Starline Tours is the original Hollywood tour bus company. Starline first began busing tourists into the Hollywood Hills in 1935 and continues to be one of the largest tour operators in Los Angeles. Starline offers hop-on, hop-off tours, celebrity home sightings and tours, as well as private tours for couples and small groups. Starline’s headquarters is based right in the center of Hollywood in front of the famed Chinese Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They also have locations in Anaheim and West LA, as well as a storefront to purchase tickets and get tour information on the Santa Monica Pier. The Orange line of their popular hop-on, hop-off bus service stops in Santa Monica on Ocean Avenue right at the top of the Santa Monica Pier next to the famous Yacht Harbor sign.
Starline is probably best known for their large double-decker “London” buses with open roofs so riders can soak in the California sun. Other popular tours operated by Starline include a Warner Brothers VIP Tour, City and Beach Tours, and full day excursions to San Diego and Tijuana. Starline will pick you up from over 250 hotels in the greater LA area.
Sightseeing buses and hop-on, hop-off tours are a great way to experience the vast city of Los Angeles, especially if you’re short on time and don’t want to pay more expensive fees to rent a car or ride share.
You can purchase tickets online ahead of time (recommended, especially during summer and busy seasons) or at their Hollywood or Santa Monica Pier location.
Starline Tours in Santa Monica is located on the Santa Monica Pier across from the north beach stairs next to Blazing Saddles at 300 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA 90401. Their phone number is (323) 785-6740.