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1 Day Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

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Key Highlights
  • Explore San Francisco on a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour and see attractions of your choice!
  • With over 20 well-placed bus stops, see the best of San Francisco with minimum hassle
  • Enjoy interesting audio commentary and the services of a friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Go on 4 FREE walking tours with an expert guide in tow
  • Upgrade from Classic to Premium option and choose between a Sausalito Tour or Panoramic Night Tour & more!
  • The hop-on, hop-off tour provides plenty of great photo opportunities
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1 day

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Timings: 9:00am to 5:00pm, at a frequency of 10-20 minutes
    Walking tours:
    Chinatown Walk: 10:00am and 2:00pm
    North Beach Walk: 4:00pm
    Barbary Coast Walk: 12:00pm
    Fisherman’s Wharf Walk: 2:00pm
    Panoramic Night Tour: 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm (only in Premium ticket)
    Sausalito Tour: 10:15am to 4:00pm (only in Premium ticket)

    Meeting Point

    San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You can join the tour at any of the stops
    Chinatown Walk: Starts at Stop 6: Union Square South
    North Beach Walk: Starts at Stop 3
    Barbary Coast Walk: Starts at Stop 4
    Fisherman’s Wharf Walk: Starts at Stop 1

    Ending Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour: You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Discover the many wonders of San Francisco on this fun, flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel in an open-top double-decker and see stunning views of all the famous landmarks from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf and the picturesque “painted ladies” overlooking Alamo Square.

    Relax and listen to your English-speaking guide or pop on headphones to hear an entertaining commentary in a choice of languages. The route has more than 20 stops, each one at a key point of interest. Jump on and off the bus at whim to see the sights or to catch a bite to eat. It’s your call!

    You have a choice of two tickets. The fantastic Big Bus Classic Ticket includes 4 complimentary walking tours with an expert guide in tow. Upgrade to the Big Bus Premium ticket and you can choose between a Panoramic Night Tour or a Sausalito Day Tour. Plus you will get an hour free when you purchase a 1-hour bike rental and have a fabulous time at San Francisco’s only arcade, sports bar and grill with the ‘Pint and Play’ voucher!

    Download the tour route map


    You can hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your San Francisco hop-on, hop-off tour. From the vantage point of a double-decker bus, enjoy great views of the stunning attractions of San Francisco, such as the Golden Gate Bridge.

    While you take in the sights, listen to a recorded commentary in a choice of 10 languages. There will also be friendly English-speaking guides on the buses to answer all your questions.

    The hop-on, hop-off facility lets you explore all the sights at your leisure. Choose from more than 20 stops and visit popular attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, Haight Ashbury and so much more!

    There are two ticket options to choose from:

    Classic ticket:

    The Classic ticket includes a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour, along with 4 FREE walking tours. Each tour is led by a qualified guide who gives you an insight into the area’s history and culture. The 4 walking tours are approximately 1-hour long:

    • Chinatown Walk: Starts at 10:00am and 2:00pm from Stop 6.
    • North Beach Walk: Starts at 4:00pm from Stop 3.
    • Barbary Coast Walk: Starts at 12:00pm from Stop 4.
    • Fisherman’s Wharf Walk: Starts at 2:00pm from Stop 1.

    Premium ticket: This option includes a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour, along with 4 FREE walking tours like the Classic option.

    PLUS: You can choose between a Panoramic Night Tour or a Sausalito Day Tour included in the Premium option.

    Also included in the premium package is a 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour and Pint and Play Voucher.

    Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
    • English-speaking guide
    • Audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese)
    • Free WiFi onboard
    • 4 FREE walking tours
    • Panoramic Night Tour or Sausalito Tour (Premium ticket only)
    • 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour (Premium ticket only)
    • ‘Pint and Play’ Voucher (Premium ticket only)
    • Meals and Beverages
    • Admission to attractions
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    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.

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver

    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.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Good way to see the city

      Don't visit San Francisco April 20th. By no fault of the bus or it's drive we were stuck for a long time in traffic. The rest of the trip was comfortable and fun....

      Geri Jones, United States, 02/May/2018
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      christopher Kempton, United States, 16/Apr/2018
    • Great way to see SF

      My friends came to visit but we really only had one day and so many places to see so this was a great tour to take them on. If we’d had more time, we would have bought a two day...

      Elizabeth Robertson, United States, 24/Jan/2018
    • Great guides and very easy ticketing process online.

      Laura Holscher, United States, 13/Oct/2018
    • Money Saver. Bus even went across Golden Gate Bridge and back, which other buses did not.

      Robert Terhune, United States, 08/Oct/2018
    • Fun Tour, saw most of San Francisco in 31/2 hours.

      Coleen Ohl, United States, 08/Oct/2018

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