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Big Bus Tours

San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Big Bus Tours
Enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco on top of an open top, double-decker bus. Experience the diverse culture of the city by visiting the unique neighborhoods including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Haight/Ashbury District, Union Square, SoMa, Civic Center, Alamo Square.Journey through Golden Gate Park and cross the infamous Golden Gate Bridge! Hop on and hop off at any of our 20 stops located throughout the city. All tickets include free bike rental and walking tours of North Beach neighborhood and Chinatown. Visit us at our San Francisco Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf.
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1,919 reviews
Get a standard hop-on hop-off experience with upgrades for more tours as far as Sausalito.
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from $35.00
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A hop-on hop-off bus pass bundled with an admission ticket to Alcatraz offers one of the best values for San Francisco sightseeing. With pickup and drop-off locations at the city’s most popular attractions, including Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge, this bus loop makes it super easy to get around. Plus, an Alcatraz admission ticket gives you access to the famous prison site, which is infamously difficult to book at the last minute.
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from $110.00
125 reviews
See San Francisco’s highlights at night on a double-decker bus tour that starts at Fisherman's Wharf. You can relax as someone else handles the driving, and you’ll hear stories about the city’s history along the way. Sights include the Chinatown, Embarcadero and the Financial District. You’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the downtown skyline and bay from the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island.
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from $35.00
45 reviews
Travel to Muir Woods on a bus tour that enables you to skip the hassle of driving and instead enjoy the views on the way to this popular San Francisco day-trip destination. Perfect for travelers who want to get out of the city but don’t have a rental car, this tour not only transports you to Muir Woods but also includes live commentary and entrance to the national monument.
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from $75.00
12 reviews
Check off two top destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to walk through the pristine redwood forest at Muir Woods, then visit Alcatraz Island on an excursion that includes round-trip ferry tickets and a self-guided audio tour of the island and prison.
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the Deluxe with 2 days, the Sausalito Tour, the Night Tour and Madame Tussaud’s. We always take the Big Bus around the globe and we’re really happy with it. In SF the Big Bus is really crowded compared to other cities and the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I rode with this Big BusTours competitor before and they were great. Not this tour company. The only seats they had left did not have a working headset, so we could not hear the tour. Despite the signs all over the bus saying, "ALL PASSENGERS...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked this as a combo with Alcatraz. Big thanks to Gianni for hooking us up with tickets, legend! We got 24 hour hop-on hop-off tickets, which we used from 4pm onwards one day, then all day the next day, covering most stops and areas of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you in San Francisco again.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour today. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Luckily at Union Square we got on the right bus and had Blake and his driver all the way to stop 16. He was very funny, quick witted and entertaining!...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you in San Francisco again.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to take the hop on hop off bus tour and the overall experience was average! We started are tour from stop 8 and we arrived at 9:00 a.m. According to the publish schedule the bus was supposed to arrive at 9:15 am. However,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco. I am sorry to hear you did not have a great experience with the driver. But I am happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your tour. If you would like to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to see the major sites in San Francisco while learning little-known facts from (in some cases) very amusing tour guides. Reasonably priced hop on hop off bus service which lets you spend as much time as you want at a stop then catch...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. Happy to hear you had an amazing time in San Francisco. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience!! We do it in every city we visit. Try to sit on the top floor in the first few rows for the best views

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CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco

Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the bus ride but regret getting off for the one hour Chinatown walking tour. The ride over the Golden Gate Bridge was incredible but the drive through the Tenderloin area was heartbreaking. Great way to get a feel for the city.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lisa G
CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the bus on our first day in San Fran and it was a great way to get a feel for the city. We activated our passes in the afternoon so we could use it the next day as well (expires 24 hours from...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jessica M
CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. Our buses depart from stop 1 every 20-30 minutes and every 15-20 minutes during peak season. Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours we...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Big bus tours are a fabulous way to see San Francisco and to get your bearings. We did the day tour and the night tour and they were both fabulous. Susanne, the tour guide for the night tour was great and made our tour really...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy both of your tours with Susanne.

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deniseg559
September 13, 2019|
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Response from CarolinaBBT | Property representative |
Our first bus departs from stop 1 at 9:00. We also have a bus that departs from stop 6 at 9:00am
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Tracy B
August 25, 2019|
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Response from 310kimq | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes because you can get off the bus on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and taken Sausalito . We only had a one day pass.
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seancoffron
July 14, 2019|
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Response from mamiab | Reviewed this property |
About 2.5 hours if you do not get off the bus, otherwise as long as you want it to be if you get on and off a number of times at different places.
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