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24 Hour San Francisco Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket with Sausalito Bike & Boat

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Key Highlights

  • Design your own itinerary with a range of great sightseeing tours
  • The hop-on, hop-off tour has 20 stops and covers all SFO’s highlights
  • Package includes walking tours and a Sausalito trolley tour
  • Bike the Bridge! A must-do San Francisco experience!
  • After you cross the bridge your ticket allows you to catch the ferry back
  • Enjoy three complimentary walking tours through San Francisco’s most popular areas
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

    Start time

    Operating Hours:
    Hop-on, Hop-off: Buses departs between 9:00am to 6:00pm; every 10-30 minutes.
    Sausalito Loop: Trolleys depart from Fisherman’s Wharf at 9:00am, 9:30am, 9:45am, and from Bunker Road at 10:00am. After that they depart every 30 minutes from Bunker Road till 6:00pm (the last trolley of the day)
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
    Hop-on, Hop-off: A full loop takes around 2.5 hours
    Sausalito Loop: Approx. 30 minutes

    Complimentary walking tours:
    Chinatown Walk:
    Starts between 10am and 2pm, lasting approximately 1.5 hours.
    North Beach Walk:
    Starts from 4pm and is approximately an hour long
    Barbary Coast Walk:
    Starts at 12pm and is an hour long

    Meeting Point

    On the day of your tour please make your way to the visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf, the start points for all tours are located close to this point

    Complimentary walking tours:
    Chinatown Walk:
    Starts at stop 6
    North Beach Walk:
    Starts at stop 3
    Barbary Coast Walk:
    Starts at stop 4

    Ending Point

    You can leave the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops. The bike should be returned to Fisherman’s Wharf

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Bus, bike and boat around the San Francisco Bay! This two-day package is the ultimate land and water experience.

    On one day you can ride an open-top double-decker bus, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city to see the sights. While on the bus, relax and listen to your English-speaking guide or pop on headphones for entertaining commentary in a choice of languages.

    Biking the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the best experiences in San Francisco. On your second day, take advantage of the bike rental included in your package and ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to the quaint town of Sausalito. The views as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge are out of this world!

    This convenient combo then lets you return by ferry from Sausalito along with your bike. Relax and enjoy stunning panoramas of the Bay and and the famous Alcatraz prison as you coast into the San Francisco Port. You can also go on three complimentary guided walking tours through San Francisco’s popular neighborhoods and learn about the history and culture of the areas.

    Your package also includes the 30-minute Sausalito Trolley Loop.

    Download the tour route map


    Enjoy hours of fun with the Big Bus Tours 24-Hour Bus Ticket & Bay Explorer combo ticket. This great-value package includes a 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, a full-day bike rental, a Sausalito ferry ticket and a ticket for the 30-minute Sausalito Loop.

    Big Bus Tours 24-Hour Bus Ticket:
    From the vantage point of a double-decker bus you get fantastic views of the stunning attractions of San Francisco.

    While you take in the sights, an experienced guide provides an entertaining commentary in English. Or you can listen to a recorded narration in a choice of 10 languages. The hop-on, hop-off facility lets you explore at your leisure. There are 20 stops where you can get off the bus to visit attractions and monuments.

    Hop-on Hop-Off Stops Include:
    1. Fisherman’s Wharf - Mason at Jefferson Street
    2. Fisherman’s Wharf - Taylor at Beach Street
    3. Washington Square - Columbus at Union Street, southwest corner
    4. Financial District - Clay and Battery, northeast corner
    5. Union Square, across from Macys
    6. Hilton Hotel - Mason Street at corner of Ellis
    7. Civic Center - Asian Art Museum, on Larkin Street
    8. Fulton Street at Inn at the Opera on Fulton at Franklin Street
    9. Alamo Square - Fell Street at the corner of Divisadero
    10. Haight and Ashbury - Stanyan and Haight Street, across from McDonalds
    11. Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse in front of the Academy of Sciences
    12. Golden Gate Bridge - South Vista Point
    13. Golden Gate Bridge - North Vista Point
    14. Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson at Francisco Street
    15. Lombard and Filmore Street, southwest corner
    16. Lombard and Gough Street, southeast corner
    17. Union Square - Post Street at Powell, in front of Westin St. Francis
    18. Gates to Chinatown - Grant at Bush Street, in front of the Triton Hotel
    19. Steuart Street, in front of Harbor Court Hotel
    20. Pier 39

    You can leave and re-board the bus at your own convenience within the 24-hour validity period. Of course, you are also welcome to remain onboard for the full 2.5 hour loop if you wish.

    Full-day bike rental:
    With your rented bike you can cycle from Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito over the Golden Gate. The trip takes about 3 hours. The exact time depends on how often you stop to take advantage of the magnificent views and photo-opportunities.

    It’s easy pedaling on the scenic National Park Bike Path from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll cross the bridge on the sidewalk then slip downhill to the charming town of Sausalito.

    Once in Sausalito you can catch a bite to eat at one of the excellent seaside restaurants (payable direct).

    (If for any reason you don’t want to bike to Sausalito, you can take the trolley (Sausalito Loop- see below) and come back to Fisherman’s Wharf by ferry. Or use the bike one day and go to Sausalito on the trolley another day. It’s your call!)

    Sausalito Ferry Ticket (Summer only: 01 Apr - 27 Oct):
    After visiting Sausalito you can bring your bike back to Fisherman’s Wharf on the ferry and enjoy spectacular views of the Bay from the boat.

    Sausalito Loop:
    Visit the picturesque waterfront community of Sausalito. A short ride from the Golden Gate Bridge will take you down into the enchanting seaside village.

    Trolleys depart from Fisherman’s Wharf at 9:00am, 9:30am, 9:45am, and from Bunker Road 10:00am to 6:00pm. The day tour connects to the Sausalito loop at Bunker Road (right after Stop 13 at North Vista Point).

    Discover distinctive boutiques, wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries. Dine with spectacular views of the bay, relax in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint Mediterranean-style town.

    The full loop takes 30 minutes if you do not get down from the bus. There are 3 stops: Bunker Road, Horseshoe Bay and Downtown Sausalito.

    The tour ends at your convenience.

    You also have the option of going on three walking tours with this Big Bus Tours ticket.

    Chinatown Walk:

    The guided walk commences from Union Square South through San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, where you’ll see the magnificent Chinatown gates, the bustling marketplace and more. Get a taste of the eclectic mix of historical and modern day culture, as our qualified tour guides take you to the best places for authentic Chinese tea, dim sum, herbs, and the fascinating fortune cookie factory.

    North Beach Walk:

    Enjoy a historic tour of San Francisco’s eclectic North Beach district, featuring the wonderful Washington Square and the stunning St. Peter and Paul Church. Enjoy the bohemian side of San Francisco, as your guide talks you through the highlights of Little Italy.

    Barbary Coast Walk:

    Walk through what once was San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast, through a nine block radius of the city’s humble beginnings. Our qualified guides will talk you through San Francisco’s origins, its massive growth during the California Gold Rush and the end of the Barbary Coast due to the Red Light Abatement Act.

    The walk will take you through the present Financial District allowing you to see remnants of the past such as an old ship mast, passageways used for Shanghaiing and the hang outs of famous literary writers Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, and Frank Norris.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in an open-top double-decker bus
    • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket (unlimited use during operational hours)
    • English-speaking guide
    • Recorded commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese)
    • 1 full-day bike rental
    • Walking tours
    • Sausalito ferry ticket (Summer only: 01 Apr - 27 Oct)
    • 30-minute Sausalito Loop (English commentary only)


    • Meals and Beverages
    • Entrance to attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    The activities that are included can be done over multiple days (2-3 days). For example you could take 1 day to use the 24-hour bus ticket, a second day for the full-day bike rental and possibly a third day to enjoy the Sausalito Loop

    A Child Ticket should be purchased for anyone aged 5-15 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

    San Francisco is a functioning city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends.

    Voucher information : You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Issues with exchanging voucher - but good tours

      We had a great time on the bus and cycling across the bridge. Exchanging the voucher for tickets caused a little confusion. Firstly we exchanged the voucher for tickets at Big...

      Miss Louise C Barker