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The New York Pass - Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights

  • Save time and money by being able to skip the line and visit a range of New York attractions for free
  • Visit the Empire State Building Observation Deck, Madame Tussauds and take a Circle Line Cruise and you will already have saved money!
  • 1,2,3 and 7 day passes are available – choose the pass which will give you more for your money
  • The New York Pass comes with comprehensive guidebook which will help you plan which attractions you want to visit, the guidebook also has discount vouchers for shopping and dining
  • Get a Free Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket including uptown and downtown routes
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days

    Start time

    Opening hours for all attractions will be detailed in the guidebook.
    Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:
    Downtown Loop: November to March: Buses depart from 8:00am to 5:00pm
    April to October: Buses depart from 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Uptown Loop:
    November to March: Buses depart from 9:00am to 5:00pm
    April to October: Buses depart from 9:00am to 6:00pm

    Meeting Point

    To receive your New York Pass, you must exchange your voucher at one of the below locations:
    • Big Bus Welcome Center - 712 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10019
    Opening times: Daily; 8:00am until 5:00pm
    • Big Bus Box Office at The Lyric - 214 West 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036
    Opening times: Daily; 8:00am until 5:00pm

    Ending Point

    You can end the hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The New York Pass is your ticket to save time and money when in the Big Apple.

    The New York Pass offers you free and skip-the-line access to over 70 of the most popular New York attractions.

    Attractions which are free with the New York Pass include: The Empire State Building, Ellis Island Museum, Circle Line Cruises, Madame Tussauds New York, Central Park Zoo, the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

    The New York Pass comes with a complimentary New York City guidebook which will help you decide what you want to see and, how to get there. Plus, get a Free Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket and a guidebook containing discount vouchers for shopping and dining.

    With 1, 2, 3 and 7 day passes available, the New York Pass offers you the flexibility to do your New York sightseeing at your own pace.

    Itinerary

    The New York Pass offers you a host of benefits when visiting New York City.

    Enjoy free entrance to over 70 of the most popular New York attractions – at many your New York Pass allows you skip-the-line access saving you time as well as money. There is no limit on how many attractions you can visit.

    Explore New York at your own pace with FREE Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. You’ll see famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial, the One World Trade Center and many more. You will get a FREE 24-hour Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Classic ticket with 1 Day New York Pass and 48-hour Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Classic ticket with 2, 3 and 7 Day New York Pass. The Big Bus ticket includes Downtown and Uptown routes and throughout the tour, you can learn about the city’s history from our entertaining and informative commentary.

    Download the Route Map

    Download the List of Stops

    Your New York Pass comes with a comprehensive guidebook and a city map, helping you decide which of the attractions you want to see and how to get there.

    If that wasn’t enough your New York Pass also offers a range of discounts across New York City including savings at Macys, Bloomingdales and discounted Broadway tickets.

    Some of the great New York attractions you can visit for free with your New York Pass are:

    • Bodies… the Exhibition
    • Bronx Zoo
    • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
    • Carnegie Hall Tours
    • Cathedral of St John the Divine
    • Central Park Zoo
    • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
    • Empire State Building Observation Deck
    • Guggenheim Museum
    • Madame Tussauds New York
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
    • Museum of Natural History
    • Museum of Television and Radio
    • Museum of the City of New York
    • NBC Studio Tour
    • New York Aquarium
    • New York Botanical Gardens
    • On Location Tours (the Central Park Movie Tour)
    • Prospect Park Zoo
    • Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour
    • Rockefeller Centre Tour
    • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    • Shearwater Sailing Trips
    • Statue of Liberty Cruise and entrance to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    • Top of the Rock
    • Uncle Sam’s Tours (Greenwich Village, Wall Street and Broadway)

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Entrance to over 70 of the top attractions in New York City
    • 24 or 48 hour Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket (depends on the option chosen)
    • 125-page guidebook with a New York City Map
    • Savings at a range of restaurants and shops in New York City
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be redeemed for the New York Pass at at the Big Bus
    Visitors centre located at 712 7th avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets.

    Opening hours for all attractions will be detailed in the guidebook that is provided with your New York Pass. All attractions may not be open on all days.

    The smart card technology used by the New York pass includes a computer chip within the card itself. This chip records when and where you first use your pass and your validity period will start from that day.

    Your New York Pass also entitles you to a host of special offers and discounts at New York restaurants and retailers.

    You can visit each attraction just once with the New York Pass.

    1 Day New York Pass holders will get 24-hour Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket and 2, 3 or 7 Day New York Pass holders will get 48-hour Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket.

    Upon the receipt of your New York Pass, note the unique number found on the front of the card. If you know that number and your pass is lost or stolen you can call 800-490-9330 to check if your card has been used or not. Once non-use is confirmed, you will be provided with a replacement card.

  • Reviews
    • A New York must do!

      A great way to see around New York. The hop on hop off option lets you see what you want when you want. The guides are very knowledgable and friendly (some more than others)....

      Kim M Wise
    • this pass is a MUST

      the best we ever had so far. During our 4th stay in NY we tried the NY pass for 2 days and it was really good! No extra entre fees at all, at shame we did not have more time....

      Sandra Davies
    • A very good thing!!!

      It was very good to have the New York Pass for sightseeing the city! You can visit whatever you want and everyting is already been paid for. As New York was very crowded I would...

      Sonja Rippl
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