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Enjoy the ultimate LA sightseeing experience with our Essential Ticket, which includes a 2-day ticket for our open-top, double-decker Los Angeles sightseeing bus tour, and a tour through the famous TCL Chinese Theatres! Please note: at checkout, you will select your Big Bus Tour date and time via a calendar. Please note that after purchase you will need to log in to our Booking Portal to select the date and time for your TCL Chinese Theatre VIP Tour.

Hop on, Hop off

Discover Los Angeles at your own pace.

Our hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour gives you the freedom to explore your way. You can hop on and off the bus at any of our designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish on all of the offered routes. All located near Los Angeles' best attractions, you're free to delve deeper into the city at your own pace. Simply rejoin the tour when you're ready. Or, alternatively, you are very welcome to stay on board for the entire tour and let us take you for a scenic spin of the city.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 3 languages on our bus tours.

Enjoy fun facts about Los Angeles with pre-recorded commentary available on all our buses. Languages include: English, Spanish, Mandarin. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver. Please note that partner attractions may not offer commentary in other languages.

TCL Chinese Theatre VIP Walking Tour

Discover the history of Hollywood's most famous movie palace.

This ticket includes admission to a 30-minute VIP walking tour of the TCL Chinese Theatre! Discover the history of the cinema palace with stories and fun facts from the theatre's beginnings through to today, ranging from Hollywood premieres to celebrity hand-print ceremonies in the Forecourt of the Stars. Simply present your ticket voucher at the tour kiosk (located at the entrance of the theatre at 6925 Hollywood Blvd) in exchange for a ticket for the next available tour. Tours begin at 9:30 daily. Read more on our TCL Chinese Theatre Tours page.

Bike Rental Offer

Discover Santa Monica on two wheels with Unlimited Biking.

Rent a bike for one hour with Unlimited Biking and get an additional hour FREE or $5 off a bike tour. Rental includes bike, helmet, basket, lock, roadside assistance and an illustrated map featuring key routes and attractions. Bike rental is $10 an hour per person. Bikes are to be collected and dropped off at Unlimited Biking Santa Monica (1431 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401). On arrival please present your ticket (issued by BBT staff member), your passport or ID card, and a credit card. Please note: all guests must be able to ride their own bike. No guest under the age of 18 will be supplied with a bike without the consent of an accompanying adult (18+).

2 Routes to Explore

Covering all the best bits.

Hop on the Hollywood Loop and let us show you around the playground of the rich and famous. Hop off to selfie in front of the Hollywood Sign and shop on Rodeo Drive. Then take our Beach Loop for a more laidback tour of the city. Hop off to take a dip at Venice Beach or ride the historic carousel at Santa Monica Pier.

See all the Top Landmarks

Take in the top-deck views with Big Bus.

With 12+ stops, our Big Bus Los Angeles tour has been mapped out to show you all of the city's famous sights. Landmarks include the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive and Capital Records to name just a few.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our new live bus arrival times feature shows you exactly where the bus is along the route, along with an ETA for your nearest stop! This gives you the freedom to make the most of your time exploring. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, stop images, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with the Big Bus Tours App!

Check Service

Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates

Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.

Fully Flexible Bus Ticket

You can change your bus tour date for free!

This bus tour ticket is fully flexible, which means you can change your bus tour date to another date for free! To change your bus tour date, please contact us to speak to our friendly Customer Service team. To learn more, visit our Flexible Tickets page.

2 Routes

Our Los Angeles Sightseeing Routes

Pick the route that suits your city break itinerary, or simply spend a day (or 2) hopping on and off them all. There are 2 main routes covering the most iconic Los Angeles landmarks and attractions, giving you the chance to see the city from a different perspective.

  • The LaBrea Tar Pits & Museum
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Venice Beach and Boardwalk
  • Grand Central Market
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Hollywood Sign
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Getty Center
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
  • Universal Studios
  • TCL Chinese Theatre Tours
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour
  • Rodeo Drive

12

Hollywood and Vine 6263 Hollywood Blvd (in front of Pantages Theatre)
First Stop 11:40
Last Stop 18:10
Hollywood and Vine

3

Guitar Center “Rock Walk” 7425 W Sunset Boulevard (in front of Guitar Center)
First Stop 10:07
Last Stop 16:37
Guitar Center “Rock Walk”

11

Paramount Studios N Gower & Camerford Ave (Next to Stage 23)
First Stop 11:27
Last Stop 17:57
Paramount Studios

1

Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood 6763 Hollywood Boulevard (by the Big Bus Tours Visitors Center)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 16:30
Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood

7

Beverly Center 8500 Beverly Blvd. (bus stop outside Macy's Men)
First Stop 10:49
Last Stop 17:19
Beverly Center

4

The Comedy Store 8433 W Sunset Boulevard (in front of the Comedy Store)
First Stop 10:12
Last Stop 16:42
The Comedy Store

5

West Hollywood 1019 N San Vicente Blvd (opposite the London Hotel)
First Stop 10:17
Last Stop 16:47
West Hollywood

9

Farmers Market / The Grove 110 S. Fairfax Avenue (outside Farmer's Market parking lot)
First Stop 11:15
Last Stop 17:45
Farmers Market / The Grove

6

Beverly Gardens Park 9385 Santa Monica Blvd (between Cannon & Crescent Drives, beside "Playground" public artwork)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 16:55
Beverly Gardens Park

8

La Brea Tar Pits / LACMA / Petersen Museum / Academy Museum 675 S Curson Ave (in front of Hancock Park La Brea)
First Stop 11:05
Last Stop 17:35
La Brea Tar Pits / LACMA / Petersen Museum / Academy Museum

10

Melrose Ave Shopping 7280 W Melrose Ave (in front of the Groundlings Theater School)
First Stop 11:20
Last Stop 17:50
Melrose Ave Shopping

2

TCL Chinese Theatre 6911 Hollywood Blvd (In front of Chinese Theatre)
First Stop 10:01
Last Stop 16:31
TCL Chinese Theatre

16

Santa Monica Pier 1540 Second Street (by McDonalds)
First Stop 10:15
Last Stop 15:45
Santa Monica Pier

6

Beverly Gardens Park 9385 Santa Monica Blvd (between Cannon & Crescent Drives, beside "Playground" public artwork)
First Stop 10:45
Last Stop 15:15
Beverly Gardens Park

17

Santa Monica Beach 2600 Barnard Way (by Ocean Park)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 15:55
Santa Monica Beach

18

Venice Boardwalk 3400 Barnard Way
First Stop 10:30
Last Stop 16:00
Venice Boardwalk

19

Main Street 2427 Main St (outside Santa Monica Visitor Center)
First Stop 10:35
Last Stop 16:05
Main Street

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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