SF: Alcatraz Ticket w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Night Tour

SF: Alcatraz Ticket w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Night Tour

From US$ 112.50 per person

Benefit from significant savings and see more of San Francisco with this combined premium hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Enjoy 2 days of sightseeing and a 1-hour panoramic night tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean


  • Take a ferry to the infamous Alcatraz Island and enjoy a self-guided audio tour
  • Relax and unwind on a scenic ride over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Spend 2 days visiting all the major sights of San Francisco
  • Learn all about San Francisco’s history as you explore the sights
  • Get the most out of your trip with an included 1-hour nighttime city tour
Full description

See the best of San Francisco with this combined hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Explore the island of Alcatraz and enjoy 2 days of sightseeing with insightful commentary from a live guide.

Tour the famous prison that has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast. Learn more about the 14 unsuccessful escape attempts by over 30 prisoners and their fates.

Your Premium Big Bus hop-on-hop-off pass is a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Listen to commentary by live English-speaking guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages.

Your 2-day ticket includes a full day of unlimited hop-on-hop-off and a 1-hour panoramic night tour. Explore one of San Francisco's most fascinating neighborhoods on a fun and informative walking tour of Chinatown. The tours are offered daily, and you can ask an agent for locations and time schedules. Also included are a bonus 1-hour bike rental (with the purchase of a 1-hour rental) and Players Arcade Drink and Game Tokens. Hop-on, hop-off tour stops include:

Stop 1: Corner of Jefferson & Mason Street

Stop 2: Holiday Inn Northpoint b/w Jones & Columbus

Stop 3: Washington Square - Columbus & Union Streets

Stop 4: Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery Streets

Stop 5: Ferry Building - Market St b/w Stuart & Spear Streets

Stop 6: Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’s

Stop 7: Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis Streets

Stop 8: Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde Streets

Stop 9: Alamo Square - Corner Fell & Pierce Streets

Stop 10: Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader Streets

Stop 11: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park

Stop 12: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point

Stop 13: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco Street

Stop 14: Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore Streets

Stop 15: Lombard Street Corridor - Lombard & Gough Streets

Stop 16: Union Square North - Post & Powell Streets

Stop 17: Chinatown Gate - Grant and Bush Streets

Stop 18: Portsmouth Square - Kearny & Clay Streets

Stop 19: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The Embarcadero

Stop 20: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (then return to Stop 1)

  • Premium 2-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Alcatraz Island ticket and audio guide
  • Alcatraz ferry ticket
  • 1-hour panoramic night tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher 24 to 48 hours prior to your scheduled Alcatraz Cruise date and get your hop-on hop-off pass. The office is located at the Big Bus office at Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf, at the end of Powell Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The date you choose during booking is the date of your Alcatraz Cruise. When you redeem your voucher 24-48 hours prior to your Alcatraz Cruise, you will be informed of the exact time
  • The last bus making a full-loop tour departs from stop 1 at 5 PM
  • Bus service runs every 10 minutes during the high season, and every 30 minutes during the low season
  • The face value of the Alcatraz ticket is $39.90
  • The hop-on-hop-off ticket is flexible and is activated at the time of first use
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 513 reviews

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The tours are organized by BigBus. You have to exchange the voucher, it's easy, but the office is down the street. When you exchange the tickets, let us know about the start date from HOHO, otherwise it applies immediately. BigBus otherwise cool and eventful as always. Alcatraz was of course the highlight. Super organized on site and simply unbeatable when the weather is nice. On the island you can walk around freely and look around as long as you want. Just super interesting to see and hear what happened there. We recommend

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June 26, 2022

It was a great experience, just the trip over the Golden Gate Bridge and the great vantage point, everyone should take part, great information about every district. We booked the tour for two days, which is recommended, because you first have to drive the whole route should and then the second time can decide what you want to look at.

June 26, 2022

Hop On Hop Off works well, regular departures, buses not too crowded, only the audio commentary is often cut off when the translation is longer than the original. Alcatraz is worth a visit, audio guide easy and informative. Unfortunately, by 4 p.m. (although 3 ships were still arriving) most things were already closed and you could only visit the main building. Unfortunately, the pier for departure is far away from the BisBus building, but you only notice it when you walk (plan at least 30 minutes!)

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May 31, 2022

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