Big Bus Tours in San Francisco, CA

Big Bus Tours 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden DrSan Francisco, CA 94118
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Experience the best of San Francisco with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore San Francisco at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Explore all the key San Francisco highlights, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Painted Ladies, and uncover the hidden gems of Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • You can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a 1, 2, day ticket you must travel on consecutive days.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Hop off and hop on at your leisure. Your driver will announce hop-off stops as the bus arrives at each location.
  • You can download the Big Bus app for real-time bus stop locations and timing.
  • Buses run every 30-45 minutes.
  • Experience amazing views from an open-top double-decker bus.
  • See all the top landmarks.
  • Pre-recorded commentary.
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Guided city walking tour.


from Big Bus Tours San Francisco
See the best of San Francisco with Big Bus Tours. Our open-top sightseeing tours will introduce you to all the city's must-see sights, with stops conveniently located at iconic landmarks and attractions. Your flexible ticket allows you to hop on and hop off the bus as much as you like, so you can enjoy the freedom to stay for a few snaps or immerse yourself for hours.

Sit back, relax and take in all the iconic sights on our San Francisco hop-on, hop-off bus tours, with 20+ different stops at key points of interest, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury.

Red Route Includes:
  • Pier 41
  • North Beach / Chinatown
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square South
  • Redemption Center / HIlton Hotel
  • Civic Center
  • Alamo Square
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Park
  • North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Marina / Cow Hollow
  • Lombard Street
  • Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Tours San Francisco

Where is the tour located?
The Big Bus Information Center is located at Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133. You are allowed to join the tour at any bus stop location.

How long does the tour take?
Day Tour (Red Route): a full circuit takes about 2 hours if you don't hop off the bus. You can hop on and hop off the tour as much as you like or choose to stay on board the entire circuit.

Night Tour (Blue Route): a full circuit takes 1 hour. Please note that the Night Tour isn't a hop-on, hop-off tour.

What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?
Day Tour (Red Route):

First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1 (Pier 41).

Last Bus: 5:00pm at Stop #1 (Pier 41)

Bus Frequency: every 30 minutes.

Night Tour (Blue Route): 

First Bus: 6:30pm only, from Stop #1 (Pier 41)

What can I see and visit during the tour?
During your Big Bus Tour, you'll pass through famous San Francisco neighborhoods like Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park and the Embarcadero. See landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid, City Hall, and of course, feel the wind in your hair as you travel over the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Simply hop on to discover and hop off at any stop to explore further. We stop at over 20 convenient locations, each selected because it provides easy access to an attraction or place of interest. You can hop on and hop off the tour as much as you like or choose to stay on board for the entire circuit. 

How will I know where to get off?
Our commentary will communicate upcoming stops.

Are children allowed on the tour? 
Yes. Children of all ages are welcome on the tour. Children under the age of 2 travel for free.

Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities? 
Yes, we operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in San Francisco is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. 

What is the policy on bringing pets?
No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.

What is the food and drink policy?
No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

Is luggage allowed on board the bus?
No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.