Hop-on hop-off tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-on hop-off tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 53.10 per person


From the top deck of a hop-on hop-off bus, take in San Francisco's sights at your leisure. View the Transamerica Pyramid, Golden Gate Bridge, and many other hidden gems with a 24- or 48-hour ticket.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the sights of San Francisco as you explore at your own pace
  • Hear the history and hidden stories of the city with entertaining digital audio
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge aboard a double-decker bus
  • Take in sweeping views of San Francisco Bay
  • Explore historic neighborhoods such as Fisherman’s Wharf and Haight-Ashbury
Full description

Hop aboard a sightseeing bus for a tour of the City by the Bay and delve into the fascinating history of San Francisco and its legendary landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. The hop-on-hop-off route stops at the main points of interest all around San Francisco.  Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus. Hop off anytime and create your customized itinerary at your leisure. Explore 3 routes depending on your ticket purchase and enjoy photo stops at the Golden Gate Bridge on each route. With the Classic (24-hour) ticket, enjoy the Hop-on Hop-off service at your leisure for a full day and try the bike rental offer and ride along San Francisco's stunning waterfront. The Premium (24-Hour) and Deluxe (48-hour) tickets allow you to venture out to see the daytime and evening views of San Francisco with the panoramic Night Tour. Additionally, the Deluxe (48-hour) ticket includes the option to choose from either a bike rental, or admission to the USS Pampanito. Take a deep dive into the history of a World War WWII submarine or cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito. San Francisco City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus. Learn about the unique history of San Fransisco while passing through Chinatown, Union Square, Civic Center, and the Alamo Square.  Panoramic Night Tour Board the night bus to explore the dazzling city of San Francisco at nighttime. Climb the historic Nob Hill for a stunning close-up view of the magnificent Grace Cathedral. The Night Tour is included in the Premium (24-Hour) and Deluxe (48-Hour) Tickets. Then, make your way across the grand Bay Bridge for picturesque views of the city skyline from Treasure Island, the World Fair site in 1939. After heading back to the city, continue along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights of the Port of San Francisco.

  • Classic ticket: 24-hour unlimited Hop-on Hop-off ticket and 1-hour bike rental
  • Premium ticket: 24-hour unlimited Hop-on Hop-off ticket, 1-hour bike rental offer, and panoramic night tour
  • Deluxe ticket: 48-hour unlimited Hop-on Hop-off ticket, 1-hour bike rental or USS Pampanito tour, and panoramic night tour
  • Audio commentary
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher at the Big Bus Tours office on the corner of Jefferson and Mason Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Download the free Big Bus App to live-track buses, view bus stop locations, and more
  • Please call the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for a schedule of buses that are ADA-accessible prior to the travel date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 1041 reviews

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Super accommodating, we had the tickets for a rainy day. Because the tours were canceled due to the weather, we were able to use them one day later. Although only a tour (round trip), but very informative and with crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge. In order to discover the city it is absolutely recommendable, really hop on hop off is not really recommendable due to the one route and direction.

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January 8, 2023

The hop on hop off bus is a great way to get a good overview of San Francisco in a short amount of time. In combination with the night trip you get great impressions and pictures of the skyline. However, you should expect a lot of delays, especially with the buses in the afternoon, as the city traffic delays everything. But you can easily follow the buses via app.

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October 31, 2022

Eine super Sache und eine Pflicht für alle, die das erste Mal dort sind. Man kann sich einen super Überblick über die Stadt verschaffen, selbst wenn man erstmal nicht aussteigt. Die Guides waren alle super freundlich. Die Nachttour hat uns auch richtig gut gefallen nach Treasure Island rüber. Trotz allem ein Stern Abzug, weil die Preise schon sehr teuer sind. Es ist zwar einiges inklusive wie z.B. Fahrräder oder eine Tour durch Chinatown und eben die Nachtfahrt, aber man schafft meist eh nicht alles mitzunehmen.

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 61883