Big Bus Tours: Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Big Bus Tours: Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin, Ireland
Tour ID: 161

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  • Experience Dublin with over 25 stops
  • Pre- Recorded commentary available in 8 different languages
  • Unlimited access to Hop-on Hop-off. Thus explore the city at your own comfort
  • Free Walking tour available and an enchanting night tour!
  • Free Wi-Fi on board and free app!
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)


Appease yourself with the rich Irish culture in this grand capital city of Ireland, Dublin. The region, with its magnificent Irish hues, has the Midas touch of the lost Viking culture. The city exhales the breath of medieval Europe with spectacular cathedrals and churches. With over 30 stops, hop off and explore the city at its best rhyme through the pubs and gardens and castles.


Discover Dublin at your own pace with the Big Bus Dublin hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Our expert live tour guides will take you on a journey through the city, sharing their local knowledge and infamous Irish humor along the way. Sit back and enjoy the stunning sights and buzzing atmosphere of Dublin from the comfort of our open-top, double-decker buses.
Hop on to learn about Dublin's rich culture and history, then hop off to explore the city at your own leisure. With 25 stops strategically located on one route, covering all of Dublin's most-loved attractions, and buses running every 15-30 minutes, exploring the city has never been easier. There are three different tickets to choose from. 
1. Discover Ticket
With a 24-hour Dublin Hop On Hop Off ticket, you can explore the best bits of the city. Our guides provide you with local knowledge, allowing you to get to know Dublin even better. Discover beautiful cathedrals and learn about their history with ease.
2. Essential Ticket
Uncover the secrets of Dublin with a 48-hour Essential Ticket. Strategically located stops allow you to see attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar, and St. Stephen’s Green. Our Night tour offers the perfect way to spend an amazing evening in Dublin, whether you're with family, your special person, or alone.
3. Explore Ticket
Learn about Dublin’s prominent history with our EXPLORE ticket, which includes a 48-hour adventure tour of Dublin along with a Coastal and Night tour. Our stops are located strategically so that you can see important sights and landmarks, including St. Stephen’s Green, the Guinness Storehouse, and the Temple Bar. 
This ticket provides you with the freedom to spend a quality evening in Dublin, whether you're traveling alone or with family.
Red Route
Dublin’s important attractions are well covered on this red route of the Dublin Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off tour. All the stops are strategically located so that you can easily hop on and off whenever needed. You can stay on board for the journey and listen to the commentary to learn more. 
Our knowledgeable local guides ensure that you get to know the secrets of the city. Explore historic Trinity College, the Books of Kells, Phoenix Park, and a lot more by hopping off at Nassau Street.
Dublin looks beautiful at night, and our panoramic night tour allows you to see the city's nightlife conveniently. Witness the attractions illuminated with bright lights and listen to the historical stories that make your night even more interesting. Our unique route allows you to witness important figures and landmarks.
Skip the busy streets of Dublin and spend time exploring the popular fishing village and Howth Summit with our Coastal tour. This half-day tour allows you to witness awe-inspiring views all over. Don't miss the guided walk on the Howth Cliff or the chance to relish tasty seafood, including chips and fish. Our comfortable excursion is an ideal way to spend time away from the hustle-bustle of the city.
Book this tour now and skip the hassle of waiting in long queues when visiting Dublin on your next trip. 


Red Route
First Bus: 09:00am, Last Bus: 5:30pm
Full Loop: 1 hour, 30 minutes (approx.) 
Frequency: Every 15-20
Departure: 13 Upper O'Connell Street (Outside Discover Ireland Centre)
Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour:
Departure: Tours commence from the SPIRE on O'Connell Street at 11:00am daily. 
Duration: 2 hours.
Please speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member for further information about joining the walking tour.
Coastal Tour:
Departure: Big Bus Tours Stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street) at 14:00.
Duration: The total Coastal Tour time is 4 hours (60 minutes to Howth, 60-minute walking tour, 75 minutes free time, 60 minutes back to Dublin).
Please present your booking confirmation to a Big Bus Tours staff member at least 15 minutes before the tour departs.
The tour is accessible for wheelchair users and prams and luggage can be bought on the bus.
Night Tour
Bus Timings: 7:00pm
Full Loop: 1 hour
Meeting Point: Big Bus Stop #1: 13 Upper O'Connell Street (Outside Discover Ireland Centre)
(Note: Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour time)
The Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. Please arrive in advance of the departure time to secure your seat.


Discover Ticket:

  • 24-Hours Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
  • Entertaining Live Guide
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Kids Go Free: 1 free child ticket with every adult ticket
Essential Ticket:
  • 48-Hours Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
  • Entertaining Live Guide
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • 1-Hour Live Guided Night Tour
  • Kids Go Free: 1 free child ticket with every adult ticket
Explore Ticket:
  • 48-Hours Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
  • Entertaining Live Guide
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • 1-Hour Live Guided Night Tour 
  • Half-Day Coastal Tour


  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop.
Show the Mobile/ Printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the Big Bus.
This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
A staff member of Big Bus Tours will check the code present on the ticket during bus boarding.
All vouchers will now be valid for 06 months from the date of purchase.
Mobile App:
Customers are advised to download the "Big Bus Tours" app to see the most up to date bus stop locations, timings and live bus tracking

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Onboar Wi-Fi: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Dublin is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!
Kids Go Free! 1 child up to age of 15yrs travel free with each Discover and Essential Adult ticket. No ticket required upto 1 child. However, you need to book ticket if you are travelling with 2 or more children.

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is the Dublin Big Bus tour wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, all of the Big Bus Dublin buses are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Every bus has a dedicated space for wheelchair and stroller on its lower deck. The upper deck on entire fleet is not accessible to the wheelchair or stroller.

Q. What is the time duration for the Dublin Walking tour and what is included?

A. Dublin Yellow Umbrella Walking tour starts at 11am everyday, from SPIRE on O'Connell Street. The duration for the tour is 2 hours. It's a perfect complement to your Big Bus Tour as it gives you the chance to visit some of the city's hidden gems - often located on narrow streets the bus won't fit down!Please speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member for further information about joining the walking tour.

Q. How does the Big Bus Dublin tour work?

A. When you make a purchase through our website, you will receive a confirmed booking voucher. Show the printed or smart voucher to staff at our bus stops. Your voucher will be exchanged for a ticket which must be kept until the end of the tour. As long as your ticket is still valid you can get on and off the bus as often as you like at any station along the route.

Q. Is the live guide available on the Dublin Big Bus and which language is the commentary available?

A. Dublin Big Bus pre-recorded commentary available on all buses, available in 8 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, and Russian). All our bus tours feature expert local guides, who deliver an entertaining narration in English.

Q. Is food or drink allowed on Dublin Big Bus?

A. For health reason , please do not bring any food item on board, with the exception of water bottle.

Customer Reviews


Good and clean buses. Nice tour, worth spending time and money.

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