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San Francisco Tourist Bus
  • 10% off
  • English English
  • 1 or 2 days

Explore San Francisco's most famous landmarks in comfort and ease on a hop on hop off tourist bus. Big Bus Tours' double-decker open-top buses offer you unforgettable panoramic views of the city, and you can get off at any of the stops to discover more at your leisure.

Routes and stops

The San Francisco Tourist Bus has more than 20 different stops located near the city's most important sights, on a route lasting around two hours (red line). Throughout your journey, you'll benefit from recorded audio commentary explaining everything you need to know about the places you'll pass.

Some of the most fascinating stops on the tour are Fisherman's Wharf, home to some of the city's most delicious seafood restaurants; the incredibly steep Lombard Street, claimed to be "the crookedest street in the world"; Alamo Square with its famous "Painted Ladies" houses, Union Square, and - of course - North Vista Point, the best viewpoint from which to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

See the routes and all the stops on a map of San Francisco via the following link:


Choose from any of the following options and tailor your Big Bus tour to your needs:

  • 1 day ticket: includes unlimited access to Big Bus tourist buses for one day, plus a guided tour of Chinatown.
  • 1 day ticket + tour: as well as unlimited use of Big Bus tourist buses for one day, you can choose an additional tour: with a trolley tour of Sausalito and a tour of Chinatown.
  • 2 day ticket: includes unlimited travel with Big Busf Tours for two days, a night tour by open-top bus plus trolley tour of Sausalito and entry to Madame Tussauds.

How does it work?

Your Tourist Bus ticket will be valid for the length of time selected (1 or 2 consecutive days) from the time of first use. During this time, you can get on and off the buses as many times as you'd like to further explore San Francisco's famous sights.

Timetable and frequency

  • Panoramic city tour (red line): every 10-20 minutes between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Trolley bus tour of Sausalito (green line): every 20-30 minutes between 10:15 am and 4:30 pm.
  • Blue Line (Night Tour): Daily at 6:30 and 7 pm, between November and March and at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 pm between April and October. The hour and a half tour will not make stops.

Night tour

If you'd prefer to just see the city at night and enjoy panoramic views of its iconic monuments illuminated, why not reserve our open-top night bus tour of San Francisco?



Adults Children between 5 and 15 years old Children under 5 years old
1 day ticket
US$ 55 US$ 49.50
US$ 45 US$ 40.50
1 day ticket + tour
US$ 65 US$ 58.50
US$ 55 US$ 49.50
2 day ticket
US$ 78 US$ 70.20
US$ 68 US$ 61.20

1 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 55 US$ 49.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 45 US$ 40.5
  • Children under 5 years old


1 day ticket + tour

  • Adults

    US$ 65 US$ 58.5
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 55 US$ 49.5
  • Children under 5 years old


2 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 78 US$ 70.2
  • Children between 5 and 15 years old

    US$ 68 US$ 61.2
  • Children under 5 years old


More Information


1 or 2 days.

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.


Unlimited use of Big Bus San Francisco during selected time.

Travel by bus to San Francisco's main tourist sights.

Headphones for each passenger.

Night tour (optional).

Trolley tour of Sausalito (optional).

Walking tour of Chinatown (optional).

Entry to Madame Tussauds (optional)

10% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (most of the buses are accessible).

from US$ 55
US$ 49.50
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Big Bus Visitor Center


Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.