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City Sightseeing San Francisco: Hop-On, Hop-Off Downtown Bus Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Why Hop-On Hop-Off tours will save you time exploring a city
  • Enjoy sightseeing in Downtown San Francisco on an exciting hop-on, hop-off bus tour!
  • Hop on and off at any of the 13 stops and visit attractions of your choice
  • Visit attractions like Pier 39, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square, Ferry Building & more
  • Enjoy audio commentary in English about the highlights of San Francisco
  • Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours and can be used anytime in 3 months
  • Share pictures on social media instantly with free WiFi onboard
  • Overview

    This great value hop-on, hop-off tour allows you to explore one of San Francisco’s most exciting areas.

    Downtown San Francisco is synonymous with the city's cosmopolitan culture with many cultural attractions and a brilliant shopping district. Some of the attractions include the Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and the SOMA District.

    You will have 24 hours unlimited use of the London-style open top red buses. Hop-off at a site which interests you and hop-on when you're done. While on board the bus informative and engaging audio-commentary will make sure you don't miss a thing.

    Where to begin your San Francisco Downtown hop-on, hop-off tour? Download the hop-on, hop-off route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use.

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour Buses operate from 9:00am to 5:00pm every 60 minutes.

    Meeting Point

    Tickets must be exchanged before boarding the bus at 1331 Columbus st. (between North Point and Beach Streets), San Francisco.
    You may board the bus from any of the stops.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.


    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour. On this San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off: Downtown Tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary.

    Explore the highlights of San Francisco on this Downtown hop-on, hop-off tour. Hop off at attractions of your choice or enjoy an entire 60-minute loop with English audio commentary on board, showcasing the best of the vibrant city of San Francisco. Buses operate at a frequency of 60 minutes, so spend time shopping, visiting attractions and eating out before hopping on back on the next bus to go continue sightseeing.

    Hop off at Pier 39, known for its shopping, restaurants, sea lions and much more, visit the famous Farmers Market and shop for organic produce, walk around Chinatown and spend time at North Beach, known for its authentic Italian restaurants and cafes among many other things!

    The major highlights that the bus covers are as follows:
    Fishermans Wharf
    North Beach - Columbus at Lombard)
    Transamerica Pyramid
    SOMA District
    Union Square
    Nob Hill West
    Filbert Street Steps

    You can hop off at any of the stops to end the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hop-on hop-off ticket
    • English-speaking guide providing commentary on board the bus
  • Please note

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Voucher information: Tickets must be exchanged before boarding the bus at 1331 Columbus st. (between North Point and Beach Streets), San Francisco. Showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted, no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus but the buses are not equipped with ramps and therefore passengers would need to walk up 2 steps.

    San Francisco is a functioning city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends.

    On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve last Hop-On Hop-Off Tours will depart at 4 PM (instead of 5 PM).

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Ben, our tour bus driver was amazing he was very informative and made great suggestions on places to eat when we get to different stops....

      Sandy Noel, United States, 11/Dec/2017
    • Entertaining and informative, so fun!


      Barbara Larson, United States, 03/Jan/2018
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