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Big Bus Vienna: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Walking Tour, Night Tour, River Cruise and More!

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Vienna on an action-packed hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace
  • Hop on the bus at your own convenience and hop off at attractions of your choice
  • See Vienna State Opera, Haus der Musik, Hofburg Palace, Karmelitermarkt, Danau Kanal and many more attractions!
  • Enjoy a FREE walking tour led by an entertaining and knowledgeable guide
  • Upgrade from Classic to Premium or Deluxe ticket option and enjoy sightseeing, river cruise and a Panoramic Night Tour
  • Audio commentary available in multiple languages ensures that you do not miss a thing!
  • Overview

    Situated at the cultural intersection of east and west, explore the rich heritage of Vienna on this Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tour.

    Get acquainted with the Gothic masterpieces at Stephansdom at your own pace, shop at Kärntner Straße, delve into music at Haus der Musik, appreciate the architectural wonders of Vienna State Opera, St Charles’s Church and Hofsburg Palace or see local folks shopping on bikes for kosher goods at the traditional market of Karmelitermarkt. The comprehensive Big Bus Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off tour is designed just for you.

    On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 13 languages (English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese)

    Your Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also includes a FREE walking tour to discover the cultural and architectural delights of the "inner Ring", which is not accessible by the Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker buses.

    Upgrade your Classic ticket (1 day) to a Premium ticket or Deluxe ticket to include 2 days or 3 days of hop-on, hop-off sightseeing along with a FREE Panoramic Night Tour and River Cruise (as per option chosen).

    Download the tour route map and the timetable

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    1, 2 or 3-day(as per the option chosen)
    Walking tour: 60 minutes
    Night tour: 60 minutes

    Start time

    Red route: The first departure from Opera is at 9:30am and the last at 6:00pm (summer) and 4:30pm (winter). Buses are available in every 20-30 minutes.
    Blue route: The first departure from Museums-Hofburg is at 9:30am and the last at 4:30pm (winter) and 6:00pm(summer). Buses are available in every 20-30 minutes.

    Since this is an outdoor activity, schedules might just change sometimes check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.
    Walking Tour :11:30am, lasting for 90 minutes
    River Cruise: Departures at regular intervals during the day. Daily from 11:00am until 4:00pm. The cruise lasts for 90-120 minutes. 
    Panoramic Night Tour: 7:30pm in summer & 6:00pm in winter

    Check overview for the timetable

    Meeting Point

    Vienna Hop-on, Hop-off Tour:You may board the bus at any of the designated stops on both the routes.
    Walking Tour:Stop 1: Opera
    River Cruise: Cruises depart either near from our Stop #15 “Schwedenplatz/Danube Canal” or from Stop #9 “Blue Danube/Cruises”, pier #6.
    Night Tour: Daily from Stop 1 "Opera"

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.


    Hop on the bus at any of the designated bus stops to jumpstart your Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. With more than 20 stops covered by 2 routes, there are options galore to discover Vienna on your own and as per your preference.

    The double decker bus will offer a panoramic view of the city and cover the major historical landmarks and the must-visit sites. Each location has been carefully selected so that you are within easy reach of Vienna's key attractions.

    Choose to discover Vienna on two separate sightseeing routes – the Red Route and the Blue Route, each one completing a full loop in one hour and 40 minutes and one hour and twenty five minutes respectively. You may even change to the Red Route from the Blue Route at stops 1 and 2. 

    While you may refer to the tour map for absolute details of both the routes, a few of the significant stops covered are as follows:

     Opera House of Music 

    Museums Hofburg 

    Karmeliter Market 

    Blue Danube (DDSG Cruise) 

    UNO City 

    Danube Island 

    Schönbrunn Palace 



    There are 3 ticket options to choose from: 

    Classic ticket: This option includes a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour covering major attractions across Vienna. Also included is a 1 FREE City Walk into the city centre.

    Premium ticket: This upgraded ticket includes a 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour with 1 FREE City Walk into the city centre and a FREE rewards voucher booklet, Hundertwasser Tour and a FREE Panoramic Night Tour.

    Deluxe Ticket: This upgraded ticket includes a 3-day hop on hop off with 1 FREE City Walk into the city centre, a FREE Boat tour, Hundertwasser Tour and a FREE Panoramic Night tour.

    You will get these FREE services as per the ticket selected-

    Free Walking Tour (Classic, Premium and Deluxe):

    Reach Stop 1: Opera at 11:30am to start with a 90-minute City Walk and learn about the life and times of the great Habsburg Empire and the city’s most powerful  

    composers till date. Enjoy the company of an English and German speaking veteran guide who narrates entertaining stories about the area’s history and culture.  

    Free River Cruise (Deluxe Ticket)

    Embark on a mesmerizing river cruise along the River Danube and admire the splendid city views from the water. Cruises depart either near from our Stop #15 “Schwedenplatz/Danube Canal” or from Stop #10 “Blue Danube/Cruises”, pier #6 and lasts for 90-120 minutes. Please make sure to exchange your voucher with Big Bus Tours first. Your Big Bus Ticket needs then to be exchanged into a River Cruise ticket before entering the boat. 

    Panoramic Night Tour (Premium and Deluxe Ticket)

    Arrive at Stop 1: Opera at 7:30pm to enjoy this 1-hour night bus tour that takes you on a journey of Vienna’s cityscape after dark. Witness the sights of Vienna light up in the evening to become even more awe-inspiring while listening to the live English-speaking guide. 

    While on the bus, you will discover Vienna’s rich history through our informative personal commentary available in 13 languages - English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1, 2 or 3-day hop-on, hop-off ticket (as per the option chosen)
    • Pre-recorded commentary in 13 languages
    • Guided walking tour (Classic, Premium and Deluxe)
    • Free WiFi
    • River Cruise (Deluxe Ticket)
    • Free rewards voucher booklet (Premium)
    • Panoramic night tour (Premium and Deluxe)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to the attractions
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given to guests without a printed copy of their voucher. The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details. They're a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm your schedule details.

    Your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket is valid for the dates you select at the time of booking.

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the staff who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.

    Timings and itinerary are subject to change.

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child). 

  • Customer Reviews
    • waiting period was too long at some stops and also please arrange to provide atleast bottle of water for your passengers....

      Suraj Shetty, United Arab Emirates, 15/Dec/2017
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      Norman Paini, Australia, 21/Nov/2017
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      kiran sikakolli, Switzerland, 05/May/2017
    • Great way of seeing the city and main sights

      Nicola Hanny, United Kingdom, 05/Feb/2019
    • convenient and with discount

      Michael Sedletsky, Israel, 18/Dec/2018
    • Great tour guide, learnt so much about the city!

      Angelique Regnaud, United Kingdom, 12/Dec/2018