Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

60 to 120 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Explore the best of San Francisco on board a Big Bus Tour. We offer the most comprehensive tour with over 16 hop-on hop-off locations spanning from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. No need to switch buses – our one full city loop will take you to famous neighborhoods and attractions including Pier 39, Chinatown, Little Italy, Painted Ladies Victorian Homes, Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Crooked Street, Union Square Shopping District and an unforgettable journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. With 16 stops, hop-on and hop-off at your leisure and experience San Francisco’s diverse culture, eclectic food, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, world-class shopping and picturesque views.


  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
  • Night Tour (Premium & Deluxe Tickets)
  • Buy 1 hour bike rental get 1 hour free from any Blazing Saddles shop
  • Free headphones for audio-guide

What to expect


Day Tour - Red Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Day Tour - Red Route:
  • San Francisco Pier 41 Ferry Terminal - Stop 1 - Pier 41
  • Clay Street - Clay Street
  • Ferry Building - 1 Market Street
  • 280 Geary St - Union Square South
  • 201 Mason St - Hilton Hotel
  • 90 Fulton St - Civic Center
  • 944 Fell St - Alamo Square
  • 1816 Haight St - Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Park - North-West corner of Lincoln Way & 9th Ave (Weekends + Public Holidays only)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point - North Vista Point, Sausalito, CA 95965
  • 211 Richardson Ave - Palace of Fine Arts
  • 2101 Lombard St - Marina / Cow Hollow
  • 1599 Lombard St - Lombard Street
  • Embarcadero - Pier 35 entrance / Cruise Terminal
  • Pier 39 - Pier 39
Attractions on the Day Tour - Red Route:

Pier 39 / The Embarcadero / Haight-Ashbury / Union Square / Civic Center / SS Jeremiah O'Brien / Palace of Fine Arts Theatre / Golden Gate Bridge / Washington Square / Lombard Street / Chinatown / Alamo Square / Golden Gate Park / Big Bus Tours / California Academy of Sciences / Madame Tussauds / Aquarium of the Bay / Ferry Building Marketplace / San Francisco City Hall

Operates: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every 60 Minutes Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website or to download the Big Bus app to see the most up to date bus stop locations and timings. For live bus tracking on the day of travel - please download the Big Bus App in advance of arrival.

Panoramic Night Tour - Blue Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Panoramic Night Tour - Blue Route:
  • RH5P+GX San Francisco - Pier 41 , Fisherman's Wharf, Night Tour Start & End Stop
Attractions on the Panoramic Night Tour - Blue Route:

SS Jeremiah O'Brien / Madame Tussauds / The San Francisco Dungeon / Ferry Building Marketplace / Pier 39

Operates: Departs at 6:30pm This tour is not a hop-on, hop-off

Time of tour

Premium Ticket
9/1/2022 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
9/1/2022 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
12/26/2022 - 1/2/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Deluxe Ticket
8/18/2022 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
8/18/2022 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
12/26/2022 - 1/2/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Classic Ticket
8/18/2022 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
8/18/2022 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
12/26/2022 - 1/2/2023
Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Meeting point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption.
  • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Daytime Tour: Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem.
  • Night Tour: Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour, Pier 41 Fisherman's Wharf (RH5P+GX North Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA), No tours on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Dec 24th and Dec 31st.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Very good tour, long ride stopping at good places and plenty of buses, although our bus did break down. Night bus leaves once at 6.30 and as its not dark then and there is no hop on hop off we didn't do it despite the upgrade as it seemed pointless.

April 2022

Loved being able to get on and off the bus and exploring as much as we wanted to. Enjoyed our day and the knowledgeable tour guides.

April 2022

I enjoyed the tour, it was easy to book and a great way to see and experience San Francisco in one day! Highly recommend this tour.

May 2022

Loved this tour because I controlled my time. I got to go to 16 different places and stay as long as I wanted to shop, eat and take pics and then hop back on the next bus. You have to use the headphones to know what’s going on and use the app to know when and where the bus will be to pick you up....

May 2022

It was a very nice Tour in San Francisco. We was the first Day at this town- we would show where are all the Attractions. We are also do the Night Tour! Very nice Sundowner from Treasure Island. Because of the strong Wind when drive over the Bridge wear a Jacket!

May 2022

This is an easy way to visit some key point in the bay area in SA . You 3 options for tickets types i went all out with the deluxe ticket i had time in town so why don't take advantage of this. The reason im giving 4 starts is because some of the stop are a little far from the attraction. I beli...

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