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  • Location:Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:24-48 hours

Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour

Discover Los Angeles on your own terms thanks to this convenient hop-on, hop-off bus excursion covering the city’s top highlights. Enjoy the sun from the open top of your bus, offering 360-degree vistas of the surrounding landmarks. Best of all, your hop-on, hop-off excursion covers more than 50 locations throughout the city, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood and downtown L.A. You can also choose between a 24-, 48- and 72-hour ticket options and plenty of convenient departures, thanks to its 365-days-a-year operation schedule.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles
  • Choice of 24- or 48-hour ticket
  • Get on and off at more than 50 stops throughout Los Angeles

Why Our Insiders Chose 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.

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What You Can Expect

Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour

Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour

Experience the amazing sights of Los Angeles without worrying about traffic or parking thanks to this convenient hop-on, hop-off bus tour, including 50 top L.A. spots. Whether you’re looking to cover a lot of ground during your time in Los Angeles or simply want to skip the driving for a day, this is a great option.

Make your way to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which operates as a hub for both the Red Route and Blue Route buses, or climb aboard a bus at any of the scheduled stopping points listed in the Itinerary below. Buses leave from each stop every 20 to 40 minutes from each stop, meaning you never have to wait too long. 

Then continue on a route that matches your interest and itinerary. The Red Route takes you past such L.A. sights as the Sunset Strip, the La Brea Tar Pits, the famous Farmer’s Market and The Grove. Meanwhile the Blue Route navigates past Universal “CityWalk” and the Hollywood Bowl. The Yellow Route includes Santa Monica Pier, Westwood, UCLA and the Venice Boardwalk. If you take the Purple Route, you’ll pass through downtown L.A., Little Tokyo and see the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. There’s also the Orange Route, which passes through Marina del Rey and several LAX Hotels. Check the itinerary below for more details on the stops for each bus.

Itinerary

Red Route
  • Chinese Theater
  • Guitar Center "Rock Walk"
  • Chateau Marmont Hotel
  • Sunset Strip
  • Beverly Hills (near Rodeo Drive)
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Beverly Center
  • La Brea Tar Pits/Museums
  • Farmer's Market & The Grove
  • Paramount Studios
  • Hollywood Forever Memorial Park
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Jane's House

Blue Route
  • Chinese Theater
  • Universal City "CityWalk"
  • Hilton Universal
  • Sheraton Universal
  • Hollywood Bowl

Yellow Route

  • The Paley Center for Media/Beverly Hills City Hall
  • Annenburg Space for Photography
  • Westside Pavilion
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art
  • Venice Boardwalk (closest stop, does not stop directly at boardwalk)
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • 3rd Street Promenade
  • Brentwood Country Mart
  • Westwood/UCLA

Purple Route

  • La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • Japanese American National Museum/Little Tokyo
  • Grand Central Market
  • Jewelry District
  • Fashion District
  • Grammy Museum/LA Live/Nokia Theatre
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • City Hall
  • Chinatown
Orange Route (Fisherman's Vilage, Waterside and LAX Hotels:
  • Fisherman's Village (Marina del Rey)
  • Waterside Shopping (Fiji Way)
  • Custom Hotel (Lincoln Blvd)
  • La Quinta Inn (Century Blvd)
  • Century Boulevard/Concourse Way
  • Hilton LAX (Century Blvd)
  • Sheraton Gateway (Century Blvd)
  • Radisson LAX (Century Blvd)
  • Lincoln Blvd/Manchester Ave
Please note: All routes are subject to change without notice

Customer Reviews

ILONA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The only way to see LA! Great value and takes in every corner of this sprawling city.

Nola V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Enjoyed this very much though would have preferred the busses to run later.

Colleen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great experience, very knowledgeable guides. Would recommend to anyone wanted to see los angeles!

nails

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a great way to see the city particulary a large city like Los Angeles .... we were able to transfer to different routes very easily ...the drivers and all the people that were working at the stops were very freindly and helpful. As it is alarge city it was a good idea to have the earphones to plug in and listen to the commentry. All in all a great day.

Shell Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a great way to see LA

Philip R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see Los Angeles in a short amount of time. Staff were very helpful and informative. Had a great time visiting Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Marina Del Rey.

Linka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Hop-on Hop-off bus covered a huge part of LA and we were able to see a lot more of the city than what we would have, if we were trying to do it on our own. You also don't have to worry about the traffic, which is fantastic. The narration was interesting and gave a lot of extra information, which we enjoyed. Be warned that LA is a big city and there is a LOT of ground to cover, so if you plan to do this in one day, you'll have to start as early as possible and probably stay on the buss for most of the day. If you have more than one day I would suggest getting passes for multiple days as the busses really do cover most of the city.

RJ W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent. Found them tour really good. We were able just to get off and on and. See the sights. Well done

Kenneth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent way to see round LA and the commentary was really clear and well spoken.

kim t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

These are the best way to get around and see what you want and when. We went all the way to Santa Monica and Venice Beach all on the bus. We rode it all day long.

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