From US$ 45 per person

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


  • 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

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Key Details

Tour Duration
24 hours
Live guide
Audio Guide/Headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese

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


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'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)

Good to Know

• 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

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  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

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Customer Reviews

(74 Reviews)
4/5 stars
Great way to see and experience a large part of the city.

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.

4/5 stars
Very practical to see many sites in the shortest time available.

Bus on time. Sometimes unfortunately full...employees very polite , and their comments throughout the tour interesting. Excellent solution to visit the city. Because traffic heavy and parking impossible. Great experience , will recommend it very strongly.

4/5 stars
plenty to see


3/5 stars

Not the most organized... It was ok

5/5 stars
Loved it!

Nice, but SFO is chilly - also in summer!

Other Info

Big Bus Sightseeing - San Francisco

Product ID: 6825