Discover the stunning City by the Bay, San Francisco with these comprehensive hop-on, hop-off bus tickets from Skyline Sightseeing. Whether you are short on time or want to explore the city comfortably, at your own pace, our buses with a 1 or 2 day validity have you covered!
Covering three fantastic routes, including one that treats you to the glittering vision of the city post darkness, and over 20 strategically located stops, getting up close with your favourite attractions are a breeze. Be it the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the infectious vibrancy of Chinatown, the life-size murals of hippie legends Hendrix and Janis Joplin at Haight Ashbury, moving around the city is a breeze.
The best part? Besides the bus tour, you can additionally enjoy a walking tour around Chinatown (with all tickets) as well as a mesmerising Night Tour and an entrance ticket to Madame Tussauds(with the 2-day ticket). Your 2-day ticket also comes with two amazing deals - a bike rental offer from Blazing Saddles and a VIP Select Card with exclusive restaurant discounts.
City Tour: This fantastic City Tour gives you full flexibility to discover the stunning City By The Bay at your own pace with fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus. Hop on and off as you wish to visit the attractions of your choice - from Chinatown to the Palace of Fine Arts, while enjoying multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages on board.
Sausalito Tour: Get up close and personal with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, diving into its fascinating history as you marvel at the towering structure. Once you arrive at Sausalito, you can discover distinctive boutiques, a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries at this quaint Mediterranean-style town.
Night Tour (Single Loop): Feast your eyes on a glittering San Francisco, lit up like a piece of art at night, as your bus takes you on a route across Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Embarcadero and more
Attractions Covered on the Bus Tours
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Discover the vivid picture of Asia, sitting in the heart of California. Get up close with this migrated community, the incredible range of shops or dig into some authentic Asian dishes on an hour long walking tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
About the Supplier: Sightseeing World, the owner of Skyline Sightseeing, has been known for operating tours in San Francisco for a while now, and can be recognised by their orange open top buses.
Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days
Night Tour: 1 hourStart time
City Tour: 9am - 5pm, every 15-20 minutes
Sausalito Tour: 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 minutes
Night Tour: 6:30pm // 7pm
Redeem your hop-on, hop-off voucher from
City Sightseeing Office at 2724 Taylor St Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
City Tour: You can then hop on from any of the stops
Sausalito Tour: You can begin the tour from North Vista Point or hop off at Stop no. 11 on the City Loop to change the bus
You may leave the bus at any stop.
Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour. On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With more than 30 stops covering all of San Francisco’s main attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Loop, and Pacific Heights, this tour provides the perfect introduction to San Francisco. Listen to multilingual commentary available in 7 languages along with a live guide.
There are two ticket options, with different inclusions
The loops and stops are:
Official City Tour: Tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf. You will see Embarcadero, Barbary Coast, ferry building, Financial district and so on before heading towards the iconic Golden gate Bridge. Some of the major highlights that fall under Official City Tour are as follows:
Sausalito Tour: Start this from North Vista Point to witness the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and then head into the charming town of Sausalito. On the way back, you will drive across the bridge again to the South Vista point.
You may hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour. Fisherman's wharf is the stop for you Madame Tussauds experience with your favourite stars.
The Night Tour : Starts from the Fishermans Wharf. The complete tour ends after approximately 1 hour 30 minutes which takes you through the most stunning neighbourhoods of the city including Financial District, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and lots more. On your way back you will see Union Square, Chinatown and so on.
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed version of their voucher.
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
San Francisco is a functioning city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during the summer and at weekends.
Don’t forget to arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure times to avoid getting caught in any last minute delays.
Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus but the buses are not equipped with ramps and therefore passengers would need to walk up 2 steps.
On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve, the last Hop-On Hop-Off Tours will depart at 4pm (instead of 5pm) and the Night Tour will not be running.
Don’t forget to arrive at least 20 - 30 minutes before you walking and night tour departures to avoid getting caught in any last minute delays.
Cruise passenger information: Make a right on Embarcadero St. after exiting Pier 27. Walk about 2 blocks to Pier 35 which is Stop no.19 on the Official city tour. This bus will bring you Stop no.1 at Jefferson and Mason, from where you can walk a distance of a block to the Skyline sightseeing office.
Buses run DAILY between 9:30am and 5pm, every 30 minutes
Opening Hours -- Mondays to Thursdays: 10am - 7pm // Fridays to Sundays: 10am - 8pm
Address: 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Schedule: 6:30pm // 7pm (Daily)
Meeting Point: The tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf
I really enjoyed visiting on this BUS.The lady on the bus she had wonderful information about the city....Umar Nasir, United States
...Tan Febriani, Indonesia
This was well worth the money. We purchased the 48hr pass incl night tour. We saw things we wouldn't have seen without this tour. Great experience and super effortless...Bailee Harrison, New Zealand
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Now I'm spoiled!
I would recommend the big bus for a great way to see the city and learn some history of the city,
Location to collect tickets had changed and we were not informed prior to arrival