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Enjoy the beauty, romance and pure elegance of Paris as you relax on the top deck of an open top double-decker bus. With the ability to hop-on and off at any time you can create your own itinerary!

Our guide to Big Bus Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the stunning sights of the French capital on this Hop-on Hop-off bus tour with access to a fantastic sightseeing route that will introduce you to all the must-see sights.  

The Big Bus red route takes in the must-sees close to the Seine: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Champs Elysées and the Louvre Museum. This flexible tour allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like, giving you plenty of time to explore the historical, romantic, fashionable, fun and shopper-friendly city. Download the Big Bus app for live bus tracking to locate the next bus and jump back on board. 

Hop off at The Musee du Louvre, where you can spend several hours exploring the world-renowned museum which houses 35,000 works of art. Stop off at Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture built in 12th century, visit the Musee d'Orsay which holds the best impressionist painting collection in the world, or admire The Avenue des Champs-Elysees as you travel through the home to luxury specialty shops, cafes, cinemas and clipped horse-chestnut trees.

Plug-in, sit back and relax, listening to the engaging recorded commentary in a choice of 6 languages. Plus with the Essential and Explore ticket options your ticket includes a river cruise along the Seine.

You can also see the city by night with a panoramic tour. No one can fail to be moved by the view of Paris’ architecture by night, including the much-adored illuminations at the Eiffel Tower. Big Bus Tours Paris really does give you the most flexible sightseeing experience in the city. 

There are three different types of tickets to choose from:

Discover Ticket

  • One Day Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket 

Essential Ticket

  • One Day Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket 
  • River cruise along the Seine 

Explore Ticket

  • Two Day Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket 
  • River cruise along the Seine 

Red Route - Operates from 9.45am to 5.45pm every 10 minutes. The total route duration is 2 hours 15 minutes.

The Red Route really does show you the very best of what central Paris has to offer. Travelling as far as the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadero in the west and the breathtaking Notre Dame in the east, you’ll also have the chance to see the Eiffel Tower, Hotel des Invalides, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Hop off and explore the city on foot and visit some of the great attractions before jumping back on board. 

Red Route stops - Louvre-Pyramide-BBIC (1) - Louvre-Pont des Arts (2) - Notre-Dame (3) - Musée d'Orsay (4) - Champs Elysées (5) - Grand Palais (6) - Trocadéro (7) - Eiffel Tower (8) - Champ de Mars (9) - Opéra Garnier (10)

River Cruise

The Essential and Explore tickets also include a cruise along the picturesque Seine. Departing from beneath the Eiffel Tower, loop down to Notre Dame and back. The cruise must be redeemed by submitting the printed ticket you will receive from a Big Bus team member when redeeming your bus ticket. 

The cruise departs from Bateaux Parisiens, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. The nearest Big Bus stop is the Eiffel Tower ( stop 8). Please check with Bateaux Parisiens locally for operating hours. 

Night Tour

The panoramic night tour of Paris is quite simply the best way to finish your day in the City of Lights. With a tour around the best sights the city has to offer all picked out with lights including the sensational Eiffel Tower diamond display. The tour departs daily from stop 8 (Eiffel Tower) at 9.15pm between May and October and 8.15pm between November and April. The tour has a duration of around 2 hours. Please note the night tour is NOT a hop-on, hop-off tour.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Big Bus Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour tickets

  • You will receive an open-dated voucher that can be easily exchanged when you board the bus at any of the Big Bus stops.
  • Times and routes are subject to change without notice.
  • Children aged 3 years and under may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A third of the fleet has wheelchair access on the lower deck, and these vehicles run evenly throughout the service.
  • Please note: routes and operation times may vary during the holiday season. Please check locally. 
  • The night tour does not run on 31st December or 14th July.
  • Redeem vouchers at the Big Bus information centre, 11 avenue de l’Opéra 75001 Paris or with the customer service representatives at any Big Bus stops.  
  • River cruise - Cruise ticket must be redeemed by submitting the printed ticket you will receive from a Big Bus team member when purchasing/redeeming your bus ticket. Bateaux Parisiens will issue a cruise ticket after receiving this. Please check the latest operating hours directly with Bateaux Parisiens on their website
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.