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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

See San Francisco on a hop-on hop-off tour of the city
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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

michael J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

great way to see all the sights and to stop on and go all the way around


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I'm sure the trip would have been a lot more enjoyable if it was not in a downpour. We had a 48 hour ticket and road the night tour in rain coats. The entire time we were in San Francisco it rained. We did enjoy the tour as much as we could.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great way to experience San Francisco. It was even more convenient for us because there was a Big Bus Hop-on-Hop-off bus stop right in front of our hotel.

Eugene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Friendly staff and on time.I recommend Big Bus tours without hesitation


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Best way to see the city. Night tour and walking tours fun and informative.

Diane P R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a great time. I love San Francisco. The Hop on Hop off tour was excellant

Steven N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We went on the entire tour for an overview and then went back to places we wanted to see up close. Walking tours were quite entertaining and informative.

michael d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very informative and entertaining!

Louise L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016


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