What does it mean to dream about riding a bus (dream interpretation bus)
Dream interpretation bus. Riding a bus belongs to the category of transportation. Means of transport in dreams symbolize how you move forward (and sometimes backwards) in your journey of life. The type of transport you use can be of great symbolic significance. When you in the dream is on a bus, it may symbolize that you live a very conformal life, in other words, you “go with the flow”, “do what other people do” etc. – but you don’t go your own way. It would be a different story if you were the bus driver! Or the driver of your own car.
We are all on a journey of life – en route to somewhere. In dreams, we often choose the mode of transportation, we would choose in real life like bus, train, ferry, car, airplane, bike etc. A bus journey can in this way be an expression of a shorter (and maybe more down-to-earth) movement/journey than for example a plane trip. Means of transport are used to take us from A to B – just like we would move from one place in our life to another; from child to adult, from having no kids to all of a sudden becoming a parent, but of course also our general development or “growth”. Dreaming about being on a bus can therefore mean several things.
When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.
However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.
My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.
A bus as a symbol of public transportation – and therefore an attempt to fit in “with the crowd”. As mentioned – if you dream that you are on a bus, it may symbolize that you live your life in an attempt to fit in. You go with the flow and would rather not stand out too much.
If this is a recurring dream, then there is a good reason to take a closer look at it. Additionally, you can dream that you are late for the bus, and that you struggle to catch it. In other words, you are struggling persistently – and unsuccessfully – in order to adapt to the demands of the world.
Such a dram can once again be an invitation to stop and ask yourself what you want in your life. A crowded bus in a dream can therefore be an image of an extreme sense of competition in the course of life (or career), you have chosen.
A bus in a dream as transport bringing you from A to B. Your bus journey can also simply be a symbol of you moving from A to B in your life. In this way, you can dream that you catch a bus going in the wrong direction – that is to say, your life is going in the wrong direction (or that parts of you want to go in one direction and others want to go in another, and you experience inner conflict).
Have you had a dream about riding a bus? Please share your experience in the comments below (unfortunately, I have decided to no longer help out via the comments below – I simply get too many requests every day – on this blogpost, and the many other blogposts).
Dream dictionaries are a very helpful tool when interpreting dreams. However, generally learning how to approach your dreams, will give you a better foundation for understanding them. My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” teaches you how to much better utilize – recall and understand – your dreams.
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NB: Dreams are 100% individual. When you’re dreaming you are on a bus, it probably doesn’t mean the same is happening in your life as it is in someone else’s. It is not a certainty that the interpretations above are relevant to you. An interpretation of a dream is only correct, if you can recognize yourself in it – if you really think “Yes, that’s me!”
Hi, i had a dream in bus, i was naked & bathing in the bus
Very powerful indeed.i had a dream chasing for a bus which where my best friend was the driver and catch it and sat on it finally
I had a dream I was on a bus back in my country Guyana, they had a lot of people on it and I knew one person we didn’t speak but he seemed to had a girlfriend that look just like him but femanine, anyway the bus came to a stop so I got off thinking it’s my stop, that’s when I realized it wasn’t my stop, I looked on the back of the bus and to my suprised it’s a B15 that’s in New York in my country so anyways i suddenly get a thought that I was headed home and that’s bus I suppose to be on it wasn’t a big deal because I could jus walk home from there, I needed clothes for somthing it’s like I had thought that I was preparing for something and I had to get home for my clothes. I arrived at a spot that seemed like a shop but they was giving me free clothes I saw the guy I knew and for some reason that place seemed familiar it’s like almost I been there before. But anyways I woke up and pray cuz it can’t be a Dream from God.
Had a dream I was on a school bus at night only a couple people in the back I was buckled in sitting backwards a wife and husband I didn’t know she was driving erratic chatting thinking her driving was fine her husband was trying to be nice afraid though saying to slow down I said a couple of times to slow down I could barely turn around to see where we were going, there were full green trees on each side she kept driving into and big branches on the the rd we were driving over urges in the rd she wouldn’t slow down for I tried to call my bf to tell him to pick me up at the destination we were going to as I would not be driving with this crazy woman anymore but my phone died then I was woken to my bf coming home saying hi honey I’m home 🤔
Two weeks after my boss gave me disengagement letter, I saw him in dream, where Carry me and few other unknown people in a bus please interpret it for me.
I had a dream that a childhood friend and I were on one of those hop on hop off buses. While riding on the bus we saw another childhood friend of ours who died when we were in our 20’s. We got off to see if it was really him. To our surprise, it was him!!! We shared warm embraces and experienced the pure joy of being able to touch, hug, and love him again if only for a moment. I had this dream on Thanksgiving. I texted my childhood friend to tell her about it. She concluded it was him saying Happy Thanksgiving.. I agreed. 🥰 I also think he was saying “welcome” to my friends first child, born only 3 months ago.
Had a dream about a bus i was owning it bought by him one first dream was a great feeling
Second dream i was in the bus driven by my boyfriend to my shock
I dreamed of being on a bus with my youngest Son but he was a young child
Dream of the bus and driver:
(In real life my friends mom was a bus driver when i was in high school, this was a school bus dream)
In the dream I was sitting up front helping the bus driver get the dirt and snow off of the side windows while she was driving, so she could see better to get the kids home safely. I borrowed some tools like an ice scraper, & idk why.. but a spoon and fork also, to get the mud & ice off the front side windows(one of the windows being the door). Still had the tools the next day, I tried to find the bus driver in the school(in the dream she taught too) but couldn’t find her classroom. Had to wait till the end of the day when the busses lined up to take kids home to return the tools to her. The next day’s weather was nice, sunny, warm etc. Gave the tools back to the bus driver and hitched a ride,even tho it was nice out, to my destination and woke up.
Just had a dream of me waiting for the bus, afraid that I wont be able to get in as theres a queue. Well, I get in not knowing where to go but when I noticed that most of the people waiting are of Korean national, maybe I was in Korea at that moment (currently staying in Dubai tho). I hopped in and found an empty seat. But when I got seated, I noticed that theres a red luggage already. There are cases that if I dont like what I see inside my dream, I had a chance in changing it. So when I thought that this luggage wasn’t mine, its color changed into green (my luggage). I was just sitting peacefully when a lady standing noticed my tattoo and was talking to me showing her tattoo thats similar to mine. I didnt shared any comments and continued looking around. Here, I noticed that the sign outside is with my home country’s setting (Philippines). Bus is getting jampacked with people getting in, people who doesnt want to pay as they wanted to switch off the AC but the assistant driver doesnt want to. Hes asking them to leave but theyre adamant in staying. Then I woke up and found a message from my manager that she’ll have a word with me later at work. What could that be hehe.
Had a dream I visited my brother’s house and he told me to go home already because it was already late in the afternoon. Then, suddenly I found myself riding on coaster only with a driver and waving goodbye to my siblings. When it reached the corner street I told the driver I don’t have money for my fare and asked him to drop me in that corner but instead he continued driving. Along the way I noticed there were other passengers already seated as well in front of me and the coaster turned into a bus and entered a terminal like building but inside of it were people selling meat. I immediately exited the bus went down walking and cross the street to get another transport to get home. While waiting for the tricycle I saw the old bus leaving the terminal on the same direction where we came from. The tricycle driver also did not took my offer to hire his ride, I offered him 200.00 pesos but he said that’s not enough if you could pay me 300.00
Pesos that’s good. I opted to walk going home because it was getting dark already I also saw my big sister on a tricycle passing by me but she didn’t see me. I was running holding some things towards the Mall thinking it would be safer there but then I woke up and realized the sun was up and was past 8am.
I had a series of dreams last night first it started with a regular travel bus but then it turned into a double decker which had a spa and shower rooms and toilets and then somehow it turn to a Triple Decker with a lounge room and TVs and then suddenly there was a ton more people on their having fun. I woke up I fell back asleep and it was a regular travel bus and we were headed down a narrow path and it was a steep hill and went into the water somehow we got out another’s narrow path and it stopped right before we fell into the water again I jumped out so did the bus driver some reason I went through a bunch of apartment buildings and was terrified that I couldn’t catch the bus in time and finally I found the bus and there was no driver or nobody inside but it was abandoned on the side of the road
I am once a bus driver when I was doing transport business.but I have quite the job for over 15years now. But I keep seeing my self driving bus always in my dream.
I am having recurring dreams about being on a bus, so I know it’s a message from my subconscious and I need to interpret it.
In some dreams, I am waiting for a bus and in others, I miss the bus. Sometimes the bus is waiting at the stand and I am running to catch it. The two dreams that stand out most in my mind though is one where I was on the bus and was trying to identify which route we were taking. We were on the ‘green route’ and I saw the map which outlined the journey in green. Colours are a big thing for me in dreams and I generally think of healing, nature, etc. when the colour dream appears.
Last night’s dream was odd though. I was showering on a bus, in front of everyone. Completely naked. It was just to the right of the bus drivers seat. People were looking but it was almost as if it was only a slightly abnormal thing to do. I generally interpret being naked as a sense of vulnerability.
I used to have recurring dreams about public toilets that were horrifically blocked, with everything you can imagine. I always needed to use one desperately in the dream and ended up having to. They were always public and always filthy/blocked. I interpreted this dream and it made complete sense to me, so I know these dreams of being on a bus, means something.
I dreamt of waiting a bus then their we’re many passengers but still I can manage to ran and sit at the bus at the last portion. As the bus started I just moved to the first portion of the bus and saw some of my casual friends.
In my dream, I was back in Jr High School and my mother was there for some odd reason. It was the end of the school day (but it was still morning). When I went outside to go home, I compelled to take the school bus but my childhood home was only a 10 minute walk away. In my mind, I knew I could walk home but I ended up taking a bus.
All the school busses had a chart attached to them that had the addresses of where you would end up and only one of the busses had a familiar address but it wasn’t my address. It was the address of my mother’s current house. I ended up getting on the bus because they were going to leave and I didn’t want to be left behind. When I got on, I sat in the back alone and the bus started to drive backwards. It wasn’t on a road either, it was on a concrete-like roller coaster. I was terrified that we were going to fall or crash. I ended up at my mother’s house though and all of my siblings and my SO (significant other) was there.
Lately (in waking life), I have been struggling with where to go in my life. I have been trying to make a big decision with buying a house or going back to live with my mother and saving up money because rent is too high for me to make ends meet with my bills and such. However, my mother is an abusive narcissistic person and moving in with her would be very stressful.
I’m not sure if this dream was telling me that I AM going backwards or if it’s a warning that I will go backwards if I go down that path. I’m afraid that no matter my decision it’s a guarantee. But all I know is that if I went back to my mother’s it would be a set back. I just hope that what I’m choosing to do is the right thing.
Hi – I can’t help but thinking that the outset of the dream is Jr High School – i.e. as if you are somehow living the relationship with your mom as it was back then. Also – adding to that – your fear of being left behind (in the dream) – how are you afraid of “losing out” in your life right now? I get the feeling that you are unconsciously falling back to old patterns of “mom please save me” – which would be normal in a jr high school setting – but right now in your life it would mean for you to give up yourself. The funny thing is – you can also just choose to walk, so it seems you are feeling the pressure of external (and internal) expectations; “you ought to be at a different place in life compared to where you are at the moment”. My advice would be to embrace the fact that circumstances are as they are. That is not embarrasing or wrong – that is just how it is. How would the more responsible side of you handle the situation; what are actual other ways of staying on your own self-upholding path? That said, if you end up going home to your mom anyway – then that is okay too – but it seems you know deep within how this would be for you (deeply dissatisfying). Question; how do you think your mother would feel about you coming home again? Would she deep down “love it” because her child is returning home and she can be a mom again (narcissistic satisfaction for her) – or is she “bigger” mom who would do what she can to help you thrive and live independantly? Best- Michael
Had an odd dream my significant other was driving the short school bus, really crazily in my dream, scaring the students and I. Such an odd dream!!
Hi had a dream where I ran to a bus that I had been waiting for and my metro card didn’t have any money in it. I attempted to use my phone (Apple Pay which I typically use) but it wasn’t working. The bus was crowded and then turned into my childhood home (a place of comfort). My dad (I was close to him) was there, who is deceased, and mom. I was very frustrated because I couldn’t figure out the bus fare on my phone. I attempted my dad’s laptop, mom’s phone, my phone to no avail. When I finally looked out the bus curtains, the bus was moving slowly past what appeared to be the block in front of my childhood home. This is where I had to get off, and was frantic to get my things but still didn’t have a fare to give or show the bus driver. I could have just left the bus without paying like some people and people do but felt too guilty. More time was passing and the bus was moving past my stop, in the rain. That’s when I woke up.