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Big Bus Muir Woods Tour

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San Francisco, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Spare yourself the headache of car rental and navigation with round-trip bus transit from San Francisco to Muir Woods. Listen to live commentary during the 45-minute drive to the national forest.  Entrance is included to the park, where you enjoy 1.5-hours to explore on your own. Afterwards, relax during your return journey through the Marin Headlands.
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Relax in round trip transportation from the city
  • Enjoy included admission to the park
  • Explore Muir Woods independently

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Parking at Muir Woods is a challenge, so get dropped off at the park entrance and start hiking right away.
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Guided Bus Tour to and from Muir Woods
Self-Guided Tour of Muir Woods
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Food and drinks

Departure Point

99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring a jacket as Muir Woods is chilly year round
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.
Does the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour include a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus ticket?
A:The Big Bus Muir Woods Tour does not include the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus ticket. It is a convenient way to see Muir woods without the hassle of driving to and parking in the national forest.
Mar 2021
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:Yes, the tour departs daily from 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133.
Mar 2021
Is the Big Bus Muir Woods 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
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Is Admission to Muir Woods included in the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:Yes, park admission is included.
Mar 2021
How long is the drive from San Francisco to Muir Woods during the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:The drive is approximately 45 minutes in each direction, taking you over the Golden Gate Bridge and up the Marin County headlands. The return journey takes you through the seaside town of Sausalito.
Mar 2021
How long will I have to explore Muir Woods during the Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:You will have approximately 1.5 hours to explore Muir Woods on your own.
Mar 2021
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Muir Woods 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 Muir Woods Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Muir Woods Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Muir Woods Tour.

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Mumble Bumble
, Mar 2020
Rambling commentary and inaccurate. Back checked a few of his ramblings and they were completely wrong. Mumbled so was very difficult to hear and understand. Trees were amazing.
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Great experience
, Feb 2020
Great tour guide. Very informative about the local area. Nice to have the bus take you and pick you up. No need for car reservation
muir Woods closed due to power outage
, Oct 2019
We got to Jefferson Street early but trip was cancelled due to power outage at Muir Woods. Offered us a city tour but that tour already done day before
Overly chatty driver and missing our return thru Marin Headlands
, Sep 2019
We signed up specifically for a tour that did *not* include Sausalito, as we had no interest in shopping or dining there. We intentionally chose a Muir Woods tour that returned with a scenic drive through the Marin Headlands, and that’s not what happened. We were driven through Sausalito, where the bus parked for ten minutes, and then directly back over the bridge. Also our bus driver didn’t turn on any AC or open any windows until I finally had to beg for some air, as I’d gotten so carsick on the trip. Muir Woods is phenomenal, but I was not impressed with this tour.
Muir Woods, highly recommended
, Sep 2019
First our bus driver James was the best. He provided so much information about Muir Woods and the area in general. If I would do this trip again I would request him. The drive out to Muir Woods is beaufiful and the woods themselves are breath-taking. the air is so clean and fresh. The trees themselves look majestic. The Big Red Bus was clean and very comfortable.
Visit Muir Woods!
, Jul 2019
Muir Woods is beautiful and the bus ride out there provided smooth and easy access. I would recommend bringing drinks and snacks with you for the trip. Great experience. Thank you!
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Great day out away from the city
, Mar 2019
There were only us and another couple for the time booked, so we were fortunate that they still ran the tour. Our guide, Guillermo, was brilliant, with lots of facts and figures provided in a really interesting way. Our driver Anatina, was great at navigating the roads, and the woods, were amazing and blissful and seemed a million miles from the hustle of the city. Well worth a visit.
talky tour guide
, Oct 2018
We confirmed our reservation in person fist and were told to come back later. told to wait in the wrong line. Bus was overbooked and we were left standing in the aisle until they kcked some other party off.Not a pleasent experience
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Amazing in every way!
, Oct 2018
Our driver, Dwayne Johnson, was phenomenal. Not only was this a way for us to get to Muir Woods- he was so knowledgeable of the history of every aspect of the tour. We learned so much on our trip! Highly recommend Big Bus Tours!
Worth a visit
, Sep 2018
Mighty Mike was our driver/tour guide. He was well informed, courteous, and an excellent driver (negotiating the narrow winding road to Muir. The redwoods are breathtaking! We had 1 hr. which was ample time to explore although I believe the tour description said we'd have 1 1/2 hours. We chose to be dropped off in Sausalito where wandered the lovely town - docks, shops, and restaurants and took the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf.

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