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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace, and plan your own itinerary
  • Buses run every 15-20 minutes, so you’re not wasting your time
  • See numerous attractions in one day at more than 15 main stops
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
From USD 27.00
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Night Tour
Ticket for the Panoramic Night Tour only. Departs daily from Fisherman's Wharf (99 Jefferson Street) at 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm (departures at 7.30pm are seasonal from April 1st to Oct 31st).
From USD 27.00
Classic Ticket
1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Red Route and 4 Walking Tours
From USD 49.50
Premium Ticket
1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Red and Blue Route, Night or Sausalito Tour, 4 Walking Tours and Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.bike rental
From USD 58.50
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Avoid relying on expensive ride services with this affordable hop-on hop-off San Francisco bus tour. Jump off at more than 15 stops to explore sites and neighborhoods that interest you most. Your pass includes four walking tours, and you can upgrade to add a night tour, a Sausalito trolley ride or bike rental. You itinerary is up to you, so you’re never waiting on a tour group.
What to Expect
The bus tour route starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, but you can board at any of the stops. Just exchange your voucher for a ticket, and get ready to explore the City by the Bay.

Highlights include Pier 39, Union Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. Plan your day’s itinerary based on your own interests. You won’t be stuck in one area—unless you want to.

There are four walking tours included with your pass. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, or the Barbary Coast with a guide who knows the must-see highlights of each area. It’s possible to fit all tours into one day if you plan accordingly.

If you’ve upgraded, take a Sausalito tour, and enjoy a one-hour bike rental.

Your experience ends on the day your pass expires. If you have the time, two-day passes are also available.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best bus tour

We were very lucky to have Leo as our guide today. He was funny and a wealth of information. We rode the entire circuit with him. It was a great way to see the city and learn about it. The driver was also amazing. We...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed yesterday
Great way to discover San Francisco!

We were staying in the Bay area and the day we visited SF, although my wife and I had been there many years ago, we wanted to have a good quick tour, specially for our 12 years daughter to have a good idea of what...More

Thank Arieltoronto2015
Reviewed 2 days ago
Super guides, full buses

Got a 2 day deluxe tour. The parts we could get a seat were really great. Guides and drivers were awesome though it is a little bit much to tip on top of the prices. Dave A on Sausalito trip, Ray plus others were top...More

Thank Honest_now
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Best Tour in Town !

We did the day tour and it was wonderful! My whole family (5) enjoyed it very much. The best part was having BLAKE as our tour guide! It was entertaining, very good stories, His sense of humor was spectacular! I liked his restaurant recommendations, places...More

Thank Lizzy3M
Reviewed 2 days ago
Loved It!

I purchased the two day with Sausalito trip. My first day the guide was very pushy for me to write a review so he could get a tip, and mentioned frequently this is how he made his living from tips. He was not funny, his...More

Thank Nichole S
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Sharon C
2 July 2018|
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Response from Raphael O | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, I believe you can hop on any of the available stops.
Sharon C
2 July 2018|
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Response from Sonya1966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can start at any stop. Not sure what premium option is? Could possibly include crossing the bridge in another bus & visiting Sausalito. If that's the case, definitely worth doing. Sausalito is beautiful.
Ashton C
28 June 2018|
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Response from Erin W | Reviewed this property |
It starts and ends at the same place on the corner of Mason Street and Jefferson in Fisherman's Warf.