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San Francisco Bay Bridge

Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 510-286-4444
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One of the longest bridges in the world, this spectacular structure links downtown San Francisco with the city of Oakland.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“treasure island” (82 reviews)
“light show” (47 reviews)
“golden gate” (128 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 510-286-4444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bay Bridge is a gateway to San Francisco and Oakland. The best view is on the upper deck going towards San Francisco. You pass the Eastern span, Treasure Island tunnel and a beautiful right view of the San Francisco skyline. It's too bad there's...More

Thank Ang1370
Reviewed 3 days ago

Launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, our Golden Gate Bay Cruise has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for nearly 80 years. Cruise along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and loop closely...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are driving into San Francisco and you have a chance to take this bridge I would highly recommend it. It is interesting to see how this bridge compares to the old style bridges that have spanned the waterways in the past. And yes,...More

Thank erodrig26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it took 45 minutes to get through traffic to pay the toll on a Saturday afternoon, driving across the Bay Bridge was amazing. The architecture of this bridge is breath taking and it was fascinating driving across. I would definitely wait another 45 minutes...More

Thank mj12345j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice drive across the bridge coming from Oakland to San Francisco, full traffic jam at the Oakland end by the toll booths, once on the bridge it was much less congested and a rather nice drive back into the city. I believe...More

Thank slightlyheavy
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in San Francisco for the first time, in January this year, we drove on this beautiful Bay Bridge to reach Berkeley. I had a chance to cross this bridge a few more times and had the fabulous view of the Bay and the Port...More

Thank SatyendraGarg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the hop on hop off bus tour. It brings you across the bridge where you can get off and take photos. It is one of the best ways to experience San Fransisco.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bay Bridge San Francisco Two Oakland , I first travelled over this bridge in 1980 and couldn't believe my eyes at the views from the bridge over the Bay Area .Originally constructed in 1936 it stood proud over the Bay Area of San Francisco...More

Thank Barry2137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best is to see it on a cruise at night, it was so beautiful all lit up, lights dancing along the wires. It was almost magical.

Thank Sherroy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge was entirely replaced a few years. To make it "earthquake proof." For me, that's not a big advantage. The big disadvantage is too few lanes of traffic. It can take 90 minutes to get onto and across the bridge from the SF side--and...More

Thank Charon666
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25 April 2017|
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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I drove only to the Treasure island, and that section is free, no tolls. Don't know what happens after it. Sorry
Sue D
15 December 2016|
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Response from tallbird73 | Reviewed this property |
went to a few but Applebys is good and have a fantastic view of the bridge, however on Pier 39 there are a umber of bars which have outdoor seating again the view from there is very good
22 July 2015|
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Response from am08540 | Reviewed this property |
You only pay tolls going into SF. Bay bridge is $6-ish. Golden Gate is $7.25 unless you have a FasTrak. Might be worth getting one if you are renting a car. It's much easier. The cash lanes on the Bay Bridge depending on the... More