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Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Get a unique perspective on San Francisco by taking a 1-hour nighttime bus tour. See neighborhoods such as Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero, Chinatown and the Financial District while listening to commentary from a live guide. Multiple tour departure times available to suit your schedule.
  • Nighttime Big Bus tour of San Francisco
  • Check out different city neighborhoods lit up at night
  • Multiple departure times available to suit your schedule
  • Complimentary shuttle back to Union Square at the completion of the tour
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2-hour double decker bus tour
Live guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour at Pier 41, Fishermans Wharf (End of Powell Street)

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the tour's departure point, 99 Jefferson Street in the Fisherman's Wharf area, at your chosen departure time. Tours are available at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. year around, and 7:30 p.m. from April through October. Hand in your voucher and climb aboard the double-decker bus to find your perfect seat. Seats are on a first come, first served basis. 

Listen to live commentary about the City by the Bay as you take in the sights lit up at night. Drive through Fisherman's Wharf and make your way through Chinatown, the Financial District, the Embarcadero, and across the the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. At the conclusion of the tour, you can catch a complimentary shuttle back to Union Square.

Your tour lasts 60-90 minutes depending on traffic.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Big Bus tour of San Francisco at night
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Embarcadero Center
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • This is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Can I hop on and off during the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The night tour is one continuous tour to view the lights of San Francisco after dark. There are no stops during the night tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:Our night tours operate daily from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center) at 6.30 pm. Please arrive 20 - 30 minutes before your preferred tour as seats are subject to availability.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour is approximately 1.5 hours and will return to the original departure location at the end of the tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Q:
I am staying in a hotel near Union Square; is there a pickup or dropoff location nearby?
A:You must go to the main departure location at the Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center for departure, however, at the end of the Night Tour we provide a courtesy shuttle back to Union Square.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.

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star-3
Take a jacket
Barbara_L
, Jul 2021
Nice tour but very packed. No stops for restroom. Goes pretty fast too. It was cold and the bus goes pretty fast downhill, so the air hits you.
star-3
Expensive for what you get.
Tammy_D
, Jul 2021
It was fine. If you want to see the city, this serves the purpose. The recorded tour guide isn’t interesting. It only talks about the history of the city. No special nuggets of information like other city tours I’ve taken in other big cities.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience
Celia_M
, Jun 2021
Great experience! Family really enjoyed themselves on the tour. Sitting on top was the ultimate, you have a great view for picture taking. Thank you Big Bus Tours, will recommend. 👍🏼
star-3
“Night” Bus tour
Bhishma_D
, May 2021
Could’ve definitely been better. It didn’t last 2 hours like mentioned. It was freezing cold (which they cannot control) but it’s more of a evening bus tour even though it’s at 6:30. Nothing was even lit up in the city.
star-1
Viator needs change
Lin
, May 2021
The Bus Tour was great although we weren’t ready for this cold weather! 5 Stars for the Tour but 0 Stars for this Viator company. I was directed 99 Jefferson St for pickup and almost missed the bus because that wasn’t the appropriate place to catch the bus. My mom and I had to rush to the bus which was rough on my moms knees due to having knee replacements. You guys have this option of messaging the driver and no one responded. The phone number on the site didn’t work, so had I missed the tour bus because of terrible direction, I wouldn’t have had any way to dispute the charge for the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Educational
Lareina_A
, May 2021
The site seeing and history knowing more about the city then just what the eye catches. Different cultures around the city
star-3
Nice
Anna_V
, Apr 2021
Driving through San Francisco was pretty neat and learning new things about the history of San Francisco was cool.
star-1
Paid for ticket/arrived trips cancelled
Scott_D
, Sep 2020
Trips are cancelled, but atleast you guys still made me waste a trip from Sacramento to San Francisco and still took my money huh
star-4
Evening tour San Francisco
Angela_D
, Feb 2020
Fun trip, we had a problem with our earphones & they quickly sorted it by letting us go on another bus. Blake was a very entertaining tour guide
star-3
Had good and bad
tsnyder58
, Feb 2020
They don’t really disclose if you sit on bottom you basically see nothing which is what we did. Also the only window left had moisture and something between panes so was almost impossible to see out of unless you put your nose to the window. The guide was great and we opted to ride back to Union Square which Gabe a bit more tour and put us right by hotel which was an unexpected surprise.

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