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The Big Bus Tour

The Big Bus Sightseeing Tour of London

Big Bus Tours operate two open-top sightseeing tour routes in London.

Tickets are valid on both routes and you can either stay on the buses or use them to hop-on or hop-off at any of the 50 stops along the route.

Tour Routes

The Red Route

The red route has live commentary from an English-speaking guide. If you stay on the bus, the full route takes 2 hours 15 minutes.

The Blue Route

The blue route has recorded commentary. It covers a larger area than the red route and takes 3 hours 15 minutes if you stay on the bus.

Tour departure times

Tours generally run every 10-20 minutes between 8.30am–5.30pm daily (except 25 December), with slightly later times in summer.

Pick-up points

You can join the tour at any of the 50 stops along the route. The main departure points are from Baker Street Station, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Green Park and Victoria Station.

Big Bus tour ticket prices

Tickets booked online are cheaper.

Child tickets are valid for children aged 5-15.

24 hour tour

Online tickets
Adults £30
Child £12.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £66.40


*Get 10% off with discount code BB24TEN plus an extra 24-hours free until the end of February 2017.

Tour languages

Tours are available with live commentary from an English speaking guide (Red route) and with recorded tour commentary (Blue route) in:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian

Tour ticket extras

  • Thames river cruise from Westminster pier to the Tower of London
  • Royal London walk – including Changing the Guard (starts at 10am)
  • Harry Potter (starts at 1.30pm)
  • Haunting Mysteries (starts 4.30pm)

Walks last approximately 90 minutes–2 hours and depart from the Big Bus stop 10 on Trafalgar Square.

Big Bus Tours website

Last updated: 16 January 2017