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Big Bus Tours: San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Big Bus Tours: San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

San Francisco, U.S.A.

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  • San Francisco Hop On Hop Off extensive bus tour, with 16 stops at key points of interest.
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the buses and free App!
  • Get Bike Rental Offer!
  • Onboard commentary is available in 10 languages
  • Free Guided Walking Tours
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted!


San Francisco is a city surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Famous for the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, colorful Victorian houses, cable cars, and throughout the year fogging, the city becomes the must visit the spot at a point. It has the large structures that tell about the success heights of San Francisco and the brilliant museum featuring its history and creativity. Viewing the city without Alcatraz Island and Muir woods will not be enough. The San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Big bus tour holds the specialty to offer a fantastic package that covers every remarkable place of the city.


Discover the amazing San Francisco with this hop-on hop-off tour. The tour has strategically designed hop on hop off spots ranging from Fisherman’s Wharf to the popular Golden Gate Bridge. You can get on the one full city loop and enjoy the popular attractions and neighborhoods.
There are several places of interest such as Little Italy, Pier 39, Chinatown, Painted Ladies Victorian Homes, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood, Union Square Shopping District, Lombard Crooked Street, and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. The stops are conveniently located so that you can get on and get off the bus at your pace.
Experience the diverse culture of San Francisco and enjoy delicious food. Marvel at the stunning architecture, admire the picturesque views and spend time shopping your favorites. You may choose from 3 different Tickets for your Hop on Hop Off Bus Tours in San Francisco.
1. Discover Ticket
Discover the most iconic sights of San Francisco on our 1-Day hop-on, hop-off tour. Sit back and relax in the comfort of one of our open-top buses, as our entertaining guides tell you about the city’s unique history.
2. Essential Ticket
The Essential ticket includes all the popular landmarks of San Francisco. This 2-Day tour has strategically located stops that are nearby the points of interest. You can experience the beautiful views and witness the captivating parks and architecture all over the city. With the open-top bus, you can see all these interesting places and capture the moments.
You can create a customized itinerary and explore the places at your leisure around the city. Enjoy add-ons and discover San Francisco via a bike rental offer that is included in the tour. You can get off at Union Square and meet up for the walking tour to Chinatown. 
3. Explore Ticket
The 2 full days Deluxe Ticket gives the opportunity to discover the best of San Francisco. It also includes a Chinatown Walking tour. Stops are located in proximity to attractions so you can easily hop on and hop off the buses when you want. Enjoy mesmerizing views and capture photos of the popular Golden Gate Bridge and make this trip memorable.
Hop-On, Hop-Off San Francisco City Tour – Day Loop
See everything that San Francisco has to offer such as museums, sightseeing, galleries, restaurants, and shopping. This tour gives chance to get on and off at the most popular landmarks and the tour is fully narrated. Immerse in the mesmerizing views and feel the fantastic vibes on the open-top double-decker bus.
Enjoy all ranging from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. This flexible tour allows you to witness the gems of San Francisco at your leisure. Plan your day according to your interests.
Panoramic Night/ Sunset Tour
The Night Tour takes you through the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and the Financial District and you can feel the evening vibes everywhere. Cross the Bay Bridge at Treasure Island and click photos. The night tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour and is available only in English.
A bonus 1-hour bike rental (with purchase of 1 hour)
Discover the best of San Francisco on a Hybrid or Deluxe bicycle and witness San Francisco from a unique perspective. Enjoy the self-guided tour which is ideal for groups and independent travelers. You can ride through beautiful parks and ride across the popular Golden Gate Bridge. 
Pampanito or Blazing Saddles
Choose any one either admission to the USS Pampaniti or Blazing Saddles bike hire for the top experiences of San Francisco. Immerse into the history of WWII submarines or cycle across the beautiful waterfront across the famous Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito. 
Chinatown Walking Tour
Get to know the oldest and biggest Asian Chinatowns in San Francisco with a walking tour. Look at the spectacular Chinatown gates, the busy market, and the great fusion of ancient and new cultures. A guide will give you interesting information about the history. This is a must-see area during your tour. So don’t wait any longer, book your tickets now! 


Day Tour (Red Route):
First Bus: 10:00am, Last Bus: 5:00pm
Full Loop Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: 15-20 minutes
Departure: Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center (99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Night Tour (Blue Route):
Tour Time: 6:30pm
Full Loop Time: 1 hours (approx.)
Bus Frequency: One Tour Only
Departure: Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center (99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(Note: Please report 20 minutes prior to departure time)

Walking Tour:
Schedule: Tour departs daily at 1:00pm.
Duration: The Walking Tour duration is approximately 1 hour.
Departure: You can join the Chinatown Walk from Stop 2 (North Beach / Chinatown).


Discover Ticket:

  • 1-Day San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Audio commentary in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese)

Essential Ticket:

  • 2-Day San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Blazing Saddles Bike Rental Offer
  • Guided City Walking Tour
  • Audio commentary in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese)

Explore Ticket:

  • 2-Day San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Guided City Walking Tour
  • Bike Rental Offer
  • Choose Between Entry to The Flyer or 7D Experience at Pier 36 
  • Audio commentary in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese)

Night/ Sunset Tour:

  • 1-Hour San Francisco Night/Sunset Tour
  • Courtesy Shuttle Back to Hotels
  • Audio commentary in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese)


  • Hotel Transfers
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees (Unless Specified)

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop.
Show the Mobile/ Printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the Big Bus.
This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
A staff member of Big Bus Tours will check the code present on the ticket during bus boarding.
All vouchers will now be valid for 06 months from the date of purchase.
Mobile App: Customers are advised to download the "Big Bus Tours" app to see the most up to date bus stop locations, timings and live bus tracking.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Onboard Wi-Fi: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Complimentary ear phones are provided, or you are welcome to use your own wired earphones with a jack connector
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" San Francisco is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. On what days does the San Fransisco Big Bus tour operates?

A. San Fransisco Big Bus tours operates daily.

Q. Are the Big Bus San Fransisco buses wheelchair / stroller accessible?

A. Yes, all of the Big Bus San Fransisco buses are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Every bus has a dedicated space for wheelchair and stroller on its lower deck. The upper deck on entire fleet is not accessible to the wheelchair or stroller.

Q. How does the San Fransisco Big Bus tour work ?

A. When you make a purchase through our website, you will receive a confirmed booking voucher. Show the printed or smart voucher to staff at our bus stops. Your voucher will be exchanged for a ticket which must be kept until the end of the tour. As long as your ticket is still valid you can get on and off the bus as often as you like at any station along the route.

Q. How many stops are there and what is their location ?

A. Big Bus San Fransisco stops are mentioned on the maps available under Useful Download section.

Q. From where can I board the San Fransisco Big Bus?

A. You have flexibility to Hop on or Hop off to any of the stop. To check the first stop please go through the information provided under each product.

Q. What is the validity of San Fransisco Big Bus Hop-on-Hop-off?

A. San Fransisco Hop-On-Hop-Off buses are valid for 1 or 2 days, depending on your travel plan and length of your tour.

Customer Reviews

Vishesh Sardana

It was a good experience, the bus frequency was really good, just the first boarding station has a longer wait, rest all... Read More

Vishesh Sardana

It was a good experience, the bus frequency was really good, just the first boarding station has a longer wait, rest all stops have lesser waiting time.

Vishesh Sardana

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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