Experience Chicago's iconic sights with Big Bus Tours. The tour will allow guests to see all that Chicago offers at their convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. 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. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.
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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)
- The Loop & State St. (CLOSED SUNDAYS)
171 N. State Street (in front of Old Navy) CLOSED SUNDAYS
- 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, we operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Chicago is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required.