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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

by Big Bus Tours Duration 1d+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price was $55 Discount price is $50

Hilly streets lined with colorful Victorians, eclectic neighborhoods from the piers of Fisherman's Wharf to the sunny streets of the Mission, and picture-perfect landmarks from the Golden Gate to the Haight—San Francisco's a treasure trove of must-see sights. Get a lay of the land and take in the City by the Bay on a convenient double-decker bus, hopping off whenever you want to stretch your legs and get a closer look.

Snag a seat in the comfortable interior or up on the open-air top deck of a double-decker bus. Take in views of the city as you cruise up and over the trolley tracks of Pacific Heights, feel the breeze off the water by the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, and pass beneath the international orange span of the Golden Gate Bridge to reach an incredible viewpoint looking back at the city skyline.

You can choose to just sit back and admire the passing scenery, or hop on and off wherever you want to explore more in depth, whether that means scoping out the shops of Union Square or hunting down delicious Italian cuisine in beatnik-friendly North Beach. If you want to stretch you legs, you can join one of 4 engaging walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach, Barbary Coast, and Fisherman's Wharf.

Upgrade your ticket to include a bus ride through artsy Sausalito—the charming town just across the bay—or a night tour, which lets you admire the glittering lights of the city after dark.

Route stops include:

  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Washington Square / North Beach
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square South
  • Alamo Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Marina / Cow Hollow
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown

Hilly streets lined with colorful Victorians, eclectic neighborhoods from the piers of Fisherman's Wharf to the sunny streets of the Mission, and picture-perfect landmarks from the Golden Gate to the Haight—San Francisco's a treasure trove of must-see sights. Get a lay of the land and take in the City by the Bay on a convenient double-decker bus, hopping off whenever you want to stretch your legs and get a closer look.

Snag a seat in the comfortable interior or up on the open-air top deck of a double-decker bus. Take in views of the city as you cruise up and over the trolley tracks of Pacific Heights, feel the breeze off the water by the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, and pass beneath the international orange span of the Golden Gate Bridge to reach an incredible viewpoint looking back at the city skyline.

You can choose to just sit back and admire the passing scenery, or hop on and off wherever you want to explore more in depth, whether that means scoping out the shops of Union Square or hunting down delicious Italian cuisine in beatnik-friendly North Beach. If you want to stretch you legs, you can join one of 4 engaging walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach, Barbary Coast, and Fisherman's Wharf.

Upgrade your ticket to include a bus ride through artsy Sausalito—the charming town just across the bay—or a night tour, which lets you admire the glittering lights of the city after dark.

Route stops include:

  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Washington Square / North Beach
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square South
  • Alamo Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Marina / Cow Hollow
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown
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1-Day, Classic Ticket in Multilingual

Duration 1d No booking or credit card fees

Audio guide in Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass. Includes 4 complimentary 1-hour walking tours (Chinatown, North Beach, Barbary Coast, and Fisherman's Wharf).

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per adult Price was $55
Discount price is $49.50

Total price is $49.50, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

1-Day, Premium Ticket in Multilingual

Duration 1d No booking or credit card fees

Audio guide in Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass. Includes 4 complimentary 1-hour walking tours (Chinatown, North Beach, Barbary Coast, and Fisherman's Wharf), a choice between a panoramic Night Tour by bus or a tour to Sausalito, plus a discounted bicycle rental.

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per adult Price was $65
Discount price is $58.50

Total price is $58.50, taxes included

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2-Day, Deluxe Ticket in Multilingual

Duration 2d No booking or credit card fees

Audio guide in Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass. Includes 4 complimentary 1-hour walking tours (Chinatown, North Beach, Barbary Coast, and Fisherman's Wharf), a panoramic Night Tour by bus, discounted bicycle rental, and a bonus trolley bus tour to Sausalito.

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per adult Price was $78
Discount price is $70.20

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It only takes 2 minutes

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • San Francisco Visitor Center

    99 Jefferson Street

    San Francisco

  • Washington Square

    Filbert St & Stockton St

    San Francisco 94133

  • Civic Center

    200 Larkin St

    San Francisco

  • Golden Gate Park

    California Academy of Sciences

    San Francisco

  • Marina / Cow Hollow

    Lombard Street & Fillmore Street

    San Francisco


Highlights

  • No limit to the number of times you can hop on & off the bus

  • Frequent, convenient service with buses every 10–20 minutes

  • Route through North Beach, Golden Gate Park & Union Square

  • Engaging walking tours to stretch your legs

  • Freedom to explore the City by the Bay at your own pace


Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour of San Francisco

  • Unlimited rides for the duration of your pass

  • 4 walking tours in Classic, Deluxe and Premium Tickets

  • Live tour guide on most buses. Commentary provided in English

  • Pre-recorded commentary available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Cantonese

  • Headset for commentary

  • Choice of Night Tour or Sausalito Tour included in Premium Ticket

  • Both Night Tour and Sausalito Tour included in Deluxe Ticket


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Walking Tour Details: Chinatown Walk: 10:00am or 2:00pm, 1 hour (Stop #6) North Beach Walk: 4:00pm, 1 hour (Stop #3) Barbary Coast Walk: 12:00pm, 1 hour (Stop #4) Fisherman's Wharf Walk: 2:00pm, 1 hour (Stop #1)

  • The Sausalito Trolley departs Golden Gate North at 10:15 AM. The entire loop lasts approximately 1.5 Hours

  • The Night Tour departs at 6:30pm, 7pm and (7:30pm April - October) Departs from Stop 1 at Fisherman's Wharf. The entire loop lasts 1.5 hours. A shuttle back to Union Square is available at the end of the tour. Check-in is 30 minutes prior the tour departure time.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus hours of operation are 9 AM–5 PM, with buses every 15–20 minutes. The entire loop lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.


San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ratings based on 171 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

2/5 May 23, 2019

The purchase of the tickets was confusing and employee had to get several other people to help her. The Muir Woods tour was 1 hour delayed, the wheelchair lift malfunctioned, causing another 20 minute delay. Upon arrival at Muir Woods, driver physically lifted me and my granddaughter over the wheelchair lift as it again malfunctioned. We were not given tickets at time of purchase, so driver had to go to entrance in order to get us in. The whole experience was frustrating!

Georgette M

United States

1/5 Apr 26, 2019

Absolutely horrible experience. We watched two full busses pass us at the beginning of the tour then we Waited over 45 minutes at one stop. The rest of the day was just as bad. We ended up walking everywhere we possibly could to avoid waiting in line forever. Very unreliable- did not follow advertised schedule. Would recommend trying another tour company for sure!

Heather P

United States