The Heart of Boulder's Community Transit Network

The HOP debuted in 1994 and is provided by the City of Boulder through a funding partnership with RTD and CU.

Bus Route

The HOP bus has been rerouted from Pearl Street onto Walnut Street between 15th and 20th streets from June 17, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2022, a date which may be extended, to provide a better customer experience for east end retail businesses and restaurants. This reroute is part of the Boulder Business Recovery Program.

HOP route map

HOP route map

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Riders are required to wear a mask onboard through April 18, 2022, per federal requirements for public transit systems. Learn more.
  • Please help us adhere to current social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet behind the driver.
  • Do not sit in the blocked-off seats.
  • 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 Services, 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.


  • Weekdays
    • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (12-minute frequency)
    • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (20-minute frequency)
  • Saturdays
    • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (15-minute frequency)
    • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (20-minute frequency)
  • Sundays
    • 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (20-minute frequency)


  • The current one-way fare for the HOP is $3.00.
  • The fare also serves as a 3-hour pass, allowing unlimited rides and transfers (including to RTD routes) within 3-hours of issuance.

Transit App

The Transit app allows you to follow the HOP on its route and get real-time information on arrivals and service updates.

Download the Transit app

Service updates are also shared on the @HOP_Boulder Twitter account.


  • Animal policy: Only Service Animals are allowed

Bike and Ride with HOP


  • When the bus comes to a complete stop walk in front of the bus
  • Lower the bike rack, load your bike and secure it with the tire bar


  • When disembarking, remind the driver that you are retrieving your bike
  • Walk in front of the bus, release the tire bar, and unload your bike

Title VI

This service is funded in partnership with RTD. RTD operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination under Title VI may file a complaint with RTD.

To file a complaint or obtain more information regarding RTD’s complaint procedures, visit, call 303-299-6000; email; or visit RTD’s administrative office at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202.