The '''Bus''' is a vehicle that has been featured in almost every game in the [[GTA|Grand Theft Auto series]], including: * [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] * [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] * [[Grand Theft Auto III]] * [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] * [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] * [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] * [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] * [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. ==Overview== Despite the [[GTA|Grand Theft Auto games]] being set in large, bustling urban environments with public transport infrastructure, the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means too. === GTA 1 — GTA 2 === In GTA 1, the Bus is based on a typical school bus and has no special features. There are three versions; in [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] it is a school bus, in [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] it appears to be a church bus, and in [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] it appears to be either a high school bus or a bus for some kind of sports team. In GTA 2, the Bus resembles a futuristic version of a typical municipal bus and can be found picking up/dropping off passengers at various bus stops within each of the three districts. The Bus only drives on the outer lane of the 'main' roads. Even if the player steals the bus, passengers will still enter/exit if the player stops at a bus stop.
===GTA III — GTA Liberty City Stories ===
In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA Liberty City Stories the Bus retains the "[[School Bus|school bus]]" design featured in GTA 1, and comes in several colors. The design is very generic, but the hood's shape resembles an [[wp:International Harvester S-Series|1980s International Harvester S-Series]]; its slanted side windows may be inspired by the [[wikipedia:Flxible Metro bus|Flxible Metro bus]]. The Bus' handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle, although fairly tough, cannot readily knock other vehicles aside in the manner of the [[Fire Truck]] or [[Barracks OL]]. It is also more vulnerable to bullet damage than most vehicles of its size. Despite its large size it can only carry a driver and one passenger. All of these factors combine to make the Bus a generally undesirable vehicle.
In GTA San Andreas the bus takes on a different appearance, resembling an ordinary city bus. It can carry up to eight people including the driver. It appears to be based on an [[wp:Motor Coach Industries|MCI]] MC-8 or MC-9.
Image:BusGTA1.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]].
Image:BusGTA2.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]].
[[Image:Bus (GTA4) (front).jpg|thumb|300px|A Bus in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] ([[:Image:Bus (GTA4) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]).]]
In GTA IV, the [[Brute]] Bus resembles an [[wp:Orion International#Orion V|Orion V CNG]], with an evenly angled windshield). Its slanted side windows resemble those of the old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]] or the [[wikipedia:Flxible Metro bus|Flxible Metro bus]], although they are more modern in style. Strangely, the Bus only allows 4 passengers (in addition to the driver) to travel in the vehicle although, as there is no occasion for this in GTA IV's story, it is only possible during [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]]. The buses, which fall under the management of [[Liberty City Transport Authority]] (LTA), are further stamped with "The Fox" labels, in line with the LTA's association of the [[Skycar|Liberty City's tramway]] with another animal ("The Pigeon"). The logo on the bus also proclaims "Here, There, Everywhere".
The Bus remains a rare sight in the city. Despite the presence of several bus stops around the city, the Bus is commonly seen only on the roads near [[Francis International Airport]], and parked in [[Star Junction]]. The Bus will sometimes appear during GTA IV's mission chase sequences as part of set pieces, acting as an obstacle to increase the difficulty of the mission (see, for example, [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie]]'s mission [[Search and Delete]]).
Due to its rear-engined configuration, the Bus in GTA IV can survive seemingly endless head-on crashes with cars, trucks, and buildings alike. This makes it the perfect vehicle for ramming cars out of one's path. Like previous renditions of the Bus, however, it is particularly vulnerable to gunfire.
The Bus finds its own perfect purpose during [[Race#GTA Race|GTA Races]] set in [[Star Junction]]. The Bus can easily block off a path while a novice picks off cars, driver by driver, resulting in everyone switching to [[Faggio]]s, which provide no cover whatsoever for the rider and cannot move buses at all, but are nimble enough to move around buses.
*The Bus plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[Master Sounds 98.3]] in GTA San Andreas.
** [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] or [[Fusion FM]] in GTA IV.
* A label on the rear of the Bus in GTA IV comically reads that "this bus uses no technology".
* The Bus is driven around [[Broker]], on Delaware Ave., in the mission [[Bleed Out]], making it hard to catch [[Dardan Petrela]].
* There is actually a busdriver character model in the GTA IV game files, suggesting that buses was going to be used as a way of transportation around the city, but was later cut from the final game for unknown reasons.
*[[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]]
*[[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
*[[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]]
'''GTA III''' and '''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
*[[Chinatown, Liberty City|Chinatown]], [[Portland Island]]
*[[Aspatria]], [[Staunton Island]]
*The Bus also appears during the [[Firefighter|Firefighter side mission]] in GTA III on Portland Island
'''GTA Vice City'''
*[[Viceport]] near a sea plane hangar
'''GTA San Andreas'''
*[[Ocean Docks]], [[Los Santos]]
*Can be seen driving around in early morning(around 5 am to 8 am) at [[Los Santos International Airport]].
*Rarely seen around the [[Easter Bay International Airport]].
*Rarely seen around [[Garver Bridge]] In the morning.
*Parked at [[Star Junction|Star Junction,]] [[Algonquin]].
*Along the Bus Lane adjacent to the [[Higgins Helitours]] in [[Fishmarket South]], [[Algonquin]].
*At the Broker Bus Depot in [[Downtown Broker]] under the [[Algonquin-Dukes Expressway]].
*Can occasionally be seen driving along the unnamed ring road at [[Francis International Airport]] in [[Dukes]].
*Can often be seen driving around the [[Francis International Airport]] complex, just south of the Runways.
'''GTA Chinatown Wars'''
*Only at Bus Station in Downtown, Broker.
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA 1]]
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA III]]
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]]
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]]
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
Image:Bus (GTA3) (front).jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] ([[:Image:Bus (GTA3) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
Image:Bus (GTAVC) (front).jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] ([[:Image:Bus (GTAVC) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
Image:Bus (GTASA) (front).jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] ([[:Image:Bus (GTASA) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
Image:BusLCS.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]].
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