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London Hop-On Hop-Off Timetable

Ditch the hassle of navigating public transport or expensive taxis and explore the city at your own pace with London hop-on hop-off tours. They run from morning to evening, serving several London routes and stops, conveniently close to London's attractions. Upgrade your ticket to include night tours and cruises to make your hop-on hop-off journey even more interesting. Take a close look at the London hop-on hop-off tour timetable and plan your trip with ease.

City Sightseeing London hop-on hop-off timetable

Red route
Blue route
Green route (shuttle)

The red route covers central London and iconic spots like the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

TIMINGS
8:30am - 7:35pm (from Belvedere Road)
FREQUENCY
Every 10 to 20 minutes
DURATION
2 hours 30 minutes

The blue route is ideal for history and art lovers as London's famous museums and halls like Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall are covered.

TIMINGS
9am - 6pm (from Hyde Park, Queen Elizabeth Gate)
FREQUENCY
Every 10 to 20 mins
DURATION
1 hour

The green shuttle route is perfect for those who wish to connect to the red route, especially from the transit points in north London.

TIMINGS
9:17am - 4:17pm (from Belvedere Road)
FREQUENCY
Every 20 to 30 minutes
DURATION
35 minutes

Recommended tours:

1-Day/24/48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of London with Optional Thames River Cruise

Big Bus London hop-on hop-off timetable

Red route
Blue route
Green route

The red route tours central London and stops near popular landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and London Eye.

TIMINGS
8:15am - 6pm (from Green Park Underground)
FREQUENCY
Every 10 to 20 minutes
DURATION
2 hours 30 minutes

Experience the best of west London along the blue route covering major attractions like Kensington Palace and Gardens, Harrods, and Victoria and Albert Museum.

TIMINGS
8am - 6pm (from Victoria, Nova Complex)
FREQUENCY
Every 15 to 20 minutes
DURATION
3 hours 35 minutes

Linking north to central London, the green route is primarily a transport link. It connects many destinations like Euston Station, King’s Cross Station, and Temple Underground.

TIMINGS
8:30am - 6pm (from Woburn - Northbound)
FREQUENCY
Every 30 to 60 minutes
DURATION
1 hour 10 minutes

Recommended tours:

Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off London Tour with Optional Cruise

Tootbus London hop-on hop-off timetable

Yellow route
Royal blue route
Green route
Tootbus - Kids tour
Tootbus - Night tour

Hop off at London’s defining monuments like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and the Big Ben on the yellow route. 

TIMINGS
8:30am - 4pm (from Coventry Street)
FREQUENCY
Every 15 to 20 minutes

Explore Parliament Street and Notting Hill and shop to your heart’s content at Harrods as you hop on and off the royal blue route of Tootbus.

TIMINGS
9am - 6:20pm (from Grosvenor Gardens)
FREQUENCY
Every 15 to 30 minutes

Connect from one transport point to another easily on the green route. You also explore cultural hubs like the British Museum, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden. 

TIMINGS
8:35am - 7:30pm (from Wyndham's Theatre)
FREQUENCY
Every 30 to 45 minutes

Let your kids enjoy London’s best while listening to engaging commentary onboard open-top buses. They can spot Big Ben, the Piccadilly Circus, and more en route. 

Recommended tours: Tootbus: Kids Tour of London

TIMINGS
11am - 3pm (from Charles II Street from Friday to Sunday & school holidays)
FREQUENCY
Every 45 minutes
DURATION
45 minutes

Tootbus: 90 Mins London Night Bus Tour

Find your seat on the open-top buses and enjoy panoramic views of the historic London city illuminated by lights against a dark sky on the special London Night Bus Tour. Book your tickets to enjoy a magical night listening to fascinating tales as you pass by a brilliantly lit-up London Eye, the Shard, and more. 

TIMINGS
Fri, Sat & Sun: 7:30pm in March & April | 8pm in May | 8:30pm from Jun to Aug | 7:30pm in Sep | 7pm in Oct | 5:30pm in Nov
DURATION
90 minutes

Recommended Tootbus hop-on hop-off tours:

Tootbus: 24/48/72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of London with Optional Night Tour

Tootbus: 24/48/72-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of London with Thames River Cruise

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers hop-on hop-off tour timetable

Westbound
Eastbound

On the banks of the mighty Thames flank the iconic attractions like London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Travel to Putney in the west from central or east London on the westbound boat services.

TIMINGS
Weekdays: 5:30am (from North Greenwich) - 9:20pm (from Barking Riverside); Weekends: 8:10am (from Barking Riverside) - 9:30 (from North Greenwich)
FREQUENCY
Every 30 minutes
DURATION
1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes (depending on stops catered to)

Cruise on the River Thames comfortably at a single stretch or hop on and off your favorite riverside destinations on the eastbound services from Putney to Woolwich Royal Arsenal.

TIMINGS
Weekdays: 6:30am (from Putney) - 10:32pm (from Embankment); Weekends: 8:30am - 10:40 (from Battersea Power Station)
FREQUENCY
Every 20 minutes (weekdays); Every 30 minutes (weekends)
DURATION
1 hour 10 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes (depending on stops catered to)

Recommended tours:

Uber Boat By Thames Clippers Hop-On Hop-Off Tour in London




Book London hop-on hop-off tickets

City Sightseeing: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Tootbus: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Evening Bus Tour
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£33.15
Big Bus: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with London Eye Tickets & Thames River Cruise
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Golden Tours: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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£35.10
Tootbus: London Kids Tour with Live Guide
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45 min.
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Big Bus: London Evening Bus Tour
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2 hr.
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Golden Tours: Central London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
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1 hr. 30 min.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a 1-day London hop-on hop-off pass and a 24-hour hop-on hop-off pass?

A 1-day London hop-on hop-off tour lasts for one calendar day. A 24-hour pass, on the other hand, lasts for 24 hours from the first activation. For instance, if you first get on the bus at 9am, it will last till 9am the next day.

What is the best time to ride London hop-on hop-off buses?

London hop-on hop-off tours run throughout the year, hail or sunshine, so you can take the ride as you please. Since the buses are open-top, be sure to check London’s weather before your travel and pack accordingly. If it is sunny, you can enjoy the open-top upper deck more conveniently.

How frequent are the London hop-on hop-off buses?

Various bus operators like Big Bus, City Sightseeing, and Tootbus operate hop-on hop-off services in London. With many routes crisscrossing the city, buses are usually available every 20 to 30 minutes. Check your ticket details for the exact frequency of the bus on your chosen route.

What are the operating hours for London hop-on hop-off tours?

London hop-on hop-off tours generally operate daily from morning till evening. Exact timings vary with the operators and their routes. Kindly check your tickets for more information. 

Are there any evening or night London hop-on hop-off tours available?

London hop-on hop-off tours generally wind up service in the evening. But if you want to explore London by the night, some operators offer special night tours. However, these are usually not hop-on hop-off tours. Check your tickets for more information. 

When does the validity period of a London hop-on hop-off ticket start and end in the day?

London hop-on hop-off tickets are usually available in validity periods of 24, 48, or 72 hours. The hour count starts from your first activation on the bus and lasts for 24/48/72 hours respectively. Kindly refer to your tickets for more details. 

How can I inquire about any changes or updates to the London hop-on hop-off tour schedule?

You can check London hop-on hop-off tour schedule updates online. Most operators have their own apps that live track buses. Download them for easy access to timetable and stop information. Read your ticket details carefully for more information.

How does hop-on hop-off work?

With just a single hop-on hop-off pass, you can board and deboard the hop-on hop-off buses as much as you want within the validity period. Most of these bus stops are near popular London attractions, making sightseeing completely hassle-free without the stress of navigating public transport or expensive taxis.  

Where can I purchase my hop-on hop-off tickets?

You can purchase your London hop-on hop-off tickets online and enjoy the best deals.

Can I stay on the bus for the entire duration of the tour without hopping off?

You have complete control over your itinerary with London hop-on hop-off tours. So, yes, you can stay on the bus for the entire loop duration without hopping off. We recommend this before you start hopping off so that you get a quick overview of the city.