Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

596 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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60 to 120 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.


Explore the best of San Francisco on board a Big Bus Tour. We offer the most comprehensive tour with over 16 hop-on hop-off locations spanning from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. No need to switch buses – our one full city loop will take you to famous neighborhoods and attractions including Pier 39, Chinatown, Little Italy, Painted Ladies Victorian Homes, Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Crooked Street, Union Square Shopping District and an unforgettable journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. With 16 stops, hop-on and hop-off at your leisure and experience San Francisco’s diverse culture, eclectic food, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, world-class shopping and picturesque views.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city



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Average 4.12 out of 5 stars based on 596 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Mary C, Sep 2021 Verified
Great sites in San Francisco, great narration, map of the tour could have been more detailed( overplayed on a city map)
Rhain20, Sep 2021 Verified
Bus Stops pretty much to major favorite sites to visit in SF. The audio guide is very informative. Relevant and interesting. Drivers are friendly and helpful.
dbanksiii, Aug 2021 Verified
I booked this tour for my wife, daughter, two sister in laws and mother in law who were having a girls week to celebrate my daughters 27th birthday. Yes, it was a girls trip, dad was not allowed.The feedback from them was that they had a wonderful time but they highly recommend that you bring a sweater or jacket because they had the experience of the coldest winter was a summer day in San Francisco.Catching the buses were every easy and went by all of the popular tourists spots while allowing them to not have to worry about the traffic, getting lost or paying for parking.They highly recommend the Big Bus San Francisco Hop On/Hop Off Open Top Tour to anyone that would like to tour the city without having to drive and at their pace.
Russell, Aug 2021 Verified
Able to see all the big attractions easily. Our driver was so kind and helpful, patient too! Now that I saw the city I can easily choose what sites I would like to go back to.
Ken M, Jul 2021 Verified
The app technology of tracking the bus was great. No more guessing on when the next bus will arrive at your pickup point.
Karen, Jul 2021 Verified
This was great! Our driver Jesse was fun, friendly and had some lovely recommendations. Definitely worth the price paid.
Richard B, Jul 2021 Verified
The audio guide syncs with the drive and provides interesting historical and current information. Recommend the upper deck for the best views but crossing the Golden Gate Bridge can be chilly!
Kristi B, Jul 2021 Verified
This was the bet way to really see the city! Amazing to cross the Golden Gate Bridge on the top of the buss!! Loved it!
George, Jul 2021 Verified
Golden Gate Bridge was excellent. It does get cold going over it but the view was well worth it. It's better with the automated person explaining the sights on the tour than a live person.
sara s, Jul 2021 Verified
Great overview of San Francisco area and history. Wish I had known that the China town tour was only offered once - ours was at 1:00 I would have gone then but thought I could go later. Dress warm a hat is a must!!!!

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