San Francisco Bus Tours

Experience the best of San Francisco on a Hop-on, Hop-off San Francisco Big Bus Tour!

Adult tickets from US$63.00
Service: tours operating daily!
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Why Book a San Francisco Bus Tour?

Our San Francisco bus tours offer the perfect introduction to this colourful city and the best photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck.

Hop on and discover your destination, then hop off to explore more for as long as you like

  • Open-top Buses

  • Entertaining Commentary

  • Free Mobile App

  • See all the Top Landmarks

  • Day & Night Tours

  • Private Hires

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Explore San Francisco the Big Bus way. Get the Essential Ticket for our best value San Francisco sightseeing experience, including a Chinatown Walking Tour!

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1 Day What's included
  • 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Blazing Saddles Bike rental offer
  • Guided city walking tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Day Tour (Red Route)
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2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Blazing Saddles Bike Rental OR USS Pampanito General Admission
  • Guided city walking tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Day Tour (Red Route)
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2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Alcatraz entry
  • Blazing Saddles Bike Rental OR USS Pampanito General Admission
  • Guided city walking tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
Ride these routes…
  • Day Tour (Red Route)
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Wine Country Tours

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HALF-DAY AND FULL-DAY TOUR OPTIONS AVAILABLE!
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  • Choose between a Half-Day or Full-Day Wine Country Tour
  • Wine tasting and estate tours at Napa Valley wineries
  • Live tour guide narration
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Return transfers between San Francisco and Wine Country
  • Free time to explore historic downtown Sonoma (Full-Day Tour only)
  • 45min Sausalito Visit
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  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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Our San Francisco Bus Tour Routes

Hop on our Day Tour to discover the best San Francisco landmarks and attractions, and take our non-stop Night Tour to see the city illuminated at night.

More about routes
Day Tour (Red Route)

Hop on and hop off at San Francisco's must-see landmarks and attractions

  • Operates 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Frequency: 15 minutes
  • No. of Stops 17
Sunset Tour (Blue Route)

See the sights of San Francisco by night.

  • Operates 6:30pm
  • Frequency: one tour per evening
  • No. of Stops 1
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FAQs

Do I need to choose a date for my tour?
Yes – when you book, you will need to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to secure your seat. If your ticket has extra inclusions, you may also need to book dates and times for these inclusions after your purchase is complete via our Booking Portal. For more information, please see the instructions on your booking confirmation email.
Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?
You can purchase tickets either on this website, on the bus, from a member of Big Bus staff, or at most hotels. Please note that for hygiene reasons we encourage you to pay with card when possible so that all parties can avoid the handling of cash.
What time do tours start and how often do buses run?
Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour start times and frequency.
Where can I start the tour?
You're welcome to join our tours from any stop. Please see our Day Tour (Red Route), Sunset Tour (Blue Route) route timetable pages for further details on stop locations.
How long does the tour take?
Day Tour (Red Route): a full circuit takes about 2 hours if you don't hop off the bus.
Sunset Tour (Blue Route): a full circuit takes 1 hour. Please note that the Night Tour isn't a hop-on, hop-off tour.
Tell me about Big Bus Tours San Francisco
Big Bus Tours San Francisco operate flexible and exciting city sightseeing tours on open-top double-decker buses. In addition to amazing views of the city's famous landmarks and attractions, guests can enjoy entertaining commentary about the history, culture and architecture of San Francisco, delivered by pre-recorded digital commentary, offered in several languages via complimentary headphones distributed on board the bus. Guests are free to hop on and off the bus tour at any stop, or they can choose to relax and remain on board for the full tour circuit. During the day, discover the city of San Francisco on the Day Tour (Red Route). After dark, don't miss the opportunity to see the sights of the city on the Panoramic Sunset Tour (Blue Route).

Who We Are

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing bus tours. We inspire the spirit of adventure around the world, helping millions explore each year.