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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace, and plan your own itinerary
  • Buses run every 15-20 minutes, so you’re not wasting your time
  • See numerous attractions in one day at more than 15 main stops
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
From US$27.00
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Night Tour
Ticket for the Panoramic Night Tour only. Departs daily from Fisherman's Wharf (99 Jefferson Street) at 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm (departures at 7.30pm are seasonal from April 1st to Oct 31st).
From US$27.00
Classic Ticket
1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Red Route and 4 Walking Tours
From US$49.50
Premium Ticket
1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Red and Blue Route, Night or Sausalito Tour, 4 Walking Tours and Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.bike rental
From US$58.50
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Avoid relying on expensive ride services with this affordable hop-on hop-off San Francisco bus tour. Jump off at more than 15 stops to explore sites and neighborhoods that interest you most. Your pass includes four walking tours, and you can upgrade to add a night tour, a Sausalito trolley ride or bike rental. You itinerary is up to you, so you’re never waiting on a tour group.
What to Expect
The bus tour route starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, but you can board at any of the stops. Just exchange your voucher for a ticket, and get ready to explore the City by the Bay.

Highlights include Pier 39, Union Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. Plan your day’s itinerary based on your own interests. You won’t be stuck in one area—unless you want to.

There are four walking tours included with your pass. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, or the Barbary Coast with a guide who knows the must-see highlights of each area. It’s possible to fit all tours into one day if you plan accordingly.

If you’ve upgraded, take a Sausalito tour, and enjoy a one-hour bike rental.

Your experience ends on the day your pass expires. If you have the time, two-day passes are also available.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Thumbs up to big bus Blake and lovely lawrence

Usually I fall asleep with this hop on hop off bus tour, but with the very funny, very liberal and nerdy Blake with his impromptu singing it was a fun tour and shout out to our amazing driver Lawrence navigating the skinny and hilly streets...More

Thank rga25
Reviewed 2 days ago
Big bus with guide Paul

Started tour with Paul. Did whole tour with him. Then rode to specific stops. Did 3 more ride and stops with recorded info. Kinda bad. Then luckily had last ride with Paul! We all had a great time listening to him. Thanks for a memorable...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great bus tour

Thanks Blake and Lorence for the great tour- it was very entertaining and informative and all the family had fun. Definitely recommend it

Thank Mohamed Z
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great way to get to know the city

This is a great way to see the city. Plenty of stops to get on and off. Ear phones provided free of charge to hear the commentary. It's best to have these as it can get noisy going around the city. Curators are very knowledgeable...More

Thank MaxineP1958
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great idea, poorly executed.

Toured on Tuesday May 22. We were really looking forward to this, and ended up disappointed on many levels. First, we had a small group so no in-person tour guide. This would have been fine if the driver had mentioned there was no guide and...More

1  Thank Julie S
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Douglas P
17 June 2018|
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Response from Queeniefb2468 | Reviewed this property |
All Big Bus tours in every city has a website listing the stops, as well as maps showing the stops.
3 June 2018|
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Response from DeniseWiltshire_12 | Reviewed this property |
It is a few dollars cheaper to buy them online. Nothing drastic.
3 June 2018|
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Response from laytonblue02 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure either. I purchased our tickets online. Sorry, I wasn't of better assistance with this question.