San Francisco Red Route | Sightseeing | Big Bus Tours

Tour Duration: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Frequency: Every 15–20 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 both English-speaking live guides, and a pre-recorded digital commentary, available in 10 different languages. You can hop off at any of our stops to explore the city at your own pace, or switch our Sausalito Tour from stop #11.​


Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center

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

First Bus: 9:00am
Last Bus: 5:00pm
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Fishermen's Chapel
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • Players Arcade and Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar
  • U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine
  • Madame Tussauds & San Francisco Dungeon

North Beach / Chinatown

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

First Bus: 9:09am
Last Bus: 5:09pm

Embarcadero Center

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

First Bus: 9:15am
Last Bus: 5:15pm
  • Embarcadero
  • Exploratorium

Ferry Building

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

First Bus: 9:17am
Last Bus: 5:17pm
  • Embarcadero
  • Ferry Building
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
  • Red and White - 1-Hour Bay Cruise
  • Railway Museum

Union Square

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

First Bus: 9:00am
Last Bus: 5:30pm
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown Walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Hilton Hotel

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

First Bus: 9:02am
Last Bus: 5:32pm

Civic Center

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

First Bus: 9:08am
Last Bus: 5:38pm
  • 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: 9:15am
Last Bus: 5:45pm
  • Painted Ladies
  • Alamo Square Park
  • African American Art & Culture Complex

Haight Ashbury

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

First Bus: 9:20am
Last Bus: 5:50pm
  • Haight Ashbury

Golden Gate Park (Monday - Saturday only)

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

First Bus: 9:25am
Last Bus: 5:55pm
  • DeYoung Museum & Legion of Honor Museum
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • De Young Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • California Academy of Sciences

North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge

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

First Bus: 9:55am
Last Bus: 6:03pm
  • 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: 10:05am
Last Bus: 6:20pm
  • 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: 10:10am
Last Bus: 6:30pm
  • Marina District

Lombard Street

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

First Bus: 10:15am
Last Bus: 6:34pm
  • Lombard Street

Pier 35 / Cruise Terminal

1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 (outside Pier 35 cruise terminal entrance)

First Bus: 8:45am
Last Bus: 6:57pm
  • Alcatraz Island

Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf

Bus stop outside the entrance to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf

First Bus: 8:50am
Last Bus: 19:04pm
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Pier 39
  • Sea Lions
  • Players Arcade and Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar

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: 9:25am
Last Bus: 5:55pm