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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 24-hour, 1-day or 2-day

    Chinatown walking tour: 1 hour

  • Start time

    Red route (day tour): 10 am - 5 pm, every 15 min

    Chinatown Walking Tour: 1 pm

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-on, hop-off: Board the bus at any of the designated stops. The first stop is Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitors' Center.

    Chinatown Walking Tour: Make your way to Stop 2(North Beach/Washington Sq.)

  • Ending Point

     You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.

Key Highlights

  • Create your own customized San Francisco itinerary with this flexible bus tour
  • See the best of the City by The Bay over by hopping off at multiple well-placed stops
  • Enjoy on-board commentary and stunning photo-opportunities on the tour
  • Get up close with top attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Little Italy and more
  • Validity: 6 months from the date chosen at the time of booking
  • Enjoy a bus ride around the city and admire famous landmarks from open-top, double-decker buses
  • Both smartphone and printed vouchers accepted!
  • Upgrade to Essential and Explore to enjoy a Chinatown walking tour and bike rental


Experience the best of San Francisco with the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour! Hop on and off as you wish and personalize your sightseeing experience by visiting the attractions of your choice over 24 hours, 1 day, or 2 days. While you take in the sights, you can listen to a recorded commentary in multiple languages.

There are three ticket options you can choose from:

Discover Ticket: 24-Hour Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

Essential Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour + Chinatown Walking Tour + 1-hour Bike Rental

Explore Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour + Chinatown Walking Tour + 1-hour Bike Rental OR USS Pampanito General Admission


  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Treasure Island
  • Fishermen's Chapel
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown
  • Washington Square
  • North Beach, Little Italy

Chinatown Walking Tour: Discover the biggest and oldest Asian Chinatowns in San Francisco with an expert guide and admire the stunning Chinatown gates, the bustling market, and more.

Blazing Saddles bike rental: Hire a Deluxe or Hybrid bicycle and discover the city on a self-guided tour. Ride through scenic parks, bikeways and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.

Pampanito or Blazing Saddles: Choose either Blazing Saddles bike hire, or admission to the USS Pampanito. Learn about the historic World War II submarine or cycle across San Francisco's stunning waterfront, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Sausalito.


  • 24-hour, 1-day, or 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket (as per the option selected)
  • Pre-recorded commentary on the bus in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Cantonese
  • Bike Rental Offer (1-hour rental + 1 hour free) – if the option selected
  • Chinatown Walking Tour – if option selected
  • USS Pampanito admission - if option selected


  • Admission to attractions

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Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 6 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available once you board the bus.

Pampanito or Blazing Saddles (Explore ticket): To make your choice, please speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member when you redeem your ticket on-street.

Customer Reviews

  • Carol Purcer

    Good pricing for the tpur

  • Mary Houghton

    Good, but buses very full and in one bus the audio didn't work

  • Nadia Hrovat

    loved Erica our driver for half the tour but then shift switched and the man who took her place was rude, impatient and unfriendly. The entire vibe changed. The tour was not as informative as I had hoped and overall took way too long. Would not do again


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