Most Entertaining Games to Play While Traveling on A Charter Bus

Published on:
December 30, 2021

Charter bus trips can be fun and exciting, but they can also get pretty boring. Playing games is one of the best ways to keep everyone engaged and entertained while on a long bus ride. It's also an excellent way for people who may not know each other to get better acquainted by getting into some lighthearted competition. Below we are going to share some of our favorite games that are perfect for playing while riding on a charter bus so that everyone can enjoy their trip as much as possible.

Multi-Player Mobile Phone Games

Long gone are the days where you have to bring along bulky board games while traveling. Now you can play some of the most popular games on your mobile phone and the best part is that you can play with others.

Here are some traditional games you can play on your phone:

  1. Scrabble
  2. Monopoly
  3. Chess
  4. Heads Up

There are so many mobile games that you can play with others so check the App Store or Google Play for more options.

The Movie Game

This game is simple, but can be a lot of fun! It works like this: one person names a famous actor/actress and one other player has to name five movies that the person has been in. If the player can't name five movies, they are out of the game. The last bus rider left in the game wins!

Two Truths and a Lie

This bus trip game is perfect for people who want to get to know each other better. It's simple – each bus rider takes turns sharing two truths about themselves and one lie. The other bus riders try to guess which one of the three statements is the lie.


You might be used to playing trivia games in bars or at home with friends, but they can also be a lot of fun on a bus trip.  If you are traveling with a large group, split everyone up into teams so that the game is more competitive. You can have trivia games for all different types of subject matter – movies, music, science, etc.

Name the Capital

Name the  Capital is a game that can be played by all ages. The goal of the game is to see who can name as many capitals of countries as possible in a set amount of time. This is a great game for people who are new to geography or those who want to brush up on their knowledge.

Name that tune

The name that tune game is perfect for people who have great memories. The goal of this bus ride activity is to see how many songs you can name in 30 seconds or less.  If you can't think of a song, you can pass and the next person in line goes.  You can keep track of the number of songs you get correct and see who comes out on top at the end of the bus ride.


Karaoke is typically a solo activity, but it can be a lot more fun when you do it with a group. If your bus has a built-in entertainment system, queue up some of your favorite karaoke songs and have a sing-off! You might be surprised by how talented some of your bus mates are.

Spelling Competition

Having a spelling competition is a great way to test people's spelling skills and have some fun at the same time. The person who can spell the most words correctly in a set amount of time wins.  This bus trip game is perfect for people who like friendly competition.


Everyone on the bus (who wants to play) gets to invent one silly rule, like “every time we pass a semi-truck everyone has to say the word truck ” or “whenever I take off my shoe (hopefully it doesn't smell) everyone else has to touch their nose”. Each time a rule is followed, everyone but the last participant to figure it out earns a point. The person with the fewest points when you arrive at your destination loses.

Tic Tac Toe

Tic tac toe is a classic game that's great for passing the time. It's also a game that allows you to interact with those around you, which is ideal since bus trips can be long and sometimes boring. It's also a game that can be played by all ages.

I Spy

This is a classic road trip game that can be played by all ages, and it's another great way to be in the present as you have to be constantly aware of your surroundings. The objective of this game is for one bus rider to look around and spy something. It can be anything inside or something outside of the bus. Once they've spotted it, the other bus riders will take turns guessing what's being spied until someone guesses correctly.


Bus trips can be long and oftentimes boring, but there are plenty of games you can play to keep everyone engaged. Two Truths and a Lie is perfect for getting to know your fellow bus riders better while Karaoke or Spelling Competitions are great if you're competitive. Tic Tac Toe is also ideal for interacting with other passengers on the bus who may otherwise pass time in silence. Finally, I Spy provides an opportunity to get out into the world around you by constantly noticing what's happening inside or outside of the bus.  With these games in your arsenal, your next bus trip is sure to be a lot of fun!

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