Bus etiquette rules

Any shared space can be a difficult experience, particularly if you don’t like talking to people or have anxiety issues. Public transport is one of the worst so I created a simple — etiquette guide — for using the bus.


  • If there are two empty seats don’t sit next to someone
  • If you have to sit next to someone move when there are two empty seats together
  • Don’t talk to anyone especially someone you don’t know as they probably don’t want a conversation
  • Don’t sit on the aisle seat leaving the window seat empty
  • No smelly food
  • Don’t play music out loud
  • Keep your headphone volume down so others can’t hear it
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