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Big Bus Sydney: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Hop on Hop off Bus : Daily

    Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise : Wed to Sun

  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours

    1 loop takes 30 minutes (Approx)

  • Start time

    Hop-on, hop-off tour: 9am to 4pm (depending on the route)

    Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise (with Explore Ticket) : From 8:45am to 3:03pm

  • Meeting Point

    You can board the bus at any of the route's stops. The favored stops are Circular Quay, Sydney opera house, Sydney Tower and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    For Cruise : Wharf 6, Circular Quay or Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Discover the iconic Harbour City and Bondi Beach with a single hop-on, hop-on bus ticket
  • Easily visit attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, Chinatown, and more
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops to visit attractions of your choice
  • Validity: 6 months from the date chosen at the time of booking
  • Enjoy informative audio guide on board the buses in multiple languages
  • Upgrade to the Explore ticket to enjoy the Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Explore the gorgeous Sydney and the iconic Bondi Beach with these curated and convenient Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours from Big Bus. Discover attractions and locations at your own pace, just as you wish - over 24 or 48 hours. With comprehensive bus routes and strategic stops located close to all the major attractions in the city, it is perfect for first-time visitors looking for an engaging introduction to the city.

Enjoy views of the city’s remarkable skyscrapers, legendary buildings and monuments as well as the gorgeous harbour on iconic open-top double-decker buses while listening to multilingual audio commentary -offered in 8 languages. You have three ticket options to choose from:

Discover Ticket: Valid for 24 hours + Access to 2 routes

Essential  Ticket: Valid for 48 hours + Access to 2 routes

Explore Ticket : Valid for 48 hours + Access to 2 routes + Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise

The 2 routes included are The City Tour (red route) and The Bondi and Bays Route (blue route)

Attractions Covered

• St. Mary's Cathedral

• Bondi Beach

• Hyde Park Barracks

• Australian Museum

• Sydney Opera House

• Sydney Harbour Bridge

• Royal Botanical Gardens

• Sydney Tower

• Darling Harbour

Inclusions

  • 24/48-hour hop-on, hop-off tour (as per the option selected)
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese
  • Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise (with Explore Ticket only)

Exclusions

  • Entrances, unless specified

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Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 6 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Cruise Ticket validity: 1 cruise circuit, 1 calendar day only

Redemption instructions:

1. Present your booking confirmation (printed or on your device) to a Big Bus Tours staff member in exchange for your Big Bus Tour ticket (includes bus tour and inclusions)

2. Present your Big Bus Tour ticket to Fantasea staff at either Circular Quay (Wharf 6) or Darling Harbour (Pier 26) in exchange for your cruise boarding pass

3. Head to your preferred Fantasea departure location at least 15 minutes in advance of your preferred departure time and present your cruise boarding pass to Fantasea Staff.

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Sydney is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause destruction.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The latest map will be available on the bus.

Customer Reviews

  • Jill Harris

    The initial booking didn't lead to a QR code. The driver willingly sorted it out .

    05/16/2023
  • Josie Vella

    Exceptionally easy to book

    04/26/2023
  • David Mason

    Great way to see the sites of Sydney

    04/01/2023

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