I Have Ridden On a Bus

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 577 People

    To Visit A Friend

    The first time I rode on a bus was to visit a friend I was 46 years old and it was the hardest thing I ever did. I was leaving my comfort zone and going to New York, but when I got back home after the weekend. I thought to myself - I did it and riding the bus didn't kill me and...
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2013

    Many Times...

    in the city where I used to live...it was easier than fighting traffic and hunting for a parking place. I've also taken a Greyhound a couple of times...once home for Christmas, a 24 hour trip and 700 miles...the other, taking my son 1000 miles to see his dad, 27 hours...It was...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Jul 30, 2008

    What the actual ****!

    I have to wait for 3 hours at school for my dam bus.
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3
    16-17, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    I Have Ridden On A Streetcar, And I Don't Mean A Pcc Streamlined One

    In my youth I would frequently ride the big red cars of what is not the Chicago Transit Authority. I think that is much more interesting than ridding a bus.
    70+, M
    Feb 14, 2011

    I Dont Like It

    i never know when to hit that button thingy so the driver knows to stop....i cant tell you how many times i had to walk because i missed my stop. if i ride a bus, someone with more directional sense has to go with me.....
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2008

    A Double Decker Bus In Chicago Illinois Usa

    The Chicago Motor Coach lines in Chicago used double deckers in the way back.
    70+, M
    Feb 14, 2011

    And it sucked. Ive had weird experiences.

    .. One would be someone actually ******** themselves on the bus. -__- i got off the bus and got to school super late. No way in hell was i going to stay there!
    Batsandstars Batsandstars
    22-25, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    Many Miles

    I know most men my age in the United States of America probably have driven more miles than they have ridden on a bus. Not me. In fact, it is quite possible I have ridden a bus as many miles as they've driven and driven as many miles as they've ridden a bus! 
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2011

    Never Again

    i used to travel on the routemaster open back bus often to visit my boyfriend and to get too university when i was studying it used to be fun to see so many different people and hear their conversations, also the city views from the bus were excellent. that soon changed when one...
    Barnesy Barnesy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    I've Been On A Bus

    I've been on a bus manytimes.  It's how I get around.   I don't have a car or drivers license so I depend on the bus.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    Cheaper Than a Taxi

    When I was little my grandmother couldn’t drive so we’d take the bus downtown to visit my aunt for lunch and go to church. As a teen I generally road my bike everywhere but when it came to the mall I learned the bus was the answer. I loved the bus as I could go all...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2007


    I have only ridden on 2 types. School buses, practically my entire elementary, middle, and high school life. Also, a charter bus for sober grad.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 7, 2012

    Oh, Too Many Times To Count

    Many times. Many places. From my youth adventures in the city, to, some truly ridiculous international misadventures. Mostly good trips, even on the ever unreliable Greyhound. But in places like Mexico... a bus can take you to some dusty town.. that feels like home and yet still...
    jeanemae jeanemae
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2013


    When I was growing up I rode on the school bus and a public transportation bus.  I have also rode on Greyhound several times.  When I was in the military we rode on a bus they called a cattle car.  It is called that for a reason.  They pack so many soldiers in...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Jan 17, 2008


    I don't have my licence, so i catch public transport practically every where i go. I'm used to it. It doesn't really bother me. I know that when i start driving i'll be thankful though. I prefer to catch the train because it's quicker and more reliable, but the bus...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    Bus Adventures: The Story...

    I remember riding a bus when I was a little boy. I was with my grand mother and she use to bowl. My grandfather was usually working and my grandmother would stay home and sometimes baby sat me. When I was older and had to take my car in for repairs that took awhile, I drove it to...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 29, 2012

    All the Time

    I ride the bus home from work everyday, it's takes about an hour and a half. I have grown to almost enjoy it, not a lot of people try to socialize with me and I can sit back and listen to my MP3, it's rather relaxing really. I have ridden Greyhound once, and I will never do...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    In Fact...

    I'm currently writing from the place I took the bus to get to :P The ride was pretty good. Easy to fall asleep if you don't have anything to do, though, especially in the dark of night. I kept awake by listening to music and mouthing the lyrics to myself. (Who cares if anyone's...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2007

    I rested my head on the window

    even though it wasn't very comfortable, and slowly but surely the noise and the engine and the chatter of other passengers got quieter and quieter until I eventually woke up and the bus was completely empty. I didn't even know where I was. It must have been the last stop. Sh*t...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

    I Dont Like Them

    ive ridden on school buses a lot but i hate it now the way im treated is terrible
    HazelMustang2012 HazelMustang2012
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 4, 2008

    Travelled all over by bus.

    It's not always comfortable. It's not always convenient. But you'd be amazed at the places you can go by bus!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    I've been riding on buses

    for years without paying a ticket and recently I got caught and got a 100-dollar fine. Was pissed but still had to admit that I did a good job. In my country the price of a yearly bus subscription is around 550 dollars. Am proud of myself.
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2014

    I Rode A Bus

    I rode a bus to go somewhere.  We should all do so.  What's the biggie?
    Barbara726 Barbara726
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2010

    This is amazing experience sitting in front

    seat of upper-deck on the bus....Lil bit of feeling like I'm on mini tiny tinie roller coaster....😊
    vijay14 vijay14
    26-30, M
    Oct 2, 2014

    Bus What?

    Ok - this is like saying I have 2 feet - I think it would be more interesting to see the person that has never ridden on the bus (beside the Paris Hiltons of this world - i am getting sick of them).
    DeepForest DeepForest
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Not You, Honestly

    Dear fellow bus riders,It's not you, it's me. Honestly.  When you offer me the seat next to you and I say 'no thanks', it's me, not you.I don't care about your race or gender or size or how much money you may or may not make.  You could be my personal hero and I'd still think...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Mar 8, 2013

    Whenever I ride on the public bus,

    it feels like a mini adventure.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    A Ticket To Frugal And Fun

    I'm from a rural area so riding the bus wasn't an option until I went to college and decided to use this super cheap form of transportation. Students were given passes and had free reign over the city. Oh, how I took advantage! Truly it was one the best times of my life. The...
    elling245 elling245
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2013

    I Like Riding On the Bus

    My main worry is that I'll miss my stop and end up in the wrong part of town. I don't take the bus often because I don't understand timetables. Also I don't much like waiting at bus stops.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    1 Response Jul 21, 2008

    Almost Every Day

     I like bus-travel; it's cheaper than owning a car, and gives me plenty of time to think and focus for the day.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2011

    Yeah....Like Everyday!

     I don't own a car so subways and busses are my way to move around the city. In a day i can take up to 5 bus ride and i'm fine w/ it, the only problem is the other people around me. Why? you may ask! Because they are loud, nosey,lazy,stupid and some of them think they own...
    andreinac13 andreinac13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2008

    Ride It All the Time...

    Pretty much every day during the winter time and sometimes during the summer as I bike around. I live right in the heart of downtown and just a few minutes away from the transit station, so it's very convienent, not to mention affordable and better for the environment. ;)  ...
    thefuzz thefuzz
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    Many, Many, Many Times.

    Well lets start out with school, from pre- k to grade 8-  I was on the bus for almost and hour each way to school. Then when I started highschool I would be on the bus for usually an hour and a half if not more, one way. The bus rides to highschool were sooo long and boring...
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2008

    Crime In Progress

    Going home on the bus I watched the people getting on. As one wiry and ragged man made his way to the back of the bus, he managed to step on another man’s foot. He seemed to be angry at something and when the man who’s foot he stepped on reacted, he just mumbled something...
    luckylassie luckylassie
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

    I Lost A Notebook

    on the bus the other day, and the bus is a better way to travel ... every little bite helps it was all the notes for a book that is in progress ... everything happenes for a reason ... i am learning so much more since i lost it ...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Sep 27, 2010
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