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Big Bus Tours

Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Buses depart every 10-15 minutes in summer months and 20-30 minutes in winter months.
Full Route is 2.5 hours


Hop-On, Hop-Off Stops
CA Visitor Center, Mason Street at Jefferson Street
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf, North Point between Jones and Columbus Streets
Washington Square, Columbus Street at Union Street
Embarcadero Center, Clay Street at Battery Street
Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street
Union Square South, Geary Street at Powell Street
Hilton Hotel, Mason Street at Powell Street
Civic Center, Larkin Street at the Asian Art Museum
San Francisco SFJAZZ Center, Fell Street at Franklin Street
Alamo Square, Fell Street at Pierce Street
Haight Ashbury, Haight Street at Shrader Street
Golden Gate Park, at California Academy of Sciences
North Vista Point, Main Parking Lot
Palace of Fine Arts, Richardson Avenue at Francisco Street
Marina, Lombard Street at Fillmore Street
Lombard Street, Lombard Street at Gough Street
Union Square North, Post Street at Powell Street
Chinatown Gate, Grant Avenue at Bush Street
Portsmouth Square, at Kearny Street and Clay Street
Pier 35, at The Embarcadero
PIER 39, at The Embarcadero

Welcome to Big Bus Tours, the largest privately owned open top sightseeing tour company in the world. Providing memorable experiences in 19 cities across three continents, Big Bus Tours prides itself in its outstanding customer service, exceptional tour content, big experiences and big smiles. The current portfolio includes Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Muscat, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, Shanghai, Vienna, Washington and, of course – San Francisco! Whichever city you're visiting, Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours are tailored to showcase all that's unique to that particular city. Explore iconic buildings, monuments, landmarks and famous attractions. Go big with Big Bus!


  • Explore San Francisco on Big Bus
    Sightsee city landmarks on a hop-on hop-off tour. Cruise on an open-top bus and learn the city's unique history, with personal recorded or live commentary. Discover what the city has to offer on this unique tour with 20 stops to hop-on or hop-off to visit landmarks from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. Immerse in the city’s culture, beautiful parks, architecture and picturesque views.
  • Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco with Big Bus
    Big Bus Tours offers a special Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco on its signature open-top buses. Take in the sights of the city after dark with a special one-hour night tour of the city from Big Bus Tours, with fantastic photo opportunities of the city's skyline by night.
  • Explore Sausalito with Big Bus
    Discover distinctive boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries with a Big Bus Tour to Sausalito. Dine with spectacular views of the bay, relax in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint town. A premier destination and popular day trip for San Francisco visitors, Sausalito spills down its hillside locale and offers picture-perfect views of San Francisco and the bay.
  • Muir Woods and Alcatraz with Big Bus
    Experience the wonders of coastal redwoods with the convenience of Big Bus Tours. A 90-minute tour of Muir Woods includes a visit to Sausalito. Big Bus also offers packages to Alcatraz, the infamous island prison accessible by ferry across San Francisco Bay. Don't miss these San Francisco-area must-sees on a vacation to the city.