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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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A City Sightseeing Melbourne bus tour offers the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transportation and onboard commentary—but lets you explore at your own pace. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, so you can hop on and off at attractions like the Eureka Skydeck 88, Queen Victoria Market, and St. Kilda beach. Or simply stay on board and admire the views from the open-top double-decker bus.
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off transportation on an open-top double-decker bus
  • Two bus routes and 27 stops around Melbourne including St. Kilda
  • Onboard audio commentary gives context and info about what you’re seeing
  • Frequent bus departures: less time waiting means more time sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the 27 stops to validate your 24- or 48-hour ticket, then hop aboard one of the open-top double-decker City Sightseeing buses. Your ticket includes access to two different bus routes, which both start and end at Federation Square. The City Route is a 2-hour circuit stopping at sights including the Melbourne Star, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo, and Eureka Skydeck 88. The St. Kilda Route takes around 90 minutes and covers the sights of South Melbourne including Luna Park, South Melbourne Beach, and St. Kilda Marina. While on board, don’t forget to plug in your headphones and listen to the audio commentary, which points out all the main attractions along the route, and offers background history and fun facts to help you learn more about Melbourne.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours (depends on option chosen at check-out)
  • Commentary available in English
  • Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, attractions and shops
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round (except Good Friday, 25th December, 1st January)
  • City Tour: First departure - 9:30am, Last departure - 5:30pm (October - April), 4:10pm (May - September). Frequency - every 40 minutes.
  • St. Kilda Tour: First departure - 9:45am, Last departure - 4:45pm (October - April), 3:45pm (May - September), Frequency - every 60 minutes (October - April), every 120 minutes (May - September).
  • Mobile vouchers must be redeemed at the Federation Square stop, stop 1 on the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Paper vouchers can be redeemed at any of the bus stops
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It's a fun way to get to know the city if you've never been, it's pretty quick, and you can hop off any time and be picked up again every 40 minutes. This city has two routes, one for the Central Business District (CBD), which is like downtown, Victoria Market, sports and
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My husband and I always do a Hop On / Hop Off bus tour in each new city we visit - usually our first day. It’s usually the best way to get a high level overview of what the city has to offer. Overall - this was the WORST city bus tour we’ve done : 1) Started the tour from
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Response from citysightseeingmelb, Administrator at City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you 305brittanyb for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne. As a company we make every effort to maintain a regular and frequent service. We are not always able to run on time due to traffic congestion, accident's, events and construction beyond our control. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused to your journey.
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good value for money , staff very helpful with attractions & commentary fine.Runs a little late but with that traffic fair enough
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Response from citysightseeingmelb, Administrator at City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you Grant for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne.
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Waste of money. We often get bus sight seeing tours in other cities and always find them great. This was utterly miserable with no air con in 32 degree heat. Information provided was very poor and uninformative. No live tour guide only a tape recording which could not be heard
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we bought 3 tickets from Groupon but was told that email confirmation is not accepted for boarding. Staffs were unhelpful and unaccommodating, we have to queue in the rain while the conductor took his own time to board the passengers. Both bus driver and conductor were not very
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