Big Bus Tours San Francisco

Explore the best of San Francisco on board a Big Bus Tour, the most comprehensive tour with over 15 hop-on hop-off locations spanning from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore San Francisco’s famous landmarks on a Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus and learn about San Francisco's unique history. You have the choice of a personal recorded commentary, available in 10 languages, or an entertaining live commentary. This is the best way to discover all that San Francisco has to offer. Our unique city tour has 16 stops for guest to hop-on or hop-off the bus to visit attractions and points of interest. From Fisherman’s Wharf to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in San Francisco’s diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views.

Tour Highlights

Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North-Beach, Golden Gate Park

Key Timings

Duration: 150 minutes

Frequency: Every 15-20 mins in summer and 20-30 mins in winter

First Bus: 0900hrs | Last Bus: 1700hrs


Sausalito Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Premium & Deluxe ticket holders)

Visit the picturesque waterfront community of Sausalito, a short distance from the Golden Gate Bridge, on the Big Bus Tour. Discover distinctive boutiques, wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries. Relax in the park or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint seaside town.

Tour Highlights

Golden Gate Vista Points, Downtown Sausalito, Picturesque views of San Francisco Skyline and the bay

Key Timings

Duration: 60 minutes

Frequency: Every 30 minutes daily

First Bus: 1015hrs | Last Bus: 1630hrs


Panoramic Night Tour (Deluxe & Night Tour ticket holders)

The Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco begins from Fisherman’s Wharf taking you through the dazzling city of San Francisco. The tour climbs up the historic Nob Hill for a stunning close up view of the magnificent Grace Cathedral. The tour makes its way across the grand Bay Bridge for picturesque views of the city skyline from Treasure Island, site of the 1939’s World Fair. Heading back into the city, the tour will continue along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco. *This is not a hop-on hop-off tour.*

Tour Highlights

Treasure Island, Cathedral Row, Cross the Bay Bridge 

Key Timings

Duration: 60 to 90 minutes

Frequency: Daily at 1830hrs and 1900hrs

No tours on Thanksgiving, 24 Dec, and 31 Dec


Other inclusions

Chinatown Walking Tour

Walk through the 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. Tour begins at Stop #6.

April – October: Daily at 1100hrs & 1300hrs | November – March: Daily at 1300hrs

Players Arcade Sports Bar & Luau Lounge - Premium & Deluxe ticket holders

A hidden gem, Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar inside Players Sports Grill and Arcade features the only waterfront tiki bar in San Francisco with handmade cocktails and dazzling views of the bay. Visit the Luau Lounge to take advantage of a buy-one-get-one offer for tiki cocktails and beverages, and enjoy a FREE $5 game card to use in the arcade.

Bonus 1-hour bike rental (with purchase of 1 hour) - Premium & Deluxe ticket holders

Explore San Francisco on a Deluxe or Hybrid bicycle and see the city from a different perspective. Take yourself on a self-guided tour, perfect for independent traveler or groups. Ride through scenic parks, bike ways and if you are feeling adventurous, ride across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Madame Tussauds San Francisco - Deluxe ticket holders only

Home to a huge number of A-listers from the cinematic, sporting, musical and political worlds, you'll get up close to waxworks of all your favorite stars, and with a great variety of props available, you can snap some fantastic photos too. Don't miss the chance to enjoy some quality "stargazing" - make it memorable at Madame Tussauds San Francisco


Additional Information

  • For more information on bus routes and schedules, please click here
  • Live commentary is in English; pre-recorded commentary is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese
  • Vouchers purchased are valid for 6 months from date of issue; the clock starts ticking after your voucher's first use and you'll need to enjoy your tour within one, two or three consecutive days
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 2 and below travel for free
  • Please be advised that luggage is not permitted onboard any bus
  • Please be advised that the upper deck on our entire fleet is not wheelchair accessible and Big Bus cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour


24 Hours
As per Tour Route
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

What You Get

Classic (1 Day)

  • One Day Hop-on, Hop-off
  • Chinatown Walking Tour

Premium (1 Day)

  • One Day Hop-on, Hop-off
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • 1 Hour Bonus Bike Rental with purchase of 1 hour
  • Players Arcade BOGO and Game Card
  • Sausalito Tour

Deluxe (2 Day)

  • One Day Hop-on, Hop-off
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • 1 Hour Bonus Bike Rental with purchase of 1 hour
  • Players Arcade BOGO and Game Card
  • Sausalito Tour
  • Panoramic Night Tour
  • Madame Tussauds Admission

Night Tour

  • 1-hour Panoramic Night Tour
  • One-way shuttle transport (No Hop-on, Hop-off)

How to Use

Please redeem your voucher at Big Bus Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street or at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off stops.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly


  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Day Tour (Red Route)

The starting point for the tour is at Stop #1 - Fisherman's Visitor Center

Sausalito Tour (Green Route)

The starting point for the tour is at Stop #17/#11 - Golden Gate Vista Point North / Golden Gate Bridge North

Night Tour (Blue Route)

The starting point for the tour is at Stop #1 - Fisherman's Visitor Center

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Classic Ticket (Adult)
Age 13 and above
Classic Ticket (Child)
Age 3 to 12 years old
Premium Ticket (Adult)
Age 13 and above
Premium Ticket (Child)
Age 3 to 12 years old
Deluxe Ticket (Adult)
Age 13 and above
Deluxe Ticket (Child)
Age 3 to 12 years old
Night Tour (Adult)
Age 13 and above
Night Tour (Child)
Age 3 to 12 years old