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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

By Big Bus Tours
Price was AU$76, price is now AU$69per adultAU$76


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Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
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  • Buy 1 hour bike hire and get 1 hour free

  • Freedom to explore the City by the Bay at your own pace

  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages

  • Frequent, convenient service with buses every 60 minutes

  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access for duration of ticket

Members save up to an extra 15% on this activity

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Buy 1 hour bike hire, get 1 hour free

  • What's included

    Panoramic Night Tour included on Premium and Deluxe Tickets

  • What's included

    Pre-recorded commentary available in 10 Languages

  • What's included

    Unlimited rides for the duration of your pass

  • What's included

    Hop-on hop-off bus tour of San Francisco

Know before you book

  • Tour operates rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

  • Audio Guide in 10 Languages English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Cantonese.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus hours of operation are 10 AM–5 PM, with buses every 30 - 60 minutes. The entire loop lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Night Tour departs Daily at 6:30pm from Pier 41 Fisherman's Wharf. The entire loop lasts 1.5 hours. A shuttle back to Union Square is available at the end of the tour. Seating is first come first serve.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children under 3 years old are complimentary

What you can expect

Explore San Francisco with a birds-eye view of the city by the bay. Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about the city from our entertaining live tour guides as they provide you with rich history and insider tips. Become a Local Expert on a Big Bus Tour.

Hilly streets lined with colourful Victorians, eclectic areas from the piers of Fisherman's Wharf to the sunny streets of the Mission, and picture-perfect landmarks from the Golden Gate to the Haight—San Francisco's a treasure trove of must-see sights. Get a lay of the land and take in the City by the Bay on a convenient double-decker bus, hopping off whenever you want to stretch your legs and get a closer look.

You can choose to just sit back and admire the passing scenery, or hop on and off wherever you want to explore more in depth, whether that means scoping out the shops of Union Square or hunting down delicious Italian cuisine in beatnik-friendly North Beach.

For guests wanting to explore the artsy sea-side town of Sausalito - purchase the Premium or Deluxe Tickets. The charming town just across the bay, offers many shopping and dining options along with sweeping views of the San Francisco Skyline. See more of San Francisco by selecting the Deluxe Ticket which includes a Panoramic Night Tour.

Hop-on or Hop-off at up to 16 points of interest. Some highlights include:

  • Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39
  • North Beach Little Italy
  • Ferry Building (Local shops and Eateries)
  • Union Square - City centre
  • Alamo Square - Painted Ladies Victorian Homes
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown

We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures.

To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops.

Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about the new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners


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Activity Location

  • Stop 1 - Pier 41 ( End Of Powell Street)
  • Pier 41
  • San Francisco California 94133

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Stop 5 - Union Square Visitor Center Stop #7
    • 333 O'Farrell Street
    • San Francisco California 94102
    • Stop 10 - Golden Gate Park (Monday - Friday only)
    • 55 Music Concourse Drive
    • San Francisco California 94118
    • Stop 2 - North Beach / Chinatown (bus stop on NW corner of Union & Columbus)
    • 621 Columbus Avenue
    • San Francisco California 94133
    • Stop 4 - Ferry Building (Between Steuart & Spear Streets)
    • 1 Market Street
    • San Francisco California 94105
    • Stop 6 - Redemption Center / Hilton Hotel
    • 200 Mason Street
    • San Francisco California 94102
    • Stop 7 - Civic Center
    • 350 McAllister Street
    • San Francisco California 94102
    • Stop 8 - Alamo Square
    • 944 Fell Street
    • San Francisco California 94117
    • Stop 9 - Haight Ashbury
    • 1816 Haight Street
    • San Francisco California 94117
    • Stop 12 - Palace of Fine Arts
    • 211 Richardson Avenue
    • San Francisco California 94123
    • Stop 13 - Marina / Cow Hollow
    • 2101 Lombard Street
    • San Francisco California 94123
    • Stop 14 - Lombard Street
    • 1599 Lombard Street
    • San Francisco California 94123
    • Stop 15 - Pier 35 / Cruise Terminal
    • 1454 The Embarcadero
    • San Francisco California 94133
    • Stop 16 - Pier 39
    • The Embarcadero
    • San Francisco California 94133
    • Stop 1 - Pier 41 ( End Of Powell Street)
    • Pier 41 Fisherman’s Warf
    • San Francisco California 94133
    • Stop 1 - 6.30pm Night Tour Pick up
    • San Francisco California

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