Missed the plane? The catch the bus. If you're unlucky, you'll get bus-sick. If you're very unlucky, you won't have one of these bags to spew into.

AAT King's Tours

This Aussie Tidy Bag is provided by AAT King's "in the interest of keeping Australia beautiful". Not to mention the interior of their coaches smelling sweet.
Thanks to Alan Howlett. (2003)

Cairo Express Travel

"For motion discomfort", says this bright orange-red bag, "Your best choice".
Thanks to Matthias Koch. (2003)


I thought at first that this busbag came from a company called Lixinho. But I think that means "garbage" in Portuguese. Anyway, it has a picture of a very friendly coach with hands instead of wing mirrors.
Thanks to Fernando Canteras de Assis. (2003)

Chinese flying bus

Sorry, I don't know what this bag say -- except "This may be used for water or airsickness" (in English). Must be a flying bus...
Thanks to Nancy Brendlinger. (2003)

The Eastern Bus

Plastic Clean Bag with a tear-off tab from this Chinese firm.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002)

The Eastern Bus 2

Slightly darker than the bag above, and with a better-printed tab at the top.
Thanks to Matthias Koch. (2003)

Fu Shun Kuai Ke

This bag looks as if it comes from a department store with a Mercedes-Benz star on the top. But no: it's the Fushun long-distance bus company's bag. Fushun is in NE China, just in case you wanted to know.
Thanks to Anke Scherer. (2002)


"Australia's great going greyhound". This greyhound is bright orange, so you can find it easily as you grope under your seat for something to spew into.
Thanks to Alan Howlett. (2003)

IGP Warenverkauf

Features psychedelic cornflakes falling into a landfill. "Für alle Fälle" it says in big bold type at the top, followed by "for all emergency" in English, French and Italian. 

All emergency? Not sure how useful it would be in case of a bus crash, aborted pregnancy, hurricane, asteroid impact, or nuclear war. 

Supplied by IGP Warenverkauf, a bus-operators' association in southern Germany.
Thanks to Christian Annyas. (2002)


A Brazilian busbag that features not one but two wastebins. "Preservando o meio ambiente com você", whatever that means.
Thanks to Fernando Canteras de Assis. (2003)


Lots of instructions on this large plastic bag, none of which seem to have anything to do with coach sickness. Or maybe it's just that I don't understand Portuguese. Perhaps the bag doubles as a shopping bag while you're at the bus station?
Thanks to Fernando Assis. (2001)

Leger Holidays

A massive bag from the company "voted 'best coach operator' 1999 by U.K. travel agents". 

"Safety First", it says at the bottom: "To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag away from babies and children." Unless they are about to regurgitate the contents of their sweet little bellies.

This bag doubles as a shopping bag. Just make sure you decide how to use it beforehand: souvenirs and vomit don't  mix.
Thanks to Sheila and Geoffrey Mundy. (2001)

Liaoning Huyue Express Bus Service Incorporated Corporation

Features the aptly named "Huyue", a bright orange cartoon tiger. "For vomiting and discarding."


You might be forgiven for thinking this is LIXO buslines. But I think lixo means "rubbish" in Portuguese (please correct me if I'm wrong). Not a good name for an bus company.

This large plastic bag can double as a shopping bag if you're not feeling sick. It also features a phone number (linha direta 0800-99-2323) in case you need to order another bag. Unlike on planes, you are allowed to use your mobile phone while aboard a bus. Just don't distract the pilot.
Thanks to Fernando Assis. (2001)

Plus für Bus

"Environmentally friendly", says this bag in German. "This polyethylene bag is produced in an environmentally friendly manner, burns non-toxically, and is groundwater-neutral and recyclable."

Seems almost a shame to use it to hold all those nasty toxic stomach contents.
Thanks to Alexandra Laue. (2001)

P.W. Jones Coaches

Another bag that features poetry: "Phil's Fleet we're hard to beat." (See Cyprus Airways for another.) It's also packed with useful instructions: "Please use this bag for used cartons, wrappings, waste paper, empty cans, etc., or in case of travel sickness. When full please ask your driver for a replacement. Thank you for helping to keep your Coach tidy and pleasant." And odour-free, we might add.

Coachsick passengers will have to travel a long way before they fill up this bag: Phil reportedly drives carefully, and the bag is a roomy 35.8 x 24.6 cm.

This gem was stolen from a coach in Herefordshire, in the west of England.
Thanks to Sheila and Geoffrey Mundy (2000)

Shanghai Airport Bus

At last, an artistic design on a bag! This one has a group of bored-looking women sitting on roadsigns, being ogled by a bunch of dudes on a nearby sign. Enigmatic, what?
Thanks to Janusz Tichoniuk. (2003)


A Brazilian busbag, complete with network routemap. Doubles as an instruction leaflet: no smoking on board, identify your bags, no drinking, and no listening to music. Have a nice trip anyway. 
Thanks to Fernando Canteras de Assis. (2003)

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Yasaka Kanko

A plastic bag from the Yasaka bus company in Japan. The Japanese text says: "Travel in a safe local tourist bus with a green number plate!! Buses with white plates are not tourist buses. Have a pleasant journey with a pure heart." (Translation courtesy Dr Regine Mathias, University of Bochum). In large letters in English are the words "Clean & Green". The bag itself is blue.
Thanks to Yumiko Mathias. (1998)

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