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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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Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
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

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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-5
Day Tour is worth price
Richard_B
, Jul 2021
The audio guide syncs with the drive and provides interesting historical and current information. Recommend the upper deck for the best views but crossing the Golden Gate Bridge can be chilly!
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star-5
Great tour
Joan_Z
, Jul 2021
Make sure you dress warm enough as the wind can get pretty chilly on top of the bus. The views of the city are very interesting and unusual., so many hills.
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star-5
Tour Urban American Cities Conveniently, Safely for Less Cost, All the While Learning History and Fun Facts!
Photos-Alot
, Jul 2021
As I visit other American cities I will use and recommend your tour services to friends and family. Not only as a service for education, well worth itself taking the tours, but no need to figure out driving or pay high Uber or ever increasing public transportation costs. Each bus ride is $2.50 apiece in most cities, 4 rides a day adds up quickly! Your tour buses go where we tourists want to go, educates us, and MORE IMPORTANTLY: SAFELY!!! Sad, but unfortunately urban public transportation has many unbathed homeless drug users mumbling and talking to themselves.
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Best way to see the city!
Kristi_B
, Jul 2021
This was the bet way to really see the city! Amazing to cross the Golden Gate Bridge on the top of the buss!! Loved it!
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star-4
Big Bus
Stephanie_S
, Jul 2021
I loved going across the Golden Gate Bridge! It would have been fun to cross the Bay Bridge also. The last driver of the day didn’t stop at Alamo Park, where we got on, so we had to Uber home!
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Thoroughly Enjoyed The Tour Bus Experience.
John_A
, Jul 2021
Enjoyed the entire tour. Will definitely book again as my family and I have learned of so many more interesting sites to view in SF. Love the convenience of the ability to hop on hop off across the city and frequency of the tour buses every 1/2 hour.
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star-5
Great trip to San Francisco
George_C
, Jul 2021
Golden Gate Bridge was excellent. It does get cold going over it but the view was well worth it. It's better with the automated person explaining the sights on the tour than a live person.
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Good Ride
DDw
, Jul 2021
Cool ride! Very cold on top! Recorded tour guide via earbuds, supplied by bus driver, didn't work regularly so we missed a few explinations but it was still a beautiful ride.
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Awesome
Claressa_F
, Jul 2021
Beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay as well as all the different neighbors. The Golden Gate Bridge was COLD but Beautiful. Very cool tour thanks.
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Do This
Rdub
, Jul 2021
The trip was exactly as advertised. The bus crews were friendly and helpful. Buses were regular. You get a great overview of San Francisco this way.
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