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

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San Francisco, United States
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.
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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
Q:
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
Q:
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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be prepared with warm clothes if you wish to go on the upper level." See review
  • "The visitors should know that there are several popular stops where people get off so those are the best times to be able to get a seat on top of the bus." See review
  • "Weather was perfect but it’s gets chilly so take a scarf or sweater" See review

Reviews

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star-2
Not for a traditional tourist
Carmelita_F
, Jun 2022
The app just wasn’t that helpful neither were the drivers. Having to walk all the way back to where we got off the bus to get back on was ridiculous. Not enough people to help out to direct us to where to catch the bus & we walked 30 mins after pier 39 to the ferry’s just ridiculous. Not very feel put together for a tourist.
star-5
San Francisco in a couple of days
Lisa
, Jun 2022
Went to San Francisco with grandchildren. The Hop on Hop Off provided a great quick way to see the city.
star-4
My San Francisco Tour
Johnatan_A
, Jun 2022
The tour was good for learning about the history of San Francisco. It would have been more fun to have a live person talking and interacting with us.
star-4
Easy and simple
Clare_M
, Jun 2022
Good way to see parts of the city that you may miss on your own. Drivers have their own character that can be good or bad…
star-5
Great way to get around
Ashha_B
, Jun 2022
Great way to get around , lovely staff, I really enjoyed this tour! The night tour is also really great too
star-4
The history of the tour...
Lorena_V
, Jun 2022
The history of the tour allows you to know where to go and visit. Beautiful stops this app did not allow me to upload my pictures. Good Tour next time will try the night tour: I suggest guests take a jacket it gets cold crossing the bridge
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved stopping at De...
Susan_T
, Jun 2022
Loved stopping at De Young Museum and going to the Japanese Tea Gardens. A lot of walking on this tour. The stops are a little ways from what you actually want to see.
star-2
no AC on a hot day
Tina_B
, Jun 2022
the inside seats on both buses were not air conditioned which made for a really uncomfortable trip when we'd had enough sun on the top deck.
star-4
My first time in San Fran
Pavel_T
, Jun 2022
Hi guys,Paul from Prague,Czech Republic here. I really enjoyed the educational audio,roofdeck and I cant forget the night ride that was awesome Thing that was missing for me was bus stops properly marked in your app(I couldnt find the way to get to them).You could add more stops in general,too Overall I enjoyed travelling with you Thank you
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Rest rooms would be great at pickup point
Tom_K
, Jun 2022
Very informative nice day Worth the money everything was good except the fact we had to use the restroom and had to go down the street to Starbucks and stand in line to use there facilities
star-5
Going over the Golden...
Annette_V
, Jun 2022
Going over the Golden Gate Bridge and the drivers were very helpful and had great personalities! They also drove very safe. We loved it.
star-5
40th Wedding Anniversary!!!!
Teresa_W
, Jun 2022
This was such a great experience!!! My husband and I totally enjoyed the bus tour!! From the very beginning with our first encounter with Marissa who was a complete professional and a true asset to the Big Bus San Francisco company. She explained everything and made our experience delightful… This was our 40th wedding anniversary and the bus tour with Marissa’s help made our anniversary even more special!!! I will make sure to recommend this bus tour to everyone I know!!! Thanks Big Bus and Marissa!!! PS- the bus driver was excellent!!!!! Sincerely, Teresa from Illinois
star-5
Lifetime of memories on the bus tour.
merwin
, Jun 2022
Tour was excellent and the app was very useful. The drivers were also very friendly and polite. Will definitely recommend.
star-5
Best tour!
Jessica_S
, Jun 2022
Buses ran every 15. Didn’t have to wait too long until next one came. Sufficient! Got to see all the SF hot spots in 1 day. Best tour ever! Highly recommend for solo or for groups.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great trip. Everything...
George_B
, Jun 2022
Great trip. Everything was really nice. We would do it again next time we are here. I recommend taking this tour.
star-5
Great way to see a lot of the city and have no personal car
GARY_E
, Jun 2022
Entire experience was terrific. Entire experience was terrific Entire experience was terrific. Entire experience was terrific Entire experience was terrific
star-3
Nice to see everything...
Barbara_H
, Jun 2022
Nice to see everything but the narration didn’t always match where we were. I don’t have any more to say and you shouldn’t force me to.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good value
Richard_R
, Jun 2022
Lots of good info—a nice overview and transportation around town. Friendly staff always ready to help.
star-4
Great history. Would have...
Brenda_S
, Jun 2022
Great history. Would have been better with an in-person tour guide. Our driver was great though!! Loved the Golden Gate bridge.
star-4
Good way to see the...
Mike_L
, Jun 2022
Good way to see the important things in the city and surrounding area. Headphone tour gave good information
1 traveler found this review helpful

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