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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus 1 Day or a 2 Day Ticket

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Key Highlights

  • Create your own customized San Francisco itinerary with a 1-day or a 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour!
  • With over 20 well-placed bus stops, see the best of San Francisco with minimum hassle
  • Enjoy 4 FREE walking tours with an expert guide in tow
  • Frequent departures so you don't waste time waiting for buses
  • Enjoy on-board commentary by an English-speaking guide as well as pre-recorded commentary
  • Stunning views and photo-opportunities on this San Francisco tour
  • You have an option to choose from a Classic, Premium or an Deluxe ticket option!
  • Overview

    Experience the best of San Francisco with the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Classic, Premium or Deluxe Ticket (as per option chosen) and enjoy a whole host of fun activities! Hop on and off the bus and visit attractions of your choice for 1 day or 2 days.

    Big Bus Classic Ticket includes 4 complimentary walking tours with an expert guide in town. Upgrade to the Big Bus Premium ticket or Deluxe ticket and you can choose between a Panoramic Night Tour or a Sausalito Day Tour. Plus you will get an hour free when you purchase a 1-hour bike rental and have a fabulous time at San Francisco’s only arcade, sports bar and grill with the ‘Pint and Play’ voucher!

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Valid for 1 day or 2 Day (as per option selected)

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus : 9:00am to 5:00pm, at a frequency of 10-20 minutes
    Walking tours: As given in itinerary
    Panoramic Night Tour: 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm (Premium & Deluxe)
    Sausalito Tour: 10:15am to 4:00pm (Premium & Deluxe)

    Meeting Point

    You may redeem your vouchers at the Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf.
    Alternatively, you can join the tour at any of the stops along the route

    Chinatown Walk: Starts at Stop 6: Union Square South

    North Beach Walk: Starts at Stop 3

    Barbary Coast Walk: Starts at Stop 4

    Fisherman’s Wharf Walk: Starts at Stop 1

    Ending Point

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


    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to jumpstart your San Francisco Deluxe Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. Explore the City by the Bay at your own pace for 1 day or 2 days as per your ticket.

    From the vantage point of a double-decker bus you get great views of the stunning attractions of San Francisco, such as the Golden Gate Bridge.

    While you take in the sights, an experienced guide will provide you with an entertaining commentary in English. Or you can listen to a recorded commentary in a choice of 10 languages.

    There are three ticket options to choose from:

    Classic ticket:

    The Classic ticket includes a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour, along with 4 FREE walking tours. Each tour is led by a qualified guide who gives you an insight into the area’s history and culture.

    Premium ticket: This option includes a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour, along with 4 FREE walking tours like the Classic option.

    PLUS: You can choose between a Panoramic Night Tour or a Sausalito Day Tour included in the Premium option.

    Also included in the premium package is a 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour and Pint and Play Voucher.

    Deluxe Ticket: This option includes a 2-day hop on hop off bus tour along with a bonus Sausalito Tour, panoramic Night Tour, 4 walking tours and a free hour's bike rental from Blazing Saddles.

    Sausalito Tour: Explore the distinctive boutiques, cafes and restaurants of the charming city of Sausalito. Relax in the park, enjoy spectacular views of the bay and explore the streets of this quaint Mediterranean-style town. The Sausalito tour falls in the green route. The Sausalito trolley buses depart from Stop 22 at 10:15am in the morning and each loop takes approximately 90 minutes.

    Panoramic Night Tour: San Francisco looks even more beautiful after dark! View the best and brightest parts of the city on this magical double-decker bus tour.

    Accompanied by an expert guide, the tour departs every day from busy Fisherman’s Wharf. See the buzzing nightlife and brightly-lit shops of Union Square and enjoy stunning views of Golden Gate Bridge from the Presidio. You will also ascend the swanky Nob Hill, see the magnificent Grace Cathedral, admire the brilliant colors of Chinatown and pass the glittering high-rise buildings of the Financial District.

    The 4 walking tours included in the package are:
    • Chinatown Walk: Starts at 10:00am and 2:00pm from Stop 6.
    • North Beach Walk: Starts at 4:00pm from Stop 3.
    • Barbary Coast Walk: Starts at 12:00pm from Stop 4.
    • Fisherman’s Wharf Walk: Starts at 2:00pm from Stop 1.

    Each tour is led by a qualified guide who gives you an insight into the area’s history and culture. The 4 walking tours are approximately 1-hour long.

    You can hop off at any stop to end the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1-day or 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket (as per option chosen)
    • 4 walking tours
    • Panoramic Night Tour or Sausalito Tour (Premium or Deluxe)
    • ‘Pint and Play’ voucher (Premium or Deluxe)
    • English-speaking guide
    • Pre-recorded commentary in (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese)
    • 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour (Premium & Deluxe)


    • Meals and Beverages
    • Admission to attractions
  • Please note

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    For the Sausalito Tour: Cross the Golden Gate bridge and hop off at Stop #13 to change to the Green Route.

    Panoramic Night Tour: Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please aim to arrive 20 - 30 minutes before your preferred tour time. Please note that this is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.

    A Child Ticket should be purchased for anyone aged 5-15 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

    San Francisco is a functioning city, therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends.

    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 copy of their voucher. 

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
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      Stella Nojiri, United States, 21/May/2018
    • Good way to see the city

      Don't visit San Francisco April 20th. By no fault of the bus or it's drive we were stuck for a long time in traffic. The rest of the trip was comfortable and fun....

      Geri Jones, United States, 02/May/2018
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      christopher Kempton, United States, 16/Apr/2018
    • Easy to make and not complicated to use on the bus - didn't have to go to stop one to redeem.

      Pat sands, United States, 30/Jan/2019
    • Easy to purchase and then exchange voucher.

      Kathy Blahuta, United States, 01/Oct/2018
    • Big bus San Francisco hop on and hop off was a great way to see the beautiful city. We purchased the 2 day with the night tour as well as Sausalito tour... these are both great tour which are a must to do. I would recommend this company and definitely use them again.

      Diana Arrazola, Canada, 24/Sep/2018