Hop-on hop-off tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 53.10 per person

From the top deck of a hop-on hop-off bus, take in San Francisco's sights at your leisure. View the Transamerica Pyramid, Golden Gate Bridge, and many other hidden gems with a 24- or 48-hour ticket.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the sights of San Francisco as you explore at your own pace
  • Hear the history and hidden stories of the city with entertaining digital audio
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge aboard a double-decker bus
  • Take in sweeping views of San Francisco Bay
  • Explore historic neighborhoods such as Fisherman’s Wharf and Haight-Ashbury
Full description

Hop aboard a sightseeing bus for a tour of the City by the Bay and delve into the fascinating history of San Francisco and its legendary landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. The hop-on-hop-off route stops at the main points of interest all around San Francisco.  Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus. Hop off anytime and create your customized itinerary at your leisure. Explore 3 routes depending on your ticket purchase. San Francisco City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus. Learn about the unique history of San Fransisco while passing through Chinatown, Union Square, Civic Center, and the Alamo Square.  Panoramic Night Tour Board the night bus to explore the dazzling city of San Francisco at nighttime. Climb the historic Nob Hill for a stunning close-up view of the magnificent Grace Cathedral. Then, make your way across the grand Bay Bridge for picturesque views of the city skyline from Treasure Island, the World Fair site in 1939. After heading back to the city, continue along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights of the Port of San Francisco.

  • Classic ticket: 24-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off ticket and 1-hour bike rental
  • Premium ticket: 24-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off ticket, 1-hour bike rental, and 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Deluxe ticket: 48-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off ticket, 1-hour bike rental, and 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Exciting audio commentary in 9 languages
  • Free Bike Rental included in all tickets
  • Photo opportunity stop on the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please reach the meeting point and exchange your voucher. The ticket office is at the end of Powell street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Download the free Big Bus App to live-track buses, view bus stop locations, and more
  • Please call the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for a schedule of buses that are ADA-accessible prior to the travel date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 899 reviews

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Great tour of the city. Audio headsets give history of places as you pass them. Sit on top for best views. Get off at Haight if you have any interest in the 60-70's culture. People who hang there are very friendly--lots of interesting shops and history. Easy get on/off. Drivers were very nice

August 13, 2022

The San Francisco Big Bus is great! very informative, it allows you to learn a lot about the city while strolling quietly and the stops are well placed and the buses run regularly (every 20min) San Francisco is small enough to be able to get off and enjoy the tourist areas. I recommend for people who spend little time in this city.

July 19, 2022

Cool tour on which you drive through the hotspots in San Francisco and get off and on again accordingly. The note that the bus only goes in one direction would have been really helpful for planning before leaving the whole route again. I expected that for the price. So we had to walk most of the time. The evening tour is definitely worth it. Note: dress warmly, because it is freezing cold towards the bay and in the evenings.

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July 16, 2022

Product ID: 61883