San Francisco Bus Tours

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

Adult tickets from $59.00
Service: Amendments on July 4th
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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

Adult tickets from $59.00 Hop on to discover San Francisco!
Hop on to discover San Francisco! Adult tickets from $59.00
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View of Chinatown in San Francisco
View of woman on Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
View of Haight Ashbury window legs in San Francisco

Bestselling San Francisco Bus Tour Tickets

Enjoy San Francisco sightseeing with our great selection of bus tour tickets and inclusions. We offer day and night tours, plus combo tickets for top San Francisco attractions.

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Classic Ticket

Classic Ticket

Adult from US$59.00
1 Day What's included
  • 1-Day Ticket
  • Hop-on, hop-off day tour
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Blazing Saddles Bike rental offer
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • Day Tour (Red Route)
Premium Ticket

Premium Ticket

Adult from US$69.00
1 Day What's included
  • 1-Day Ticket
  • 1-hour Night Tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off day tour
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Blazing Saddles Bike rental offer
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • Day Tour (Red Route)
  • Night Tour (Blue Route)
Premium Ticket + Alcatraz

Premium Ticket + Alcatraz

Adult from US$135.00
US$150.00
2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Ticket
  • Alcatraz entry
  • 1-hour Night Tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off day tour
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Blazing Saddles Bike rental offer
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • Day Tour (Red Route)
  • Night Tour (Blue Route)
Best Value
Deluxe Ticket

Deluxe Ticket

Adult from US$79.00
2 Days What's included
  • 2-Day Ticket
  • 1-hour Night Tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off day tour
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See all the top landmarks
  • Pre-recorded commentary
  • Blazing Saddles Bike Rental OR USS Pampanito General Admission
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • Day Tour (Red Route)
  • Night Tour (Blue Route)
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Adult tickets from $59.00 Hop on to discover San Francisco!
Hop on to discover San Francisco! Adult tickets from $59.00
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View of the Painted Ladies houses in San Francisco
View of woman in front of Big Bus in San Francisco
View of Sea Lions in San Francisco

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 - 5:00pm
  • Frequency: 15 minutes
  • No. of Stops 17
Night Tour (Blue Route)

See the sights of San Francisco by night.

  • Operates 6:30pm
  • Frequency: one tour per evening
  • No. of Stops 1
Adult tickets from $59.00 Hop on to discover San Francisco!
Hop on to discover San Francisco! Adult tickets from $59.00
View of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco
View of Coit Tower in San Francisco
View of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
View of Heart Sculpture in Union Square

FAQs

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), Night 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.
Night 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 Night Tour (Blue Route).
What can I see and visit?
During your Big Bus Tour, you'll pass through famous San Francisco neighborhoods like Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park and the Embarcadero. See landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid, City Hall, and of course, feel the wind in your hair as you travel over the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Simply hop on to discover, and hop off at any stop to explore further. We stop at over 20 convenient locations, each selected because it provides easy access to an attraction or place of interest. You can hop on and hop off the tour as much as you like, or choose to stay on board for the entire circuit. To read more about San Francisco's landmarks and things to do, visit our Discover San Francisco page. To begin creating your own personalized San Francisco adventure, browse our new range of attraction tickets.

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.