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Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour

By Big Bus Tours Los Angeles
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Ages 5-99
Duration:2h
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Ticket type:Mobile
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, French, Spanish


  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • Guided walking tour through the famous TCL Chinese Theatres (w/ Premium & Deluxe Tickets)
  • Celebrity Homes & Lifestyle Tour (With Deluxe only)
  • 2 Routes - Hollywood Loop and Beach Shuttle
What's not included
  • NO Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5096P30

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, must call 24 hours ahead for arrangements
  • Not all of our buses are wheelchair accessible*
  • Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90028 or at any Big Bus Stop

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour?
How much is Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour?
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What is the Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour cancellation policy?
Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour?
Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour is hosted by Big Bus Tours Los Angeles. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Big Bus Tours Los Angeles on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5096P30

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

467amberleea
467amberleea
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Very well detailed
Very well detailed. Would recommend to anyone looking to do a tour. Get to see a lot of celebrities homes.
LamoTravels
LamoTravels
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Great tour!
What a tour! Great taking in the sights of LA with the wonderful Michelle K! Would highly recommend!
TKwax
TKwax
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Great bus tour
Really enjoyed our Celebrity bus tour, was great getting to see the sites and some of the stunning houses that the
M2376NPdavido
M2376NPdavido
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LA Tour
Michelle was great throughout the two and a half hours, recommended and we all enjoyed the tour and the information
Dwalne
Dwalne
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Big Bus Tour LA
We had a great tour of celebrity homes and Beverley Hills with Michelle on Monday. She was a very friendly, welcomi
K3350SVashleyb
K3350SVashleyb
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Good trip
Michelle was great. Good tour ! We got to see a lot of sites and celebrity homes. We had fun. Also can use your go
Chrispegler
Chrispegler
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House tours
Michelle, our tour guide was excellent. She made our trip really enjoyable, she was informed and funny.
Mgs_mgs
Mgs_mgs
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Death Bus
The bus was 90 degrees when we got inside. All of the windows were closed so we couldn't get a breeze or any fresh
249mohammedu
249mohammedu
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Great ride
Excellent experience and knowledgeable driver. A bit fast and hot weather for the open bus ride. Considered drivin
mariaanaAC
mariaanaAC
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I liked it
I really enjoyed the tour. Michelle K, the guide, was very nice and made her best so we could enjoy the tour
nonar400
nonar400
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An Ok Experience
I loved seeing where some of the celebrities live. There were some other bonuses that I was not expecting to see,
HelenfrancesM
HelenfrancesM
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A good way to kill 2hrs
Clean bus, safe driver. This tour lasted 2hrs, took you up into the Hollywood Hills, then down into Beverley Hills.
Compass701819
Compass701819
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Limited choices for handicap accessibility
The staff was amazing and helpful! That’s the most important. The reason I only give 3 stars is because The only h
sstuff2018
sstuff2018
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Helpful and Enjoyable
I was concerned when I learned by calling 24 hours before our tour that this experience was not wheelchair accessib
Flyer28722919743
Flyer28722919743
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Cool & Very nice tour with Mike - today 13:30 pm
Mike was really cool, kindly and funny ! :) He stopped everywhere he could for us and answered a lot of questions a
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Anna
7 contributions
Aug 2022
The hop on hop off bus experience was a good way to get around the city of LA. I recommend a more than one day experience as LA was large enough if you want to get off at any stops you cannot do all 3 routes in one day. The audio was informative and interesting and the stops were all highlights and interesting landmarks.
Written September 23, 2022
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BigBusToursLA
Hi ArgBerg, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. At Big Bus Tours we strive to provide our guests with 5-star experiences. After reading your review, it sounds like you may be talking about another Tour company as we do not offer 3 routes. If I am mistaken, I do apologize and would like the opportunity to learn more about your experience so that I can identify areas of improvement. At your convenience, please contact me directly at maryc@bigbustours.com.
Written September 27, 2022
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LMBB
London, UK15 contributions
Feb 2022
We booked the two day hop on hop off tour worked out arount $180 for 3 adults, which when we saw just how much of LA we saw was a pretty good deal.
One negative was that the timings of the tour start was a bit confusing so we actually missed the tour we were initially booked on but the girl at the main office kindly booked us onto the next one, we went round Beverley Hills with Mike and he was really friendly, informative and all round nice guy! ( Hope this means he gets a pay rise?) The bus was open top which is great at the start but absolutely freezing by the end so go prepared!!
Glad we did this and got to see so much of LA...Thanks Mike!!
Written March 3, 2022
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Camiloleite
Mississauga, Canada49 contributions
Aug 2022
Did the LA Hollywood route today as part of GoCity package.

I was very satisfied. Brand new sealed headphones were provided which and commentary available in 9 different languages (pre-recorded, based on where the bus was driving).

It was very nice to use the app and see when the next bus was coming.

On the negative, I wish the tour was longer, going to downtown LA. It's very short in distance. Also, it should have longer hours. First bus leaves at 10 AM and last one departs at 4:30 PM.

I would recommend this to anyone, especially if you are not able to drive while in LA...
Written August 29, 2022
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BigBusToursLA
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. Big Bus Tours LA is constantly working on improving our operations. Your feedback is of value and will be used for improvements to our routes and operating hours. Thank you for your review and if you are traveling again soon, we encourage you to try out Big Bus Tours in other cities.
Written August 30, 2022
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Kathryn J
Lytham St Anne's, UK64 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Los Angeles Hop on Hop off handled very badly. At bus stop 1, where we took a taxi to from Downtown hotel, we asked the man about the trips. The Red tour started at 3pm, we had to wait 30 minutes, and he said we could get onto the yellow tour (Santa Monica) at number 7, 3.40pm, don’t get off the yellow tour and it will come back, and we could finish off the Red tour. So we started at 3pm, changed to yellow, we got down to the bottom and the driver stopped and said the term was finished and we had to get off! What? We were 15 miles away from our hotel in downtown, would not be able to finish the yellow and red tour, we paid $44 each (2 of us - elderly). Appalling, what on earth were we supposed to do? We had to walk 1.5 miles to a train station, travelled nearly an hour, the train stopped at Pico, was supposed to go to 7th, which was the end situation in downtown. Was sat on the stopped train for 15 minutes and a man came to tell us to get off cas the train couldn’t go any further! What!! We were chucked off a bus then chucked off a train! We are in our 70’s, from the UK and how would we know where we were?
We ended up having to walk 5 miles altogether to finally get back to the hotel in downtown. What a shocking, disastrous, stressful day. We were appalled at the way Hop on Hop off behaved to us. We normally like Hop on Hop off, have used it all over the world, but the one in Los Angeles was appalling and managed extremely badly
Written April 4, 2022
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Jamie W
Hi Kathryn, I am sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with your Hop on Hop off tour, but in reading your review, I don't believe you experienced it with Big Bus Tours Los Angeles. We do not have a yellow tour, or a Santa Monica tour that departs from "Stop 7", but our competitor does. I kindly ask that you remove this review and posted it on the company you actually had this experienced this with. That being said, we never want a Los Angeles visitor to leave unhappy, so I would be honored to offer you complimentary tickets for our Hop on Hop off for the next time you are in Los Angeles. Please reach out to me directly at JamieW@bigbustours.com to arrange. We hope to see you soon
Written April 5, 2022
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RDCM
11 contributions
May 2022
The 1 star is because 0 stars is not an option.
The booking process is AWFUL - booked a ‘deluxe’ ticket so we could hop-on/off for two days, and also do the houses tour. On the web page when describing the deluxe package, it says you will need to book your houses tour at the time of payment. So when it came to payment, a schedule comes up but does not clarify if this is for the two-day ticket to start or for the houses tour. Ended up speaking with someone via the online chat, who cancelled the tickets and rebooked them. Arrived at the visitor centre the next day to be told the tickets for the houses tour had not been cancelled.
Used the hop on/ off ticket for one day and did both routes (red and blue). On the following day we arrived at the houses tour to be told that they had then validated our hop on/off tickets (which had already been validated the day before) so we could use them for the next two days.
Staff on site don’t seem to know what the various ticket types offer or what is on the website, so you end up receiving conflicting information.
We went on two different buses and the headphones were not working on either. Ended up guessing what we were looking at.
The houses tour was ok but you don’t see much and the guide was more concerned with other drivers on the road and commenting on their driving.
Overall, our experience was NOT worth the $180 we paid for two people. Would definitely not recommend.
Written May 3, 2022
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Jamie W
I am so sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience with us from the booking process to the tour itself. I would appreciate it if you would reach out to me directly at jamiew@bigbustours.com com so we can better understand the specifics of your situation (day you traveled, your booking information, who you spoke with, etc..). This will allow us to look into these issues and ensure that every team member does their part to fulfill our commitment to a great guest experience. I would also like to see how I can turn your negative experience around. I hope to hear from you soon
Written May 25, 2022
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Kate F.
2 contributions
Jul 2022
Not worth the money! It's not really all day, difficult to fit in stops, and we were left stranded on Hollywood Blvd. Do NOT try to take blue loop AND red loop. Separately, they are both very long loops & using them together means you won't have time to get off anywhere (maybe 1 stop, but keep the visit short) since pick-ups are 30 minutes to 45 minutes apart. Service ends at 4:30 so you have to do some careful planning. The math doesn't work. Unless you start right at 10 on red Hollywood loop, you might not complete the loop or see what you want to see.

The first Beach/blue loop pick up isn't until 11:15 (we were in Santa Monica, so our morning was a wasted waiting for the first bus). We picked that up, then switched to the red loop. We made 1 stop at the Tar Pits and continued on the loop only to be kicked off at the Big Bus Center and told it was over. We were unable to see the whole red loop since the Blue Loop connecting stop is 3 stops later. But, we were told in didn't matter, since the blue loop to get back was done too. We ended up taking our family of four back to Santa Monica on the subway. Yay!

Plus, the recorded tour wasn't really up to date and the stops for pickup are unmarked. The app was the most helpful part of the experience.

Given the amount of money we spent for a family of four, the limited hours of service, length of each loop, and length of bus pick-ups, skip the Big Bus. I suggest another tour company, or just do a self-guided tour in a car or uber.
Written July 21, 2022
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BigBusToursLA
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. At Big Bus Tours we strive to provide our customers with great experiences and it looks like this was not the case for you and your group. I apologize for your experience and would like the opportunity to make things right. At your convenience, please contact me directly at maryc@bigbustours.com so that I can learn more and make up for your experience.
Written July 21, 2022
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Laura B
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Our experience with the Big Bus tour was less than stellar. We took advantage of the app, but our wait times were significant. We ended up walking to several of the attractions because we would have been waiting for most of the day. This is very disappointing when you are trying to see as much as you can in one day and we paid for the service.

We had very poor interactions with one female bus driver. She spoke rudely when we asked a question about a stop. We ended up having to get off and take an uber back to our vehicle because she refused to communicate with us about stops/locations. This is very frustrating when we purposely parked by a stop, so that we could take full advantage of our paid ticket. In the end, we paid for the tour and then an uber because of the tour.
Written September 26, 2022
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BigBusToursLA
Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. At Big Bus Tours we strive to provide our customers with great experiences and it sounds like we did not deliver. For that, I am deeply sorry and would like the opportunity to make things right. Please contact me directly at maryc@bigbustours.com so that I can learn more details about your experience and interaction with the driver.
Written September 27, 2022
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Stay599796
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Reading other reviews this company clearly has a problem with its staff. We bought a 2 day ticket planned our day and route and waited for our bus which did arrive at the stop we were waiting at the time we thought it would however when we boarded the bus we were told our ticket was not for the big bus even though it said big bus tours on it. We were told to get off the bus and wait for the star line bus even though I did try to explain to the driver we did not book a star line tour. She was insistent we were on the wrong bus so we got off and waited for the next star line only to be told by that bus driver we were on the wrong bus and we needed the big bus tour!!! We were treated really badly and had to walk back to our hotel to try and contact big bus. We had a long wait for online chat which appears to be the only way to get through to customer services only to be told we had to contact get my guide who we booked with, get my guide told us we had to contact the big his company!!! Not what you want whilst you are on holiday. Had to get Ubers to visit what we wanted to see and we still don’t know if we are going to get a refund for the tickets we did not get to use, I can’t recommend this tour as I never got to go on it I can however recommend to the big bus company that they sort their staffing issues out maybe some training would be good idea. This negative review was completely avoidable I cannot understand why the driver would not accept our ticket but she did ruin our day.
Written May 8, 2022
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Jamie W
I am so sorry to hear about your awful experience and I deeply apologize the driver turned you away.. I would appreciate it if you would reach out to me directly at jamiew@bigbustours.com, this will allow us to look into what happened in your situation and ensure that every team member does their part to fulfill our commitment to a great guest experience. I would also like to see what I can do to make this right. I hope to hear from you soon.
Written May 18, 2022
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438ericaj
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
My group of 5 rode the bus on Sat. We got off at the Farmers Market at 215 and told another bus would be back in 45 mins which made it 3pm (we do understand delays,traffic,etc but over an hour??). We arrived to wait at 2:50. At 4pm the bus finally arrived. We waited over an hour in the heat and missed other stops. We had reservations for dinner at 5 we had to start heading to so we basically got 1 stop for $51. Once we got on the bus we asked the driver what took so long. She was VERY rude and beligerent and called us LIARS. Told us a bus comes every 13 minutes and we have not been waiting over an hour. Never again. Do not recommend!!
I also chatted Customer Service who was useless.
Written September 12, 2022
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BigBusToursLA
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our customer service team sent our LA office the request for a refund from an individual in your group. In the request, the group member, stated that your group was waiting at our Stop 9 at 2:45pm. We had a driver at that stop at 2:50pm and stayed there for over 1 minute. I do apologize if your group was not at the correct stop location on time. We were running a 45 minute service, as advertised, however, the bus that followed the one you missed was running about 15 minutes behind due to LA traffic. I understand this can be frustrating but we do our best to re-route our drivers whenever possible to make up time when unforeseen circumstances occur. In regards to your interaction with the driver, I am deeply sorry as that is not the standard of customer service we hold our employees to. I can assure you this incident will be addressed and behavior corrected. Please contact me directly at maryc@bigbustours.com if you have anything else you would like to add and if there is anything I can do on my end to make things right.
Written September 12, 2022
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jmurph123445
3 contributions
Sep 2022
the buses do not run on a consistent schedule so you spend more time waiting for a bus to come out of fear that you may miss it and be stranded at a bus stop rather than sight-seeing which is what this company is all about. the people running this company do not seem to know what they're doing and there is a huge lack of communication between all of the employee's. i also listened to one of the employee's, Dylan, give a customer "advice" and he told her to "take public transportation but not to worry if you don't have any american money, just tell the bus driver you're not from America and they'll let you ride for free". whether that is true or not, that is terrible advice to give to someone. he also tried to give this customer directions and working for a tour agency like this you'd think he would know his surroundings well enough, but he gave her the completely wrong directions. the bus driver's seem to take the longest route to make sure they get their clocked hours in for the day. i understand that LA traffic is a thing as well as construction, but the city is a gigantic grid, you don't have to drive too far out of the way to get to the same destination. My friend and i decided to "hop off" the bus at the end of the day and decided to drive to the rest of the stops we wanted to see. the pamphlet says that buses come "every 30-45 minutes" yet we were left waiting for an hour and a half for one in Venice Beach. They don't have nearly enough buses to be able to handle the amount of stops on their routes. just get a rental car and you'll have a better time than dealing with this cash grab.
Written October 4, 2022
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BigBusToursLA
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. At Big Bus Tours we strive to provide our customers with great experiences and it sounds like we did not deliver. For that, I am deeply sorry and would like the opportunity to make things right. Please contact me directly at maryc@bigbustours.com so that I can learn more details about your experience.
Written October 5, 2022
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