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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

By Big Bus Tours


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access for duration of ticket

  • Frequent, convenient service with buses every 60 minutes

  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages

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

  • Buy 1 hour bike hire and get 1 hour free

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Hop-on hop-off bus tour of San Francisco

  • What's included

    Unlimited rides for the duration of your pass

  • What's included

    Pre-recorded commentary available in 10 Languages

  • What's included

    Panoramic Night Tour included on Premium and Deluxe Tickets

  • What's included

    Buy 1 hour bike hire, get 1 hour free

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 3 years old are complimentary

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Night Tour departs Daily at 6:30pm 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. Seating is first come first serve.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus hours of operation are 10 AM–5 PM, with buses every 60 minutes. The entire loop lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Audio Guide in 10 Languages English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Cantonese.

What you can expect

Explore San Francisco with a birds eye view of the city by the bay. Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about the city from our entertaining live tour guides as they provide you with rich history and insider tips. Become a Local Expert on a Big Bus Tour.

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.

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.

For guests wanting to explore the artsy sea-side town of Sausalito - purchase the Premium or Deluxe Tickets. The charming town just across the bay, offers many shopping and dining options along with sweeping views of the San Francisco Skyline. See more of San Francisco by selecting the Deluxe Ticket which includes a Panoramic Night Tour.

Hop-on or Hop-off at up to 16 points of interest. Some highlight include:

  • Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39
  • North Beach Little Italy
  • Ferry Building (Local shops and Eateries)
  • Union Square - Downtown
  • Alamo Square - Painted Ladies Victorian Homes
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown

We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures.

To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops.

Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about the new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

This information is provided by our partners


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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations Visited
  • San Francisco California

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • San Francisco Visitor Center Stop #1
  • 99 Jefferson Street
  • San Francisco California 94133
  • Union Square Visitor Center Stop #7
  • 333 O'Farrell Street
  • San Francisco California 94102
  • Golden Gate Park (Monday - Friday only)
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco California 94118

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