Open Air Double Decker

a woman taking a selfie on top of a gettysburg double decker bus

The ultimate Gettysburg battlefield bus tour experience puts you on our famous double decker bus with a professional licensed battlefield guide. Relive the Battle of Gettysburg as told by the most knowledgeable historic storytellers in the area (offered seasonally April through mid-October).

While all of our Gettysburg tour guides cover all three days of the Battle of Gettysburg, each guide tells their stories a bit differently during your open air double decker bus tour. This means the specific bus route taken can vary depending on who you are matched with during your tour. Your tour will feature at least one scenic stop as well as a restroom stop.

Bus tours last approximately two hours and depart from 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, which is near the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Be sure to park across the street as parking is free! Tours can and do sell out, so we strongly encourage you to book ahead of time if your are planning a weekend tour, especially during holiday weekends and in the summer months.

  • Lower level is not air conditioned, but provides large open windows. 
  • No rain refunds, ponchos are provided for light rain. 
  • If heavy rain or severe weather is predicted the tour will run on an enclosed bus.
Tour Schedule/Purchase Tickets

2023 Open Air Double Decker Bus Prices & Information

Adults: Top Deck: $39 / Bottom Deck $38
Children (ages 6-12): Top Deck $24 / Bottom Deck $23
Duration: Approximately 2 Hours (includes at least one scenic stop and a restroom stop)
Departure Location: 777 Baltimore Street Suite 100. Located beside Ghostly Images and Gettysgear.

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the construction of the new Tour Center, LIMITED FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE across from the temporary Tour Center at 777 Baltimore St., Suite 100. Metered parking is available near the Tour Center, and we are conveniently located near many hotels and attractions.**


Gettysburg Double Decker Bus Tour FAQ

Can we still hear the guide on top of the double decker bus?

Yes, we provide everyone a set of earbuds upon boarding the bus which allows you to clearly hear our licensed Gettysburg battlefield guides. If you have difficulties hearing, please let our host/hostess know and they will provide a seat of earphones.

Can we choose top or bottom seats on the double decker bus?

You sure can! When booking your Gettysburg double decker bus tour through our website, you can specify top or bottom on the reservation page. If ordering by phone, you can let our team know your selection at that time. Top seats are $1 more per person.

Do we get off the bus during our tour? Is there a restroom stop?

Our open air double decker bus tours feature a restroom/refreshment stop and at least one scenic stop.

What happens if it rains the day of our double decker tour?

In the event of rain here in Gettysburg, we have a few options for those who’ve purchased a double decker tour.

For light rain, we can provide ponchos. If there is room, we can move people downstairs to the more enclosed portion of the bus. For heavy rain or severe weather, we’ll run our tour on an enclosed bus.

If the weather forecast is looking poor, and you haven’t yet booked a tour, we encourage you to explore our air-conditioned coach bus tours. Keep in mind tours will go rain or shine, and we do not offer rain refunds.

Can we switch to the bottom of the double decker bus if we get too hot?

Gettysburg can get quite hot depending what time of year you visit us. If you book a seat on top of the famous double decker, and would prefer to move downstairs to escape the heat, please alert our driver or host. As long as there is room, they will accommodate you with a seat in the bottom portion of the tour bus.

Are drinks and snacks allowed on the bus?

We welcome you to bring any snack or drink along with you on your double decker bus tour, provided it is not in a glass bottle.

How many people does a double decker bus hold?

Our famous open air double decker bus has 73 seats. If you’re interested in reserving a bus for your large group, please call Gettysburg Group Reservations at 800-447-8788 or fill out this group reservation form.