus stops.

    Mar 2021

    Q:How long is a full circle ride on the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty without getting off?

    A:A full rotation on each of the Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) routes is approximately 90 mins. Note: Tour duration can fluctuate according to the season.

    Mar 2021

    Q:How will I know which stop(s) to use during the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty?

    A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Is the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty wheelchair accessible?

    A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Can I bring a pet with me on the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty?

    A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty?

    A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

    Mar 2021

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    Reviews

    3.5
    194 reviews
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    For me, this tour was not...
    Axis_H, Jan 2024
    For me, this tour was not up to expectations .. where we did not received the Statue of Liberty Cruise Ticket well it was booked in advance. Empire Ticket we received of two days later date. Bus tour was Okay and it was managed properly. Big Bus Staff was not well Treated.
    Ruined our trip
    Beth_L, Dec 2023
    We paid for our hope on hop off tickets on line and when we got there the site seeing was all sold out. We paid for it and didn’t get to go. A money making scam. Don’t do it!
    Pathetic
    Gretchen_C, Dec 2023
    I didn't get the tickets to the places I paid in advance to visit. I was very disappointed. I feel that I should receive my money back.
    Worst tour company ever
    MarilynManning, Dec 2023
    Me and 12 of my co-workers booked a tour with your company and when we got to the pickup the person printing our tickets didn't print the tickets we purchased and when we returned to him to get our tickets printed he told us there was no times available. Our trip was ruined by a company we thought would help us complete the sightseeing tour we paid for.The guy printing tickets was more concerned about selling more tickets instead of taking care of us who had already paid for our tickets. Now we haven't been offered any refund for their poor customer service. I will never use again
    Worst trip ever with Viator
    MarilynManning, Dec 2023
    Worse experience ever didn't get to go to places I paid for to visit on our tour that I booked because not available and you want refund me. Me and 12 co-workers booked with you and our trip was ruined because of your tour company
    Crap show
    Stephanie_P, Dec 2023
    Very limited details given on every aspect of this. And every employee encountered gave conflicting information.
    Terrible
    Sheila_E, Oct 2023
    Traffic was terrible, we had a package deal to do the Empire State Building tour and the statue of Liberty cruise and didn't know there was a time for the boat tour until they printed out tickets on the on and off bus tour. We couldn't get there in time due to traffic. They also shorted us one ticket for the empire state building tour. I asked 3 agents and they all said they couldn't help me. We didn't finish the bus tour and got a last minute great liberty cruise tour through Skyline Tourism. Def go with them for the Statue of Liberty.
    Amazing
    Amber_P, Jul 2023
    The tour was amazing. We will definitely do it again. The weather was perfect. Can't wait to go back.
    Not good for a summer trip!
    RACHEL_K, Jul 2023
    It was our first time in the city. We were walking quite a while trying to find a stop to catch a bus. We found a random stop and the driver was really helpful and super nice and he got us to where we could get our tickets printed. But by the time we got there we were already so hot. The staff tried to help us get on our way. We got our tickets got on the bus. The buses had no ac, and by the time we got to our first attraction stop my daughter had heat exhaustion and we had to call 911. We got to see some stuff along the way on the bus, but it was not pleasant at all. We did not get to use our tickets we bout. In cooler weather I’m sure the experience would be wonderful!!! We did not have a good experience at all.
    My only criticism is that...
    Sybil_M, Jun 2023
    My only criticism is that they don’t announce the stops and it is easy to miss a stop. If that happens, there is no going back except to ride the whole route again.
    Don’t!
    emma_m, May 2023
    1/2 hour late. No signage for pick up. No communication re ticket deliver, commentary was woeful, mainly poor music rather than facts, even the facts not connected to where the bus was!!! Do not go!! Got off after 3 stops! Been on this in London, Canada and Australia… the worst ever!!
    Rip off
    Kraig_C, May 2023
    Basically a $100 bus ride around the city. Bus drivers didn’t bother to say hi, or thank you. The ‘tour’ part is a pre-recorded thing with mostly bad jokes. If you want to know what to see and where it’s at, you have to do all the research ahead of time on your own. Biggest waste of $200 for two of us! Never again
    Fraudulent
    Mojisola_A, Dec 2022
    I had an invalid ticket afterni had stood on a long queue just to enter the empire state, went to terminal and they could not help
    Could be better!!
    AlreenDay_A, Oct 2022
    It was almost a great ride but the last bus we rode, the driver was shouting at the people in the bus. He even missed the stop we were supposed to go off and had us walk 10 blocks to get to Empire State Building. My dad was so mad because he was shouting at us. I have children with me so that was even more disturbing. He is one of the Asian bus drivers. That was around 5:30pm. I hope you can do something about that because it’s not good for business having someone like that driving tourists around. Otherwise, the bus ride was ok.
    Big Bus Tours is no good
    Ryan_S, Aug 2022
    The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The buses from Big Bus tours left a lot to be desired. While waiting in a line of 50 or so people at the Battery Park stop. No less then 3 different buses came by with no seating in the bottom of the bus because they didn’t have the air conditioning. That extended our stay in the area by 45 minutes which was not pleasant because it was very hot that day.
    Excellent experience
    Paulina_C, Jun 2022
    Enjoyed every moment . Loved the ride , the Empire State visit and the Statue of Liberty visit. Took both the red and blue line the same day , I highly recommend this tour
    Great tour bus but they need to list last running time
    Lynn_N, Mar 2022
    The bus itself is wonderful and the stories are relevant and interesting. BIG Disappointment was that I purchased the uptown and downtown. We got on the downtown the minute it opened because uptown didn’t open until 1130. We got in front of the Metropolitan Museum at 2 PM and apparently we missed the last bus. Serious? There’s nothing that describes win the last bus comes it just says that They stop running at 4 PM. They should definitely list a last stop time somewhere. Other than that everything was great and the Statue of Liberty ticket was perfect and easy
    Ibrahim is the best!!
    Lacey_R, Jul 2021
    This experience was great! The stops aren't the easiest to find, so you want to make sure get back on the bus where you get dropped off. The audio tour is good too. We had a little trouble understanding how the ferry tour worked, but Ibrahim came to the rescue and answered all of our questions. He spent extra time with us printing out tickets we needed and gave us some pointers on how to get where we needed even faster. Without Ibrahim I'd rate this a 4, but because of his helpfulness, Im giving a 5!
    Unable to use Empire State Building portion
    Debbie_C, Jul 2021
    Did not give 5 stars because we were not able to use the Empire State Building portion due to the inability to find a Big Bus representative after 4:30 pm to print the tickets. A Big Bus representative advised us not to print a reservation because it was better to view the City at night and we would have a better chance of not missing the reservation time if we waited to print the tickets at the end of the day; we were told we could come back to the exact location before 5:00, however when we arrived at 4:30 pm, we were not able to find a representative that had the equipment needed to print our tickets. We went to Empire State Building and they were not able to redeem anything with the QR code. A greeter from the Empire State Building actually walked us to a corner near the Empire State Building where there should have been a Big Bus representative-we waited over 20 minutes and never saw anyone. The Big Bus was great and the Statue of Liberty was awesome….the price I paid for the Empire State Building for 5 people was approx $150 and was a total loss.
    Fantastic !
    THIERRY M, Oct 2019
    It was just unbelievable !☺ To do one day in his life ! You can see all new York and more ! It was fantastic !

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