How to become a “Bus of the Year”

In 1989 the award was founded to show respect to the potential and creativity of the bus manufacturers. They produce highly sophisticated solutions for everyday’s mobility needs as well as for comfortable travelling. So the award “Bus or Coach of the Year” demonstrates the high quality of this industry.

The first year’s award went to Neoplan for its Metroliner Carbondesign. It was handed over at the busworld in Kortrijk – a fact that hasn’t changed until today. The awarding ceremony for the “Coach of the Year” still takes place on the busworld. The trophy for the “Bus of the Year” is handed over on the IAA in Hannover.

Before choosing the winner all candidates are tested intensively by the jury members. They take a close look on acceleration, braking, noise emissions, handling, comfort and safety. In the end every magazine represented in the jury has one voice – but often the choice is very clear. There is just one “Bus of the Year” each year.

Welcome to the Bus of the Year

Every year a jury of European journalists chooses the Bus or Coach of the Year. The jury was founded in 1989 with 12 journalists from 12 countries. By now the leading bus magazines of 21 European countries are represented In the jury.