See the best of the Victorian capital on this fabulous double-decker hop on hop off bus tour with comprehensive recorded commentary. There are two tour routes to choose from — City and St Kilda. Hop on and off at designated stops as often as you like.

AUD $45pp

Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Tour (48-hour ticket)
Runs: Daily
Departs at: First City route bus departs Stop 1 (Federation Square) at 9.30am. First St Kilda route bus departs Stop 1 (Federation Square) at 9.45am.
Duration: 48 hours (starts from the time you first board)

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⟶ All Melbourne city tours

Tour highlights

  • Choose from two routes — City and St Kilda. Mix and match, or do both!
  • See the majority of the city’s top sights, landmark buildings, and major sporting and cultural venues
  • Enjoy panoramic sightseeing from the upper deck
  • Have the flexibility to hop on or off the bus when it suits you.

Download a route map and timetable

What's included

  • Unlimited travel on Melbourne’s iconic double-decker tour buses (two routes)
  • Informative recorded audio commentary.


48-hour ticket
Adults: AUD $45pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $25pp
Concession: AUD $40pp
Family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children): AUD $90

Your tickets must be used within three months of the date of purchase. Please note that the validity of your tickets cannot be extended. Children must be accompanied on board by an adult.

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What you can expect

This Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Tour is the ideal way to see the city’s key sights at your own pace. From the many landmark architectural and historic attractions, to the bustling markets, bayside beaches and green spaces, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to see and do on the two Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Tour routes. Plan your itinerary without having to worry about using public transport. Hop off the bus at the attractions you want to visit, and when you’re done, hop back on and move on to the next.

Buses for both the City and St Kilda routes leave from Federation Square, and with services departing every 40 to 60 minutes you don’t have to rush through any attraction you choose to hop off and visit. After all, you’re on holiday! [More]

Choose the City route to take in famous sights including the Queen Victoria Market, the MCG, Crown Casino, Fitzroy Gardens, the Arts Centre, Eureka Tower and many more. The St Kilda route includes historic South Melbourne, The Esplanade, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park and Station Pier.

The stops on each route are:

City route:

  1. Federation Square
  2. Melbourne Aquarium
  3. Eureka Skydeck
  4. Crown Casino
  5. South Wharf/DFO
  6. Harbour Town
  7. Etihad Stadium
  8. Queen Victoria Market
  9. Melbourne Zoo
  10. Lygon Street, Carlton
  11. Melbourne Museum
  12. Chinatown
  13. Cathedral Place
  14. Fitzroy Gardens
  15. MCG/Sports’ Precinct

St Kilda route

  1. Federation Square
  2. Shrine of Remembrance
  3. South Melbourne
  4. The Esplanade, St Kilda
  5. Luna Park & Palais Theatre, St Kilda
  6. St Kilda Marina
  7. St Kilda Skate Park
  8. South Melbourne beach
  9. Station Pier, Port Melbourne
  10. Bay Street
  11. Crown Casino
  12. Arts Centre

The beauty of a Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Tour is that your pass allows you to disembark and reboard at designated stops as many times as you like. If you want to stay on and complete the entire loop, that’s OK too. The 24 and 48-hour passes offer unlimited rides, so you can backtrack, skip stops and do whatever it takes to make your day (or two) in Melbourne absolutely unforgettable.

Please note: Your tickets must be used within three months of the date of purchase. 48-hour tickets must be used on consecutive days.

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Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document and voucher will be sent automatically to your email address, including boarding details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the voucher and have it available when you board. Your tickets must be used within three months of the date of purchase. Please note that the validity of your tickets cannot be extended.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.