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Nice choice! San Francisco Classic Tour on a double-decker
Day Tour (Red Route):
First Bus: 09:00 from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Last Bus: 17:00 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 15 - 20 minutes.
Night Tour (Blue Route):
First Bus: 18:30 from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street).
Last Bus November - March: 19:00 at Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street). Last Bus April - October: 19:30 at Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street). Full Circuit Time: 1.5 hours (approx.)
Bus Frequency: Multiple departures per evening 18:30, 19:00 and (19:30 April - October)
Sausalito Tour (Green Route):
First Bus: 10:15 from Stop #12/21 (Golden Gate Bridge North).
Last Bus: 16:30 at Stop #12/21 (Golden Gate Bridge North).
Full Circuit Time: 1 hour (approx)
Bus Frequency: every 20-30 minutes.
Please ask a member of Big Bus staff for last bus times, as these may vary.
Main Big Bus Visitor Center is located at 99 Jefferson Street San Francisco CA 94133. Open daily from 08:00 - 20:00. Early closures on Thanksgiving 22nd Nov, Christmas and New Years. All opening and closing times are subject to change without notice.
Included with the ticket
- One Day Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket
- Chinatown Walking Tour
1 day Hop on, hop off
Explore San Francisco at your own pace.
Make the most of your time in San Francisco with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the city's sights at your own pace - you'll have the freedom to hop off the tour at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready.
Over 20 Stops
At key landmarks and attractions.
Our tours allow you to explore San Francisco at your own pace. With more than 20 stops, there are plenty of opportunities for you to hop off the bus and explore the landmarks and attractions that appeal to you most.
Available in 10 languages.
Pre-recorded commentary is available in 10 languages on all Red Route buses via complimentary headphones that you can keep when you hop off the bus. Languages featured include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Cantonese.
Free Walking Tour
Discover San Francisco's Chinatown
Discover more of San Francisco with a complimentary Chinatown Walking Tour. Walk through this world-famous historic neighborhood. See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. This tour is led by a qualified guide who will give you an insight into the area’s history and must-see locations. You can join the Chinatown Walk from Stop 6. Tour operates daily at 1:00pm and (10:00am April – October). Tour length is approximately 1 hour.
Buses arrive every 10-20 minutes.
Big Bus Tours San Francisco has the largest fleet of sightseeing buses in the city. That means that we offer the best frequency. Once you decide to hop back on the tour, you won't be stuck at a stop waiting - a bus will be there to pick you up within 10-20 minutes.
Live English-speaking guides on all buses.
Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of your tour, and are happy to to answer any questions you have about San Francisco.
See all the top Landmarks
Big Bus gets you closer to the city's best sights.
Immerse yourself in Chinatown, reel in revelry at Fisherman's Wharf and hang out in the hippy mecca of Haight Ashbury. With Big Bus Tours you'll get to take in the best of San Francisco, including an unmissable ride over the Golden Gate Bridge - enjoy this bucket-list moment from the upper deck of our open-top, double-decker buses.
Available on all buses.
With free Wi-Fi across our entire fleet of London buses, you can email, tweet and post whenever and wherever you’re on-board.
You must see this
Tour duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Frequency: Every 10-20 minutes
Audio guide commentary language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Live Guide, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese.
Hop on with Big Bus Tours to discover the very best of San Francisco. Our Red Route takes in the best of San Francisco, 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 20+ stops to explore the city at your own pace, or you can join our Sausalito Tour from stop #12.
The tour starts from here:
1San Francisco Visitor Center99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
2Holiday Inn Fisherman's WharfNorth Point Street
3Washington Square/North Beach621 Columbus Avenue
4Embarcadero CentreCorner of Clay and Battery Streets
5Ferry Building1 Market Street
6Union Square SouthCorner of Geary and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94108
7Hilton Hotel201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
8Civic CentreCivic Center
9Alamo Square979 Fell St San Francisco, CA 94117
10Haight AshburyCorner of Haight and Shrader Streets
11Golden Gate Park (Monday - Saturday only)55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
12North Vista Point/Golden Gate Bridge
13Palace of Fine ArtsCorner of Richardson Ave and Francisco Street
14Marina/Cow Hollow2101 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
15Lombard Street1599 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94123
16Union Square North427-455 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102
17Chinatown Gate342 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
18Portsmouth Square/Chinatown750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108
19Pier 35/Cruise TerminalPier 35 Cruise Terminal – The Embarcadero
20Pier 39 Fisherman’s WharfPier 39: Fisherman’s Wharf
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Hop-on board a Big Bus Sightseeing Tour of the ‘City by the Bay’ and experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks, and delve into its fascinating history. You can explore San Francisco’s famous landmarks; from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman’s wharf. This really is the best way to discover all that San Francisco has to offer. Our unique city tour stops at 20 key points of interest all around spectacular San Francisco. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views atop an open air bus. Hop on or Hop off at your leisure to create your own customised journey around the city.