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

Summer Schedule


  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (15-minute frequency)
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (22-minute frequency)


  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (15-minute frequency)
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (22-minute frequency)

Sundays and Holidays (Memorial Day, May 27, and Independence Day, July 4)

  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (23-minute frequency)

Service levels are reduced during off-peak seasons, including winter and summer break. For the most up-to-date schedule, use the Transit app.

Regular Service Timetables

View or download printable timetables below.

HOP Clockwise Timetables

HOP Counterclockwise Timetables


Regular fare

  • 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.

Service Updates

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


  • 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

Ridership Data

Below is the 2022 monthly update of HOP ridership trends. Summary points include the following:

  • In 2022, HOP ridership totaled 442,317 and averaged 1,620 passengers/day.
  • 2022 ridership was approximately 43% less than 2019 ridership (pre-COVID-19 baseline). However, 2022 ridership was approximately 78% greater than 2021 ridership.
  • HOP has been operating with a reduced service schedule typical of standard weekend service coordinated with RTD's COVID-19 Service Plan.

Title VI

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in agencies receive federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of programs, activities or services due to discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability or ancestry should file a Title VI complaint form.

How to File a Complaint: