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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with this 24-hour pass. 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 20 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Upgrade to the Big Bus to take walking tours of the Barbary Coast, Chinatown and North Beach. Choose the 48-hour pass to take a night bus tour, and a trolley tour in nearby Sausalito.


  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Travel around San Francisco on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any of its stops with your 24-hour ticket
  • See top San Francisco attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Pier 39 and Lombard Street
  • Get to know the city better on three included walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach and the Barbary Coast
  • Upgrade to a 48-hour pass including a nighttime bus tour, and Sausalito trolley tour
  • Flexible, fun and family-friendly way to make the most of your time in the city!
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops

Why Our Insiders Chose 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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What You Can Expect

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Capture a picture while crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge on this hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco

Board your open-top Big Bus at the San Francisco Visitor Center, or hop on at any of the stops along the route and redeem your voucher (see Itinerary for a full list of stops.)

Settle in to your seat and get out your camera, listening to your engaging guide as you pass famous San Francisco landmarks like Lombard Street, Haight-Ashbury, Union Square and the Palace of Fine Arts. Choose to remain on board the bus for the entire 2.5-hour loop, or hop off at any of the sights to explore at your leisure. Simply return to the bus stop after your time on the ground and hop back on the next bus. 

Check out the included walking tours of the Barbary Coast, Chinatown, and North Beach. Each of these tours, which last between 1 and 1.5 hours) offers a more intimate, in-depth look at the history and culture of these three vibrant neighborhoods. Hear about writers Mark Twain and Jack London on the Barbary Coast tour, visit a fortune cookie factory on the Chinatown tour, and see Washington Square Park and Saints Peter and Paul Church on the North Beach tour. 

End your hop-on hop-off tour at any stop along the route. The ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first use it. Upgrade to the 48-hour pass to do more exploring and experience a nighttime tour, and a ride on a Sausalito Trolley. 

Click on the 'View Additional Info' link below for a map of the bus route. 

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Prima Möglichkeit die Stadt kennenzulernen! Gute Anbindungen, nettes Personal, reizende Anekdoten. Einfach empfehlenswert.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Would highly recommend not missing the night lights tour. Wear you jacket.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

it was a great experience

Greer T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good tour. Guide was EXCELLENT, he made the tour.

jennifer m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great staff. Very organized. Could use more night tour busses.

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tour, nothing was left out. Highly recommended!

Donald A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

One of the best tours ever. We do many hop on andhop off tours. The guides were wonderful and full of knowledge. The stops are very convenient and we never had to wait for more than 10 min to be picked up. Highly recommend!!!!!

Marlene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a great way to see the City. Once we got the hang of it, we were able to go all over. I would recommend to anyone doing this, that you stay on the bus with a tour guide through the entire trip, then decide the places to get off and see.

Miguel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

As usual the Big Bus tour was great. The hop on, hop off access to the bus is great. The only issue we had a few times is that we couldn't get seats on top which is where you can really view things. The bottom of the bus tends to be a bit stuffy and you can't see out the windows as they are filmed.

Geraldine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic way to see the city without walking a million steps and taking a thousand cabs.

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