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

Regular Schedule

The HOP will resume regular service on Thursday, Jan. 12.

  • Weekdays
    • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (12-minute frequency)
    • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (22-minute frequency)
  • Saturdays
    • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (15-minute frequency)
    • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (22-minute frequency)
  • Sundays
    • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (23-minute frequency)

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


  • 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.

Service Updates

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

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 Title VI complaint or obtain more information regarding RTD’s complaint procedures, visit the RTD Title VI webpage.