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$ 38.35 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.

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Valid 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 the 2 different routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Your ticket permits unlimited rides throughout its validity and provides premium views of iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are over 30 stops in the two tours to hop off and experience the diversity of Sydney’s lifestyle. Both tours feature an entertaining and informative audio commentary available in 8 languages. 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. Or you can choose the Premium Ticket which will extend your experience to 2 days. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approximately every 2 hours on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Stop at locations like Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. On the way to this famous beach, the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. You can explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

  • 2 hop-on and hop-off routes around Sydney
  • 1-day validity or 2-day validity (depending on option chosen)
  • Digital commentary in a choice of 8 languages
  • WiFi on board
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • You can hop on and off at any of the stops around the city
    • 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
    • Photo ID must be presented by senior ticket holders upon boarding
    • Tours are currently operating Thursday-Monday
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 534 reviews

    Review summary

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    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

    I got on the bus in Bondi Beach where I was staying. The driver strongly recommended the extra upgrade to include 4 sights. I’m not complaining; they were great. BUT that was my only bus trip because it took me the rest of the day to visit the 4 attractions. Expensive spin into the city! Ironically I could have got much the same extras when booking online with a two day pass thrown in. I live and learn but you can learn from my mistake. Just think it through!

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    March 4, 2020

    Product ID: 89391