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

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

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
  • Travel around San Francisco on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any of its stops with your ticket
  • Upgrade to the Premium pass to include a night tour
  • Upgrade to the Deluxe pass to include an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour
  • Flexible, fun and family-friendly way to make the most of your time in the city!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

There’s no better way to see world-famous San Francisco landmarks — including a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge — than by an open-top Big Bus!
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Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
Night Tour (Premium & Deluxe Tickets)
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Free headphones for audio-guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:For the day tour, you can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus. For the night tour, you must redeem your ticket at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf.
Mar 2021
Q:
What time is the last bus on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The last bus departs Stop #1 - San Francisco Visitor Center at 5:00 pm.
Mar 2021
Q:
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
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Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
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Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:A bus arrives approximately every 30 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.

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star-5
Great day activity in San Fran with our nephews!
EugeneS_U
, Sep 2021
1st morning bus was clean and speaker for audio were clear!! 2nd bus in the afternoon had half functioning audio machine, volume and channel-dials were defective. 3rd bus in the afternoon driver was very kind an patient, we had to run to catch the bus. Thanks for waiting sir! 😇
star-5
Great way to get to know the city
mary_c
, Sep 2021
Great sites in San Francisco, great narration, map of the tour could have been more detailed( overplayed on a city map)
star-2
Disappointing
Charlotte_S
, Sep 2021
My husband and I have taken hop on/ hop off tours in other cities and enjoyed them. The audio narration for this tour ruined it for me yesterday. There was a minimum of narration, and much filler of repetitive, annoying music. After an hour, I had a headache from the "music" and took off the headphones and just watched what we drove by. We are new to the area and have been looking for fun things we can do when friends and family come to the area. This will not be it.
star-5
Great Experience All Around
Nancy_D
, Sep 2021
Union Square was a cool stop, but driving down Haight showed some beautiful architecture. We also loved Blake’s song!
star-2
Nice ride, but no audio ruined it.
Charlie_B
, Sep 2021
I think the trip itself would have been fine, if our audio equipment would have worked. Another passenger told the driver, but it still didn’t get fixed. After we changed buses, it was fine. Unfortunately that got us off to a bad start. My only other comment is to dress warm if the weather is chilly.
star-2
Don't go if you want to know about what you are seeing
Kristine_W
, Sep 2021
Loved the ease of booking, app, seeing where buses are arriving. Unfortunately, the headphones on this bus did not work for anyone. It was a bummer not to be able to hear about the history and what we were seeing. It was a nice ride around the city, but very boring without any commentary.
star-5
Hop on was great fun
willa_o
, Sep 2021
Very informative and lots of fun. The Golden Gate Bridge was awesome and to see the fog roll in on one side and clear in the other was fascinating
star-3
Good, ovetall
Richard_S
, Sep 2021
Overall tour was good. Bus was comfortable and audio guide was great. The driver was a little rude, though. A little customer service training should help.
star-5
Thanks
Bernard_E
, Sep 2021
Nice thank you very satisfied affordable price will recommed to friends and family hopefully someday it go more places
star-5
Good bus tour in SF
Rhain20
, Sep 2021
Bus Stops pretty much to major favorite sites to visit in SF. The audio guide is very informative. Relevant and interesting. Drivers are friendly and helpful.

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