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Chicago Tourist Bus
  • 10% off
  • English English
  • 1 or 2 days

The Chicago Tourist Bus is a great way to get to know the Windy City. You can hop on and hop off at any of the stops to explore its iconic landmarks at your own pace.

Route and stops

The Chicago Tourist Bus has 14 stops along a route that takes a total of two hours (red line). You'll discover Chicago's main places of interest and admire its impressive skyline on a double-decker open-top bus. Throughout the journey, learn fun facts and fascinating history from the recorded audio commentary about the places visited along the way.

Don't miss stopping at Millennium Park, the home of the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture also called 'The Bean'; the Field Museum, one of the largest natural history museums in the world; the historic Water Tower, and the Sears Tower, the second tallest skyscraper in the United States.

You can discover the bus route and all of its stops on a map via the following link:

Options

Choose any of the following options to tailor your trip to your needs and interests:

  • 1 day ticket: includes unlimited access to Big Bus Chicago for one day. 
  • 1 day ticket + extra activity: during the winter, this option additionally includes access to the Centennial Wheel, giving you unforgettable views over the city. During the summer, it includes a night tour on a panoramic bus.
  • 2 day ticket + extra activity: as well as unlimited use of the Big Bus Chicago buses for two days, you'll also enjoy the Centennial Wheel (in winter) or a night tour on a panoramic bus (in summer).
  • Night tour: exclusively includes a night time panoramic tour in an open-top bus, allowing you to admire the beautifully illuminated Chicago skyline.

How does it work?

Your ticket will have a validity of 1 or 2 days from first use. During this time, you can get on and get off the bus as many times as you'd like.

Timetable and frequency

The Chicago Tourist Bus operates every day, with departures every 30-45 minutes between 9 am and 4 pm.

The night tour runs from the 1st of May to the 31st of October

  • May: 7:30 pm
  • June - September: 7:30 pm, 8 pm
  • October: 7 pm

Price

Adults Children between 5 and 15 years old Children under 5 years old
1 day ticket
US$ 45 US$ 40.50
US$ 25 US$ 22.50
Free
1 day ticket + extra activity
US$ 55 US$ 49.50
US$ 30 US$ 27
Free
2 day ticket + extra activity
US$ 65 US$ 58.50
US$ 35 US$ 31.50
Free
Night tour
US$ 29 US$ 26.10
US$ 15 US$ 13.50
Free

1 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 45 US$ 40.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 25 US$ 22.5
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

1 day ticket + extra activity

  • Adults

    US$ 55 US$ 49.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 30 US$ 27
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

2 day ticket + extra activity

  • Adults

    US$ 65 US$ 58.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 35 US$ 31.5
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

Night tour

  • Adults

    US$ 29 US$ 26.1
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 15 US$ 13.5
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

More information

Duration

1 or 2 days.

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.

Included

Unlimited use of Big Bus Chicago during selected time.

Travel by bus to Chicago's main tourist sights.

Headphones for each passenger.

Access to the Centennial Wheel (optional, between 1 November and 30 April).

Night tour on panoramic bus (optional, between 1 May and 31 October).

10% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most of the buses are accessible).

from US$ 29
US$ 26.10
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

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