Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour of York

Activity code: OTY

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Duration Valid for 24hr from first boarding
E-Ticket Accepted
Info Board at any of the 20 stops
Start Time First full loop at 09:23am


  • A 20 stop hop-on hop-off tour of York on an open top bus
  • See and learn about York Minster, Micklegate Bar and Clifford’s Tower
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • A fun and exciting experience for all
  • Audio guide available


York is a beautiful historic walled English city, founded by ancient Romans with a Viking past. The best way to experience York is by an open top bus whilst, your driver takes you around the cobbled streets, sharing many of those interesting facts on this 45 minute hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Sit back and relax and let your driver do the hard work, whilst you see and hear about many fascinating scenes such as the beautiful York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more.

There are 20 stops on this tour, you can hop-on or hop-off the bus at any of them. Why not take the whole circuit, then get off and maybe visit one of the 30 world-class museums. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the moment you board the bus, and a full circuit of the 20 stops will take around 45 minutes.  

So join us for a trip around York! We will be providing single-use masks and gloves on this tour, although customers are welcome to provide their own. 

Rainy Day Guarantee. 
We are offering you the chance to change the date that you travel with us, if the good old British weather lets us down. We all know that it never rains in York, but if you find that you are unable to enjoy the full benefit of your open top bus tour due to the rain, you can change the date for when your ticket starts.  This change needs to take place before 12pm on the 1st day you were planning to travel. 

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • A hop-on hop-off open top bus tour around York
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • Rainy day guarentee 

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
Please Note:
  • Customers can board the tour from any of the 20 stops along the route. 

First Bus: 9:23am from Exhibition Square
Last Bus: 4:23pm from Exhibition Square
Live Guide: Subject to availability.

A circuit takes approx. 45 minutes

Bus frequency;
Sat and Sun from 19th Sept to 17th Oct. Buses run every 20 minutes                   
Mon to Fri from 1st Nov to 10th Dec. Buses run every 30 minutes until 1423 then hourly,                  
Sat and Sun from 6th Nov to 11th Dec. Buses run Every 30 minutes all day                 
Mon to Fri from 20th Sept to 22nd Oct. Buses depart every 20 minutes until 1400 then every 40 minutes.               
Sat 23rd Oct to Sun 31st Oct. Buses depart every 15 minutes, all day.