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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) owns and operates Boulder's Community Transit Network, a fleet of buses that transport passengers throughout Boulder and connect with regional bus routes. GO Boulder collaborates with RTD to fund and plan the local buses.

Bus Fares and Passes

The EcoPass is an annual bus pass that gives some Boulder residents and employees access to the entire RTD transit system.

Visit the RTD Fares and Passes page or call 303-299-6000 for information.

New RTD Bus Fares in 2016
In January 2016, the cost to ride RTD's system changed. For more information, review the RTD Fare Study.

Bus Holiday Schedule and Operations

Thanksgiving Day , HOP will operate the Holiday/Sunday schedule of 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

Christmas Eve , December 24, 2016, HOP will terminate service at 7:00 pm.

Christmas Day , December 25, 2016, HOP will operate 4 buses from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Monday, December 26 , HOP will celebrate the Holiday. The Holiday/Sunday schedule will operate from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, 4 buses.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 HOP will operate regular HOP service including Late Night Transit until 3:00 am.

New Year’s Eve is a free day. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017  HOP will operate the Sunday/Holiday schedule 4 buses from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. The same schedule for January 2, 2017.


Select the bus routes below, visit the RTD Bus website, use the RTD Trip Planner or call RTD at 303-299-6000.

RTD Real-Time Bus Information

Real-time transit info at your fingertips

Whether you JUMP, SKIP, DASH or ride other Regional Transportation District (RTD) local transit routes to travel in and around Boulder, catching your bus is now easier than ever. Real-time and scheduled transit information is available at the touch of a button with a number of mobile apps – including Google Maps.

Apps enabled with real-time information allow you to know where your bus in and when it will arrive at your stop. To learn more about RTD’s real-time information, visit .

In late 2015, RTD released real-time transit information to the public, including arrival information on all fixed bus routes and made the data available to third-party developers to support the creation of mobile applications. 

HOP transit route real-time information now available

Real-time arrival information for the HOP bus route is now available with the free Swifty mobile app, available for iPhone and Android. To learn more and to download the Swiftly app, visit .

Riders can also access HOP’s real-time transit information from any browser or from their smart phone, at .

If you find issues with some local routes that you don't see the real time info for, please send the details to and RTD will look at the issue and provide you with information related to the particular issue. You can learn more about RTD’s real-time system at .

HOP - Downtown, Twenty Ninth Street, University Hill, Boulder Junction and University of Colorado (CU) Main Campus

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HOP transit route real-time information now available

Real-time arrival information for the HOP bus route is now available with the free Swifty mobile app, available for iPhone and Android. To learn more and to download the Swiftly app, visit .

Riders can also access HOP’s real-time transit information from any browser or from their smart phone, at .

The HOP bus route connects the following major stops:

  • Downtown Boulder;
  • Twenty Ninth Street retail district;
  • University Hill;
  • University of Colorado; and
  • Boulder Junction


HOP 2 Chautauqua - 9th Street, Baseline Road and Chautauqua

Map of HOP 2 Chautauqua Bus Route pdf

HOP 2 Chautauqua provides bus service to Chautauqua Park during the summer season. Visit for more information.

Buses will operate every 15-20 minutes at designated stops beginning approximately 2 hours before the start time of each concert. At the conclusion of each concert, buses will run for 45 minutes, from the east side of the Chautauqua Auditorium.

Transit stops for this special service are located at:

  • 10th and Pearl Street
  • 13th Street and Pearl Street Mall
  • Spruce Street and Broadway (East of Broadway) Chautauqua 
  • 27th Way Park -n- Ride and all stops along Baseline to the trolley stop.
  • Along 9th Street between Downtown and Chautauqua

SKIP - Broadway

The SKIP bus travels north and south on Broadway, connecting these major stops:

  • Boulder Community Hospital;
  • Community Plaza/Ideal Market;
  • North Boulder Recreation Center;
  • Downtown Boulder;
  • University of Colorado;
  • Table Mesa Shopping Center; and
  • Fairview High School.

JUMP - Arapahoe Avenue

The JUMP bus travels east and west on Arapahoe Avenue, connecting these major stops:

  • Boulder High School;
  • Main Boulder Public Library;
  • Downtown Boulder;
  • Twenty Ninth Street;
  • Boulder Valley School District - Arapahoe Campus; and
  • Central Lafayette park-n-Ride (via the Long JUMP).

BOUND - 30th Street

The BOUND bus Route travels north and south on 30th Street, connecting these major stops:

  • Diagonal Highway;
  • Twenty Ninth Street Retail District;
  • Mapleton Ball Fields;
  • Williams Village/Bear Creek;
  • Scott Carpenter Park; and
  • BaseMar Shopping Center.

DASH - Table Mesa Drive /South Boulder Road

The DASH bus travels east and west along Table Mesa Drive / South Boulder Road, connecting these major stops:

  • University of Colorado;
  • Table Mesa Park-n-Ride;
  • Downtown Louisville; and
  • Lafayette Park-n-Ride.

STAMPEDE - University of Colorado (CU) Campuses

The STAMPEDE bus provides high-frequency service between the CU Main Campus, East Campus and the CU Research Park. It also connects with the RTD route 209, the Broadway transit corridor and the BOUND bus service.

The STAMPEDE bus route travels around the University of Colorado campus, connecting these major stops:

  • Coors Event Center;
  • East CU Campus;
  • Folsom Field;
  • University Memorial Center (UMC); and
  • University of Colorado Main Campus.

BOLT - Diagonal Highway 119

The BOLT bus travels along the Diagonal Highway between Boulder and Longmont, connecting these major stops:

  • Boulder Station;
  • Diagonal Plaza;
  • Front Range Community College;
  • IBM;
  • Longmont;
  • Niwot Park-n-Ride;
  • Roosevelt Park-n-Ride; and
  • Twin Peaks Mall park-n-Ride.

Late Night Transit - Downtown, Twenty Ninth Street, and University of Colorado (CU) Main Campus

The Late Night Transit bus route provides expanded hours of operation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in conjunction with the start of CU's fall semester in late August. Buses arrive every 15 minutes from 10 p.m. to midnight on these nights. This route connects Boulder's main nighttime activity centers - downtown, CU and Twenty Ninth Street.

The Black, Gold and Silver Line routes run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from midnight to 3 a.m. The buses arrive about every 10 minutes at stops along Broadway between Canyon Boulevard and the University Memorial Center (UMC) at the intersection of Broadway and Euclid Avenue.

The expanded HOP hours and Late Night Transit services are funded by University of Colorado student fees and are only offered during the CU fall and spring semesters.

Buff Bus - CU Main Campus and Williams Village / Bear Creek Apartments

The Buff Bus shuttle connects students who live in Williams Village/Bear Creek with the Main Campus. The Buff Bus operates each day and night throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.

The Buff Bus runs the Williams Village route which runs clockwise starting at Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue.

The Climb - Fourmile Canyon and Gold Hill

The Climb Bus Schedule

The Gold Hill Climb provides bus service to western Boulder County along the Fourmile Canyon and Gold Hill communities.

US 36 Flatiron Flyer

In January 2016, RTD launched its new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on U.S. 36. This service was added as part of the FasTracks program approved by voters in 2004. Each new Flatiron Flyer bus will comfortably seat 57 people and carry six to eight bikes, providing a frequent, reliable, and fast travel option between Boulder, Broomfield, Westminster, Denver, and points in-between. During the morning and afternoon rush hours, riders can expect a bus every 4 to 12 minutes, depending on the location.

One of the key advantages of riding the Flatiron Flyer is that these buses can travel in the U.S. 36 Express Lanes, in the general purpose lanes, or on the highway shoulder to pass slow-moving traffic, depending on stop locations and traffic congestion. Other passenger amenities, like ticket vending machines at the stations, will allow riders to pay for their bus fare before boarding and electronic screens will display schedule information.

For more information on the U.S. 36 BRT and Express Lanes, visit the Flatiron Flyer website

FLEX to Boulder

The new express bus service connecting Boulder, Longmont, Loveland and Fort Collins began in January 2016. Transfort, the city of Fort Collins' transit department, operates the year-round, Monday through Friday service. The new branch of the FLEX route is made possible by a grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments received by Boulder County.

For more information about the route and schedule, please visit the TransFort FLEX website

RTD EcoPass Programs


How to Validate RTD Ticket at Boulder Junction Park-n-Ride

How-to-Guide to validate RTD ticket

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can validate a RTD ticket at Boulder Junction Park-n-Ride garage.

If you have any questions about how to validate a ticket or need help parking at any of RTD's Park-n-Ride garages, please call RTD's Customer Care at 303-299-6000.


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