Buses Illustrated 1960.jpg
Cover of the magazine (from 1960)
Total circulation
(June 2013)
13,472 [1]
Year founded1949
CompanyKey Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom

Buses is a United Kingdom magazine focusing mainly on the British public bus industry. It was originally published by Ian Allan Publishing and from March 2012, it was published by Key Publishing.

History and profile

Buses was published as Buses Illustrated from 1949 until 1968. The current editor is James Day who is based in Peterborough. It also produces a yearbook published in August every year for the next year.

Buses is published on the third Thursday of each month. Sam Clark has been working on the title since 2013. He has been responsible for the growth of the Buses brand through advertising and marketing. A sister magazine, Buses Focus featured more in depth articles, although this dual format was dropped after a rationalisation of the bus industry and for publishing cost reasons in favour of larger main magazine issues.

Due to the continued success of the Buses magazine, the magazine launched an all new show in the middle of 2014 called “Buses Festival” which takes place at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire every August and has recently held its third show at the said venue.[2]

Buses Festival is one of the biggest shows for bus enthusiasts to visit a huge variety of modern and classic vehicles on display, as well as a wide range of traders who sell bus models, literature, photos and bus accessories.[3]



  1. ^ "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Gallery Buses Festival highlights from 2014". keybuses.com. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Buses Festival". busesfestival.com. 16 July 2014. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2021.