Big Bus Paris

Big Bus Tours Paris

Tour the city of Paris with its beautiful architecture, historical landmarks and ubiquitous natural beauty atop a double-decker Red Bus with Big Bus Paris Hop On Hop Off tours. Enjoy a sunny day in Paris owing to a live guided-tour with historical information about landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre museum. 

Big Bus Paris offers exceptional night tours and combo-tickets to help you navigate your way around Paris with the luxury of disembarking the bus at any of the 11+ bus stops to take your time getting acquainted with the city of love.

Why choose Big Bus tours in Paris?

If you are new to the city of Paris, the best way to enjoy a fruitful first day is the Big Bus Paris Hop On Hop Off Tours as they are all-encompassing and allow a first-hand introduction to the city. 

Big Bus tours have live guides on select Red buses while others have audio guides in 11 languages to accompany you throughout your journey. Paris comes easy aboard a Red Bus since you have the option to hop off wherever you wish for a longer walking tour of any of the landmarks. Whether it is the à la mode vibe at the Place Vendôme or the royal architecture of Opera de Paris, Big Bus Tours are your ticket to each of these exceptional and must-visit destinations.

Paris Big Bus Tour Advantages

When it comes to witnessing Paris in its most visceral and unique form, it is no wonder that a Hop On Hop Off Bus tour can allow you much more ease in touching each and every aspect of the city. Here are some of the advantages of going for a Big Bus HOHO Paris tour:

1. Overview of the city

Indulge yourself aboard a Red bus as you take in the stunning views and the river Seine passing you by. You will get more than a glimpse of the historical and arresting architecture of Paris with stops at landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Concorde, the Orsay Museum, and Champs-Élysées where you will be introduced to the fashionable streets of Paris. The double-decker buses of the Big Bus Paris HOHO tours lend an excellent vantage point from where to absorb the breath-taking beauty of the city. The buses frequent each of the major spots in the city so you can rest assured that you will not miss out anything. 

2. Ease of getting around

If you want to travel around Paris with ease and avoid getting lost in the crowd, the easily-recognizable Red buses are a good marker by which you can identify where you are. The buses stop every 5-10 minutes, ensuring that you get on a Red bus without a problem. Get around Paris with ease since the buses stop at more than eleven iconic stops around the city. Each of these landmarks are not to be missed as a trip to Paris is incomplete without visiting its baroque monuments, flawless museums that house works of virtuoso artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and shopping districts. 

3. Various routes to choose from

Big Bus Paris Hop On Hop Off tours offer a choice between two popular routes i.e Red Route and Blue Route. The Classic Route is the Red route that takes you to all the main sights such as Luxembourg, Lido, the Pantheon, the Louvre museum, Concorde, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower to name a few. The Blue Tour or the Montmartre Tour stops at places such as Sacré-Coeur or Pigalle. You can even change from one route to the other for ease of access. Customize your tour based on your preference as there are multiple audio guides available on both buses. 

4. Informative commentary

The Big Bus tours offer complimentary headphones to allow you to enjoy uninterrupted commentary about every place you visit. The guided tours are all you need to obtain an in-depth knowledge about the landmarks of Paris. You will find out about the baroque architecture of the Opéra de Paris and the contribution of Napoleon towards the construction of Arc de Triomphe. There is so much history every step of the way and the Paris tours are a great way to learn about the bulk of it in a well-informed and curated manner. 

5. Savings

Booking your tickets online for the Big Bus tours can help you save on different routes. The tours offered are at discounted prices and makes it much easier on the pocket if you book a comprehensive tour rather than visiting each landmark on your own. Grouping a few major places via the Big Bus HOHO tour can help you budget your trip to Paris as all the major attractions are included on both routes – Red and Blue. 

6. Entry ticket discounts

From day to night, the Big Bus Paris Tours extend plenty of avenues to travelers to explore Paris in all its glory. Each customer is privy to a Free Rewards Voucher Booklet that offers excellent discounts and offers to various Paris attractions. There are several other kinds of tickets to attractions such as the Paris Museum Pass and discounted entry tickets to landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe and Opera Palais Garnier. If you book tickets for two to three days, the prices are further discounted for customers. 

7. Freebies

As part of the Big Bus Paris Hop On Hop Off Tour, customers will be provided entry discounts to various hotspots around Paris. As soon as you board the bus, you can grab a pair of complimentary headphones for a running commentary on each destination in more than 10 languages. Walking tours are also part of the experience for customers to gather more insight into each landmark they visit. If you book a deluxe ticket, you will be provided a one-hour river cruise courtesy of Les Bateaux Parisiens on the River Seine. 

8. Combo experiences

Big Bus Paris Tours have many combo experiences for customers where you can customize a classic, premium or deluxe ticket with additional services such a night tours, a river cruise and the luxury to explore Paris as per your preference. You can hop on and hop off at any of the 11+ stops and even combine your tour into two days of sightseeing and experiences in the city that never sleeps. There are two routes to choose from so you have a lot of ground to cover.

Paris Big Bus Tour Options

Big Bus Paris Hop On Hop Off Tours have three prime tickets that customers can avail based on their needs. Whether you want a one-day classic tour pass or if you wish to combine the same with a river cruise, there are many choices to pick from.

Classic Ticket
Premium Ticket
Deluxe Ticket

Classic Ticket - 1 Day

  • The one-day classic ticket affords excellent offers and a chance to tour the city of Paris in its entirety. 
  • If you start off early on the Red route, the first stop at 9:30am is the Eiffel Tower and the last bus for the same stop is 5:40pm. 
  • Louvre-Pyramid is the latest bus stop that ends at 6:30pm for those who wish to explore the landmarks for longer. 
  • Enjoy multilingual audio tours with your free headphones aboard the buses. 
  • The classic ticket can be combined with several other tours such as the night tour of Paris so you can witness as the city comes alive with twinkling lights and the river cruise for a scenic view of Paris on the River Seine. 
  • Enjoy the many benefits that come with a Free Rewards Voucher Booklet.

Paris Big Bus Routes

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Red Route

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  • The famous Red Route has ten stops starting from the Eiffel Tower and ending at Trocadero.
  • The first bus runs at different timings from different stops however, you can catch the 9:30 red bus from the Eiffel Tower.
  • The buses run well until the evening i.e. until 6:30pm so if you are going for the Night Tour, you can even hop off early and relax at a street café.
  • Select buses on the Red route feature live guides giving you a tour of the city. They are all well-informed and are happy to answer any questions.
  • Audio tours are available in over 11 languages that you can listen to via complimentary headphones.

Blue Route

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  • The Blue Route is shorter of the two routes and you can join the Blue route from the Red route at Stop #4 or #11 i.e. Louvre-Pyramid and the Big Bus Information Center. 
  • The first bus departs at 9:30am and the last bus ends at 6:40pm.
  • Three of the five stops are hop-off only and these include Pigalle, Sacre-Coeur, and Grevin Museum.
  • It is advised to combine both routes into one tour so you can make the most of your Big Bus Tour pass on the double-decker buses.
  • The buses on the Blue route has pre-recorded audio commentary in over 11 languages accessible with the help of free headphones that you get once you board the bus.

Suggested Itineraries

Save time and decide on how you wish to best spend your classic, premium or deluxe tickets to the HOHO bus tours. Here are some ways you can combine two routes or pick the best one.


1-Day Tour

  • The 1-day tour comes with a classic ticket to the Big Bus Paris HOHO tour.
  • Travelers can choose to spend their ticket on the Red route since it covers Paris and all of its landmarks.
  • The Red Route comprises of ten stops that include the Eiffel Tower, Concorde, Notre Dame and the Louvre museum, among other famous places to visit.
  • You can start at 9:30am in the morning, bright and early, and head to the first stop i.e. Eiffel Tower to catch your bus for the day.
  • Each stop gives you the option to hop-off at your leisure so you can take your time to eat at a restaurant, join a walking tour or simply enjoy the Parisian café scene.
  • End your day with a Night Tour of Paris for a spectacular view of the city at night.

Suggested Combos


1. Paris Big Bus Tour + Cruise

Combine your Big Bus HOHO tour with a scenic river cruise of Paris where you will come close to an entirely new view of the now-familiar city. After you tour of the major landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum, take in the awe-inspiring bridges and promenades of Paris that pass you by as you sail across the River Seine. Make the most of your tour and hop-off to visit the sights on foot. The Big Bus 2-Day Hop On Hop Off Tour with the Bateaux Parisien Cruise is perfect for families as the kids will enjoy a boat-ride with gleeful promise.


2. Paris Big Bus Tour + Night Tour

Paris by day and night? Yes, that does sound like a good idea! Enjoy the Big Bus Paris 1 Day Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus & Night Tour to make the most of your first day in the city. Get acquainted with the beautiful streets and landscapes of Paris from a double-decker bus or on foot. From the moment the Bus Tour ends, you can now start dreaming about the dazzling Night Tour that awaits. The Night Tour follows a standard route with no option to hop-on or hop-off. It comprises places such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Montmartre.


3. Paris Big Bus Tour + Paris Museum

Enjoy the many benefits of a HOHO tour with the Big Bus Paris 1 or 2 Day Hop On Hop Off Tour and Paris Museum Pass. With the HOHO bus pass, you can navigate your way through Paris with ease while the Paris Museum Pass allows you priority entry and free, direct access to some of the noteworthy museums and their collections. Skip the long lines and enjoy a visit to these museums like the Louvre and Orsay that would otherwise be a three-hour wait. Get access to permanent exhibits and take your time learning about each of these masterful pieces.


4. Paris Big Bus Tour + Louvre Museum

The Big Bus Paris 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off and Skip The Line Louvre & Cruise Tickets are comfortable, convenient and cost-effective. You have the advantage of both the Big Bus HOHO tours and timely access to the Louvre’s select artworks such as the Monalisa and Winged Victory at Samothrace. End your tour with a picturesque river cruise around Paris to experience the city in a new light. 


5. Paris Big Bus Tour + Museum Orsay

Opting for the Big Bus Paris Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour and the Orsay Museum pass is a better way to visit this exquisite museum as you can avoid the crowd and skip way ahead in line. The Big Bus HOHO Tours takes you around the city and you can enjoy its many delights from the comfort of your double-decker bus. The Museum is home to works by some of the most canonical Impressionist painters from the 19th-century including Vincent van Gogh, Renoir and Edouard Manet.

Tips on making the most of your Paris Big Bus HOHO Tour

  • With the HOHO bus tour pass, you get front-row access to most of the historical places in Paris as you get to skip long lines and enjoy a relaxed tour instead.
  • Combine your bus pass with a cruise, museum pass or a night tour for an even better and memorable experience.
  • The Big Bus Paris HOHO Tours have plenty of offers and tickets such as the deluxe ticket that are more comprehensive and cost-effective as you get a panoramic river cruise and a free walking tour of the city.
  • Make the most of your time on the bus and remember to hop-off anywhere where you feel the need to see and experience more.
  • The Red Route is the most extensive out of the two and you may easily join the Montmartre Tour at Stops #4 and #11.
  • The buses are wired with free WiFi for browsing and using social media without a hassle.
  • Do not be afraid of inclement weather as complimentary ponchos are provided to ensure you have a wonderful tour of Paris.
  • Champs-Elysees and Place-Vendome are the two most fashionable stops in Paris, must-visit for those who want to shop.

Big Bus Paris Tour Reviews

“Great way to get an overview of the city, learn about the history and see all the major attractions. It takes some time to get around to everything so you might want to start early. The only con for me is that in the cold they don’t have many covered buses so you have to sit inside and get an obstructed view because it’s too cold to sit on the open top for too long. I noticed other buses have covered tops so that you can sit up top during the cold. I wish they would provide more protection from the cold.” - TripAdvisor

“We had DANIEL as our live guide. He was absolutely amazing and entertaining. His sense of humour was totally necessary for a rather mundane Paris morning!! His knowledge is extremely insightful as if he had some kind of a brochure of all the museum opening hours etc in his head. Absolutely mind blowing. We had a short time in Paris and honestly this covered it all for us. The round tour takes about 1 hour + but if you stop and get on you might lose your awesome guide bcos some buses don’t come with a live guide. Daniel is absolutely amazing if you have him on your bus!!” - TripAdvisor

“Loved the 2 day bus pass - had added the Arc De Triomphe climb! We totally enjoyed the narration throughout the city as our time was limited and we would be unable to see and learn about everything, otherwise. The Bus ran very prompt and we enjoyed both the Red & Blue Routes!” - TripAdvisor