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Bus

The Bus in DayZ is a Hungarian made Ikarus 260, a common public transport vehicle in all post soviet eastern bloc countries.

It has 24 seats, making it the largest passenger capacity vehicle available. However, it is both slow and has a very large turning radius which makes it hard to maneuver in Chernarus' cramped streets where there are lots of obstacles. Additionally, it has a much smaller fuel tank compared to other large capacity vehicles.

Be aware that the glass areas on the bus are very big and offer no protection for the driver or the passengers which makes it a prime ambush target. It is also the largest vehicle in the game and it has a bright white and blue paint job which makes it hard to hide anywhere.

The bus can be found in many locations on the map but it mainly spawns at bus stations.

Important notes

  • To enter the gear storage on the bus you must sit in the drivers seat before climbing back (scrolling with your mouse and choose the option "sit in back") and hitting the inventory key (G is default).
  • Another way to view the gear storage when sitting in the back is to go into your map (you don't actually have to have a map), select units and a gear option will appear near the center of the screen. This can be used without going into the driver's seat first.

Usage tips

  • Always keep a couple of extra Jerry cans in the gear storage on the bus due to the small fuel tank.
  • Do not drive into known hot spots and ambush locations on the map without sending a scout ahead first.

Repairing

To fully repair a Bus, the following parts are required:

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By PrebenNO on 2012/08/05 at 8:18am

The bus is a realy fun vehicle. It was my first vehicle to! Its great for carrying alot of people. It got ok inventory space to. Its not ideal for a smaller squad but its better then nothing :) Also u can make the great tourist bus company ''Elektro express - Next stop hell''

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By That1RandomTree on 2012/08/21 at 4:45am

This is the only vehicle I have ever encountered. Me and my friend were heading north when I saw one about a hundred meters of the road in the tree line next to a pond; When we got to it I heard 2 gunshots and we proceeded to get the fuck out of there.

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By ricinus13 on 2013/04/30 at 1:43pm

Just a fun fact: They still use it in Hungary for public transport, and they are not rare...(they are like 30-35 years old and really noisy)

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By yvelii on 2013/03/01 at 6:14am

You need 6 windows to repair entirely !

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By LivingPixel on 2013/02/22 at 8:41am

If you play on a +500 vehicles server, you will find enough buses at the west coast to start "Chernarus Tourist Buses"

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By mukaluk on 2013/01/04 at 8:12pm

The only big car i have ever found. I have found 3 of these on de754. As i may note that de745 is a hacker server so if you go on there prepare to die ALOT. But i tell you it give you some good wepons. the bus can carey so good stuff.

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By droidcommando on 2012/12/06 at 1:49am

found one of these smashed through the top floor of a warehouse in Benio, Lingor Island. Drove to a nearby town for looting (the server was almost empty and the other players said they were friendly). come out of the town to my bus, got shot my some kind of sniper rifle (too busy panicing to hear what gun) and as soon as I get out of the bus KABOOM. I sneak away and abort then seeing a player that had not said anything. DAMN YOU BANDITS BUSES ARE AWESOME.

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By trentallen on 2012/09/20 at 6:03pm

I just found one outside the northern barracks at the airfield, fully operational but with no fuel at all.

All mine now. My beautiful bus of loneliness.

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By boxy0127 on 2012/08/14 at 5:05am

To enter the storage you must sit in the drivers seat before climbing back (scrolling with your mouse and choose the option "sit in back") and hitting the inventory key (G is default) Another way to view the storage when sitting in the back is to go into your map (you don't actually have to have a map), select units and a gear option will appear near the center of the screen. This can be used without going into the driver's seat first.

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By Xykrome on 2012/08/07 at 7:23pm

Yeah its a pretty big target. Me and my 4 other friends mowed one down yesterday and stole pretty much everything they had and just drove away.

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By snus on 2012/08/06 at 2:37pm

you have to be careful even when driving bus :P

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By Shocki on 2012/09/14 at 10:45am

Fixed one of these up with two of my mates , we then went along the coast on a high pop server , picking up players and talking to them. We Drove all the way up to the airfield ,all gear'd up (16 of us total) then went to Cherno and owned face. Good times!

Edited by Shocki on 2012/09/14

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