San Francisco Red Route | Sightseeing | Big Bus Tours

Tour Duration: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Frequency: Every 60 Minutes

Hop-On, Hop-Off San Francisco Day Tour

Hop on with Big Bus Tours to discover the very best of San Francisco. Our Red Route shows off all the sights from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, the Embarcadero to Haight Ashbury. Best of all, we'll take you on an unforgettable journey over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, giving you top-deck views of one of the country's most amazing vistas. Our tour features a pre-recorded digital commentary, available in 10 different languages.

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Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center

99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets)

First Bus: 10:00
Last Bus: 17:00
  • Players Arcade and Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • Fishermen's Chapel
  • Madame Tussauds & San Francisco Dungeon
  • U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine

North Beach / Chinatown

621 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (bus stop on NW corner of Union & Columbus)

First Bus: 10:07
Last Bus: 17:07

Embarcadero Center

Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (between Battery & Front Streets)

First Bus: 10:13
Last Bus: 17:13
  • Embarcadero
  • Exploratorium

Ferry Building

1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Between Steuart & Spear Streets)

First Bus: 10:16
Last Bus: 17:16
  • Ferry Building
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
  • Embarcadero
  • Railway Museum
  • Red and White - 1-Hour Bay Cruise

Union Square South

280 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (opposite Macy's entrance, next to steps)

First Bus: 10:26
Last Bus: 17:26
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown Walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Redemption Center / Hilton Hotel

Mason Street, between O'Farrell and Ellis Streets (outside Hilton Hotel entrance)

First Bus: 10:30
Last Bus: 17:30

Civic Center

350 McCallister, San Francisco, CA 94102 (White Zone outside Earl Warren Building)

First Bus: 10:40
Last Bus: 17:40
  • Civic Center
  • Asian Art Museum

Alamo Square

944 Fell St San Francisco, CA 94117 (next to Mosaic wall near corner with Pierce St)

First Bus: 10:50
Last Bus: 17:50
  • African American Art & Culture Complex
  • Painted Ladies
  • Alamo Square Park

Haight Ashbury

1816 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (opposite Cha Cha Cha restaurant)

First Bus: 11:00
Last Bus: 18:00
  • Haight Ashbury

Golden Gate Park (Monday - Saturday only)

55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 (outside California Academy of Sciences)

First Bus: 11:07
Last Bus: 18:07
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Botanical Gardens
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • De Young Museum
  • DeYoung Museum & Legion of Honor Museum

North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge

North Vista Point, Sausalito, CA 94965 (lookout parking area off highway)

First Bus: 11:22
Last Bus: 18:22
  • Golden Gate Bridge

Palace of Fine Arts

211 Richardson Ave, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Bus stop on North-West corner of Richardson Ave and Francisco Street)

First Bus: 11:32
Last Bus: 18:32
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Presidio Park

Marina / Cow Hollow

2101 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (corner of Lombard and Fillmore St outside Poki Time restaurant)

First Bus: 11:37
Last Bus: 18:37
  • Marina District

Lombard Street

1599 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94123m (outside Buena Vista Motor Inn near corner with Gough St)

First Bus: 11:39
Last Bus: 18:39
  • Lombard Street

Pier 39

The Embarcadero, bus stop outside the entrance to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf

First Bus: 11:52
Last Bus: 18:52
  • Sea Lions
  • Pier 39
  • Players Arcade and Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar
  • Aquarium of the Bay

Golden Gate Park (Sundays and Public Holidays only)

Bus stop at North-West corner of Lincoln Way & 9th Ave (Sundays + Public Holidays only)

First Bus: 11:07
Last Bus: 18:07