Departments

The Hop

PLEASE NOTE: New Hop shuttle buses began operating on Monday, June 23, 2014. The new buses are not yet equipped with GPS equipment, so live GPS tracking will not be immediately available at that time. New equipment has been ordered and will be installed on the new buses as soon as possible.

Download the Hop map and schedule (pdf).
View the Hoboken Transit Map for all transit options in Hoboken.

How To Ride The Hop

Where the Bus Stops
Buses will stop at any intersection along the route when flagged. Please note that buses will cross the intersection before stopping. Please wait on the far side of the intersection.

Boarding the Bus
HopfareboxAs the bus pulls up to the stop, be sure to read the sign on the front and side (“Red Hop”, “Blue Hop”, or “Green Hop”) to check that the bus will take you where you want to go. Stay on the curb until your bus stops and the doors open. All buses are accessible to customers who use wheelchairs.

The farebox is directly in front of you as you board. When you board, place your exact cash fare (dollar bills or coins) in the farebox. The regular fare is $1, student fare is $0.50, and seniors and the disabled ride free. Children under 12 ride free with an adult. Exact change is required for all fares. No change is provided.

For Your Safety
Please keep your feet, packages and personal belongings out of the aisles. Please do not put your personal belongings on a seat that can be occupied, especially when the bus is crowded.

Getting Off the Bus
The bus will stop at any intersection along its route, if requested. To notify the bus driver when you wish to exit the bus, simply pull the stop request cord that runs along the upper part of the windows.

Getting off the Hop

Where’s The Hop? (beta)*

* All GPS technologies may be delayed and unavailable due to random technology and transmission errors. They are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be relied upon as always accurate.

Get Hop Alerts

Subscribe to Hop Alerts and be the first to know about service changes.
Two ways to sign up:

  • Sign up for email and/or text on our website (on the right-hand side)
  • Text “HOPALERT” to 888-777

You can also follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/hobokenhop.

Hop On and Hop Off: Bus Stop Locations

Buses stop at any intersection along the route when flagged. Buses cross intersection before stopping. Please wait on the far side of the intersection.

Hours of Service

Route Hours of Service* Breaks – No Service
Blue 7am-8pm
Red** 7am-9am & 4pm-7pm 9am-4pm
Green 7am-7pm  11:30am-1pm, 3pm-4pm

Buses operate Monday through Friday approximately every 30 minutes. Please see the schedule below for more information.
*Buses do not operate during break times.
**The Red Hop operates as the Senior Shuttle on a different route between 9am-4pm (seniors only). Please see details below.

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO SERVICE ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

Schedule

Blue Hop Schedule
(7:00am-8:00pm)
Bloomfield/ 2nd 4th/ Willow 4th/ Jackson 1st/ Willow 1st/ Washington PATH/ Terminal Newark/ Washington
:10 :14 :17 :21 :23 :27 :36
:40 :44 :47 :51 :53 :57 :06
Red Hop Schedule
(7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-7:00pm. Bus follows Senior Shuttle route and schedule from 9:00am-4:00pm – see below)
Bloomfield/ 2nd 4th/ Adams Clinton/ 9th 12th/ Willow Hudson/ 8th PATH/ Terminal
:10 :16 :20 :23 :28 :34
:40 :46 :50 :53 :58 :04
Green Hop Schedule
(7:00am-7:00pm Out of service daily 11:30am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm.)
Bloomfield/ 2nd 2nd/ Adams Madison/ 4th 10th/ Madison Willow/ 12th Willow/ 4th PATH/ Terminal
Peak Period Schedule: 7:00am-10:00am and 4:30pm-7:00pm daily
:10 :12 :14 :17 :21 :26 :31
:40 :42 :44 :47 :51 :56 :01
Off-Peak Period Schedule: 10:00am-3:00pm daily
:10 :12 :14 :17 :24 :29 :34
:40 :42 :44 :47 :54 :59 :04

Fares

  • Regular fare: $1.00
  • Student fare: $0.50
  • Senior/Disabled: FREE
  • Children under 12 years of age: FREE (with adult)
  • Exact change required for all fares

Customer Feedback

Please let us know if you have a complaint, compliment or suggestion for improving the Hop/Senior Shuttle service.

Senior Shuttle

From Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm, the Red Hop will operate as the Senior Shuttle. The driver will begin the route from the Multi-Service Center :10 minutes after every hour and finish the route back at the Multi-Service Center approximately :55 minutes after the hour. The driver will then park at the Multi-Service Center until :10 minutes after the next hour, when he/she will begin the route again.

The Senior Shuttle will be out of service daily from noon-1:00pm.

Special Trips
Newport Mall
The Senior Shuttle will go to Newport Mall every Wednesday and on alternating Saturdays. On Wednesday, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 12:00pm to pick up from senior buildings and return from Newport Mall at 3:00pm. On alternating Saturdays, the Senior Shuttle will make two trips to Newport Mall. For the first trip, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and pick up from Newport Mall around 1:30pm. The second trip will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 1:00pm and pick up from Newport Mall around 3:30pm.North Bergen Shopping Center

The Senior Shuttle will go to North Bergen Shopping Center on alternating Saturday afternoons (except holidays). The Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and return at 3:00pm.

Senior Shuttle Schedule

Senior Shuttle Route

About “The Hop”

The City of Hoboken is embarking on an effort to bring community shuttle bus service to within two blocks of almost every resident. When local shuttle bus service is available and convenient, we will all think twice before getting in our cars to drive around town. We’re calling this new mini-transit system “The Hop,” (formerly the CrossTown Shuttle) because you can easily “hop on” and “hop off” at any intersection along the route.

About “The Hop” Logo: Graphic design for the city’s cool new Hop logo was provided pro bono by Susan Newman Design, Inc. Thanks Susan for the generous contribution of your time and energy to making the City of Hoboken better!