Bus Ads



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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 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 an excellent idea.

Bus advertising effectiveness includes the great visibility afforded by low public bus ads costs, statistics show. Posting bus ad 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 or sightseeing tour bus ads) is a great way to increase exposure of an ad campaign.

City bus advertisements and ad on bus options are available almost everywhere. And advertising on bus media with a municipal or city bus wrap advertisement, or a double decker bus advertisement, is available in several formats.

The cost of advertising on a city bus with bus signs or bus wraps is competitive when compared to other ad formats. 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.

Also inquire about Megabus with on onboard screens to deliver targeted campaigns to a captive audience at a national, regional or local scale. Megabus has over six million passengers per year spending approximately 21 million captive hours onboard.

The Rates section, below, will answer the commonly-asked questions of How much are bus advertising prices and rates? and How much are bus shelter advertising rates?

Recent Campaign


Solarity Advertised on the Full Side of City Buses

Solarity Credit Union advertised on the full side of city buses to make a huge a creative splash. The ads are large, colorful and bright and attracted attention everywhere they went. The creative imitated the side of a house on the side of the bus, using the bus windows and doors to imitate the same on a house.

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Bus advertising costs are set forth below.

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Format Rate
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 display 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 display per 4 week period
Bus Interior Ads Range of $20 - $125 per display per 4 week period
Bench Ads Range of $75 - $500 per display per 4 week period

Range of rates depends on the timing, duration and market.

Minimum Purchase:

Minimum of 10 to 200 bus ads, depending on the bus media, timing, duration and market.


Government and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive a discount on bus advertisement rates.


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Advertising on buses and advertising on bus stops may be available in the following markets:

State (A-M) Market Transit Authority
National United States Megabus
Alabama Birmingham, AL (incl. Anniston, AL and Tuscaloosa, AL) MAX Transit - Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA)
Alabama Dothan, AL Wiregrass Transity Authority (WTA)
Alabama Huntsville-Decatur, AL (incl. Florence, AL) City of Huntsville
Alabama Mobile, AL (incl. University of South Alabama) The Wave
Alabama Montgomery-Selma, AL Montgomery, Alabama Area Transit System (MATS)
Alaska Anchorage, AK People Mover
Alaska Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks North Star Bureau
Arizona Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Valley Metro
Arizona Tucson, AZ (Sierra Vista) Sun Tran
Arkansas Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Fort Smith Transit
Arkansas Jonesboro, AR JET
Arkansas Little Rock, AR - Pine Bluff, AR Rock Region Metro (Formerly Little Rock CAT)
Arkansas Monroe, LA - El Dorado, AR Monroe Transit
California Alameda County, incl. Oakland, CA AC Transit
California Antelope Valley, CA (incl. Lancaster & Palmdale, CA) Antelope Valley Transit Authority
California Bakersfield, CA Golden Empire Transit
California Chico-Redding, CA Butte Regional Transit
California Clovis, CA Clovis Transit
California Coachella Valley, CA (incl. Palms Springs & Thousand Palms, CA) SunLine Transit Agency
California Contra Costa County, incl. Concord & Walnut Creek County Connection
California Contra Costa, Western (Pinole) County Connection
California Culver City, CA Culver City Transit
California Davis, CA
California Eureka, CA Redwood Transit Service
California Fairfield, CA Fairfield Transit (FAST)
California Fresno, CA - Visalia, CA Fresno Area Express (FAX)
California Inland Empire, CA Omnitrans and Riverside Transit Agency
California Los Angeles, CA MTA/Metro
California Long Beach, CA Long Beach Transit
California Marin, CA (incl. San Rafael, CA) Golden Gate Transit
California Merced, CA Merced County Transit
California Modesto, CA Modesto Area Express (MAX)
California Monterey, CA - Salinas, CA Monterey - Salinas Transit
California Napa, CA The Vine
California Oakland, CA AC Transit
CaliforniaOrange County, CA (incl. Santa Ana, CA) Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
California Palm Springs, CA Sunline Transit Agency
California Riverside County, CA Riverside Transit Agency
California Sacramento, CA Sacramento RT
California San Bernardino County, CA Omnitrans
California San Diego, CA MTS and Breeze
California San Francisco, CA ---
California San Joaquin County, CA (incl. Stockton, CA) RTD
California San Mateo County (incl. Redwood City), CA Sam Trans
California Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA MTD
California Santa Clara Valley, CA (incl. San Jose & Silicon Valley) VTA
California Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Metro
California Santa Monica, CA Big Blue Bus
California Sonoma County, CA (incl. Santa Rosa, CA) Sonoma County Transit
California Stockton, CA San Joaquin RTD
California Tri-Delta - Eastern Contra Costa ---
California Tri-Valley (Livermore, Amador Valley) Tri-Valley Transit
California Vallejo, CA Soltrans
California Ventura County, CA (incl. Oxnard, CA) Gold Coast Transit
California Yuma, AZ - El Centro, CA YCAT
Colorado Avon, CO ---
Colorado Boulder, CO Regional Transit Dept
Colorado Colorado Springs, CO Springs Transit
Colorado Denver, CO RTD
Colorado Eagle County, CO (incl. Vail, CO)
Colorado Fort Collins, CO Transfort
Colorado Grand Junction, CO - Montrose, CO Grand Valley Transit
Colorado Greeley, CO Greeley Evans Transit
Colorado Longmont, CO Longmont Ride
Colorado Loveland, CO COLT
Colorado Pueblo, CO ---
Colorado Roaring Fork Valley, CO (incl. Aspen, CO) Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)
Colorado Summity County, CO Summit Stage
Colorado Vail, CO ---
Colorado Winter Park, CO (incl. Grand County, CO) Winter Park Transit
Connecticut Bridgeport, CT Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority
Connecticut Hartford, CT & New Haven, CT (incl. Wallingford, CT) CTTransit
Connecticut Norwalk, CT Norwalk Transit District
Connecticut Norwich / New London, CT SEAT
Connecticut Stamford, CT
Connecticut 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 Delaware Area Regional Transit (DART)
Florida Daytona Beach, FL Votran
Florida Fort Lauderdale, FL (Broward County) Broward County Transit
Florida Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL Collier Area Transit
Florida Gainesville, FL RTS
Florida Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA)
Florida Lakeland, FL Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (Citrus Connection)
Florida Manatee County, FL (incl. Brandenton, FL) Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT)
Florida Melbourne, FL SCAT
Florida Miami, FL Miami Dade Transit
Florida Mobile, AL - Pensacola, FL (incl. Fort Walton Beach, FL) The Wave
Florida Orlando, FL Lynx
Florida Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach Transit
Florida Panama City, FL Bay Town Trolley (f/k/a Pier Park Express)
Florida Sarasota, FL Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)
Florida Tallahassee, FL (incl. Florida State University & Florida A&M University) StarMetro
Florida Tampa-Saint Petersburg, FL - Clearwater, FL HART
Florida West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Pierce, FL Palm Beach Transit
Georgia Albany, GA Albany Transit System
Georgia Athens, GA (incl. University of Georgia) Athens Transit
Georgia Atlanta, GA MARTA
Georgia Augusta, GA Augusta Public Transit
Georgia Columbus, GA Columbus, Georgia Metro
Georgia Macon, GA Macon - Bibb County Transit Authority
Georgia Savannah, GA Chatham Area Transit (CAT)
Georgia Tallahassee, FL-Thomasville, GA StarMetro
Hawaii Honolulu, HI (Island of Oahu) The Bus
Idaho Boise, ID ValleyRide
Idaho Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority
Idaho Twin Falls, ID
Illinois Champaign, IL - Springfield, IL - Decatur, IL Champaign - Urbana MTD
Illinois Chicago, IL ---
Illinois Macomb, IL (incl. Western Illinois University)
Illinois Madison, IL Metro
Illinois Peoria, IL - Bloomington, IL Greater Peoria Mass Transit (CityLink)
Illinois Rock Island County, IL (incl. Moline, IL) MetroLink
Illinois Rockford, IL Rockford Mass Transit District
Illinois Springfield, IL Mass Transit District (MTD)
Indiana Evansville, IN
Indiana Fort Wayne, IN Citilink
Indiana Indianapolis, IN IndyGo
Indiana Lafayette, IN CityBus
Indiana South Bend, IN - Elkhart, IN TRANSPO
Indiana Terre Haute, IN
Iowa Cedar Rapids, IA - Waterloo, IA - Iowa City, IA - Dubuque, IA
Iowa Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL Citibus
Iowa Des Moines, IA - Ames, IA Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Iowa Sioux City, IA Sioux City Transit
Kansas Joplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS Metro Area Public Transit System (MAPS)
Kansas Hutchinson, KS
Kansas Topeka, KS MTA
Kansas Wichita, KS Wichita Transit
Kentucky Bowling Green, KY
Kentucky Lexington, KY LexTran
Kentucky Louisville, KY T.A. of River City
Kentucky Northern Kentucky (incl. Fort Wright & Covington, KY) Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK)
Louisiana Alexandria, LA ATRANS
Louisiana Baton Rouge, LA CATS
Louisiana Lafayette, LA Lafayette Transit System
Louisiana Lake Charles, LA City of Lake Charles
Louisiana New Orleans, LA NORTA
Louisiana Shreveport, LA SporTran
Maine Bangor, ME
Maine Lewiston-Auburn, ME
Maine Portland, ME
Maryland Annapolis, MD Annapolis Transit
Maryland Baltimore, MD MTA
Maryland Montgomery County, MD (incl. Rockville, MD) Ride-On
Maryland Prince George's County, MD TheBus
Maryland Salisbury, MD Shore Transit
Massachusetts Amherst, MA & Northampton, MA (incl. University of Massachusetts) Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)
Massachusetts Attleboro Taunton, MA GATRA (Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Authority)
Massachusetts Boston, MA MBTA (The "T")
Massachusetts Boston's Longwood Medical Area, Kenmore Square, Chestnut Hill; Cambridge, MA MBTA (The "T")
Massachusetts Brockton, MA Brockton Area Transit
Massachusetts Lowell, MA Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Massachusetts Lawrence/Haverhill, MA Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
Massachusetts Merrimack Valley, MA Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
Massachusetts New Bedford, MA - Fall River, MA SRTA
Massachusetts Springfield, MA - Holyoke, MA PVTA
Massachusetts Worcester, MA RTA
Michigan Alpena, MI
Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
Michigan Battle Creek, MI Battle Creek Transit
Michigan Detroit, MI DDOT
Michigan Flint, MI - Saginaw, MI - Bay City, MI MTA
Michigan Grand Rapids, MI The Rapid
Michigan Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo Metro Transit
Michigan Lansing, MI CATA
Michigan Marquette, MI MARQ - TRAN
Michigan Traverse City-Cadillac, MI Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA)
Minnesota Duluth, MN Duluth Transit Authority
Minnesota Mankato, MN Greater Mankato Transit System
Minnesota Minneapolis, MN - Saint Paul, MN ---
Minnesota Rochester, MN-Mason City, IA-Austin, MN
Minnesota Saint Cloud, MN Metro
Mississippi Biloxi-Gulfport, MS Gulfport Coast Transit
Mississippi Jackson, MS JATRAN
Mississippi Meridian, MS
Missouri Columbia, MO
Missouri Jefferson City, MO JEFFTRAN
Missouri Kansas City, MO Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA)
Missouri Springfield, MO City Utilities - CU Transit
Missouri Saint Joseph, MO
Missouri Saint Louis, MO Metro
Montana Billings, MT Met Transit
Montana Helena, MT Helena Area Transit Service (HATS)
Montana Missoula, MT Mountain Line
State (N-Z) Market Transit Authority
Nebraska Lincoln, NE & Hastings-Kearney, NE StarTran
Nebraska Omaha, NE Metro Area Transit (MAT)
Nevada Las Vegas, NV CAT
Nevada Reno, NV RTC
Nevada Stateline, NV (incl. Lake Tahoe, NV) BlueGO
New Hampshire Concord-Laconia, NH CAT
New Hampshire Manchester, NH
New Hampshire Nashua, NH
New Hampshire Portsmouth, NH Wildcat Transit
New Jersey Entire state, incl. Newark, NJ and Jersey City, NJ ---
New Mexico Albuquerque, NM ABQ Ride
New Mexico Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Trails
New York Albany, NY CDTA
New York Binghamton, NY B.C. Transit
New York Buffalo, NY - Niagara Falls, NY Buffalo-Niagra NFTA
New York Elmira, NY Chemung County Transit (C Tran)
New York Glens Falls, NY Greater Glens Falls Transit
New York Ithaca, NY Tompkins CAT
New York Long Island (Nassau County), NY Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE or NICE Bus) (formerly Long Island Bus)
New York Long Island (Suffolk County), NY Suffolk County Transit
New York New York City (Bronx), NY MTA
New York New York City (Brooklyn), NY MTA
New York New York City (Manhattan), NY MTA
New York New York City (Queens), NY MTA
New York New York City (Staten Island), NY MTA
New York Rochester, NY Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
New York Schenectady, NY - Troy, NY Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
New York Syracuse, NY Centro
New York Rome, NY Centro
New York Utica, NY Centro
New York Watertown, NY Citibus
New York Westchester County, NY (incl. White Plains & Yonkers, NY) Bee Line
North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill Transit
North Carolina Charlotte, NC Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)
North Carolina Greensboro, NC - High Point, NC Greensboro Transportation Authority (GTA)
North Carolina Greenville, NC - New Bern-Washington, NC Greenlink
North Carolina Raleigh, NC - Durham, NC (Fayetteville, NC) GoRaleigh
North Carolina Winston Salem, NC Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA)
North Dakota Fargo, ND & Moorehead-Valley City, ND Metro Area Transit (MATBUS)
North Dakota Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, ND (Williston, ND)
Ohio Akron, OH RTA
Ohio Cincinnati, OH Southwest Ohio RTA - Metro
Ohio Cleveland, OH (Canton, OH) RTA
Ohio Columbus, OH Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Ohio Dayton, OH Greater Dayton RTA
Ohio Toledo, OH TARTA
Ohio Youngstown, OH Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA)
Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK OKC Metro Transit
Oklahoma Oklahoma State University, OK The Bus
Oklahoma Tulsa, OK Tulsa Transit
Oklahoma Wichita Falls, TX-Lawton, OK Wichita Falls Ride
Oregon Bend, OR Cascade East Transit (CET)
Oregon Eugene, OR Lane Transit
Oregon Portland, OR TriMet
Oregon Salem, OR Salem Keizer Transit
Pennsylvania Allentown, PA (Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority) LANTA
Pennsylvania Butler, PA Butler Transit Authority
Pennsylvania Erie, PA EMTA
Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA Capital Area Transit
Pennsylvania Johnstown-Altoona, PA Cambria County Transit Auth. (CamTran)
Pennsylvania Lancaster, PA Red Rose Transit Authority
Pennsylvania Lebanon, PA Capital Area Transit (CAT)
Pennsylvania Monroe County, PA Authority (Pocono Pony)
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA ---
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA Port Authority
Pennsylvania Reading, PA BARTA
Pennsylvania State College, PA (incl. Penn. State University) CATA
Pennsylvania Uniontown, PA and Connellsville, PA Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT)
Pennsylvania Washington, PA Freedom Transit
Pennsylvania Westmoreland County, PA (incl. Greensburg) Westmoreland Transit
Pennsylvania Wilkes Barre, PA - Scranton, PA Luzerne County Transportation Authority
Pennsylvania Williamsport, PA River Valley Transit
Pennsylvania York, PA RabbitTransit
Puerto Rico San Juan, PR
Rhode Island Providence, RI PTA
South Carolina Charleston, SC
South Carolina Columbia, SC Columbia Central Midlands RTA (COMET)
South Carolina Greenville,SC - Spartanburg, SC - Asheville, NC - Anderson, SC Greenlink
South Carolina Myrtle Beach, SC - Florence, SC Coast RTA
South Dakota Rapid City, SD Rapid City Transit
South Dakota Sioux Falls, SD (Mitchell)
Tennessee Chattanooga, TN CARTA
Tennessee Jackson, TN Jackson Transit Authority (JTA)
Tennessee Knoxville, TN Knoxville Area Transit (KAT)
Tennessee Memphis, TN MATA
Tennessee Nashville, TN MTA
Tennessee Tri-Cities, TN-VA
Texas Abilene-Sweetwater, TX CityLink Transit
Texas Austin, TX Capital Metro
Texas Brownsville-McAllen, TX
Texas College-Station, TX - Bryan, TX (incl. Texas A&M University) A&M Univ. Transit
Texas Corpus Christi, TX The B
Texas Dallas, TX ---
Texas El Paso, TX Sun Metro
Texas Fort Worth, TX The T
Texas Harlingen, TX - Weslaco, TX
Texas Laredo, TX El Metro
Texas Lubbock,TX (incl. Texas Technical University) Citibus
Texas Odessa-Midland, TX EZ-Rider
Texas San Angelo, TX Concho Valley Transit District 
Texas San Antonio, TX VIA
Texas Waco, TX - Temple, TX - Bryan, TX Waco Transit System
Utah Logan, UT Cache Valley Transit District
Utah Salt Lake City, UT Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
Virginia Blacksburg, VA Blacksburg Transit
Virginia Hampton-Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Virginia Harrisonburg, VA City of Harrisonburg HDPT
Virginia Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Virginia Richmond, VA - Petersburg, VA GRTC Transit System
Virginia Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA
Washington Bellingham, WA WTA
Washington Bremerton, WA Kitsap Transit
Washington Everett, WA Everett Transit
Washington Grays Harbor, WA Grays Harbor Transit
Washington Longview, WA RiverCities Transit
Washington Olympia, WA Intercity
Washington Seattle, WA ---
Washington Snohomish County, WA (excl. Everett) Community Transit Buses
Washington Spokane, WA Spokane Transit
Washington Tacoma, WA Pierce Transit
Washington Vancouver, WA C-Tran
Washington Wenatchee (Chelan & Douglas Counties), WA Link Transit
Washington Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA Yakima Transit
Washington, DC Washington, DC WMATA
West Virginia Charleston Kanawha Valley RTA (KRT)
West Virginia Huntington, WV Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA)
West Virginia Morgantown, WV Mountain Line Transit
Wisconsin Duluth, MN-Superior, WI Duluth Transit Authority
Wisconsin Eau Claire, WI
Wisconsin Green Bay-Appleton, WI
Wisconsin Janesville, WI
Wisconsin Kenosha, WI
Wisconsin La Crosse, WI - Eau Claire, WI
Wisconsin Madison, WI Wisconsin Metro Transit
Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee County Transit System
Wisconsin Racine, WI Belle Urban System (BUS)
Wisconsin Waukesha, WI Waukesha Metro Transit

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