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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Melbourne

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off transportation on an open-top double-decker bus
  • Two bus routes 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 City Sightseeing 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 stops at sights including the Melbourne Star, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo, and Eureka Skydeck 88. The St. Kilda Route covers the sights of South Melbourne including Luna Park, South Melbourne Beach, and St. Kilda Marina. While onboard, 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off transportation on an open-top double-decker bus
  • Two bus routes 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 City Sightseeing 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 stops at sights including the Melbourne Star, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo, and Eureka Skydeck 88. The St. Kilda Route covers the sights of South Melbourne including Luna Park, South Melbourne Beach, and St. Kilda Marina. While onboard, 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2065MELBOURNE
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: The first tour stop along both routes is located at Federation Square, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any of the allocated tour stops. Location Address: City Tour & St Kilda Tour - Stop 1 Federation Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Como chegar: Observação: Você pode subir a bordo do ônibus em qualquer uma das paradas designadas Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first tour stop along the route.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Paper vouchers can be redeemed at any of the bus stops
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: The first tour stop along both routes is located at Federation Square, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any of the allocated tour stops. Location Address: City Tour & St Kilda Tour - Stop 1 Federation Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Como chegar: Observação: Você pode subir a bordo do ônibus em qualquer uma das paradas designadas Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first tour stop along the route.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Paper vouchers can be redeemed at any of the bus stops
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

2.5
120 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Douglas R
Tenterden, UK896 contributions
How to best see Melbourne in a Day!
Get on at Federation Square. We did the Red in the morning and the Black in the afternoon. In a day you get a snapshot of everything. You wish you could stay longer but you can’t as the Cruise Ship leaves. The Red took 2 1/2 hours and very informative. To be honest preferred the Black which is only 1 hr 15....but you must do both. Great photo shots along the way! At the end get off one stop before Federation Square and walk up to Victoria Memorial....lovely.
Written 29 March 2020
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Pete
1 contribution
Ruined our entire day!
Dec. 2019
I waited for 1 month to right this to see if I felt any different, but yip still feels really raw!
My family and I had visitors from South Africa which consisted of a highly pregnant lady, a partially disabled individual, 5 children and 3 mature adults over 60 who after waiting at the bus stop for an hour in the scorching sun, with no cover available due to the previous bus already being full... When this bus arrived I did not think anyone was getting off as there was no one waiting at the door but as I got in the bus driver angrily growled at me with his hand in the air shouting wait there, confused I step down and await someone coming off, they come off and as I get on he shouts again WAIT! Then when finally I get to talk to him, he tells me my tickets not valid due to Group on not sending me the correct details, I show him my ticket and purchase details on my phone and he says that his not going to spend a half an hour here sorting out my ticket and we'll all have to walk for around 20 mins to Fedsquare to sort it there, regardless of him seeing my ticket and the group I had with me, we addressed his rude behaviour and said we'll report him, to which he simply said all good you do that and drove off, I would never try their services nor refer it to anyone ever!! rather use the free City tram 35 to get around!!
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Peter, Sorry to hear of your frustration on getting our services. We would like to follow this up with the driver. If you could please email us info@citysightseeingmelbourne.com.au with any further details date and time especially. We do hope that our staff provide fantastic customer service and we do Thank you for providing us this feedback.
Written 5 February 2020
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loren p
Currituck, NC88 contributions
good tour but needs improvement
Jan. 2020
My wife and I do the hop on hop off buses in nearly every city we visit. Quite often the tours are with City Sightseeing as they are available worldwide. The checkin process here was very slow as each of 40 or so passengers had to pay as they boarded the bus. City sightseeing normally has a kiosk or individual selling tickets independent of the driver. Secondly, unlike every other city we've visited, these buses did not have headsets. It was impossible to hear the commentary given the traffic and screaming kids on the bus. Essentially we just had a bus ride, leaving the city stories to our imagination. One good tip, the St. Kilda's route is a much better experience vs the city itself.
Written 29 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you lorenp512 for your feedback and review. We do have our ticket seller based at stop 1 Federation Square and our customer service office located at stop 6 the District Docklands. We appreciate your feedback on our commentary and have noted this down. We are pleased to hear you overall enjoyed traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne. We hope you choose to travel with CitySightseeing again on your next adventure.
Written 5 February 2020
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Jan T
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
Good but limited as a cruise excursion
Jan. 2020
The first bus from the cruise terminal was just before 11am. This meant that there was only time for one route instead of the two we had planned before we had to rejoin the ship. What we did was good but we would have liked to do more.
Written 28 January 2020
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Thank you JanT425. On cruise ship days we run express buses starting at station pier which take you directly to Stop 1 Federation Square. First express bus is at 9:00, 9:30 then 10:00, 10:30 and then they follow the St, Kilda tour timetable at 10:45.
Written 4 February 2020
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Andrew B
Warriewood, Australia67 contributions
Great way to see Melbourne
Jan. 2020
My family and I recently took a 48 hour pass for the City Sightseeing Melbourne, and were disappointed. We try to use this hop on hop off in all cities around the world which we visit, as we feel it gives you a really good overview and insight in to some of the history of the city.
This one was no different. On the Saturday we chose to take the St Kilda Tour, where we stopped off at St Kilda Beach for lunch.
Then did the City tour the following day - really good tour that lasted around 90 minutes, and showed you a really nice mix of Melbourne, from shopping, to the "Little Italian" suburb,m the MCG and other popular destinations. Although I have been to Melbourne many times before, I've not done this, and it was really interesting to hear some of the history. All in all a very enjoyable experience.
Written 28 January 2020
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Thank you Andrew B for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne.
Written 4 February 2020
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Luanne S
4 contributions
Good way to get an overview of Melbourne
Jan. 2020
It was a hot smoky day, so we appreciated the covered top level (buses aren't covered in Sydney). When you are moving, you get a breeze, so it wasn't too unpleasant at all. Part of the tour was led by a guide reading a script, who also communicated personally with us at times. The other part was a recording. I don't object to either, since I take these kind of tours to learn about a city. We didn't try to hop off and get on again at the same site, so I can't attest to that. We just walked back to Federal Square and got on the tour we hadn't taken yet.
Written 27 January 2020
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Thank you Luanne S, We are pleased you enjoyed traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon
Written 4 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cosmopolitan766027
10 contributions
Beware Exhaust Fumes
Jan. 2020
The bus looks super cool and it is fun to sit on the top level and cruise around in the open air EXCEPT the exhaust or fumes from the bus are terrible. Really made it difficult to enjoy the experience. We tried sitting inside the bus where we didn’t have to deal with the fumes but then there was no AC and it was a very hot day.

On the plus side, the commentary over the sound system was informative and interesting.

One more thing - finding a location to buy the tickets was a nightmare. Definitely buy your ticket online in advance, if you choose to do the tour.
Written 25 January 2020
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Thank you Cosmopolitan766027, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback of your experience traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne.
Written 4 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sharonralston
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Hop on hop off bus
Great when we were on the bus but a lot of our day was spent waiting around for the bus to come! Wish we had just stayed on the bus!!
Written 17 January 2020
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Thank you sharonralston, We are pleased you enjoyed your time on our buses. Thank you for your review.
Written 22 January 2020
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890celestet
Mandurah, Australia3 contributions
Poor experience
Jan. 2020 • Family
On hop off hop on bus melbourne
Pathetic
Speakers not working on top level
Broken bench on lower level
Never again
Written 13 January 2020
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Thank you 890celestet for your Feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy traveling with CitySightseeing Melbourne. These issues have been reported and fixed.
Written 21 January 2020
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Sue F
16 contributions
Double decker bus (open top) tour - Melbourne and St Kilda.
Jan. 2020 • Couples
A fun and informative way to take in the sights. Good value for money if you do both tours in one day (easily doable).
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tank you Sue F for your review and feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed traveling CitySightseeing Melbourne.
Written 21 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: City Sightseeing Melbourne
NFOD
NFOD
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Poor value
We have taken these tours in most cities visited and have found them a great way to get an overview of a new city.
777benew
777benew
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Must do
This was spectacular. I highly recommend this lovely tour to all who wish to see the city and its amazing attracti
Liskotus
Liskotus
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Unpolite customer service, expensive and unsafe busses.
If you want the guides and driver to shout at you, not stop at the stops shown and hit in the face with tree branch
630stefenp
630stefenp
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City sightseeing Melbourne
Old buses. One hour interval between each bus (bad for hop on hop off). Slow services (too many time on stops).
G4565MBcatherinem
G4565MBcatherinem
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Terrible service.
Terrible service. Waited for over two hours (in the heat) for a bus and then couldn't get on because the bus was f
mydestinati0ns
mydestinati0ns
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Needs more busses in peak times
We have done this tour in other countries and cities of Australia and have loved them all, but not the Melbourne bu
197deniseh
197deniseh
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The bus finally arrived
Tour and commentary was good. Got off at Lygon Street for lunch. Went back to stop five mins before the next due
clairer1965
clairer1965
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Ok
Ok tour but not amazing , not much to see on this tour and I didn’t like the audio clips , it was on loud speaker a
BerniS462
BerniS462
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Very poor information
This was a very. bad experience as we purchased a hop on hop off bus and Yarra river cruise ticket, the bus ticket
WINNEX
WINNEX
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Worst hop on hop off ever
City Sightseeing should be ashamed to have its name associated with this service in Melbourne. It’s badly organized
jordyns1994
jordyns1994
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Convenient way to explore the basics of the city!
The Melbourne City Sightseeing your is a convenient way to explore all of the major landmarks of the city, while re
Mais B
Mais B
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Super lovely driver!
Both tours (city tour and St. Kilda your) were amazing. The one I had yesterday was the city one. The driver, Karen
LSB073060
LSB073060
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Not worth it
We generally like to take the site seeing tours as you can cover a lot of ground. This tour was taped, not on head
Happiness85674
Happiness85674
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Poor customer service
we bought 3 tickets from Groupon but was told that email confirmation is not accepted for boarding. Staffs were unh
R L
R L
00
Staff very unfriendly
Raining and waited outside the acmi. Bus arrived around 11am but the staff was selling tickets near the bus door bl