Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus – Big Bus Tour

Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus – Big Bus Tour

Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is a perfect option for exploring Paris in the easiest and most enjoyable way. The most popular Hop-on Hop-off Bus in the capital of France is supplied by Big Bus Paris. The buses of this company have an open-top double-decker giving an amazing view of the Paris city throughout the tour.

Bus Routes

Paris Big Bus offers 2 different bus routes giving you the opportunity to discover the best of Paris.

Red Line

Route: From Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, to Grand Palais and Notre Dame.

City Sightseeing Office: 9, Avenue de l’Opéra

Operating Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:40 PM

Frequency: Every 5 - 15 Minutes (depending on traffic)

Tour duration: 2 Hours 20 Minutes

Audio Guide Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Korean

Some of the bus stops included in the red line are:

  1. Tour Eiffel
  2. Champ de Mars
  3. Opéra Garnier
  4. Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre
  5. Louvre-Pont des Arts
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Musée d'Orsay
  8. Champs-Elysées
  9. Grand Palais
  10. Trocadéro
  11. Gare du Nord

Blue Line

Route: Montmartre, including Sacré Coeur and the Moulin Rouge

City Sightseeing Office: 9, Avenue de l’Opéra

Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Frequency: Every 30 Minutes (depending on traffic)

Tour Duration: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Audio Guide Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Korean

Some of the bus stops included in the blue line are:

  1. Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre
  2. Gare du Nord
  3. Pigalle (Hop off Only)
  4. Sacré-Cœur (Hop off Only)
  5. Musée Grévin (Hop off Only)

Night Tour

Paris Big Bus also offers a night tour letting you see and enjoy the beautifully illuminated Paris' famous landmarks at night. The Night Tour is a non-stop tour (not a hop-on, hop-off tour).

Departure time: 9:15 PM (summer only, 1 April - 27 October) / 8:15 PM (winter only, 29 October - 31 March). The Night Tour does not operate on 14 July and 31 December.

Departure point: Champs-Elysées (Stop 8)

Seine River cruise (with Deluxe ticket only)

You can choose to upgrade your Big Bus tour experience by adding a 1-hour Seine River cruise. This is a wonderful way to experience Paris and witness many stunning attractions from a different perspective.

Operating Hours:

  • April to September: 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM, every 30 minutes
  • October to March: 10:30 AM - 9:20 PM, every 60 minutes

Timings are subject to change.

Meeting Point: Make your way to Bateaux Parisiens, Pier number 3, Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris (close to the Eiffel Tower).

Ending Point: Same as the start point. 

Big Bus Tour Tickets

Classic Ticket

The classic ticket includes a hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day and free Paris city map.

Adults - 39 EUR

Children (aged 4-12) – 19 EUR

Premium Ticket

The premium ticket includes a hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days, free Reward voucher booklet and free Paris city map.

Adults - 42.90 EUR

Children (aged 4-12) - 18.90 EUR

Deluxe Ticket

The deluxe ticket includes a hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days, free Reward voucher booklet, free Paris city map and 1 hour Seine River cruise.

Adults - 51.90 EUR

Children (aged 4-12) – 26 EUR 

Night Tour Ticket

Adults - 27 EUR

Children (aged 4-12) – 14 EUR

Where to Buy Tickets?

You can purchase Big Bus Tour tickets online as they are offering a better deal: Paris Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top).

Tips

Consider buying The Paris Pass as it also includes a FREE 1 day hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour. Read our review of The Paris Pass before deciding on which one to purchase.

If you’ll be visiting Paris in summer, we would suggest bringing sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen with you so you can fully enjoy the view from the open-top deck.