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Hop-on Hop-off Tours in Paris


When you have walked the streets and alleys in Paris, you might want to continue exploring the city through hop-on, hop-off tours. You can visit more places, rest your feet, and it’s great option for a large family.


Most of the businesses that offer this service provide audio commentary in several languages. Paris has 3 major hop-on, hop-off bus tour companies: L’Open, Les Cars Rouges (Big Bus Tours) and Foxity. There is also a hop-on hop-off tours on Seine River through Batobus. These hop-on hop-off tours are the most popular in the city. Visitors can choose which attractions they want to stop and visit whenever they wish, knowing that they can hop back on once they are finished exploring the current attraction. Tickets are valid for between 24 and 72 hours depending on which service you utilize, and there is no limit on how many times you can get back onto the bus.


Big Bus Tours Paris Eiffel tower, Paris Bus Tour, City Bus Tour

As one of the popular companies that provide hop-on hop-off bus tours all over the world, Big Bus Tour has been in business since 1991. They are especially notable for their “hop on, hop off” tour bus. In Paris, there are 10 significant stops in their classic route. No matter which attractions you want to visit in the city, changes that Big Bus Tours will bring you there.


Red Route (day tours) – Eiffel Tower, Champs du Mars, Opera Garnier, Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee D’Orsay, Champs Elysees, Grand Palais, Trocadero, Gare Du Nord and much more.

Route Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Blue Route (night tour) – Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Pigalle/Moulin Rouge, the Latin Quarter and much more.

Route Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Important *** : Unlike the day tour hop-on hop-off service, the night tour doesn’t allow you to get off whenever you wish.

Tickets prices:

Classic 1-day tour:   Children (aged 4-12) : €15.30;  Adult: €30.60

Premium 2-day tour:  Children (aged 4-12) : €18 ;  Adult: €35.10

Operation Hours:

Buses run every day from 9:30 AM – 6 PM.  Buses run roughly every 30 minutes at each stop. To experience a complete route back to your start point, you should hop-on prior to 5 PM; tours after 5 PM end at the Trocadero.


L’Open ToursBus Tour Paris

L’Open Tour is an affiliate of Grayline Bus Tours in Paris. Their hop-on, hop-off service offers four different routes and has a total of 50 different stops that take visitors to see over 100 notable sits in Paris. With almost four times as many stops as Big Bus Tours, L’Open definitely gives them a good run in their money. If you want to visit as many as sites as possible, this will be the best choice. Just keep in mind that if you want to visit all of the sites on this bus tours, you may want to book a 2-day tour in order to see everything you want.



Green line – Paris Grand Tour – Palais Royal, Louvre, Notre Dame, Saint Michel, Musee Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysee, Trocadero, Eiffel tower, Concorde Royal and much more.

Routes Duration: 2 hours 10 miutes

Yellow line – Montmartre – Grands Boulevards: Auber, Montmartre, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Madeline and much more.

Routes Duration: 1 hours 20 miutes

Orange line – Montparnasse – Saint-Germain: Petit-pont, Observatoire Port-Royale, Esplanade des Invalides, Rue du Bac, Latin Quarter and much more.

Routes Duration: 45 minutes

Blue line – Bastille – Bercy: Gare du Lyon, Gare d’Austerlitz, National Library, Hotel de Ville and much more.

Routes Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket Prices:

1-day bus tour:  Children (aged 4-12): €16 ; Adults: €33

2-day bus tour:  Children (aged 4-12): €16 ;   Adults: €37

Add a Seine River Cruise for an additional €9.

3-day bus tour:  Children (aged 4-12): €16;  Adults: €41

Add a Seine River Cruise for an additional €9.

Operation Hours:

Buses run every day from 9:30 – 7:00pm except Yellow line runs from 9:00 AM –  6:40 PM. In winter, buses will end earlier until 5:30 PM. Buses run roughly every 15 minutes at each stop in summer time and every 25 minutes in winter.


 Foxityhop-on hop-off tours

These orange and white bus tour is the least expensive option among all hop-on hop-off bus tours in Paris. It will particularly be a great choice for families because it offers a free ticket for one child with one adult. If you are traveling with kids, you will definitely save more than other bus tours. And this might even be one of the most affordable form of transportation in the city for a large size of family. Although Foxity may be more budget friendly than other competitors, it offers fewer stops. Therefore, please check the routes before purchasing any tickets and make sure it can take you to the places you want to visit. Those who enjoyed their trip reported that the experience was both affordable and effective for seeing most of the significant sights in Paris.


Eiffel Tower, Opera, Concorde la Duree, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, L’Ecole Militaire and much more.

Routes Duration: 2 hours

Ticket Prices Online:

1-day bus tour:  Adults: €18;   Children: 1 child per adult free;    Children (aged under 12): free

Operational Hours:

Buses run every day from 9:30 AM – 6 PM and come every 20 minutes at each stop.

Where to Purchase Tickets:

It’s recommended to buy the tickets online. You can also get tickets from the ticket office near the Opéra at 3 Chaussée d’Antin, 75009 Paris.


Batobus Passhop-on hop-off tours

This is a hop-on hop-off river cruise on the Seine River. Unlike other river cruise tours. It allows you to enjoy unlimited travel during a set length of time. With this pass, you can get on and get off wherever you want and as often as you want. During the tour, there are 9 stops that you can get off and they are all close to Paris’s main monuments and famous districts. Instead of traveling on the road, Batobus offers you a brand new way to explore the city.


Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, St-Germain-des-Prés, Notre-Dame, Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode et du Design, Hôtel-de-ville, Louvre, Champs-Élysées and Beaugrenelle.

Ticket prices:

1 day pass: Children: (aged 3-15) : € 8;  Privilege: €11

2 consecutive day pass:Children (aged 3-15) : €10 ; Privilege : €13

Operational hours:

In the winter, Batobus runs from 10am – 5 pm from Monday to Thursday, 10am – 7pm from Friday to Sunday. It comes every 40 minutes at each stops. In the summertime, it runs from 10am – 9:30pm and it comes every 25 minutes.


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