Big Bus Tours in Philadelphia, PA

Big Bus Tours 3400 W Girard AvePhiladelphia, PA 19104
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Experience all the historic and iconic sights that Philadelphia has to offer with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore Philadelphia at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Get inspired at the Museum of Art, City Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Philadelphia Travel Experts
  • You can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket you must travel on consecutive days.
  • 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 for 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 Philadelphia
Welcome to the Big Bus Tour of Philadelphia. Our open-top sightseeing tour will introduce you to all the city's must-see sights so you can experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia with ease. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the city from one of our open-top buses while our fully trained guides entertain you with fascinating facts and fun stories about Philadelphia and the people who helped make the city what it is today.

Discover the USA’s most historic city with Big Bus Philadelphia. Hop-off the tour and get inspired at the Museum of Art, City Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Don’t miss the most fascinating landmarks in Philadelphia, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

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See the best of Philadelphia in one tour. Our sightseeing tour is carefully designed to take you to Philadelphia's best-loved landmarks, from City Hall and the Love sculpture to the US Mint and Rodin Museum. The tour will highlight the rich history of Philadelphia while showcasing its many attractions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Tours Philadelphia

Where is the tour located?

Stop #1 is at the Independence Visitor Center (Museum of the American Revolution, SW Corner of 6th and Market Street). You can hop on and off the bus at any stop during the tour.

What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?

Big Bus Tour (Blue Route). First Bus at 9:30am from : Stop #1 - Independence Visitor Center (Museum of the American Revolution, SW Corner of 6th and Market Street). Last Bus: 4:00pm (5:00pm Saturdays) at Stop #1 Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.). Bus Frequency: every 30 minutes

What can I see and visit during the tour?

There are 27 stops along the blue route. See all the top sites in Philadelphia including the Museum of Art, city Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Do not miss the most fascinating landmarks including Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?

Yes – they'll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with them for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to guarantee your seat.

How will I know where to get off?

All our tours feature fully trained guides who give an informative historical-based commentary. The guide will be able to tell you about all available stops and where to get on and off the bus if you desire.

What is the child ticketing policy?

Passengers aged between 4 and 12 years must travel on a child ticket. All passengers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a passenger over the age of 16. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Strollers must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.

Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?

Yes, they operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that their entire fleet in Miami 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 planned tour commencement. They can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. If you require a different accommodation, please also contact the number on your e-ticket 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement so they can make arrangements for an accommodation. Please also note that passengers with mobility impairments may not be able to access the upper deck on their buses. They cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.

I am waiting at a stop and can’t see any buses, what do I do?

Hang in there! BIG cities like to throw all sorts of challenges at our drivers, who are doing their best to get to you as quickly (but safely) as possible.

Can I bring food and drink on the tour?

Food is not permitted on the tour. Drinks are only permitted if they have a locking cap.

What is the policy on bringing pets?

No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.

Is luggage allowed on board the bus?

No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.