Hop-on/Hop-off Los Angeles

Here you will find information about sightseeing tours by hop-on hop-off bus in Los Angeles. We inform you about stops, timetables and prices.

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Big Bus Los Angeles

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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  • 2 Routes in Los Angeles
  • 15+ stops
  • Audio guide in 3 languages
  • Buses run every 30-45 minutes
  • Optional: Celebrity Homes + TCL Chinese Theatre Walking Tour


  • Ticket for 1 day: $56.00
  • Ticket for 2 days: $63.00
  • Ticket for 2 days + tours: $96.00
  • Celebrity Homes Tour: $59.00

Star Line Tours

Hop-on/hop-off Los Angeles: Star Line
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  • 3 Routes in Los Angeles
  • 40+ stops
  • Audio guide in 9 languages
  • Optional: Celebrity Homes Tour
  • Buses run every 45 minutes


  • 24 hours: $45.00
  • 48 hours: $66.00
  • 72 hours: $81.00

If you buy your ticket online, you will then receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. Show this voucher to the bus staff on your first journey. Your ticket is then valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours.


Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

Los Angeles is known for its many attractions. First and foremost, of course, Hollywood. You can reach most of the attractions of this dazzling metropolis on a city tour with the hop-on hop-off bus:

  • Walk of Fame
  • Hollywood Sign
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Grand Central Market
  • L. A. County Museum of Art
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
  • Venice Beach
  • Universal Studios
  • Rodeo Drive

Simply get off at the next stop and visit the sights on your wish list. Not all attractions have their own stop. You should therefore plan a few minutes' walk.

The Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios are not accessible by the hop-on hop-off bus.


Combo Deals: Bus + attraction

With the following combo deals, you can take a city tour on the bus and visit one or more attractions. With many combination tickets you save some money.

Celebrity Homes Tour
Los Angeles: Hollywood
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Celebrity Holmes Tour

Take a city tour with the hop-on hop-off bus (Star Line) and follow in the footsteps of the stars. All tickets are sent directly to your mobile phone.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Los Angeles: Warner Bros. Studios
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus (Big Bus) and visit Warner Bros. Studios. You will receive all tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds in Los Angeles
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Madame Tussauds

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus (Big Bus) and visit Madame Tussauds. You will receive both tickets immediately on your mobile phone.


Is a Los Angeles city tour worthwhile?

Los Angeles is an incredibly diverse city with plenty to discover. Take advantage of the well-organised hop-on hop-off bus system with various routes and numerous stops to explore the city conveniently and flexibly.

The hop-on hop-off concept offers you maximum flexibility. You can hop on and off at any stop. This allows you to explore Los Angeles at your own pace without having to stick to a rigid timetable. This flexibility is particularly valuable in a metropolis like Los Angeles, which covers a very large area and has many sights to offer.

Another big plus point is the comprehensive coverage of bus stops in the city. The buses stop at the most important sights such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier and many more. So you can be sure that you will see most of the city's sights without having to worry about complicated route planning.

The hop-on hop-off bus also offers a first-class panoramic view of the attractions of Los Angeles. The open design of the deck and the elevated position on the bus allow guests to enjoy the fascinating city to the full.

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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The hop-on hop-off buses often also offer multilingual audio commentaries with informative background information on sights and the city's history. This makes the journey not only entertaining, but also educational.

All in all, a sightseeing tour by hop-on hop-off bus in Los Angeles is a convenient, flexible and informative way to explore the beauty and diversity of this fascinating city. It is the ideal option for travellers who want to make the most of their time in Los Angeles without having to spend a lot of time planning and organising.


Big Bus Los Angeles

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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Big Bus is one of the largest providers of hop-on hop-off tours and is represented in numerous cities worldwide.

The dark red double-decker buses offer a marvellous view of the city's sights, especially when the roof is open.

Tip: Download the free app from Big Bus before your journey. Here you will find all the information about the timetables and routes, as well as the live location of the buses.

There is a multilingual audio guide on board.

Timetable: Red Line/ Hollywood

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30-45 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Starting point: Big Bus Visitor Centre Hollywood

Timetable: Blue Line/ Beach Loop

  • Daily departures: 10:45 a.m./ 11:45 a.m./ 1:00 p.m./ 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Starting point: Beverly Gardens Park

Timetable: Celebrity Homes Tour

  • Daily departures: 11:00 a.m./ 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Starting point: Big Bus Visitor Centre Hollywood
  • Ticket Celebrity Homes Tour

This tour takes place in a minibus. You will need a separate ticket for this tour.


TCL Chinese Theatre Walking Tour


Routes & Stops

The red line runs through most of Hollywood. The blue line continues to Santa Monica. It is significantly shorter than the red line and has fewer stops.

Contact Big Bus

If you have any questions or feedback for the company, you can contact Big Bus Los Angeles using the following contact form: Contact form

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


Star Line Tours Los Angeles

Hop-on/hop-off Los Angeles: Star Line
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Star Line Tours offers its tours in Los Angeles in co-operation with the company City Sightseeing.

The roof of the red double-decker buses can be opened when the weather is fine, so that you can enjoy an unrestricted view of the colourful hustle and bustle of L.A.. If it is rainy or cold, you will find a seat in the covered interior.

Audio guides in 9 different languages are available on board the buses.

Timetable: Red Line/ Hollywood

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 45 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Starting stop: Dolby Theatre (Starline Terminal)

Timetable: Yellow Line/ Santa Monica

  • First departure: 9:30 a.m.
  • Last departure: 16:13
  • Frequency: every 45 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Starting point: Ocean Ave./Santa Monica Pier

Timetable: Purple Line/ Downtown

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m. (Olvera St. stop, from 10:00 from Dolby Theatre)
  • Last departure: 3:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 45-60 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Starting stop: Dolby Theatre

Celebrity Homes Tour

This tour takes you to the homes and villas of the stars. It takes place approximately 10 times a day in a minibus. An attractive combined ticket is available for this tour.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Starting point: 6801 Hollywood Blvd

Routes & Stops

The red and yellow lines are comparable to the red and blue lines of Big Bus. In addition, Star Line Tours is the only company in Los Angeles to offer a route through downtown LA.

Contact Star Line Tours Los Angeles

If you have any questions or feedback for the company, you can contact Star Line Tours Los Angeles by phone or e-mail:

  • E-mail: info@starlinetours.com
  • Phone: +1 (323) 463-3333

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).

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