Explore the playground of the rich and famous with Big Bus Tours. The tour will allow guests to see all that Los Angeles offers at their convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Marvel at a Van Gogh in the Getty Center, find your favorite star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hit the shops on Rodeo Drive. The City of Angels is waiting to roll out the red carpet for you! Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.
Where is the tour located?
Stop #1 of the tour is at the Big Bus Center Hollywood – 6763 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. You can hop on and off the tour at any of the stops.
Are there any days the tour does not operate?
Big Bus Tours Los Angeles will be closed on Thanksgiving (Thursday 25 November, 2021) and Christmas Day (Saturday 25 December, 2021). We will remain open on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?
The Hollywood Loop (Red Route):
First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1 (Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood, 6763 Hollywood Boulevard).
Last Bus: 4:00pm at Stop #1 (Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood, 6763 Hollywood Boulevard).
Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 45 minutes.
The Beach Loop (Blue Route):
Departs Stop #6 (Beverly Gardens Park, 9385 Santa Monica Blvd): 10:45am, 12:45pm & 2:45pm
Departs Stop #16 (Santa Monica Pier, 1540 2nd Street, Santa Monica): 11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm
Full Circuit Time: 75 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: Three shuttles daily (see times above).
What can I see and visit during the tour?
The Hollywood Loop (Red Route) showcases Los Angeles' must-see spots including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive and the TCL Chinese Theatre. The Beach Loop (Blue Route) introduces you to the more laid-back side of Los Angeles: the sun, sand, surf (and shopping!) of Santa Monica.
Do I need to specify a date of travel?
Yes –we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to guarantee your seat. If your ticket includes extras, you may also need to book additional dates & times for all elements of your ticket after your purchase is complete.
How will I know where to get off?
The commentary or guide on your bus will announce hop-off stops as the bus arrives at each location, allowing you to hop off at your leisure.
What is the child ticketing policy?
Child tickets are available for passengers aged between 3 and 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult (16+). Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?
Yes, we operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Los Angeles is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. If you require a different accommodation, please also contact us 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement so we can make arrangements for an accommodation. Please also note that passengers with mobility impairments may not be able to access the upper deck on our buses. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.
I am waiting at a stop and can’t see any buses, what do I do?
Hang in there! BIG cities like to throw all sorts of challenges at our drivers, who are doing their best to get to you as quickly (but safely) as possible.
Can I bring food and drink on the tour?
Food is not permitted on the tour. Drinks are only permitted if they have a locking cap.
What is the policy on bringing pets?
No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.
Is luggage allowed on board the bus?
No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.