Tops in Transport - Top 10 Funniest and Most Brilliant Bus Ads

Using transportation as an advertising medium has brought forward some of the most creative ads.

The following ten are some of my personal favorites.

1. National GeographicLet's just call it "take a bite out of life."


Source: Small Business Commandos

2. Snickers

Source: Amnesiablog

3. Just in One Bite

Source: Dezyne

4. Tiernitos Dog Food (Argentina)

Source: Coloribus

5. The Axe Effect

Source: Ads of the World

6. Dr. Best Toothbrushes

Source: Design Idea

7. McDonald's

...even the tires are used!

Source: Coloribus


...because of the routes of these two buses they often were seen in this pattern.

Source: Ads of the World

9. Canon

Source: Marketing Blog

Sep 5, 2007
by Photographer (not verified)


Before I get flamed, it should have been "ad #9" in my previous post , not "add #9" =)

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The camera bus is actually

The camera bus is actually not an ad for the camera. It is for Yodobashi Camera, which is a big electronics superstore chain in Japan.

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Idiot -- can't even spell

Idiot -- can't even spell "ad" right!!

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


Just who is the idiot ~ ad is spelled ad when used in ADVERTISEMENT!  Duh!

Sep 5, 2007
by charles (not verified)

this is cool

now i will say that this was a good one keep up the good work

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


ya baby thats right poop in the bucket now oh yeah

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous M. Webster (not verified)

I Beg Your Pardon!

Calling someone an "idiot" because s/he wrote "add" instead of "ad"--but corrected it him- or herself (thereby indicating a slip-up instead of a moronic error) is arguably WORSE than the first "offense".  Why are you so harsh and eager to criticize?

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Too Late

You already got "flamed" and blamed.

Sep 5, 2007
by Donny Douitch (not verified)

pretty much Deutsch sux

seriously its a big log in the mouth. better luck next year.

seriously i'd like to plow you with a double headed dildo.

Sep 5, 2007
by free iphone (not verified)

Cool ads!

These ads will REALLY attract attention, especially the "Just in one bite" one.That one will have a cool animation.

Sep 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I lovvvvvve double headed

I lovvvvvve double headed dildos!

Sep 5, 2007
by Deborah Marcotte (not verified)


Now that's what I call creative & cool

Sep 5, 2007
by Luonna Fernandes (not verified)

This kiss

This one ad with the kisson the door is very clever.

I like the way it uses the moving parts of the bus to convay a message to the audience.


Yours Sincerely ! 

Sep 5, 2007
by Derrick (not verified)

Great compilation. Made me

Great compilation. Made me laugh the hardest in awhile.

Sep 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

If that made you laugh the

If that made you laugh the hardest for a while you must be living a sad sad life.

Sep 6, 2007
by Web Marketing (not verified)

Brilliant :)

Really nice selection of intelligent advertising there thanks :), HUGE toothbruth on the bus!.


Which countries are they from?

Sep 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

number 2 is from

number 2 is from turkey,

great pics by the way

Sep 6, 2007
by Quotes (not verified)

So funny

Hilarious. Great compilation.

Sep 6, 2007
by wow gold (not verified)

Very imaginative ads, but am

Very imaginative ads, but am I the only one that hates ads like the Tiernitos Dog Food and Axe ads that cover the entire bus, including the windows? As a passenger it is actually very difficult to see out of the windows, at least on the buses I've been on that have been similarly covered. Yeah, they put tiny holes in portions that cover the windows, but if I can't see in, imagine how hard it is to see out...

Sep 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


Number 9 is Nikon and not Canon as you've written

Sep 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

You're both wrong.

Number 9 is Yodobashi Camera.

Sep 6, 2007
by ccjx (not verified)


Yea, the katakana in the pic says yodobashi kamera, which means yodobashi camera of cuz.

Sep 7, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Hate is a strong word

Dear No Perf,

I'm not sure what you're trying to say (are you seeing in or seeing out?).  Window Perf vinyl is designed so that bus riders can see out, but people on the street don't see in (just like regular tinted windows) unless it's at night and the lights are on.  Windows are not covered in cities where high crime rates occur on mass transit, like Miami, but otherwise, most people think these are an unusual and creative way to advertise.  Next time, wait for the next bus if you want to look out the window, nobody can wrap the entire fleet :)

Sep 8, 2007
by Dave Greiman (not verified)


Now that's the kind of advertisement firm I'd like to hire for my business.

Sep 9, 2007
by Live TV (not verified)

Now that's great!

The dating one was the best solely because most of the time it would just flat out fail, since the message isn't delivered fuly. But in the few times that it did match up - it would be pretty amazing to see, I know that I would visit the site or product if I had witnessed it first hand - and I'm not the kind to even look for that kind of service.     

Sep 9, 2007
by Kate (not verified)


The idea is amazing!

Sep 12, 2007
by William masek (not verified)

Incredible Advertising

I love these ads, they are amazing and congrats to the ad companys that made them.


William masek 

Oct 2, 2007
by rod (not verified)


It's nice to see that some ad companies have fresh ideas for the ever-changing marketplace! Congrats to the up and comers in the field! The watch straps and the coffee manhole covers are a sure sign that these companies are thinking outside the box to reach the an evolving public.

Nov 3, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

#9 is Nikon

#9 is Nikon

Sep 14, 2008
by Anonymous

Nice collection :)

Keep good stuffs coming... Do not be discouraged by anyone who keeps judging but never contributing... Cheers.... :)