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This topic covers airport, city, intercity, sightseeing tour buses and charter buses worldwide. Oh how we love those big, beautiful tour buses! Wikipedia has a good article on buses and good links to other websites. We have a good World Bus Websites table at the bottom of this page by region and major countries of the world. Also see our Bus Charter travel topic.
 
Search The Web
Sometimes the fastest way to find specific bus information is just to do a web search. We suggest the following:

Note:
It doesn't seem to matter much whether you use Bus or Buses in a search.
For City and Intercity Bus searches, the term bus service works well. But you can also try bus companies and bus operators or bus lines as well.
For Sightseeing Tour Bus searches, the term tour bus or just bus will do fine along with the word Sightseeing and the name of the place.
Of course, you can also add or replace service with other words such as schedule, price, cost, etc. to your search or a specific bus company.
 
Include the country if a city name may have a duplicate or if you get a city in a different country than the one you wanted on your first try.
 
Airport Bus service City name + airport + Bus service  Buenos Aires Airport Bus service
City Bus City name + city bus + service  Stockholm Sweden City Bus service
Intercity Bus City name to City name + bus + service Berlin to Munich Germany Bus service
Sightseeing Tour Bus City name + bus + Sightseeing Tour Bus Paris Sightseeing Tour Bus
City name + bus company + Sightseeing Tour Bus New York City Gray line Sightseeing Tour Bus
Charter Bus City name + charter bus rental Los Angeles charter bus rental
 

Comprehensive Worldwide Bus Sites


The Bus Station.  This is the most comprehensive website we have found for finding bus companies in any country of the world. They have bus, coach, tram, trolley and transit related links all over the world organized by region and country. Note the color key in the left panel of each page that indicates if the bus site listing includes timetable of route information, or is a business (without route or schedule information) or it is a non-commercial site.  We link to specific regions and countries of this website in the World Bus Website table below.
 
DMOZ Open Directory - Bus Operators Worldwide.  Very extensive lists. Organized by continent, then by country. You can also start at their top level Regional category, pick a Region, then a Country and then Transportation. Sometimes the Transportation category will have a subcategory for Buses. We link to specific regions and countries of this website in the World Bus Website table below.
 

Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found with links to what seems like every bus company in the world. We link to specific regions and countries of this website in the World Bus Website table below.
 

Some Sightseeing Bus Companies

 

Gray Line Worldwide. They are a leading sightseeing tour bus company in the world. They cover 200 destinations in six continents.
 

American Bus Association.  This is a very informative site that has everything you want to know about sightseeing by bus in North America. They also have a section on the top 100 events you can go to via a bus tour.
 
World
World Bus Websites
Region Websites
Australia The Bus Station -Australia.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.
DMOZ Australia Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Australia. Do a browser page search for a specific city, state, territory or bus company or use their DMOZ search box. 
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Africa The Bus Station-Africa.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. A combined list of African and Middle East countries is in the left panel.
DMOZ Africa Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Africa.  The last time we checked they only had South Africa and Zimbabwe in this directory but they may have some more entries by now. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box. 
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Asia The Bus Station-Asia.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. 
DMOZ Asia Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Asia.  The last time we checked they only had Singapore in this directory but they may have some more entries by now. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box. 
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Canada The Bus Station-Canada.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.
DMOZ Canada Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Canada. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Caribbean The Bus Station-Americas.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. Select a country from the left panel.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Central America The Bus Station-Americas.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. Select a country from the left panel.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Europe

The Bus Station - Europe.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. They have divided Europe into three sections: Western, Central/Eastern and Scandinavia. The countries are listed in the left panel.
European BusWeb.  This is the site to go to if you want to know about bus transportation in Europe.
DMOZ Europe Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Europe.   Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box, or select one of the countries listed.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Public-Transport - Europe.  Trams and buses in various cities of Europe.

Mexico The Bus Station-Mexico.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. 
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Middle East The Bus Station-Middle East.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. A combined list of African and Middle East countries is in the left panel.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
New Zealand Bug Pacific - New Zealand Bus Travel.  One of the best new Zealand bus sites we have found. 
The Bus Station - New Zealand.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.
DMOZ New Zealand Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in New Zealand. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box. 
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
North America The Bus Station-Canada.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.
The Bus Station-United States.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.
DMOZ Canada Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Canada. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box.
DMOZ United States Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Canada. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
Oceania
South Pacific islands
Bug Pacific - Bus Travel.  One of the best Pacific island bus sites we have found. Select a country.
The Bus Station.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.  Select a country from the left panel.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
South America The Bus Station-Americas.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found. Select a country from the left panel.
DMOZ South America Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators for this region. The last time we checked this directory was empty but they may have some entries by now. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box. 
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
United States The Bus Station-United States.  One of the most comprehensive bus sites we have found.
DMOZ United States Bus Operators.  This is their list of bus operators in Canada. Do a browser page search for a specific city, country or bus line or use their DMOZ search box.
Routes International-Bus Lines.  This is another comprehensive site we have found. Scroll down until you find this region.
 
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