San Francisco

San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | 1 Day Pass, Unlimited Use (Classic)

San Francisco, United States

From $59.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Combine the flexibility of a self-guided experience with the convenience of an organized tour by booking a hop-on, hop-off bus ticket. You'll get unlimited bus access from 10 am to 5 pm on the city's Red Loop, which has 17 stops in total. Buses leave every half hour so you'll never be waiting too long.
  • Save time by pre-booking your bus ticket
  • Hop on and off as much as you please
  • Over 17 stops to choose from
  • Buses leave every half hour between 10 am and 5 pm

What's Included

  • Flexible ticket

    Meeting And Pickup

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 8/16/2019 - 3/22/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    What To Expect

    Hop-on Hop-off (Red Loop) San Francisco City Tour

    17 Stops

    11 Points of Interest

    Duration: 2 hours

    Operating Schedule: First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1 (Jefferson st). Last Bus: 5:00pm at Stop #1 (Jefferson st) Full Circuit Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (approx.) Bus Frequency: every 30 minutes.

    99 Jefferson St

    North Beach

    Embarcadero Center

    Ferry Building

    Union Square

    Hilton San Francisco Union Square

    Civic Center

    Alamo Square


    Golden Gate Park

    Vista Point

    Palace of Fine Arts

    Cow Hollow

    Lombard Street

    Ferry Plaza

    Pier 39

    Golden Gate Park

    Points of interest passed by on this route

    Golden Gate Bridge

    Fisherman’s Wharf

    Golden Gate Park

    Alamo Square


    Civic Center

    Union Square


    Washington Square

    Little Italy

    Ferry Building Marketplace

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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        108 reviews
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        Waste of time
        Hannah_T, Mar 2023
        The guest service agent was rude, aggressive and awful, they didn’t listen to me when I was talking, the GSA always talked over my mother and I and showed little to no respect. No, I didn’t book NY and no my name isn’t the one that was shown on the system. If only they had spent a few seconds listening to me….
        Yvonne_M, Feb 2023
        Half of the routes were closed. I had even asked the person at the front desk where he suggested I stop. He is suggested stops where the routes were close and never once told me they were closed. Also, I was not advised that we were supposed to use the headsets. The driver did not tell us the stops. I was confused and had no idea where we were. When I asked the driver when will we arrive at the painted ladies stop he said we passed it along time ago, although we never stopped because the routes were closed. I asked the driver how I was supposed to know where we were at. He said I should have the headsets. I told him I don’t have them, and all he did was shrug his shoulders. There were actual headsets in the bus, but he did not tell me about them.. when I arrived to the first stop I spoke to the manager Isaac and he told me he could not do anything for me because I purchase through Viator. Essentially I paid $170 for a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. I am very disappointed and would like someone to contact me for a refund.
        Smooth, fun ride!
        Raini_M, Dec 2022
        Fun winter exoerience with Viator hop on hop off bus. Thank you! Will recommend it to friends and family
        Great experience and customer service!
        Maria_Y, Dec 2022
        Awesome tour! My family and I had a great time, especially at the Golden Gate Bridge. The view was amazing!! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to tour the city.
        Nice tour, lack of organization
        Vania_D, Dec 2022
        I had some difficulty with decisions to hop off as stops are mainly UNMARKED! If you decide to use it, best is not to come off (wasn't that the whole point?) unless at Union main stop where Big Bus people assist -and just loop around. Buses are old and worn out, commentary is ok. It could have been better if intersections are marked on the maps we are given out. They are useless if you dont know where stop is. I spent two hours walking and trying to find the stop on Haight Ashburry, and almost missed the last bus. It is still nice to see SF this way, but experience could be improved, a lot.
        The whole tour was fun. ...
        Brad_M, Dec 2022
        The whole tour was fun. It was nice to be able to spend as much time as you wanted at each stop. It got a little chilly over the bridge but a great experiance.
        Waiting for the bus- 1...
        Lorna_T, Nov 2022
        Waiting for the bus- 1 hour wait at fisherman’s Wharf for next bus- spent most of day waiting on the bus
        Not the best
        Kristina_C, Nov 2022
        The narration was boring and the driver didn’t announce the stops. Also, there was a lot of waiting around for busses and most of the stops didn’t look safe or appealing to get off. If you just want to drive around the city to get an overview then this might be a good choice for you, but if you actually wanted to learn about the city and explore several areas, this is a waste of money.
        Too expensive for what you see
        Sean_M, Oct 2022
        Too expensive snd too much waiting to see a few highlights of San Francisco. Buying the yo let’s online was very difficult. We had to spend almost a hour on the phone to get our tickets delivered to our email.
        Good places
        Dja_H, Oct 2022
        It takes you all over that place! BUT there is absolutely NO indication of drop off/pick up points. It's maddening! We were told that the city doesn't allow them to post signs... well then, they should be INCLUDED IN YOUR MAPS!
        Not too happy
        Robert_P, Oct 2022
        Had to wait 45 min for bus to come at union square after first one was full. Not fun. Bus stops not as close to highlights as expected such as Chinatown
        Sherry_C, Sep 2022
        Unfortunately it was more of a get around town transportation the tour or audio had very little to say about the city there’s more music than dialogue on the headphones I’ve taken the hop on hop off before, and if it was my first time in San Francisco, I would’ve known nothing about the town
        San Fran tour
        Erica_S, Sep 2022
        Wonderful tour….very informative. Definitely cold sitting on the outside but the views made up for it!
        Wonderful Time
        Valerie_A, Sep 2022
        Great time. I highly recommend as you get too see a lot of the city’s landmarks and great towns. Got to travel the Golden gate, Ashbiry and Haight area, Fisherman’s Whatf and a whole lot more. Worth it!
        Memorable tour at San Francisco
        Valdeci_D, Sep 2022
        The view from San Francisco from the bus is incredible, you can see almost everything included the golden Bridge, this tour takes more then 2 hours it’s enough to you see all points . The buss company are doing a great job . Driver is so responsible. Thanks to all personal work.
        Great way to explore
        Mark_F, Aug 2022
        The hop-on-hop-off way of exploring cities is great. It takes you through the most the famous tourist attractions and gives you freedom to spend as much or as little time as you want in each place. It takes away the stress of driving in an unfamiliar city and constantly checking the map. The open top allows to take all the photos and videos. We use this service wherever it's available. The only reason I'm taking one star off the rating is that the busses are old and there are no USB outlets to charge phones or cameras. Also, before pandemic there used to be a guide on each bus talking through the PA about the places we are passing, some history, and what's worth seeing. Now there are headphones and the drivers supposed to narrate, but they hardly do, except for what stop number is coming up. Overall, great way to explore.
        Great tour do not miss
        Atila_C, Aug 2022
        For anyone coming to San Francisco for the first time you should definitely take this tour . You learn about all the areas in San Francisco and understand where you would like to spend more time in the city.
        Missing the tour
        Lilia_S, Aug 2022
        Really bad the agent given rwong info. And we miss the last tour of the day. So we not took the tour.
        Great value.
        John_H, Aug 2022
        Very well organized, great friendly staff. Best way, maybe only way, to see San Francisco. Viator was helpful.
        One Day Must
        Sharon_S, Jul 2022
        ONE DAY - if that's all you have take this tour!! A bit of a crowd at 99 Jefferson St to validate tickets (prepay online) but the wait to board wasn't excessive. Employees were helpful and efficient. Tip: download the app for realtime bus tracking and highlights for everything you will see at 16 stops over 2 hours. If you ride on top, jackets are a must.