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1 Day Big Bus Hop On-Hop Off

Experience Philadelphia on a Double Decker Bus. See the sights of the city on a tour that offers spectacular views and entertaining stories from fully trained Philadelphia guides.
Ticket Type
Child age: 4-12 years. Under 4 ride free when not occupying a seat.
Tours operate Thursday through Sunday only.
Experience Philadelphia with Big Bus and leave the touring to us.


  • 90+ Minute City Tour
  • Spectacular views of the city
  • Entertaining stories from experienced tour guides
  • Modern Double Decker Buses
  • See all of Philadelphia's main sights
  • Hop on-Hop off - has been discontinued in the reopening phase
Now you can experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from Modern Double Decker Buses. These tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides. See Philly on this continuous 90 minute City Tour and sit back and soak in the history and the sunshine!

Operated by Philadelphia Trolley Works, the Big Bus Tours operates from the Northeast Corner of 5th & Market streets. Climb aboard the Big Bus and enjoy the history and culture along the route.

See the steps that Rocky climbed, Enjoy an authentic cheesesteak or Philadelphia Soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's 300th birthday, retrace the steps of our founding fathers, visit America's first Z00 or shop along South Street.

The Big Bus Tours take in all of Philadelphia's main sights. Take a look at the full list of what you will see along the tour.

Stop 1. Independence Visitor's Center-NE Corner of 5th & Market
Stop 2. Betsy Ross House
Stop 3. United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave
Stop 4. National Constitution Center
Stop 5. Chinatown
Stop 6. Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's
Stop 7. City Hall/Love Park
Stop 8. Cathedral Basilica of St Peter And St Paul
Stop 9. Barnes Foundation
Stop 10. Rodin Museum
Stop 11. Eastern State Penitentiary
Stop 12. Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
Stop 13. The Philadelphia Zoo
Stop 14. Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park
Stop 15. "Rocky Step" Philadelphia Museum of Art-East Entrance
Stop 16. Philadelphia Museum of Art-West Entrance
Stop 17. Franklin Institute/Logan Circle
Stop 18. One Liberty Observation Deck, Philly from the Top
Stop 19. The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square
Stop 20. Academy of Music/Broad Street
Stop 21. Antiques Row
Stop 22. South Street/Head House Square
Stop 23.Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Stop 24.Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard/Spruce Street Harbor
Stop 25. Penn's Landing/Waterfront
Stop 26. Old City/Christ Church
Stop 27. Museum of American Jewish History

So, come and experience Philadelphia from our Modern Double Decker Bus! See the sights of the city that offers spectacular views and enjoy the ride!

Operating Times

Current schedule: Tours operate Thursday through Sundays at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. Saturday Tours operate hourly from 10:00am- 4:00pm. Closed Christmas and New Year's Day.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are not needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date. Space is limited on the tours so please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure time.


90 minutes

Booth Location

Tours depart from the NE corner of 5th and Market Streets, directly across from Independence National Historical Park. See Big Bus staff to have your ticket validated.

Nearest Intersection

5th & Market Streets


There are several parking garages near the Independence Mall Area. They are located at 6th & Arch Street underneath the Visitor's Center, 4th & Ranstead Street behind the Bourse Building, 2nd & Sansom Street (stop 2) and 11th & Filbert Street (stop 5).

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 4 - 12 years. Children under 4 ride free when they do not occupy a seat to the exclusion of a fare-paying passenger. Senior Ticket: ages 65 and up.


All tours subject to availability and are on a first come - first serve basis.