Los Angeles

Los Angeles: City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles Hop on Hop off Double Decker Bus Tour

From $49.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 35 minutes to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get around Los Angeles on this hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour with a route in Hollywood & Beverly Hills, and one in Santa Monica & Venice Beach. You’ll hear commentary about what you pass by, and the choice to stop off at 44 stops. There are three passes you can purchase for different durations of time, providing you and your group flexibility. Sit on the top of the bus and soak in the California sunshine.
  • Explore Los Angeles with this tour and have the flexibility to go at your pace
  • Choose to ride around Hollywood and Beverly Hills, or Santa Monica and Venice Beach
  • Get off at any of the 44 stops you choose
  • Book the pass for 24, 48, or 72 hours- your choice

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The multiple routes allow you to see many different parts of this sprawling city at your own pace. It's a comprehensive overview for first-time visitors and a convenient way for anyone to travel between top sights.

What's Included

  • 1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day ticket options
  • Access to all the tour routes & shuttle
  • Souvenir earbuds (headset)
  • Commentary recorded in 9 languages
  • Brochure that includes a map and timetables
  • Attraction fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and/or drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Roundtrip Hollywood-Universal Studios Shuttle (Blue Line Shuttle)

4 Stops

5 Points of Interest

Duration: 35 minutes

Operating Schedule: Estimated to take 35 minute. First bus picks up from Universal Hilton Hotel at 9:15AM; Last bus departs Stop #1 at 5:30PM (buses are about 45 minutes - 1 hour).

6801 Hollywood Blvd

Universal Studios Hollywood

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

Sheraton Universal Hotel

Points of interest passed by on this route

Universal Studios Hollywood

Hollywood Walk of Fame

El Capitan Theatre

Dolby Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatres

Hollywood & Beverly Hills (Red Route, Tour 1)

15 Stops

11 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Approximately 20 Miles-10+ different stops. Estimated to take 2 Hours to complete, if you don't Hop-off. First bus depart at Stop #1 at 10:00AM; Last full loop departs Stop #1 at 4:30PM (buses are about 45 minutes - 1 hour).

6801 Hollywood Blvd

Guitar Center

Laugh Factory

The Comedy Store

1025 N San Vicente Blvd

8951 Santa Monica Blvd

9333 W 3rd St

300 Doheny Dr

8550 Beverly Blvd

Fairfax / 6th

110 S Fairfax Ave

7666 Melrose Ave

7000 Melrose Ave

710 Vine St

6231 Hollywood Blvd

Points of interest passed by on this route

TCL Chinese Theatres

Dolby Theatre

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sunset Strip

Rodeo Drive

Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

The Original Farmers Market

The Grove

Pantages Theatre

Santa Monica & Venice Beach (Yellow Route, Tour 2)

13 Stops

8 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Approximately 22 Miles-10+ different stops. Estimated to take 2 Hours to complete, if you don't Hop-off. First bus depart at Stop #57 at 9:30AM; Last full loop departs Stop #57 at 4:13PM (buses are about 45 minutes - 1 hour).

1515 Ocean Ave

220 Wilshire Blvd

1306 Montana Ave

225 26th St

10840 Wilshire Blvd

9876 Wilshire Blvd

9333 W 3rd St

9876 Wilshire Blvd

2151 Avenue of the Stars

10831 W Pico Blvd

1715 Pico Blvd

Bernard Avenue

2427 Main St

Points of interest passed by on this route

Rodeo Drive

Annenberg Space for Photography

Santa Monica Pier

Third Street Promenade

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Hammer Museum

Westfield Century City

Venice Beach

Downtown Los Angeles (Purple Route, Tour 3)

15 Stops

12 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Approximately 20 Miles-10+ different stops. Estimated to take 2 Hours to complete, if you don't Hop-off. First bus depart at Stop #36 at 8:30AM; Last full loop departs Stop #1 at 3:00PM (buses are about 45 minutes - 1 hour).

6801 Hollywood Blvd

644 S Figueroa St

404 S Figueroa St

Walt Disney Concert Hall

190 N Hill St

957 N Broadway

711 N Broadway

424 N Main St

369 1st St

251 S Broadway

Biltmore Los Angeles

615 S Broadway

1051 S Broadway

1248 S Figueroa St

1020 S Figueroa St

Points of interest passed by on this route

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels


Olvera Street

Union Station

Little Tokyo

Grand Central Market

Bradbury Building

Fashion District

Los Angeles Convention Center



Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Commentary is offered only on the Red(Tour 1), Yellow (Tour 2), and Purple (Tour 3).
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Stops are often a block or two away from the place they are promoting, so make sure you can comfortably walk tat distance before getting off, or you could be stuck there for uptown 90mins in some cases.
Sometimes takes longer than 30min wait to catch the next bus but overall a great service.
If you leave on last bus you can only do the loop if you get off you'll need to find own way back to Hollywood Beverly Hills etc


940 reviews
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It covers all important...
Nabeel_A, Sep 2023
It covers all important land marks of Hollywood. However bus frequency is low and closed too early at 4 30pm
Cristina_R, Sep 2023
Would NOT recommend the hop on hop off in LA to ANYONE. The bussed TAKE FOREVER to pass by. We waiting 1 hour and 25 minutes for the bus to come, ended up requesting and Uber. For us this was definitely a waste of money. We have done Hop-On-Hop-Off in Rome, Paris and San Francisco the most time it takes between busses is 20 to 30 minutes; 1 hour and a half is a ridiculous amount of time!!!!! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY IN THIS!!!! NOT WORTH IT!
Informative of Hollywood
Justin_R, Aug 2023
Our bus tour on the redline was amazing. She was very informative and was able to help us out with city directions as well.
I always do the hop on...
Elizabeth_C, Aug 2023
I always do the hop on hop off in all cities. A very relaxed way to get to know a city with limited time
Save your money
Robyn_B, Aug 2023
Jamie our driver was great but the tour itself was embarrassingly outdated. As an example, we drove past Vanderpump restaurant Pump (closed for several months now) and the tour audio was talking about it as we also drove by TomTom (new Vanderpump restaurant still actually open) and nothing was mentioned. We also drove past the offices used in Selling Sunset, no audio mention. It’s just lazy and a total rip-off to see LA spots the tour mentions as being relevant in the 80’s. Nothing modern at all.
Don’t do it - a waste of money!!
masonemilymary, Jul 2023
Moody drivers, incredibly dated commentary and unable to make the purple loop if you go to Santa Monica!! I’ll be requesting a refund!
Anticlimactic/ Dissapointing
Hmanna7, Jul 2023
The driver was courteous and professional. I was disappointed in the tour around Hollywood. I’ve used Viator a lot in Europe . This was the most disappointing.
Fantastic day out
Ronda_L, Jul 2023
A last minute booking made online. So happy we did this. Wish we had more time for the multiple day pass. Well worth the money. Got to see more than I would have. Would do it again and recommend to everyone new to the city. Sunblock required for my skin and then someone warm for the end of day if you are traveling into the beach area.
Great experience!
Tasha_M, Jun 2023
This tour was a nice way to get to see other parts of LA. I liked that you could hop on & off so you can get off at stops and explore. Some of the stops were late but I’m glad they had a number to call & I spoke with a live representative each time our group needed directions!
Save your money
Dez_E, Jun 2023
Drive yourself to the popular spots Bus 340 to Venice . after that you're on your own getting back from Venice beach
Very interesting and...
Donna_G, May 2023
Very interesting and driver was very kind and helpful, will definitely do again . Don’t have any plans to go this year
Worth it
LisaB, May 2023
I did the red loop. It was a great way to see the city quickly and plan the rest and future trips. Got some nice pics too
Dissatisfied customer
Kaushik_M, May 2023
You messed up our tour to Grand Canyon you failed your commitment we are extremely unhappy. We want full refund.
Nice ride, BUT...
Amelia_G, Apr 2023
It is an ok tour but bring your patience. The attendant gave us the time to be at the pole for the tour start. We were there 10min early and there were two busses waiting. After waiting an additional 30min a third bus pulls up and the driver yells out the door to board that one. Everyone took off running and it was mass chaos. You will also spend a ton of time waiting for busses at the stops. It honestly is better to take the subway to the major destinations and walk around than waste your $50 waiting for these busses. Pros- commentary was good and the drivers were friendly.
Bad weather = bad experience
Eileen_W, Apr 2023
It was a cold day and it was freezing on the bus, especially when we were going fast on the highway. We only hopped on once all day, from China Town to the Dolby Theater. We saw another bus for a Hollywood Tour, but couldn't stand the idea of another ride like the one we had. Plus bathroom breaks need to be taken into consideration more .
Marc_B, Apr 2023
No further comments, we experienced the tour and its not what we expected, we can do better that next time around.
Overall great experience....
Danielle_N, Apr 2023
Overall great experience. The bars around the bus made it difficult to take pictures from the top however!
Extremely Uncomfortable Seating (Up Top)
Dana_A, Mar 2023
The weather in LA was amazing despite areas with snow and rain over the past weeks. The Starline seating up top was uncomfortable if you're over 5 feet tall. The driver was often rude and impatient. The sites was good and audio informative. I think next time I'd rather book with a private tour guide business foran all day tour. At $49, I got what I paid for...which wasn't much🥱
Just confusing where to...
Michelle_H, Mar 2023
Just confusing where to catch the bus but Lo als we’re able to guide us. Other than that felt safe and enjoyed the sun on the top deck
Bad experience
Amber_S, Feb 2023
- first the driver hit a tree and almost knocked people out, didn’t stop to check. We moved downstairs where it was safer please see attached the photo of the tree inside the bus . - second we stop at Venus beach stop and we told by the driver she would be back in 45 min we were back in time with another passenger, we ended up waiting 90min before calling and was advise the bus has been back but clearly it hadn’t . We called again after the 2:27 bus didn’t arrive by this stage there was 8 people waiting, we were then told there was accident and it be another 30min but meanwhile other buses companies were picking up people. This is unacceptable and for a get on and get off bus tour I wouldn’t be recommending it to anyone.

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