School kids, commuters, and travelers have one thing in common — they all know how bad bus rides can be at times. And it makes sense, really. If you cram enough people, all anxious to reach their destination, into a small space for an extended period of time, tensions are bound to run high.
Despite this, people still choose to ride the bus, even after their school days are long gone. With their low fares, they can be an extremely attractive form of transportation, but they do come with another kind of price.
The stories we’ve collected here are some of the worst bus stories of all time from Reddit and include accidents, broken-down buses, overflowing toilets, passengers having sex, and a lot of vomit. You may be willing to pay a little extra for a plane ticket after these.
Of course, these are just for fun as we can’t independently authenticate these stories.
The toilet exploded.
“On a bus back home from seeing my girlfriend, the toilet in the back ruptured. Blue/brown p—/s— water kept trickling in small streams down the entire length of the bus, moving and congealing with the motion of it. It was the smelliest 1.5 hours of my life.” — Redditor Squeaky_Lobster
I spent most of the trip throwing up.
“My family went on a Christmas light bus tour when I was 7 or 8. We had gone to lunch and I had popcorn shrimp. I’m not sure if there was something wrong with the shrimp or if I just had a stomach virus, but I spent most of the trip throwing up in a tiny bus bathroom. That was over 15 years ago and it’s only within the past week that I was brave enough to try shrimp again.” — Redditor underleaves
Our bus hit a car.
“One time our bus hit a car in a roundabout. Guy we hit was completely at fault. He must not have understood the turning radius of a bus or something. We were close to school and our bus driver was like, ‘well, I gotta deal with this.’ So we got off the bus and walked to school.” — Redditor anirishman15