San Francisco Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Highlights

  • Admire panoramic views of San Francisco from the open-top bus.
  • Hop on and off near the city’s main sights and attractions including the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Hear interesting facts and stories about the city and its landmarks through the on-board audio guides.
  • Discover the city with a range of bus tickets, making the most of your time in SF.

Overview

Home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world, explore San Francisco at your own pace with a flexible hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You’ll have the freedom to hop off the double decker bus at any of the stops, explore the sights, and rejoin when you’re ready.

Discover ticket

Immerse yourself in the city’s best sights including Chinatown, Palace of Fine Arts, and the hippy mecca of Haight Ashbury. Reel in the revelry at Fisherman’s Wharf for spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate and Alcatraz. Better yet, check off your bucket list with an unmissable ride over the Golden Gate Bridge!

This standard 1-day ticket will allow you to see the city’s main sights and attractions – perfect if you’re short on time.

Essential ticket

The essential ticket is a great choice as it offers a 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour, giving you more time to explore! Spend more time visiting the city’s top sights and attractions as you travel with ease. The open-top bus will allow plenty of fantastic photo opportunities as you drive through the city’s hotspots.

Explore ticket

Spend more time roaming the city with the explore ticket. Valid for 2 days, take your time at each location and see more of the city. With a guided walking tour of Chinatown included, you’ll also get a 1-hour free bike rental with a rental purchase (minimum 1-hour) from Blazing Saddles, and the choice between the 7D Experience at Pier 39 or entry to The Flyer.

Chinatown is home to magnificent architecture including the famous Chinatown gates, a vibrant mix of historical and modern-day culture and of course, some of the best Chinese restaurants. The qualified tour guide will provide an insight into the history of the area and take you around the must-see sights. Join the 1-hour walk from Stop 2 (North Beach/Chinatown).

Night tour

Embark on the sunset tour for a unique experience in the city. Gain a new perspective on San Francisco as you drive by the main sights and landmarks at night. Offering plenty of photo opportunities, watch the city come to life as the illuminated landmarks light up the night sky. Pair this tour with one of the hop-on hop-off bus tickets for the perfect sightseeing experience in San Francisco.

Click here to see the Hop on Hop off map and timetable.

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Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour of San Francisco
  • Audio guide available in 6 languages

Exclusions

  • Entry to attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional information

Daily: 10am – 6pm (first bus departs at 10am, last bus departs at 6pm) Frequency every 15 minutes
Night tour: Departs at 6:30pm
Night tour departure point: Big Bus Tours Visitors’ Centre: 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (corner of Jefferson and Mason streets)
Audio guide languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian & Portuguese.
Tickets may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the travel date.
Download the free mobile app for live bus arrival times.
Please redeem printed or e-vouchers at any Big Bus stop with a Big Bus member of staff.
The night tour is not hop-on hop-off.
From £51.00
From $63.00
From €59.00

Highlights

  • Admire panoramic views of San Francisco from the open-top bus.
  • Hop on and off near the city’s main sights and attractions including the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Hear interesting facts and stories about the city and its landmarks through the on-board audio guides.
  • Discover the city with a range of bus tickets, making the most of your time in SF.