A Comparison of Singapore Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours

by Roisin McAuley, Paul Joseph  |  Updated August 18, 2023

Compact but brimming with fascinating landmarks and attractions, a hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great way to navigate the captivating city-state of Singapore.

(Photo: Singapore DUCKtours Pte Ltd / Courtesy GetYourGuide)

From its sky-scraping architecture to its beautifully-landscaped gardens and eclectic food scene, Singapore is quite simply a magical place to explore. But how best to get around? Step forward hop-on hop-off buses, which let you board and disembark buses at a number of designates stops as and when you please – all with a single ticket. We’ve compared Singapore’s hop-on hop-off bus options below.

Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Operated by Big Bus Tours, a well-established operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours, this hop-on hop-off tour includes unlimited access to two routes covering Singapore’s key landmarks across its three precincts: Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Choose from either 1-day Discover Ticket, a 2-day Essential Ticket for another day on the bus, or go for a 2-day Explore Ticket that comes with a 3-hour guided Night City Tour. Included in the price is also an audio guide filled with informative and entertaining commentary, available in 12 languages. From $44 per person.

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FunVee Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Day Pass

(Photo: City Tours / Courtesy Viator)

FunVee’s choice of three Hopper Passes invite Singapore visitors to explore the city with ease over a 48-hour period. Their hop-on hop-off bus stops at a choice of 40 locations spanning three different routes, with commentary provided on board. Buses run frequently and you can disembark at the stops that interest you, or remain on the bus for the entire route, which takes about one hour to complete. The City Hopper (Green Route) runs from 9am-5pm, every 20-30 minutes, while the Marina Sightseeing Hopper (Orange Route) runs from 1045am-445pm, every 60 minutes Finally, the Sentosa Shuttle Hopper (Red Route) runs at 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, with four departures daily. From $26 per person.

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