Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience the best of Sydney with its unique skyline, fascinating history and distinctive landmarks including its stunning natural harbour.

Our guide to Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Join a Big Bus tour, Sydney’s only Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus service and take in all the excitement of Sydney, Australia's renowned harbour city.

As well as Sydney’s glorious harbour and stunning beaches the city offers a multi-cultural lifestyle, exuberant festivals and events, a dynamic food scene and a striking cityscape of modern and colonial architecture. 

Onboard the open-top double-decker bus tours, which include 34 stops throughout the Sydney City, Bondi Beach, and Harbour Bays tours, you won't miss a thing. Your ticket price includes both the Red and Blue Route, making this a fantastic bargain for sightseeing.

The hop-on, hop-off facility enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of exciting places to explore at your leisure. You can take a break from your tour whenever you wish to visit attractions and landmarks and re-join the tour at your convenience.

There are three different types of tickets to choose from:

Discover Ticket

  • 2 routes: Sydney and Bondi Beach Routes
  • 1-day (24-hour) validity 
  • Digital commentary in a choice of 8 languages
  • Free earphones on board
  • Free Wi-Fi

Essential Ticket

  • 2 routes: Sydney and Bondi Beach Routes
  • Harbour Cruise
  • 1-day (24 hour) validity 
  • Digital commentary in a choice of 8 languages
  • Free earphones on board
  • Free Wi-Fi


Sydney Tour (Red Route) - First bus at 9.00am from stop 1 Circular Quay (George St cnr Alfred St). The last full tour is 4.00pm. The buses run every 30 minutes and the full tour duration is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Sydney Tour stops - Circular Quay (1) - Sydney Tower (2) - Australian Museum (3) - William St (4) - Kings Cross (5) - El Alamein Fountain (6) - Woolloomooloo Bay (7) - Sydney Opera House (8) - Botanic Garden (9) - State Library (10) - Hyde Park (11) - Central Station (12) - Power House Museum (13) - Sydney Fish Market (14) - The Star (15) - Maritime Museum (16) - International Convention Centre (17) - Chinese Gardens/Chinatown (18) - Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (19) - King St Wharf (20) - Barangaroo (21) - Sydney Harbour Bridge (22) - The Rocks (23)

Bondi Tour (Blue Route) - First bus at 9.30am from stop 24 Central Station (Pitt St, Bus Bay 18). The last full tour is 3.15pm. The buses run every 45 minutes and the full tour duration is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Bondi Tour stops - Central Station (24) - Town Hall (25) - Australian Museum (26) - William St (27) - Paddington Town Hall (28) - Centennial Parklands (29) - Bondi Beach (30) - North Bondi (31) - Rose Bay (32) - Double Bay (33) - Australian Museum (34)

Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise 

Discover Sydney from the water on a fantastic sightseeing cruise. Sit back, relax and listen to fascinating facts and stories about Sydney and its landmarks from the onboard commentary. Along the way, you'll get great views of Syndey Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stunning bays, hidden beaches, islands, national parks, towering headlands, city skylines, botanic gardens and the homes and playgrounds of the rich and famous. 

Departure times: 90-minute cruise: Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf) - Pier 26 at 8.45am, every approx. 30-40mins. Last departure from Darling Harbour: 4.33pm. 60-minute cruise: Circular Quay (Wharf 6) at 9.03am, every 25-40mins. Last departure from Circular Quay: 3.12pm. Your ticket is valid for 1 cruise circuit.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Big Bus Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • You must redeem your voucher at the start of your tour from the bus driver at any stop.
  • Tickets MUST be used on consecutive days.
  • 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 stop 1 and stop 12/24.
  • All buses run on live GPS tracking. For accurate times on the day of travel, please ensure your guests download the Big Bus Tours App.
  • Fantasea Cruise: please exchange your Big Bus-Fantasea voucher at Fantasea kiosks, located at Circular Quay – Wharf 6, or Darling Harbour, Pier 26. 
  • Once collected, tickets MUST be kept in a safe place. If a ticket is lost, a replacement cannot be reissued.
  • The tour company reserves the right to deviate from the route of a service where reasonably prudent to do so in the light of circumstances beyond the company’s control.
  • Included attractions can be replaced or omitted at any time. Please check locally
  • Frequency and finishing times of the tours can vary according to season. Please check locally for up to date information. Head to your preferred Fantasea departure location at least 15 minutes in advance of your preferred departure time. Cruises are wheelchair-accessible. Toilet facilities are available on board. Smoking is not permitted on board. Seats are not allocated - you are free to choose between indoor or outdoor seating.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.

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