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Bus Coach

You are driven along and so it may indicate habits, going along with the crowd, so maybe lacking the ability to chart a course for yourself. It can also mean that you are trying to get somewhere but depending on others, or another person to get your there. This can point to the experiences you gain with other people, or other people’s influence. It is particularly about what you meet in your undertakings or relationship with a group of people, and the direction taken in company with others.

Occasionally it might point to an overweight problem.

The journey and its events can sometimes point to what you are doing or trying to do in your waking life.

Bus stop: Waiting for events to take you somewhere; being involved with strangers or other people in a direction you are taking; depending on social events to get you to where you want to go; trying to get somewhere in life; trying to leave something or someone behind.

It can also be a danger point where you meet your own fears of attack.

Example: I was walking toward a busy street where I could get a bus or a taxi. A man walked up to me and started to harass me. He was going to rape me. I got angry. At first, I warned him to leave me alone. He grabbed me and in one swift and powerful kick to his groin, I got him. He fell to the ground, groaning.

Bus depot or coach station: Moving toward something new; making a choice or having a choice of directions – directions that may need decision, planning and or choice; changing scenes – i.e. from family to work environment. Leaving something behind – a relationship, ones youth. Ones ability to change; effort to get somewhere in life or experience something new; parting or meeting, saying farewell or waiting for someone. A change in a relationship or work. The station can also depict the ‘station’ you have reached, or are moving toward in life. So it might therefore be a situation you are in or trying to reach.

Bus Driver: The aspect of you in charge of where you are going  – is it fear, not taking responsibility, wanting to relax? Try using Being the Person or Thing to defined the character – or use Characters and People in Dreams.

Catching the bus or coach: This suggests a move toward getting to a goal you have, maybe with help from another part of you. A feeling of success that you are on your way and can relax now.

Missing the bus: This is to do with missing an opportunity. Not being ready to effectively be part of a relationship or situation. Sometimes problems or attitudes we have that stand in the way of being able to maintain a love relationship or take an opportunity that comes along.

Riding a bus to work: If you take a bus to work each day, then the bus can link with  your associations with your career and represent your general attitude and outlook about work, also those you work with, or things you do as a group.

School bus: This probably links with attitudes and behaviour you had as a school child; the lessons or reactions you developed or even the love, hate or pain you felt on such a bus.

Idioms: Miss the bus; big as a bus; take the bus/plane.

Useful Questions and Hints:

In what way is my life direction linked with others?

How much am I depending on others to help me get to my goal?

What have I missed out on through not being up to it?

See What is the main action in the dream? And Talking As


-Margajoe 2011-06-20 5:43:23

Well that explains it.
I was wondering why I was having these dreams.
Being on a bus and just going on while others I love are getting off.
But, I found the answer.

Regards Margajoe.


    -Tony Crisp 2011-06-28 11:56:05

    Margajoe – Thanks for letting me know. Having look at the entry I see it was very small so have enlarged it now.

    I would love to know what you worked out. It helps me to have clear ideas about people’s dreams they send.



-Naomi 2011-09-02 7:20:53

Great insight. For the last 4 years, I’ve dreamed about buses a lot… sometimes at least once a week. I always see a bus and think I need to get on it, but most of the time I never do. And when I do, I realize that the bus is not going where I want to go. The common thread is that I never get to whatever destination I’m trying to get to….


    -Tony Crisp 2011-09-27 10:00:27

    Naomi – Sounds like you are someone who is tempted to go the direction everyone else goes, but you are really a radical individual and need to find your own way.



-Naomi 2012-12-27 0:33:52

I was walking with friend of mine and I believe we were headed into the city because I needed to return an item I bought. We got to the bus stop and we saw children from my parents orphanage. My friend stopped and talked to them, I said hello but the bus came so we all ended up getting in. Everyone sat in the back, which was crowded, but I ended up standing closer to the front with my shopping bag. After a while, i feel a gentleman who I may have seen before on the bus, sat behind me. I was really curious because he was very good looking bi-racial man… he was wearing mostly white. I ended up sitting down, and we both kept trying to steal glances. Finally I hear him mumble something along the lines of ‘these people are dumb’ so I ask him who and he said his students. He tells me he’s a professor at a community college and was grading papers. I ask him to tell me one of the questions on the page and I can’t answer it but I wasn’t familiar with the subject and I really wanted justify why I didn’t know the answer. He ends up moving closer and we start having a good conversation and we’re talking about my philosophy on faith and how I believe in teachings of Jesus, but also believe that people should respect other faiths. There’s an older white gentleman who’s sitting close to us and can hear our conversation…he’s getting frustrated by our conversation he starts to interrupt, but I put my hand on his and say that this is our conversation and should respect it even if he doesn’t agree with us, and he ends up leaving. What becomes a huge distraction is that as the conversation continues, I feel like my teeth are going to fall of and I’m having a hard time using my mouth correctly and then I end up waking up with the fear about my teeth, but really energized by the conversation I was having.


-Star girl 2015-03-04 14:18:29

In my dream, there was I and a few of my colleagues chasing the staff bus to go home after close of work at dark. I managed to get on the bus but recall one of my colleagues didn’t and he was thinking, what excuse to give the office as we were actually not supposed to have been where ever we went. He waited on for a cab as the bus zoomed off.


    -Anna 2015-03-06 7:08:05

    Star girl – I wonder if you are aware that “he” becomes “we” in your dream?
    “he was thinking, what excuse to give the office as we were actually not supposed to have been where ever we went”
    Are you a part of the “we” that is joining him (in thought) in the cab?
    Your dream takes place in the dark, which means that whatever is going on in your inner world, you are not aware of it yet.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/dark-drakness/
    Perhaps you desire to spend time with him after work?
    I believe “the office” in this dream is merely your inner authority which does not allow you your feelings, reason why your body gets on the bus and in thoughts you are with him: the “we” in the last part of your dream.
    Perhaps you can enter your dream again while awake and “dream it over again” and this time allow yourself to feel what goes on inside you?
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/emotions-and-mood-in-dreams/
    Good Luck!
    Anna 🙂


-Nanci 2016-02-03 18:06:59

I dreamed last night of riding in the front of a bus that was so crowded that I had to stand near the door. The seats were entirely full and I could not turn around – I faced forward to the front of the bus.

This dream came on the same day that a dear lifelong friend died, following hard on the heels of another death and news of a friend getting a terrible diagnosis of pending death.

I wonder if my dream can signify the bus taking us all to our final days, but I’m still standing near the front, so I’m not as close to death as others are. Frankly, I’ve been struggling with the issue of surviving as others I love die.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-02-08 13:25:20

    Dear Nanci – What you do not mention is what you think and how you feel while traveling in that crowded bus. Did it bother you in any way that there was no seat left for you to sit?
    Did you feel comfortable with not being able to turn around?
    What did you see while facing forward?
    What were your thoughts and feelings in your dream about standing near the door?
    Can you recognize any of these feelings in your waking life?
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson
    Anna 🙂


-Joanna 2016-03-07 9:15:17

Hello could you please help me to understand a dream I had last. I don’t usually dream so intensely so I feel this holds resonance. Last night also marks the 1 yr anniversary of my children and I leaving my partner. Our relationship while together was best described as toxic, although now we seem to get on as friends. The Dream: I’m riding a bus, I meet a native American man, strong, long plaited hair, one green eye, one blue. I get the impression he is a shaman as he lays me down on the seat. At first I’m embarrassed as there are people behind me, but this feeling quickly passes. It is not a sexual experience but a strong feeling of love flows through. He opens my mouth and begins breathing deeply into my lungs, I feel my body being pulled upwards in release. I’m completely satisfied my the whole experience. Can you help me as I feel there is a sense of guildance trying to be expressed. Thank you.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-03-11 9:38:49

    Dear Joanna – Dreaming of a shaman or medicine man shows you have pierced the bubble of the rational world we often live or are trapped by and have entered a more basic and extended world of ancient people.
    It may express a world or a state of mind in which you find wisdom and healing.
    What I see expressed in your dream is a form of healing or renewal; he breathes “Life” into you and because of that you “feel your body being pulled upwards in release”.
    “Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling” and this is part of your dream too.
    You could explore what “Life” means to you and what “release”; what you would like to make room for and expand inside yourself and what you would like to let go off; http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/the-lifestream/
    The whole experience as I see it is generated by allowing “a flow of Love”.
    So you may want to explore what “Love” means to you; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson
    You may want to explore how you can completely feel satisfied on a level that is beyond the body and how you can make this experience manifest in your waking life.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/dream-incubation/
    Anna 🙂


-J 2017-02-05 2:22:15

Ok I had a dream where the bus operator left his post. I took control of the bus but the brakes didn’t work


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