Big Bus Tours Washington DC operates 364 Days a year as we are closed on 25th December. Occasionally, service may be affected by roadworks, city events, poor weather and other unpredictable circumstances. Tour times are subject to traffic, weather and other events, so please check with a member of staff or check our service information for the most up-to-date Tour scheduling information.
Our Night Tour runs every Thursday - Sunday evening from Stop #1: L'Enfant Plaza and takes approximately 90 minutes.
Tour departure times differ throughout the year:
Tours until 8th November - 20th March depart at 7:00pm
Tours from 21st March - 7th November depart at 8:00pm
Please note, this is a panoramic tour, not a hop-on, hop-off service.
Yes –we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to guarantee your seat. If your ticket includes extras, you may also need to book additional dates & times for all elements of your ticket after your purchase is complete. See your booking confirmation email for instructions.
Child tickets are available for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Please feel welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles.
Big Bus operates wheelchair accessible vehicles that can accommodate weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. Please also note that passengers with mobility impairments may not be able to access the upper deck on our buses. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.
To request a refund please follow the below instructions:
Please email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following details:
Customer email address
Date of sale
Order reference number
The reason for requesting refund - please provide as much information as possible.
Experience Washington DC with our Deluxe Ticket. You'll get a 2-day pass to hop on and hop off our buses, allowing you to explore the capital at your own pace. This ticket also includes a Big Bus Night Tour.
Please note: At the time of purchase, you will be booking your spot on the Big Bus Night Tour. After purchase, you will need to check-in for any additional services. This can be done via our booking portal or with our on street sales team in your destination.