Frequently asked questions
What is the City Sightseeing Melbourne HOP-ON HOP-OFF tour?
Why is it best to use the Hop-on Hop off bus?
If you are unfamiliar with a town or city, we recommend taking one complete circuit and listening to the commentary. You can then decide which places of interest you want to visit, hopping off to see them up-close before hopping back on the bus. You can use the bus as much as you wish during the valid ticket period.
How many and where are the stops?
Each city has a different number of routes and a different number of stops. All the stops are indicated in our maps which can be downloaded from this website or in our brouchers available at our City Sightseeing Stand at DFO South Wharf, onboard the buses or in our Visitor Centers. All the stops along the entire route are marked by signs.
Will there be commentary?
Yes, All of City Sightseeing Melbourne's tours have a pre recorded ENGLIGH only commentary. Multi Language options are not available at this point in time on our tours.
Is the route the same everyday?
Our bus tour's are the same each week. There can be changes on weekend's and on holidays and special events.
What are the Fequency of services?
Our City tour had a standed 40 minute timetable between services.
Where can we start the tour?
Our main departure point is located outside Federation Square on Flinders St in the Melbourne CBD. But passengers can start the tour at any stop indicated along the route and at any moment of the day when the service is available.
What does Hop on, hop off mean?
The ‘Hop On Hop Off’ formula which characterizes our City Sightseeing bus tours allows passengers to get on and off the bus at their leisure, whenever and wherever they want, at any stop along the route, as long as the ticket is valid.
Are the buses accessible for wheelchairs, disabled people and /or passengers with reduced mobility?
Our buses do provide some access issues for passengers in Wheelchairs. Passengers who are unable to be helped onto our buses outside of a wheelchairs cannot be accomodated on our buses at this point in time. Passengers with reduced mobility are advised that our vehicles do have steps to enter them and they may find it difficult.
Are there any days where the is no service?
Yes. City Sightseeing Melbourne will not be operating services on the following dates
New Years Day 1st January
Australia Day 26th January
Christmas Day 25th December
Run for the Kids (date to be confirmed)
NOTE: Due to CBD road closures on New Years Eve the last services to depart from Federation Square will be the 3:30pm City Tour and 3:45pm St Kilda Tour.
Changes for events at the MCG
Yes, Due to traffic management points that are in place on MCG event days service diversions will be in place. Please check with our staff if this applies on your day of travel.