Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour - One Day

See the City-Sightseeing schedule and route maps below for departure times.

Hollywood Route: Starts at Stop 1 @ 10am. Last full loop departure: 4:30PM
Santa Monica Route: Starts Stop 57 @ 9:30am. Last full loop departure: 4:13pm
Downtown LA Route from Stop 1, in front of Dolby Theatre @ 10 AM. Last LA loop departure: 3:00pm
Important Information
What time do tours start/end and how long until the next bus arrives?

Hollywood Red Route Departures-Full loop 2 hours.
First departure from Stop #1 Dolby Theater: 10.00 am.
Last full loop departs from Stop #1 Dolby Theater: 4:30 pm.
Buses depart approx. every 45 minutes from stop #1
Santa Monica Yellow Route First departure -full loop 2 hours.
First departure from top stop #57 (1515 Ocean Ave.) at 9:30am.
Last full loop departs from stop #57 (1515 Ocean Ave.) at 4:13pm.
Buses depart approx. every 45 minutes from stop #57.

What is City Sightseeing LA operating Schedule

CIty Sightseeing Los Angeles, Hop-On, Hop-off runs every day. Please check the operating schedule online before you travel, dates and times are subject to change.

I am waiting at a stop and have not seen any buses, what can I do?

Los Angeles is a large sprawling city, and it’s also a city full of one other thing… crippling traffic. Please be patient a bus in on the way. Call (323) 463-3333 and ask a helpful agent to see if a bus is heading your way soon.

Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?

You can purchase tickets either on this website, from any on-StarLine kiosk in front of the Dolby Theatre, at any bus stop, on the bus, and from most hotel concierge.

Can I hire an open-top buses for a private event?

Yes, buses are available for private hires. Please have a look at our Charter page to find out more, or contact us directly, to discuss private custom outings.

Where do I catch the Bus in Hollywood & Santa Monica?

Hollywood Stop #1: On Hollywood Blvd, in front of the Dolby Theatre on the Walk of Fame. Santa Monica Stop #57: In front of the Shore Hotel on Ocean Blvd.


Explore Citysightseeing Los Angeles on StarLine’s Hop-On, Hop-Off double decker bus tour!

With the largest open-top Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing bus service in the world! Discover the many marvels of Los Angeles attractions on the ultimate customized tour in comfort and style!

StarLine's Hop On Hop Off includes 3 routes, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Downtown LA. Select one route or all three.

For more questions and answers click top frequently asked questions.

Our Hop-On, Hop-Off system is simple –

Purchase your ticket online before leaving home and make sure you have either printed your ticket with the QR code or have the QR code on your phone with you to then board our bus at any of the ​45 stops we maintain throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Ticket Options-

We offer three main types of Hop-On, Hop-Off bus passes, including One Day, Two Day and 3 Day access. Your pass to the city, delivers incredible adventures and great value for your money.

Nine Language Narrations-

With panoramic views from the top of a bus, you can enjoy informative pre-recorded tour guide narration in your choice of nine languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French and Italian.

Our Hop-On, Hop-Off bus route Services:

With action-packed routes crisscrossing Los Angeles, our Hop-On Hop-Off buses are perfect for visitors who want to explore L.A’s treasured destinations.

At your convenience simply hop off and once you’re ready hop back on the bus to continue your journey.

●      The Hollywood Red Route, 16 Hollywood stops. Including such world-famous sights as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive shopping district, the Sunset Strip, LA’s Farmers Market, Melrose Ave & Beverly Center shopping; LA Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, the Petersen Auto museums. (2 Hour non-stop duration, approx. 20 miles)

●      The Yellow Route, 16 stops with which extends west from Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive transfer stop 7 to the heart of the city's stunning Pacific coast of Santa Monica including Westwood/UCLA, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, the Stand Ocean walking path and 3rd Street Promenade shopping. (2 Hour non-stop duration, approx. 22 miles)

●      The Purple Route, Explore Downtown Los Angeles on the Purple Route. Downtown Los Angeles city is home to some of its most historic and iconic attractions, including Union Station, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and much more. (2 Hour non-stop duration, approx. 20 miles)

●      The Blue Connector, bridging Hollywood with Universal Studios, and the Green

Our easy-to-use online schedules and City sightseeing map, make it a breeze to plan your day. Allow 45 minutes between bus services at each stop, to plan your activities.

To learn more about our L.A. Hop-On Hop-Off bus services, or to book your trip, please give us a call at 1-800-959-3131 or (+1) 323-463-3333.

LA Traffic Disclaimer:  Please be prepared as the nation’s fifth most congested city for traffic the consequences maybe traffic-clogged delays and “time loss”

Package our Hop-On Hop-Off Hollywood bus tours with other sightseeing outings and save!

You can package your hop-on hop-off Hollywood bus package and save with additional tour options that include:

●      Our original Movie Stars’ Homes tour, the celebrity sightseeing tour that made us famous or the Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour departing for Santa Monica Pier.

LA Traffic Disclaimer:  Please be prepared as the nation’s fifth most congested city for traffic the consequences maybe traffic-clogged delays and “time loss”

Why A Hop On Hop Off Tour is the Best Way to Explore a City

  • You won’t miss out on major tourist sites.
  • It’s a safe way to get around an unfamiliar city, Learn about each site and hear some interesting facts about the city as you explore!
  • Discounts To Attractions
  • Choose which places you want to stop at and how much time you want to spend there.
  • The visuals that a tour bus offers certainly surpass anything you might see from a car by far.
  • Buses are a cheap and convenient tour option, for one reasonable ticket price.
  • Meet Other Travellers
  • Avoid Getting Lost / Wasting Time
  • Great photos opportunities from the top of a double deck: Selfie, Pink Wall, Angel Wings, Urban Lights, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach. LA city, Hollywood sign.
  • Eats: Pink’s Hot Dogs, Farmers Market, Taco Food trucks, Koreantown Yup Dduk LA. & Korean BBQ Restaurants.

Jimmy Kimmel Surprises Hollywood Tourists at the Oscars on one of our bus tours!

Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour - One Day
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