Big Bus Tours Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Begin your journey on either the Blue or Red Line at the first Bus Stops, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 27 stops and the Blue Line has 28, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun!
RED ROUTE - Explore the sights of Dublin on our Red Route Bus Tour. You can hop on and hop off the bus at over 20 different stops. Stay on board to relax and see it all with entertaining digital commentary, or hop off to explore the landmarks and attractions that interest you most. Below, our Red Route timetable lists the first and last times that Red Route buses will call at each stop.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: GPO, Trinity College, Merrion Square, Oscar Wilde, Georgian quarters, St Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Liberties, Christchurch Cathedral, St Patricks Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, Jameson distillery, Pearse Lyons Distillery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Frequency: Every 15-20 mins
First Bus: 8:45am
Last Bus: 7 pm (summer months), 6 pm (April, May, September, October)
BLUE ROUTE - See the best of Dublin on our Blue Route Bus Tour. Along the way, our expert live guides will provide an entertaining, informative commentary about the sights ahead, including EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Teelings Distillery, Glasnevin Cemetery, St Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. During the tour, you're free to hop on and hop off the bus at over 30 different stops. Remain on board to relax and see it all, or hop off to explore the places that interest you most. Below, our Blue Route timetable lists the first and last times that Blue Route buses will call at each stop.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: GPO, EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum, Jeanie Johnston, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Facebook HQ, Trinity College, Merrion Square, Oscar Wilde, Georgian quarters, St Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Liberties, Christchurch Cathedral, St Patricks Cathedral, Teelings Distillery, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Glasnevin Cemetery and Croke Park.
Duration: 2 Hour
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
First Bus: 19:15am
Last Bus: 16.00pm
Please note that Big Bus Tours tickets are valid for City Sightseeing Dublin bus tours. City Sightseeing Dublin call at the same stops as Big Bus Tours, but they use a slightly different numbering system to denote each stop.
- Unlimited Hop on Hop off for 24/48/72 hours
- Live commentary on board the Blue Route
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- 2 for 1 Meal Deals - Boxty House, PStwenty6 Cafe, Paclino. T&Cs apply
- Free glass of Guinness in Nancy Hand's Bar. Stop 8
- Free glass of beer in Brannigan's Bar (when a main meal is purchased)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
We really enjoyed the bus because the commentary explains about the sites, buildings and areas it passes. Telling about the history of the area. It passes all the main highlights so it was a nice easy way to get to the tours we wanted to do. It was our first time visiting Ireland so learning about Dublin this way was nice.
The blue route last bus ends around 2:45pm so pay attention to where you want to go and see if the red line suffices for it goes on till around 6PM. Buying the fares ahead of time online worked great and paid on Viator American dollars at slight discount. Printed vouchers and showed them to driver-attendant. The bus only stops at designated stops and not anywhere in between.
Informative. Dublin City is very busy and congested so this hop on hop off tour is one of the better ways to see the sites of Dublin.