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The new HOP bus will be orange instead of white and feature updated designs. The new design is part of the HOP route changes that will begin in August 2018, when the HOP will change from a looped route to four distinct routes.

HOP 6 feet COVID guidance

Social Distancing on the HOP 

While the HOP is currently running on its normal schedule, we ask all riders to please help us adhere to current social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet behind the driver. Please do not sit in the blocked-off seats. 

Is COVID-19 Affecting HOP Service?

COVID-19 is currently not impacting HOP service. Service is running on schedule.

Employees are disinfecting the HOP buses throughout the day and doing a deep disinfection at the end of each day. The buses are also being deep cleaned several times a week. Via Mobility, which the City of Boulder contracts with to operate the HOP, is monitoring official announcements concerning COVID-19. You can view Via’s response to COVID-19 here. Information about the city’s response to COVID-19 can be found here.

HOP Schedules

Please note that the timetables below show arrivals for seven major HOP stops and do not show all stops. 

Clockwise - Weekday and Weekend pdf (Twenty Ninth Street > CU > University Hill > Downtown)

Counterclockwise - Weekday and Weekend pdf (Twenty Ninth Street > Downtown > University Hill > CU)

For real-time information on arrivals, download the Transit app.  transit app logo

HOP MapHOP Hours of Operation 

Weekdays (Monday-Friday):

  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: 10-minute frequency
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 15-minute frequency

Weekends (Saturday & Sunday):

  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: 15-minute frequency
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: 20-minute frequency


  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.: 25-minute frequency
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: 25-minute frequency

HOP Fares

A 3-hour pass for the HOP is $3.00. Learn more about fares and discounts on the RTD website.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is the HOP operated by RTD?

No. The HOP is provided by the City of Boulder through a funding partnership with RTD and CU students. The city contracts with Via Mobility services to operate the HOP. 

How long has the HOP been around?

The HOP is the heart of Boulder's Community Transit Network (CTN) and debuted in 1994.


Contact Us

Questions? Contact City of Boulder staff at [email protected] 

For lost items, please contact Via Mobility at 1-888-647-9768.