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From US$ 45 per person

24/48-Hour San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Key Details

Tour Duration
24 hours
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
Audio Guide/Headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Wheelchair Accessible

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Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What You'll Do

  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of Fisherman's Wharf
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Beat poets at North Beach
  • Discover the origins of the hippie movement at Haight Ashbury
  • Stroll through Golden Gate Park
  • Explore the oldest Chinese immigrant neighborhood in the USA


Hop on board a sightseeing tour of the "City by the Bay" to experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks, and delve into its fascinating history. Explore the city from the majestic Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf!

What to Expect

This hop-on hop-off tour is a great way to get to know beautiful San Francisco. Learn more about the various cultures living here. See exciting architecture, beautiful nature, and learn the city's history from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush and present day. Tune in to the commentary from English-speaking live guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages.

Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours of unlimited stops, and the buses halt every 10-30 minutes. Also included with every ticket are 3 free walking tours. Learn about 3 of San Francisco's most fascinating neighborhoods including North Beach, Chinatown, and the historic Barbary Coast. Join any of the 3 walking tours offered twice daily. Ask a Big Bus agent for time schedules and locations. 

Stops Include:

• Fisherman’s Wharf - Mason at Jefferson Street
• Fisherman’s Wharf - Taylor at Beach Street
• Washington Square - Columbus at Union Street, southwest corner
• Financial District - Clay and Battery, northeast corner
• Union Square, across from Macys
• Hilton Hotel - Mason Street at corner of Ellis
• Civic Center - Asian Art Museum, on Larkin Street
• Fulton Street at Inn at the Opera on Fulton at Franklin Street
• Alamo Square - Fell Street at the corner of Divisadero
• Haight and Ashbury - Stanyan and Haight Street, across from McDonalds
• Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse in front of the Academy of Sciences
• Golden Gate Bridge - South Vista Point
• Golden Gate Bridge - North Vista Point
• Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson at Francisco Street
• Lombard and Filmore Street, southwest corner
• Lombard and Gough Street, southeast corner
• Union Square - Post Street at Powell, in front of Westin St. Francis
• Gates to Chinatown - Grant at Bush Street, in front of the Triton Hotel
• Steuart Street, in front of Harbor Court Hotel
• Pier 39

Following Stop 20 (pier 39) the bus will start again at Stop 1. Feel free to stay on or get off as you please!

What's Included

  • 24-hour, or 48-hour unlimited hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus tour
  • Live tour guides or recorded commentary
  • 3 free walking tours of North Beach, Chinatown, and the Barbary Coast
  • When you buy a 2-hour bike rental, get an extra hour free

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Attraction entrance fees (other attractions can be purchased at the Visitor Center at 99, Jefferson Street)

Meeting Point

Guests may exchange their voucher at any one of the bus stops, or at the following ticket offices: 99 Jefferson Street, on the corner of Mason 333 Jefferson Street, corner of Jones The last bus for a full loop tour departs from Stop 1 at 17:00 Service is every 20 minutes during high season, and every 30 minutes during low season

What to Remember

• Please note that the climate/weather can change quickly. Please bring a warm sweater or a jacket.
• Buses run daily from 9:00-18:00
• Most of the open-top coaches are ADA-compliant: scooters, wheel chairs, bikes, and strollers are allowed. Please call the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for a schedule of buses that are ADA-accessible.
• Live commentary is in English. Recorded commentary is available in 10 languages.
• Buses run every 10-30 minutes, depending on the day of the week and time of year. • The first bus departs at 9:00 from Fisherman's Wharf.
• The complete tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
• You can start or finish the tour at any of the stops.

Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What Other People Are Saying(85 Reviews)

too expensive

September 10, 2015
2.0/5 stars

The quantity of diary routes don't compare with the same service in LOS ANGELES (5 routes) that is why I think is very expensive


September 7, 2015
5.0/5 stars

We did the full tour the first day to get an overview. We could've easily just taken the Muni to get around, but I actually enjoy listening to the history and fun facts from the tour guides. Tariq and Matt were great!

Great way to see the city

August 27, 2015
4.0/5 stars

We rode the full tour twice over our stay, stopping where we wanted to and hopping back on when we were ready to continue. The only downside is that at some times of the day the bus can be very busy, but we always managed to get a seat.

Just ok

August 6, 2015
2.0/5 stars

Its a whole lot of time sitting on a bus or waiting for a bus. Too expensive for what you get.

Great way to see and experience a large part of the city.

June 29, 2015
4.0/5 stars

Great view from the top deck of the bus. Boarding was simple. I gave this a "Good" rating rather than "Exceptional" because the tour guide, while knowledgeable, was silent a lot more than he spoke. I felt there was a lot more information that could be shared about the area during the times when he remained silent.

Other Info

Big Bus Sightseeing - San Francisco

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