Hop-on hop-off tour

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Sydney

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Sydney

From US$ 40.68 per person

See the best of Sydney at your own pace with a Classic or Premium ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy panoramic views aboard the double-decker bus on both the Sydney and Bondi routes and listen to the recorded commentary.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the best of Sydney with a hop-on hop-off open top bus tour
  • Access 2 route of the double decker bus for a complete Sydney experience
  • Hop on and off at any of the available stops by showing your mobile voucher
  • Learn more about the city and its attractions from the on board commentary
  • See iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
Full description

Benefit from access to 2 different routes with 30 stops on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Learn about the local culture with audio commentary and unlimited rides while driving past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. 

Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city.

The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Choose the Premium Ticket to extend to 2 days. Choose the Deluxe Ticket, to see the Sydney Harbour Hopper, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands that are made for exploring.

Explore highlights of the city including Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route.

Discover the Bondi Beach tour as a perfect introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Let Big Bus take you to the best shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. Explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

  • 2 hop-on and hop-off routes around Sydney
  • 24 or 48-hour validity (depending on option chosen)
  • Sydney Harbor cruise (with a deluxe ticket option, available from Wednesday-Sunday)
  • Digital commentary in a choice of 8 languages
  • WiFi on board

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • You can board the bus and hop on and off at any of the stops along the routes
    • Suitcases including carry-on luggage are not allowed on the bus due to space constraints and passenger safety. Third-party luggage storage facilities are available close to major stops
    • Tours are currently operating Thursday-Monday
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 590 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    Excellent tour. The starting point is at the Rocks by the pier and very convenient. The two lines - red and blue intersect at a couple of spots. The bus has free wifi, which was great, but in one bus it was quite weak, but no big deal. The commentary was excellent. The staff were very pleasant. Covers all important tourist spots.

    November 21, 2022

    Travelled the blue and red routes in 24 hrs over 2 days. We wish there was more information at the bus stops on the approx. time the bus will arrive there. If you miss the Bondi bus - there is either 1.5 hrs or 2 hrs ti wait - a little confusing. We would have liked to get off at Bondi beach but we didn't want to wait 2 hrs for the next bus.

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    July 22, 2022

    First bus driver did not offer us brochures for the trip, nor a rain coat and it was very wet the day we travelled on the bus. He did not give us any instructions on how to get to venue (Fish Market) we wanted to visit. We had to ask people on the street how to get there.

    April 8, 2022

    Product ID: 89391