Chinese New Year Parade - Saturday 23rd February, 2019

Dear Customers,

Our service will be subject to some route diversions and stop closures on Saturday 23rd February, 2019, due to road closures that will be in place to accommodate the Chinese New Year Parade. The following amendments will be in place:

Service Amendments:

  • Stop #2 (Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf) - CLOSED from 3:00pm. Please use our temporary stop at the corner of Taylor & Beach Street instead.
  • Stop #3 (Washington Square / North Beach) - CLOSED from 3:00pm.
  • Stop #4 (Embarcadero Center) - CLOSED from 3:00pm.
  • Stop #5 (Ferry Building) - CLOSED from 3:00pm.
  • Stop #6 (Union Square South)* - CLOSED from 3:00pm. Please use our temporary stop at the corner of Ellis & Mason Streets instead.
  • Stop #7 (Hilton Hotel) - CLOSED from 3:00pm. Please use our temporary stop at the corner of Ellis & Mason Streets instead.
  • Stop #16 (Union Square North)* - CLOSED from 3:00pm.
  • Stop #17 (Chinatown Gate) - CLOSED from 3:00pm.
  • Stop #18 (Portsmouth Square / Chinatown) - CLOSED from 3:00pm.

*Please note: Unuin Square may close earlier, in which case stops #6 and #16 will close earlier.

Normal service will resume on Monday 24th February.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these service amendments may cause. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

The Big Bus Tours San Francisco Team.



Standard Service Information

Day Tour (Red Route):
First Bus: 9:00am from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Last Bus: 5:00pm at Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Full Circuit Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 10 - 20 minutes.

Night Tour (Blue Route):
First Bus: 6:30pm from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Second Bus: 7:00pm at Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Last Bus (April - October only): 7:30pm at Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Full Circuit Time: 1 hour (approx.)
Bus Frequency: Two departures per evening (6:30pm or 7:00pm - and 7:30pm between April - October only).

Sausalito Tour (Green Route):
First Bus: 10:15am from Stop #13/22 (Golden Gate Bridge North).
Last Bus: 4:30pm at Stop #13/22 (Golden Gate Bridge North).
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes.
Bus Frequency: every 20-30 minutes.

Please ask a member of Big Bus staff for last bus times, as these may vary due to traffic, weather or local events.



2019 Special Events

Dear Customers,

Big Bus Tours Tours San Francisco will make some minor adjustments to service on the dates listed below. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these adjustments may cause. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

The Big Bus Tours San Francisco Team.

DateService
Chinese New Year Parade
(Saturday 23 February, 2019)
The following stops will be closed from 3:00pm:
- #2 (Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf). The bus will be calling at the corner of Taylor and Beach Streets instead.
- #3 (Washington Square / North Beach)
- #4 (Embarcadero Center)
- #5 (Ferry Building)
- #6 (Union Square South). This area may be closed to traffic prior to 3:00pm depending on the local authority's decision. The bus will be calling at the corner of Ellis and Mason Streets instead.
- #7 (Hilton Hotel). The bus will be calling at the corner of Ellis and Mason Streets instead.
- #16 (Union Square North). This area may be closed to traffic prior to 3:00pm depending on the local authority's decision.
- #17 (Chinatown Gate)
- #18 (Portsmouth Square / Chinatown)
St. Patrick's Day Parade
(Saturday 16 March, 2019)
The following stops will be closed all day:
- #5 (Ferry Building)
- #8 (Civic Center)
420 Festivities
(Saturday 20 April, 2019)
The following stops will be closed all day, please use temporary alternative stops as detailed below:
- #10 (Haight Ashbury) - board at the corner of Fell & Stanyan Streets instead.
- #11 (Golden Gate Park) - board near the corner of Fulton & 8th Ave instead (pick up is on 8th Street at the MUNI stop)
Bay to Breakers Footrace
(Sunday 19 May, 2019)
The following stops will be closed all day, please use temporary alternative stops as detailed below:
- #9 (Alamo Square) - board at the corner of Fulton & Steiner Streets instead.
- #10 (Haight Ashbury) - board at the corner of Fulton & Stanyan Streets instead.
- #11 (Golden Gate Park) - board near the corner of Fulton & 8th Ave instead (pick up is on 8th Street at the MUNI stop)
North Beach Festival
(Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June, 2019)
On both days the North Beach walking tour will not be operating and the following stop will be closed all day:
- #3 (Washington Square / North Beach)
Pride Parade
(Sunday 30 June, 2019)
Heavy traffic may impact service and bus frequency on both the 29th and 30th June. The following stops will be closed all day on the 30th June:
- #5 (Ferry Building)
- #8 (Civic Center)
Outside Lands Music Festival
(Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August, 2019)
Heavy traffic is expected to impact service around the Golden Gate Park area throughout the duration of the festival. The following stop will be closed during this time, so please use the temporary alternative stop as detailed below:
- #11 (Golden Gate Park) - board near the corner of Fulton & 8th Ave instead (pick up is on 8th Street at the MUNI stop)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
(Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October, 2019)
Heavy traffic is expected to impact service around the Golden Gate Park area throughout the duration of the festival. The following stop will be closed during this time, so please use the temporary alternative stop as detailed below:
- #11 (Golden Gate Park) - board near the corner of Fulton & 8th Ave instead (pick up is on 8th Street at the MUNI stop)
Italian Heritage Parade
(Sunday 13 October, 2019)
The following stops will be closed all day:
- #2 (Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf)
- #3 (Washington Square / North Beach)