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Tickets for Alcatraz + Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

Visit the Rock and tour the city

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09:00 - 17:00
  • Visit the world's most famous prison and hear the stories of Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly, Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis, and the other dangerous men who did time here
  • Get 24- or 72-hour Hop-on Hop-off bus tour access, so you can see all of San Francisco's other best sights - Union Square, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, North Beach and more
  • Hear stories from former prison guards and inmates on an award-winning audio tour of a creepy abandoned cellblock

There was once a time when nobody wanted to visit Alcatraz. Now, it's one of San Francisco's hottest attractions. This combo ticket gets you a cruise across San Francisco Bay and a tour of Alcatraz Island and its notorious former prison. Afterward, you'll have up to 72 hours of access to the Hop-on Hop-off Bus - so you can see all the best parts of the city and really celebrate your freedom!

Take a boat over to Alcatraz Island, and be grateful you don't have to attempt to swim through the choppy shark-infested waters or build a raft out of superglue and raincoats to get back to the mainland, as some of The Rock's notorious residents tried to do.

While on The Rock, you'll learn about its history, enter the cell blocks and hear about daily life in the prison, and learn about some of the famous convicts and attempted escapes on a remarkable audio tour.

There are even Ranger-led nature walks and opportunities for self-guided tours. Once you're ready to 'Escape from Alcatraz' a ferry will bring you back to the city. But the fun doesn't stop there!

You'll have up to 72 hours of access to the City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus. So you can see the best of San Francisco, from Golden Gate Bridge to Lombard Street (the crookedest street in the world), and from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Presidio. Plus, Haight-Ashbury, Palace of Fine Arts, Ghirardelli Square, and so much more.

It's your time and your ticket: so you design the San Francisco itinerary you want!

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What's included
  • Admission to Alcatraz
  • Audio tour on Alcatraz
  • 24- or 72-Hour Hop-on Hop-off access with live commentary, including the Night Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Alcatraz: Show your smartphone voucher and a government-issued photo ID and collect your paper tickets at the ticket window at Pier 33. Please arrive 45 minutes before departure! You can stay on Alcatraz as long as you like; ferries return every 30 minutes
  • Bus: Show your smartphone voucher at the City Sightseeing Visitor Center, 1331 Columbus Avenue

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Alcatraz Cruises
Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing, CA 94111, San Francisco
Key info
Audio guide
At Alcatraz: English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Live guide
On the City Sightseeing bus
Wheelchair accessible
Lower deck only on bus; Alcatraz is fully accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • Alcatraz: F or E Line Street Car to Pier 33
  • Bus: F Line Street Car to the end of the line (1331 Columbus Ave)
Insider tip

I normally avoid audio guides, but the one you get at Alcatraz is brilliant. As you walk around the prison, you can hear stories told by former guards and prisoners. It really adds something unique to an already awesome experience.

Tiqets Account Manager
Sep 4, 2017
The "city sightseeing" bus was always running late. While the "city tour" bus would come twice! Horrible wait. City sightseeing route is not interesting either. Lombard and the fullhouse are not on their route. Didnt see competitors maps but there were at least two other buses: big bus and city tour. If staying ariund union square youre better off taking the powell and hyde cable car to fishermans wharf. The rest youll need to do on uber. Alcatraz is very interesting, tickets include audio tour. Sausalito is nice too - It wasnt cold when i went. Its a steet of shops and restaurants.
Sep 4, 2017
Excellent tickets, used them every day.
Aug 20, 2017
The Best tour guide ever :-). His name is Norm. Have fun everybody!
Aug 1, 2017
A great experience for the whole family!
Jul 18, 2017
never received instructions on how to use hop off hop on bus tour. very flexible,chaned my itinerary and they accomodating.
Jul 14, 2017
We had a wonderful time. We knew what to expect and booking was easy.
Jul 11, 2017
Alcatraz trip was great. Highly recommend. The bus not so great. Never on time and hard to use to get around. Lots of waiting. OK if you stay on thenus for the whole route. Good information from the tour guide.
Jul 9, 2017
I purchased this just to get Alcatraz tickets. However we enjoyed the bus tours as well. A good way to see the city. We didn't use the Hop off/on, just rode the full circle. We did red, then blue then evening tour over the 3 days.
Nov 21, 2017
Must book previously
Sep 17, 2017

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