Buses (magazine)

Buses is a United Kingdom magazine focusing mainly on the British public bus industry. It was originally published by Ian Allan Publishing; since March 2012 it has been published by Key Publishing.

Buses Illustrated 1960.jpg
Front cover of the magazine (1960)
Total circulation
(June 2013)
13,472 [1]
CompanyKey Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom

History and profileEdit

Buses was published as Buses Illustrated from 1949 until 1968. The current editor is James Day. The magazine is accompanied by a yearbook published in August every year for the next year. It is published on the third Thursday of each month. A sister magazine, Buses Focus, featured more in-depth articles, but was dropped after a rationalisation of the bus industry and for publishing cost reasons.

Due to the continued success of Buses magazine, the publishers launched a show in 2014 called “Buses Festival”. This takes place at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire every August.

Buses Festival is one of the largest shows for bus enthusiasts to see modern and classic vehicles on display and for traders to sell bus models, literature, photos and bus accessories.[2]


  • Charles Dunbar: 1949–1950
  • E J Smith: 1950–1959
  • Alan Townsin: 1959–1965
  • John Parke: 1965–1980
  • Stephen C Morris: 1980–1999
  • Alan Millar: 1999–2021
  • James Day: 2021–


  1. ^ "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Buses Festival". busesfestival.com. 16 July 2014. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2021.

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