What is bus advertising? The definition of bus advertising is advertising displays placed on the inside and outside of city buses, which include partial and full wraps.
Get bus advertising and bus stop advertising in over 200 cities with a single bus advertising company. For businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations interested in city bus advertising or bus stop advertising, municipal public bus advertising rental space, by a local and national bus advertising agency, is a great way to reach the general public.
Bus advertising effectiveness: Due to the great visibility and low public bus ads costs to advertise on buses, statistics show that posting an ad on bus displays on the outside and inside of city bus lines -- or on bus shelter advertising displays -- produces high impressions at a low CPM. Similarly, double decker bus advertising (i.e., hop on/hop off bus ads) is a great way to increase exposure of an ad campaign using sightseeing tour bus advertisements.
Advertising on bus media with a municipal or city bus wrap advertisement, or a double decker bus advertisement, is available in several formats, all of which are listed on this website. City bus advertisements and ad on bus options are available in almost every market across the United States for organizations interested in advertising with public bus advertising formats such as bus shelter ads. The cost of advertising on a city bus with bus signs -- sometimes misspelled as "advertising on busses" -- and bus wrap cost is greatly reduced when compared to other ad formats, such as television, internet and radio. In fact, many researchers find that the advertising on buses cost for a bus poster (or a bus shelter ad -- sometimes referred to as bus station advertising or bus stand advertising) is the least costly of all researched media formats.
The Rates section, below, will answer the common-asked questions of How much are bus advertising prices and rates? and How much are bus shelter advertising rates?
Bus advertising costs are set forth below.
For more specific pricing, submit a Get Free Quote form at the top.
• Bus Exterior Ads (click to see detailed rates): Range of $150 - $600 for traditional ad sizes and 2,500 - $6,500 for larger/specialty ad sizes -- per ad per 4 week period.
• Bus Stop / Bus Shelter Ads: Range of $150 - $600 for small to medium size markets and $3,000 to $6,500 for high-income areas -- per ad per 4 week period.
• Bus Interior Ads: Range of $20 - $125 per ad per 4 week period
• Bench Ads: $75 - $500 per ad per 4 week period
Range of rates depends on the timing and market.
Minimum of 10 to 200 bus ads, depending on the bus media, timing and market.
All rates and minimum purchase figures for bus ads costs depend on the bus ads media, timing and market, and availability may change without notice.
Government and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive a discount on bus advertisement rates.
See below for the average number of times a bus ad is seen (i.e., bus advertising impressions or views) and the average bus ad size/dimensions and specifications.
Range of impressions/views depends on market.
(Lead time is approx. 3 weeks. Can be reduced in certain cases.)
• Bus Exterior Ads (click to see detailed specs):
Impressions/Views: Range of 9,000 to 100,000 per ad per day.
Size: Varies by format
• Bus Stop / Bus Shelter Ads:
Impressions/Views: Range of 9,000 to 17,000 per ad per day.
Size: 48" W x 69" H
• Bus Interior Ads:
Impressions/Views: Range of 1,500 to 5,000 per ad per day.
Size: 28" W x 11" H
• Bench Ads:
Impressions/Views: Range of 8,000 to 14,000 per ad per day.
Size: 84" W x 30" H, 84" W x 24"H, or 72" W x 24" H, depending on location.
One call to Blue Line Media provides us with any advertising option in any city across the country.
Blue Line Media has executed multiple government PSA campaigns in multiple U.S. cities, thereby giving our clients a truly national reach.
Working with Blue Line Media is a delight.
Blue Line Media is extremely helpful in delivering advertising media in any city we want across the country.
Advertising on buses and advertising on bus stops may be available in the following markets:
|Alabama||Birmingham, AL (incl. Anniston, AL and Tuscaloosa, AL)|
|Huntsville-Decatur, AL (incl. Florence, AL)|
|Mobile, AL (incl. University of South Alabama)|
|Tucson, AZ (Sierra Vista)|
|Arkansas||Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR|
|Little Rock, AR - Pine Bluff, AR|
|Monroe, LA - El Dorado, AR|
|California||Antelope Valley, CA (incl. Lancaster & Palmdale, CA)|
|Coachella Valley, CA (incl. Palms Springs & Thousand Palms, CA)|
|Culver City, CA|
|East Bay, CA (Alameda County, incl. Oakland, CA)|
|East Bay, CA (Contra Costa County, incl. Concord & Walnut Creek)|
|Fresno, CA - Visalia, CA|
|Inland Empire, CA|
|Los Angeles, CA|
|Long Beach, CA|
|Marin, CA (incl. San Rafael, CA)|
|Monterey, CA - Salinas, CA|
|Orange County, CA (incl. Santa Ana, CA)|
|Palm Springs, CA|
|Riverside County, CA|
|San Bernardino County, CA|
|San Diego, CA|
|San Francisco, CA|
|San Joaquin County, CA (incl. Stockton, CA)|
|San Mateo County (incl. Redwood City), CA|
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA|
|Santa Clara Valley, CA (incl. San Jose & Silicon Valley)|
|Santa Cruz, CA|
|Santa Monica, CA|
|Sonoma County, CA (incl. Santa Rosa, CA)|
|Ventura County, CA (incl. Oxnard, CA)|
|Yuma, AZ - El Centro, CA|
|Colorado||Colorado Springs, CO - Pueblo, CO|
|Eagle County, CO (incl. Vail, CO)|
|Fort Collins, CO|
|Grand Junction, CO - Montrose, CO|
|Roaring Fork Valley, CO (incl. Aspen, CO)|
|Summity County, CO|
|Winter Park, CO (incl. Grand County, CO)|
|Hartford, CT & New Haven, CT (incl. Wallingford, CT)|
|Waterbury, CT (a/k/a Central Naugatuck Valley), New Britain, Bristol, and Meriden, CT|
|Delaware||New Castle County (Wilmington)-Kent County (incl. Dover)-Sussex County, DE|
|Florida||Daytona Beach, FL|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL|
|Manatee County, FL (incl. Brandenton, FL)|
|Mobile, AL - Pensacola, FL (incl. Fort Walton Beach, FL)|
|Palm Beach, FL|
|Panama City, FL|
|Tallahassee, FL (incl. Florida State University & Florida A&M University)|
|Tampa-Saint Petersburg, FL - Clearwater, FL|
|West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Pierce, FL|
|Athens, GA (incl. University of Georgia)|
|Tallahassee, FL-Thomasville, GA|
|Hawaii||Honolulu, HI (Island of Oahu)|
|Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID|
|Twin Falls, ID|
|Illinois||Champaign, IL - Springfield, IL - Decatur, IL|
|Macomb, IL (incl. Western Illinois University)|
|Peoria, IL - Bloomington, IL|
|Rock Island County, IL (incl. Moline, IL)|
|Fort Wayne, IN|
|South Bend, IN - Elkhart, IN|
|Terre Haute, IN|
|Iowa||Cedar Rapids, IA - Waterloo, IA - Iowa City, IA - Dubuque, IA|
|Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL|
|Des Moines, IA - Ames, IA|
|Sioux City, IA|
|Kansas||Joplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS|
|Kenutcky||Bowling Green, KY|
|Northern Kentucky (incl. Fort Wright & Covington, KY)|
|Baton Rouge, LA|
|Lake Charles, LA|
|New Orleans, LA|
|Montgomery County, MD (incl. Rockville, MD)|
|Prince George's County, MD|
|Massachusetts||Amherst, MA & Northampton, MA (incl. University of Massachusetts)|
|Attleboro Taunton, MA|
|Boston's Longwood Medical Area, Kenmore Square, Chestnut Hill & Cambridge, MA|
|Merrimack Valley, MA|
|New Bedford, MA - Fall River, MA|
|Springfield, MA - Holyoke, MA|
|Ann Arbor, MI|
|Battle Creek, MI|
|Flint, MI - Saginaw, MI - Bay City, MI|
|Grand Rapids, MI|
|Traverse City-Cadillac, MI|
|Minneapolis, MN - Saint Paul, MN|
|Rochester, MN-Mason City, IA-Austin, MN|
|Saint Cloud, MN|
|Jefferson City, MO|
|Kansas City, MO|
|Saint Joseph, MO|
|Saint Louis, MO|
|Nebraska||Lincoln, NE & Hastings-Kearney, NE|
|Nevada||Las Vegas, NV|
|Stateline, NV (incl. Lake Tahoe, NV)|
|New Hampshire||Concord-Laconia, NH|
|New Jersey||Entire state, incl. Newark, NJ and Jersey City, NJ|
|New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM|
|Santa Fe, NM|
|New York||Albany, NY|
|Buffalo, NY - Niagara Falls, NY|
|Long Island (Nassau County), NY|
|Long Island (Suffolk County), NY|
|New York City (Bronx), NY|
|New York City (Brooklyn), NY|
|New York City (Manhattan), NY|
|New York City (Queens), NY|
|New York City (Staten Island), NY|
|Schenectady, NY - Troy, NY|
|Westchester County, NY (incl. White Plains & Yonkers, NY)|
|North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Greensboro, NC - High Point, NC|
|Greenville, NC - New Bern-Washington, NC|
|Raleigh, NC - Durham, NC (Fayetteville, NC)|
|Winston Salem, NC|
|North Dakota||Fargo, ND & Moorehead-Valley City, ND|
|Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, ND (Williston, ND)|
|Cleveland, OH (Canton, OH)|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Oklahoma State University, OK|
|Wichita Falls, TX-Lawton, OK|
|Monroe County, PA|
|State College, PA (incl. Penn. State University)|
|Westmoreland County, PA (incl. Greensburg)|
|Wilkes Barre, PA - Scranton, PA|
|Puerto Rico||San Juan, PR|
|Rhode Island||Providence, RI|
|South Carolina||Charleston, SC|
|Greenville,SC - Spartanburg, SC - Asheville, NC - Anderson, SC|
|Myrtle Beach, SC - Florence, SC|
|South Dakota||Rapid City, SD|
|Sioux Falls, SD (Mitchell)|
|College-Station, TX - Bryan, TX (incl. Texas A&M University)|
|Corpus Christi, TX|
|El Paso, TX|
|Fort Worth, TX|
|Harlingen, TX - Weslaco, TX|
|Lubbock,TX (incl. Texas Technical University)|
|San Angelo, TX|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Waco, TX - Temple, TX - Bryan, TX|
|Salt Lake City, UT|
|Hampton-Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA|
|Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA|
|Richmond, VA - Petersburg, VA|
|Grays Harbor, WA|
|Snohomish County, WA (excl. Everett)|
|Wenatchee (Chelan & Douglas Counties), WA|
|Washington, DC||Washington, DC|
|Wisconsin||Duluth, MN-Superior, WI|
|Eau Claire, WI|
|Green Bay-Appleton, WI|
|La Crosse, WI - Eau Claire, WI|