Night Bus Tour NYC: Big Apple in Lights Night in New York, NY

USA Guided Tours NY770 7th AveNew York, NY 10019
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Embark on a nighttime journey through the Big Apple on a NYC night bus tour. This fully-guided excursion takes you to iconic sites including Times Square, High Line Park, and Grand Central Station. Between the lights bouncing off of the towering skyscrapers and the notable landmarks, it’s a bucket list worthy experience.

up to 4.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Experience NYC lights and sights on this delightful 4.5-hour tour.
  • Highlights include High Line Park, Little Island, Pier 17, Grand Central Terminal, with an optional finale at Top of The Rock.
  • Join the tour in Times Square at 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets.
  • Enjoy views of Tribeca, Battery Park City, Chelsea Piers, West Village, Financial District, and the iconic bridges.
  • Includes a licensed NYC guide.
  • No hotel pickups provided, so plan parking and transportation accordingly.


from Big Apple in Lights NYC Night Bus Tour
Experience iconic New York City sites at night aboard a comfortable tour bus on a fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night! See Times Square, 5th Avenue, Grand Central Station, and more, aglow in lights! Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City.

This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park, Pier 17, Little Island on Hudson River, Grand Central Station, Hudson Yards, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and Times Square!

The first stop is at one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City— High Line Park and the Chelsea Market. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan. The guided walk continues to NYC’s newest outdoor space, Little Island, a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River.

Off to Pier 17 at the historic South Street Seaport for magnificent views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night!

Back on the bus and passing along, you'll see the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the most traditional side of Chinatown, and the three bridges along the East River - Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge.

Discover additional sites and neighborhoods comfortably from the bus, such as Tribeca, home to celebrities like Robert De Niro and Taylor Swift, Greenwich Village, a bohemian area renowned for vibrant nightlife, Macy's Herald Square, the endpoint of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, scenic Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, and lastly, the New York Library, featured in movies like Ghostbusters, Sex and the City, and The Day After Tomorrow.

The highlight of the tour is a 20-minute inside tour of Grand Central Terminal! Receive a walk-through of this historic national landmark, as well as great photo opportunities of the nearby Chrysler Building.

Important Notes:
  • Operational Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Rain or shine.
  • The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block) and ends at 10 pm at the same location.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Apple in Lights NYC Night Bus Tour

Where does the Big Apple in Lights tour meet?

You will meet the tour in the Times Square area at 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block). The address is 770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

Is parking available near the meeting location?

There are multiple parking options available close to the tour's start/end point, including SP+ Parking street parking at 140 W 51st Street and Icon - Quik Park parking garage at 1601 Broadway. If you are driving in, the SpotHero parking reservation service is recommended.

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is 4.5 hours, from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

When should I arrive?

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior.

What if I show up late, or just a few minutes before the scheduled departure time?

Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and they recommend you arrive 20 to 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in. You have up to 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on the tour before they note outstanding reservations as "no-shows." If they have walk-in passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time. If you are running late, please call the number on your e-ticket to reschedule your tour.

What type of buses does USA Guided Tours use?

USA Tours uses luxury climate-controlled mini coach buses that provide a comfortable environment for an enjoyable touring experience, while also offering protection from the elements. For this tour, you will have the option of a closed-top or open-top/glass-top convertible bus.

Are strollers and/or wheelchairs allowed on board the tour vehicles?

Unfortunately, the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call the number on your e-ticket to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of the tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Currently, the vehicles are not equipped with lifts, ramps, or other ADA-compliant features. If you are bringing a foldable wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walker, your driver will prepare an area inside the bus where your mobility device will be stored. You will be required to board and disembark the bus on your own or with the assistance of a traveling companion.

Are tips included in the tour price?

Gratuities are not included in the tour price, but are always appreciated.

Can we bring carry-on luggage on board?

Unfortunately no, the vehicles do not have storage for carry-on bags. They ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks. Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.

How long do we stay at each stop on the tour?

It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. They have allowed enough time at every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures!

Can I be picked up at my hotel?

Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are not provided.

Can I bring food or drinks aboard the bus?

No food or beverages may be consumed aboard the tour bus. Chilled bottled water is provided onboard, however, for your safety and others, you will be asked to enjoy this complimentary refreshment outside of the vehicle.