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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
  • Travel around San Francisco on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any of its stops with your ticket
  • Upgrade to the Premium pass to include a night tour
  • Upgrade to the Deluxe pass to include an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour
  • Flexible, fun and family-friendly way to make the most of your time in the city!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

There’s no better way to see world-famous San Francisco landmarks — including a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge — than by an open-top Big Bus!
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Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
Night Tour (Premium & Deluxe Tickets)
Buy 1 hour bike rental get 1 hour free from any Blazing Saddles shop
Free headphones for audio-guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption.
  • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Daytime Tour: Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem.
  • Night Tour: Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour, Pier 41 Fisherman's Wharf (RH5P+GX North Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA), No tours on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Dec 24th and Dec 31st.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
For the day tour, you can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus. For the night tour, you must redeem your ticket at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf.
Mar 2021
Q:
What time is the last bus on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
The last bus departs Stop #1 - San Francisco Visitor Center at 5:00 pm.
Mar 2021
Q:
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:
Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
A bus arrives approximately every 30 minutes.
Mar 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be prepared with warm clothes if you wish to go on the upper level." See review
  • "The visitors should know that there are several popular stops where people get off so those are the best times to be able to get a seat on top of the bus." See review
  • "Weather was perfect but it’s gets chilly so take a scarf or sweater" See review

Reviews

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2,327 Reviews

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star-4
Saturday in July
Laura_A
, Aug 2021
It was a nice ride. It was a little too busy on a Saturday. We didn’t want to get off out of fear we couldn’t get back on without waiting for a long time after long waits to get on our first two stops due to full buses. I guess everyone felt that way because no one was getting off the bus to make room for people to get back on. As far as the stops, they were ok. I would definitely change the Height Ashbury stop to earlier. By the time the bus stopped I didn’t want to walk all the way back up to the top with the kids knowing we would have to come that far back too. Only fair to note that my perspective is that of a mom with 3 small kids. Overall I felt like the value was there for what I paid. If I could do it again on a weekday with less people it would be even better.
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star-5
Great Classic tour
Nancy_P
, Jul 2021
Friendly staff Good narratives with historical facts Clean bus Good schedule Should provide wind xwarnings before crossing bridge
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star-4
Hop on hop off bus ride
Estalina_S
, Jul 2021
It was disappointing the schedule was until 5 pm , it did have a time restrain for getting the free 1 hour bike rental! Suggestion: after 5 pm I suggest 1 hour interval bus ride at least until 9 pm.
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star-4
Good time
Querubin_M
, Jul 2021
The tour was very good. The explanations were good but can be better, more robust. Sound was very good. Some buses are quite old.
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star-5
Great way to get around the city
Ken_M
, Jul 2021
The app technology of tracking the bus was great. No more guessing on when the next bus will arrive at your pickup point.
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star-5
Flexibility makes this a must do tour!
Rudy_F
, Jul 2021
The flexibility to hop on and off allowed us to customize the tour to our taste, unlike any other tours I've taken. Highly recommended!
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star-4
Fun way to see highlights of the city
Jessica_B
, Jul 2021
Great tour of San Francisco! Kids’ favorite part was going across the Golden Gate Bridge (although it was freezing). I wish we had gotten the audio info before crossing though because it was way too windy and loud to hear anything during that 20 minutes.
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star-4
Worth the ride
Chiquita_W
, Jul 2021
Driving across the Golden State Bridge was amazing! The staff was friendly. Enjoyed the ability to hop on and off at my leisure and walk around the town.
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star-4
Great tour
Cammy_G
, Jul 2021
I am disabled and had a difficult time getting on the bus as I find stairs hard to access. So we just rode around the entire circuit. We loved the tour and the history of the city. Thank you for a great tour.
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star-3
I'll try another company next time.
Darcy_P
, Jul 2021
Not great, not awful, felt like a waste of money in the end. The marketing sold it, the tour fell short. Stops extremely hard to find, schedule not at all as listed, probably much better for adults than children. Headphones with audio tour was a plus - that did make things easy.
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