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Los Angeles Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Visit Rodeo Drive, the Santa Monica Aquarium and Marilyn Monroe’s tomb or simply sit back and absorb the LA vibe.
  • With more than 70 convenient stops, you decide what you want to see
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to discover LA at your own pace, in the most affordable way.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Red Route: Buses depart from 9:00am - 7:00pm, every 20-30 minutes
    Orange Route: Buses depart from 8:50am - 6:00pm, every 30-40 minutes
    Purple route: Buses depart from 9:00am - 6:30pm, every 90 minutes
    Blue route: Buses depart from 9:00am - 5:30pm, every 60-90 minutes
    Green route:From 9.30am- 6:40pm, Every 30 minutes
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board the bus.
    Red route full loop: 120 Mins
    Orange route full loop: 120 Mins
    Purple route full loop: 135 Mins
    Blue route full loop: 60 Mins
    Green route full loop: 90 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Red Route Stop 1 - 6231, Hollywood Blvd (until 15 December 2015)
    Red Route Stop 1 - Chinese Theatre (16 December onward)
    Blue Route Stop 1 - Chinese Theatre
    Purple Route Stop 1 - 6231, Hollywood Blvd (until 15 December 2015)
    Purple Route Stop 1 - Chinese Theatre (16 December onward)
    Green Route Stop 71 – Fisherman’s Village
    Orange Route Stop 71 – Fisherman’s Village
    The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Explore the ‘City of Angels’ on an exciting sightseeing tour that allows you to get on or off the buses at any of 70 convenient stops!

    Enjoy excellent views from the vintage English double deckers, as the narrated tour points out landmarks from Downtown Los Angeles to the beaches of Santa Monica, with Hollywood and Beverly Hills in between.

    Hop-on or hop-off as often as you like to explore major attractions and movie studios or to dine and shop at Los Angeles's hotspots.

    Rub shoulders with the super-rich on Rodeo drive, check out the sharks and rays at Santa Monica Aquarium, visit Marilyn Monroe’s grave or stop at Olvera Street for a truly Mexican experience. All this and so much more is possible with your fabulously flexible ticket.

    Download the tour route map

    Download the 2015 Timetable


    Travel at your own pace and jump on and off as often as you like to see the sights, visit the attractions, or go shopping with the Los Angeles Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. The open-top bus gives you great views and you will be treated to an informative audio commentary.

    Each loop has a different duration. The Red and Orange routes each take about 2 hours. The Blue Route take about 1 hour, Green route takes about 1 hour 30 minutes and the Purple Route take about 2 hours 15 minutes.

    The Red route has 16 stops, Orange route has 14 stops, Purple has 15 stops, Green Route has 18 stops and Blue route has 5 stops.

    Here are some highlights from each of the four routes:

    Red Route (Hollywood): Chinese Theatre, Guitar Center RockWalk, Chateau Marmont, The Comedy Store - Sunset Strip, London Hotel - Whisky A Go Go, Santa Monica Blvd. - Millions of Milkshakes, Beverly Hills - 3rd St., The Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Center, La Brea Tar Pits - LACMA - Petersen, Farmers Market & The Grove, Melrose Avenue Shopping, Pinks Hot Dogs, Vine St - Paramount Studios, Holywood & Wine - Pantages Theatre & Janes House.

    Orange Route: Beverly Hills - 3rd St., The Beverly Hilton - Santa Monica Blvd., Hyatt Century City - Annenburg Museum, Intercontinental Century City, Westside Pavillion - Selby Avenue, Santa Monica College - 17th St., Main St - Visitor Information Center, Ocean Avenue - Santa Monica Pier, Wilshire - 3rd St Promenade, Montana Ave - Euclid St., Brentwood Country Mart, Brentwood - San Vicente - Barrington, Westwood - UCLA Hammer Museum & The Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Blvd.

    Purple Route: Chinese Theatre, Engine Co. #28 - Wilshire Grand, Westin Bonaventure - Marriot Hotels, Walt Disney Concert Hall - MOCA, Civic Center, Chinatown Central Piazza, Chinatown Shopping malls, Olvera Street - Pueblo - Union Station, Little Tokyo, Grand Central Market, Central Library, Jewelry District - Los Angeles Theatre, Fashion District - Santee Alley, Convention Center - Staples Center & L.A Live - Grammy Museum.

    Blue Route: Chinese Theatre, Universal Studios CityWalk, Hilton Universal, Sheraton Universal & Holywood Bowl Amphitheatre.

    •Green route:Fisherman's village/Marina Del Rey, Waterside shopping/Admiralty Way, Ritz-Carlton/Parking lot #7, Hilton Garden Inn/Marina Beach, Venice Pier/Venice Canals, Venice Beach/Boardwalk, Main St./Marine St., Main St./Visitor Information Center, Downtown/Santa Monica Place, Ocean Ave./Santa Monica Pier, Barnard Way/ Ocean Park BLVD, Venice Boardwalk- North end, Washington BLVD./Via Dolce, Jamaica Inn/Marina Beach, and Burton Chace Park/Mindanao way,

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hop-on Hop-Off Tour (48 hours ticket)
    • Audio-commentary:
    • Red, Orange, Green and Purple routes: pre-recorded English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean
    • Blue and Yellow route: No commentary as these are connector routes only


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 48 hours from that time.

    Due to a large scale event being held Hollywood Blvd, Red and Purple routes will have a new pickup location until 15th December - 6231 Hollywood Blvd, which is located next door to the Pantages Theatre.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    24 December: Services finish around 3 hours earlier than normal. Orange route Los Angeles Hotel shuttle at 5:00pm (2 hours early).
    25 December: Services finish around 1 hours earlier than normal.
    31 December: Services finish around 3 hours earlier than normal. Orange route Los Angeles Hotel shuttle at 5:00pm (2 hours early).
    01 January: Services finish around 1 hours earlier than normal.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    The buses have ramps and are therefore fully wheelchair accessible. Only up to 2 wheelchairs at any one time. Customers must stay in wheelchairs as there is not available storage space.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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