Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover DC with a hop-on hop-off tour of the nation's capital. See the Lincoln Memorial, White House, and Washington Memorial, and even cruise along the Potomac River.

Our guide to Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the rich history and daily life of Washington DC as you embark on the Big Bus Washington DC - Ticket. This Hop on Hop off tour is the perfect introduction to the capital, allowing you to immerse yourself in its iconic sights and landmarks. Hop on the open-top double-decker bus and journey through the city's history, passing by the Lincoln Memorial, White House, US Capitol building, Washington Monument, Arlington Cemetery, and more.

With the freedom to hop off at any stop and explore further, you can create your own personalized itinerary. Take in panoramic views of the city and listen to the captivating commentary that brings United States history to life. Marvel at the Martin Luther King and FDR memorials against the beautiful backdrop of Washington DC's tidal basin. Pay your respects to US veterans and notable historical figures at Arlington National Cemetery. With unlimited hop on and hop off access for the duration of your ticket, make the most of your trip.

Explore the vibrant city of Washington DC on our convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off tours. With Big Bus DC, you have the freedom to create your own itinerary and explore the city's iconic landmarks at your own pace.

Our hop-on hop-off tours allow you to experience the best of Washington DC while enjoying the comfort of our open-top double-decker buses. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of our strategically located stops throughout the city, giving you the flexibility to explore the attractions that interest you the most.

From the historic landmarks of the National Mall to the hip neighbourhoods of Georgetown, our routes cover all the must-see sights of Washington DC. Take in breath-taking views of the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and the White House as our professional digital audio provides entertaining and informative commentary along the way.

Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of the city, our hop-on hop-off tours offer the perfect way to discover Washington DC. Plus, with our live bus tracking feature, you'll always know when the next bus is arriving, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free sightseeing experience.

There are three different types of tickets to choose from:

Discover Ticket

  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off throughout ticket validity (1 Day) 
  • Entertaining audio commentary
  • Bike Rental Offer: Free 1 hour bike rental offer with 1 hour purchase
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board and Headphones

Essential Ticket

  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off throughout ticket validity (2 Day) 
  • Multilingual pre-recorded audio commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board and Headphones
  • Bike Rental Offer

Explore Ticket

  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off throughout ticket validity (3 Day)
  • Multilingual pre-recorded audio commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board and Headphones
  • Bike Rental Offer

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • 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 2 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.
  • *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.


Frequently Asked Questions for Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

General Information

  • What is the Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

    The Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour offers a convenient and flexible way to explore the landmarks and attractions of the nation's capital. With designated stops at iconic sights such as the White House, Capitol Hill, and the Smithsonian Institution, travellers can hop on and off at their leisure, allowing for a personalized sightseeing experience.

  • How does the hop-on hop-off feature work?

    The hop-on hop-off feature allows passengers to board the Big Bus at any designated stop along the route, explore the area at their own pace, and then board again at their convenience. With buses running at regular intervals, travellers have the flexibility to spend as much time as they like at each stop before continuing their journey.

  • Is the Big Bus Washington DC Tour suitable for families with children?

    Absolutely! The tour is family-friendly, with children often enjoying the open-top bus experience and the opportunity to see famous landmarks up close. Additionally, audio commentary is available in multiple languages, making it accessible to travelers of all ages and backgrounds.

Ticket Information

  • Can I purchase tickets for the Big Bus Washington DC Tour in advance?

    Yes, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended to secure your preferred date and avoid disappointment, especially during peak tourist seasons. Tickets can be conveniently booked online through, offering peace of mind and ensuring a seamless sightseeing experience upon arrival in Washington DC.