Big Bus Chicago: Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Chicago, IL

Big Bus Tours Chicago98 E. Wacker DriveChicago, IL 60602
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Total Price: $55.55 (USD)


Experience the Windy City’s iconic sights with a Big Bus Chicago hop on hop off tour and explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy panoramic top-deck views of iconic skyscrapers and Lake Michigan, and hop off to explore the Magnificent Mile, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and more. Download the free Big Bus app for routes and real-time tracking.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • You can use your ticket on any date.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Hop off and hop on at your leisure. Your driver will announce hop-off stops as the bus arrives at each location.
  • You can download the Big Bus app to get real-time bus stop locations and timing.
  • Buses run every 30-45 minutes.
  • Experience amazing views from an open-top double-decker bus.
  • See all the top landmarks.
  • Pre-recorded commentary.


from Big Bus Tours Chicago
Elevate your visit to Chicago with Big Bus Tours. Hop on for panoramic top-deck views of iconic skyscrapers and Lake Michigan, and hop off to explore institutions like Magnificent Mile, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium. Flexible sightseeing in the Windy City is a breeze with Big Bus Chicago.

Capture Chicago's iconic sights with Big Bus Tours. The open-top sightseeing buses grant you exceptional views of the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Hop on the bus from over 10 different stops to take in panoramic sights, from the Adler Planetarium to Hancock Tower. Hop off to take a selfie under 'The Bean,' sample a slice of deep-dish pizza, and immerse yourself in the best of Chicago's unique cultural highlights.

Hop on with Big Bus Tours to discover the best of Chicago on our Big Loop: Red Route bus tour. You can hop off to explore from over 10 different stops, conveniently located close to the best Chicago landmarks and attractions. All buses feature English-speaking virtual guides, and you can rejoin the tour as much as you like within the validity period of your ticket.

Enjoy the flexibility to hop on and hop off the buses or enjoy the tour as a continuous loop. The buses run regularly, giving you the ability to discover the city at your leisure. Every Big Bus ticket includes seasonally-inspired gifts and offers throughout the city.

Red Route Includes:
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower
  • Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Hilton Chicago & Grant Park
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Museum Campus
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago
  • Navy Pier
  • Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile
  • 360 Chicago
  • Hard Rock Cafe

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Tours Chicago

What is the schedule and how often do the buses run?

The Big Loop (Red Route): - First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr.) - Last Bus: 5:00pm at Stop #1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr.) - Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.) Bus Frequency: every 35-40 minutes.

What stops are made along the route?

The Big Loop – Red Route includes the following stops: - Chicago Riverwalk: 98 E. Wacker Drive (across the bridge from Trump Tower) - Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower: 319 W. Jackson Blvd (opposite Willis Tower/Skydeck entrance) - Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago: 112 S. Michigan Ave (in front of Citibank) - Hilton Chicago & Grant Park: 800 S. Michigan Ave (outside Kitty O'Shea's Pub) - Adler Planetarium: 500 E. Solidarity Drive (bus loading zone near entrance) - Museum Campus: 425 E. McFetridge Drive (next to Field Museum car park) - Sheraton Grand Chicago: 441 N. Columbus Drive (across the street from NBC Towers) - Navy Pier: 600 E. Grand Ave (Big Bus tent @north end of park) - Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile: 163 E. Pearson St (near the corner of Michigan Ave) - 360 Chicago: 150 E. Chestnut St (near the corner with Chestnut St) - Hard Rock Cafe: 614 N. Clark Street (in front of the Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's)

Are there any dates the bus tours do not operate?

Big Bus Tours Chicago operates every day except Thanksgiving (November 25) and Christmas Day (December 25).

Are child tickets available?

Yes, child tickets are available for passengers aged between 3–12 years. Children 2 and under may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 16.

Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?

Yes, Big Bus Tours operates wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that their entire Chicago fleet is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact the number on your e-ticket 48 hours prior to your tour. They can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required.