Experience the job of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Drive original licensed city buses from the great brands: Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO BUS. Transport your passengers safely and punctually, either solo in single player mode, or in multiplayer mode.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (147) - 65% of the 147 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,188) - 68% of the 1,188 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 13, 2018

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July 26

Bus Simulator 18: License Plate Generator Update #3 now available!

Dear bus drivers,

Our third update for Bus Simulator 18 is now available to download here on Steam. With update #3, you can now create your own license plate number and letter combination. In the bus customization section of the game, you can find license plate templates for the following countries -> Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, USA, and Russia.

The license plate generator is also compatible with mods, which means that you can upload your own license plate backgrounds to the game. More information on how this works can be found in our Bus Simulator 18 Modding Kit that you can download for free from Steam Workshop, or you can have a look at the documentation at the following link:

Have fun!

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July 17

Bus Simulator 18: Update #2 available now!

Dear bus drivers,

Our second update for Bus Simulator 18 is now available for download here on Steam. The main focus is a number of performance and traffic AI improvements as well as numerous additional bug fixes. More detailed information can be found in the patch notes below:

Patch Notes Update #2
  • Numerous textures were optimized to reduce memory usage and loading times.
  • Cashier buttons can now be controlled with steering wheel buttons, but you need to take care to avoid double assignment.
  • Passenger pathfinding while boarding the bus has been improved.
  • If even with the improved pathfinding passengers clip into the stopped bus, starting to drive no longer generates a penalty.
  • If the player has Logitech drivers installed and they allow it in the settings, the pedal axis separation setting is automatically set to CombinePedals=false.
  • Added input rebinding widgets for IncreaseRetarderStrength and DecreaseRetarderStrength in the normal controls and steering wheel section.
  • Optimized pedestrian spawning/despawning logic to improve performance.
  • Tweaked update rate of audio volumes to improve performance.
  • Fixed issue that clients can no longer join a multiplayer company if too many buses have customization on them.
  • A bug in the traffic AI has been fixed, which caused NPC cars that did not have priority over the player to sometimes cut in right in front of the player.
  • NPC cars are now more reluctant to waive their priority to prevent situations where traffic no longer follows right-of-way rules because everyone is letting everyone else pass.
  • The player positions are now shown on the minimap.
  • Gamma settings are now remembered correctly.
  • Drive statistics now list all players that participated in a co-op mission.
  • When using Quick Start, the bus is placed much closer to the first bus stop if the stop is on a long road.
  • Reduced lag spike that occurred when loading a sublevel that contains parked cars.
  • Fixed lag spike caused by trains reaching the end of the tracks.
  • NPC character movement has been optimized to reduce the performance impact of having lots of passengers in the bus.
  • Movement of NPC cars has been optimized in a similar way to reduce their performance impact.
  • The map has been optimized to reduce GPU load.

Important note: The game's Force Feedback setting offers a scale from 0 to 100 now. So select 100 to get full Force Feedback. (Settings > Game > Force Feedback)
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“This is a bus-driving game that is absolutely delighted to be a bus-driving game, and wants me to feel the same way. And y’know what? I think I do. And it’s all thanks to Mira Tannhauser, the world’s number one fan of being on a bus.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Whether in the industrial or harbour zone, downtown, in the surrounding villages or the business park, in Bus Simulator 18, you experience up-close the exciting everyday life of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Get behind the wheel of your 8 original licensed city buses from the great brands of Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO and transport your passengers safely and punctually to their destinations, either solo in single player mode, or with friends in real-time multiplayer mode.

As a bus driver in the 12 different districts, you’ll face the challenges of the traffic in a big city and everything that entails. Don’t be deterred by freak weather conditions, potholes, traffic jams, fare evaders, accidents, construction sites, night driving and specific passenger requests. On the contrary, take full control of your bus, earn money, gain a good reputation owing to your safe and punctual driving style and enjoy almost limitless driving pleasure in the authentic urban locations. Use the thousands of miles of virtual roads and streets to gain new districts, new buses and new customisation options.

With the extensive modding support of Bus Simulator 18 there are no limits: create routes, build your own buses, create bus liveries, design new maps and share them with the community, or download and install the modding content available from the Steam Workshop to enhance your game experience.

But drive carefully with the buses you build! Don’t cause any damage or accidents and watch out for the speed cameras located around the city, or it could have a negative effect on your reputation, not to mention your wallet.

So, what are you waiting for? Your shift has already started!


  • 8 buses from 4 leading manufacturers are faithfully reproduced in meticulous detail, including the Mercedes-Benz Citaro K, Mercedes-Benz Citaro G, MAN Lion’s City bus, MAN Lion’s City CNG articulated bus, SETRA S 418 LE business, SETRA S 416 LE business, IVECO BUS Urbanway and the IVECO BUS Urbanway CNG articulated bus.
  • In real-time multiplayer mode you can drive around the 12 districts and over 5.8mi² of routes in the freely drivable urban area with up to 3 friends and therefore promote your bus service.
  • The updated progression system and the comprehensive management element, including route planning, the purchase and sale of buses, staff planning and numerous statistics will guarantee long-term game motivation.
  • For novices and pros: you can play in a simplified or a realistic mode.
  • Modding: let your imagination run wild and create routes, build your own buses, design bus liveries, create new maps and share them with the community. You can also download and install the modding content available from the Steam Workshop to enhance your game experience.
  • Support for popular steering wheels, gamepads, Tobii eye tracking and TrackIR.
  • Authentic bus sounds, extensive tutorial and passenger voiceovers in English and German to provide even more atmosphere.
  • Control your bus in different weather conditions, both day and night.
  • Customisation: fully customise your buses with different colours, patterns and advertising panels.
  • Authentically reproduced cockpits of the 4 manufacturers, equipped with numerous individual functions.
  • Smart traffic AI and a range of challenging traffic situations await you (bus station, night driving, construction sites, diversions, long-distance journeys, potholes, traffic jams, accidents and speed bumps, etc.).
  • For a complete gaming experience, a variety of incidents in the bus, e.g. interior soiling and debris, special passenger requests, fare dodgers, loud music and cars parked in designated bus bays.
  • Modern technology: The Unreal® Engine 4 provides a high level of graphic detail and stunning simulation quality.
  • Create your own license plate with the license plate generator

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 with 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 with 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 (1GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon R7 360 (2GB VRAM) or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6500 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670 (4th gen.) with 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8370 with 4 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB VRAM) or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6500 MB available space

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