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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

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See the sights of San Francisco at your own pace from the top deck of a double decker, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose from a Classic, Premium or Deluxe Ticket and marvel at monuments such as the Transamerica Pyramid and Golden Gate Bridge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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
  • Hop-on and off at over 15 locations/stops
  • 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

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Loop:

Stop 1: Pier 41 (End of Powell St), Fisherman's Wharf 

Stop 2: Washington Square – Corner of Columbus and Union Streets

Stop 3: Embarcadero Center – Corner of Clay and Battery Streets

Stop 4: Ferry Building - 1 Market Street, between Stuart and Spear Streets

Stop 5: Union Square South – Geary Street across from Macy’s Entrance 

Stop 6: Hilton Hotel – Corner of Mason and Ellis Streets 

Stop 7: Civic Center - Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde

Stop 8: Alamo Square/Painted Ladies - Corner of Fell and Pierce Streets

Stop 9: Haight Ashbury - Corner of Haight and Shrader Streets 

Stop 10: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park

Stop 11: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point Main Parking Area

Stop 12: Palace of Fine Arts – Corner of Richardson Ave and Francisco Street

Stop 13: Marina Neighborhood - Corner of Lombard and Gough Streets 

Stop 14: Lombard Street Corridor - Corner of Lombard and Gough Streets

Stop 15: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal – The Embarcadero 

Stop 16: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf 

Stop 17: End of Tour - 99 Jefferson Street

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 sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf. 

The hop-on-hop-off route stops at key 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 and back on at your leisure to create your own customized itinerary around the city.

Explore 3 routes depending on your ticket purchase.

San Francisco City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore San Francisco’s famous landmarks on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus and learn about San Francisco's unique history.

You have the choice of a personal recorded commentary available in 10 languages. This is the best way to discover all that San Francisco has to offer. This unique city tour has 17 stops for guests to hop on and hop off at. From Fisherman’s Wharf to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in San Francisco’s diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views.

Panoramic Night Tour

Board the bus at Pier 41 at the end of Powell St in Fisherman's Wharf to explore the dazzling city of San Francisco at night. Climb up 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 site of the 1939’s World Fair. Heading back into the city, continue along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco.

  • Classic ticket: 1-day unlimited hop-on hop-off ticket and 1-hour bike rental
  • Premium ticket: 1-day unlimited hop-on hop-off ticket, 1-hour bike rental, and 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Deluxe ticket: 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off ticket, 1-hour bike rental, and 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Exciting audio commentary in 10 languages
  • Bike rental included in all tickets
  • Photo opportunity stop on the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher at any of the bus stops along the route, or at the following ticket offices: Pier 41 (End of Powell St) - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Please note that the last bus for a full loop departs from Stop 1 at 17:00. The Service runs every 20 minutes during high season, and every 30 minutes during low season

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • A complete loop (without hopping off and on) lasts approximately 2.5 hours. The tour operates daily from 9 AM-5 PM. Every 10-15 minutes in summer and 20-30 minutes in winter. Start or finish the tour at any of the stops along the route
  • The night tour operates nightly at 6:30 PM, lasts 1-1.5 hours, and is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • There are no tours on Thanksgiving, December 24, and December 31. There are no night tours on July 4
  • Most of the open-top coaches are American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant: scooters, wheelchairs, bikes, and strollers are allowed. Please call the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for a schedule of buses that are ADA-accessible
  • The weather can change quickly in San Francisco. Bring a warm sweater or jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 738 reviews

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We were able to see and learn more than we anticipated. The stops were in easy to remember areas so we could be confident in exploring before getting back on the bus. Everyone was friendly, professional and helpful. This was our first trip to San Francisco and they helped us make the decision to go back. When we do we will definitely do this tour again.

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November 20, 2021

I loved the hop on hop off tour! Sitting upstairs is FREEZING so please be prepared! Go early in the day so you can get off at several locations. I also booked the night tour so stayed on the bus and sat downstairs. I enjoyed the ability to sit and be out of the elements and heard and saw things I didn’t on the first tour. The night trip is beautiful too but I don’t think I’d do both again. I wish we saw the Golden Gate Bridge at night also but the Bay Bridge is beautiful. Sometimes the bus is full so plan on possibly standing for a couple stops.

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October 9, 2021

The weekdays in September make it easy to board bus, much more crowded on weekends. So much fun on top of bus , nice narrative of the city also. Definitely windy over Golden Gate Bridge, hang on and wear layers as it seems that temperature is a lot cooler around and over bridge.

October 1, 2021

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