Bus Advertising in York

Reasons why you should choose Bus Advertising

High Impact

Bus advertising delivers a high impact, large format, advertising message to people during their normal daily routine. It provides an important reminder of a sales message in the geographic area the business operates in.

Longevity of Message

Bus campaigns run in multiples of 4 weeks. The price for the campaign is comparable, and in many cases less than those for a shorter campaign on other local media options.

Cannot Miss It!

The average ‘dwell time’ for a bus rear is 48 seconds! This is one of the longest of any media. If you can see the advert, then so can thousands of others....many of whom will be your potential customers!

Get Results

A visually creative design using a simple call to action will not only increase awareness of your product and service, it will also drive traffic to your website, creating more enquiries.

Bus advertising in York is a fantastic way for any local business to get an advertising message to their target market quickly, effectively and in a very cost-efficient manner.

This is particularly true for York as it has many different bus routes in, out and around the City. Aswell as the main bus depot which mainly serves the local population, there are several major Park and Ride routes to bring day trippers and tourists into the City.

Buses are something most people take for granted but they play an important part in everyday life. Not only for the people who use them on a daily or regular basis, but also for car drivers. Commuters tend to do the same journey at the same time, every day and will see a bus on just about every journey they take as buses work to a specific time-table. This means you can use the bus as a time-keeper for your journey.


Bus Advertising in York

This is why advertising on buses works!

If you see a bus on a regular basis, then so will thousands of other people every day. Therefore, if you advertise on a bus, thousands of people will see your message every day.

Get the message right, and it will be remembered and acted upon!

For the back of a bus, the average ‘dwell time’ (that is the time you are actually looking at the advert) is 48 seconds, which is one of the longest of any media both traditional and on-line. The side of a bus is 13 seconds, which is still very good in the modern world where people’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter.

The next time you are driving behind a bus, take a look at the advert on the back. The advert itself may not be relevant to you, but it will be to other people….and that is the point! Remember, you are selling your product and service to other people, not yourself.

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Bus Advertising Options

There are lots of different options when advertising on a bus in terms of placement, and the best option for your business depends on your goals, target audience, budget and longevity of the campaign. CG Advertising have a wealth of experience placing the right adverts for the right businesses to maximise ROI on advertising spend.

For more information on campaign options and potential costs, Contact Chris Today

Where you can advertise

Below is a list of places you can advertise a bus.

Bus rear - a typical advert size is 2 foot high x 5 foot wide. The average dwell time is 48 seconds. It typically targets drivers.

Mega-rear - this is where either a single or double deck has the whole back covered with a vinyl advert. The average dwell time is again 48 seconds.

Street-liner - either side of a single deck with the typical advert size being 2 foot high x 13 foot wide. The average dwell time is 13 seconds. This targets both drivers and pedestrians.

Super-side – the is the same as a street-liner but on a double deck bus. This is on the passenger side of the bus only.

T-side - on the driver’s side of a double deck only. This is typically used when an advertiser has a strong visual creative. It is a firm favourite of film production companies to promote an upcoming film. The average dwell time is again 13 seconds.

Passenger panels - adverts running on either side of the inside of the bus. This is very much targeting bus passengers.

York bus depot coverage

Bus Advertising in York

Main York depot areas covered :

Acomb, Ashley Park, Bishopthorpe, Burton Green, Chapelfields, Clifton Moor, Clifton, Copmanthorpe, Dringhouses, Dunnington, Earswick, Foxwood, Haxby, Heslington, Heworth Without, Heworth, Holgate, Huntington, Lowfield, Middlethorpe, Monks Cross, Nether Poppleton, New Earswick, Nunthorpe, Osbaldwick, Poppleton, Rawcliffe, South Bank, Stamford Bridge, Strensall, Tang Hall, Wigginton, Woodthorpe, York Hospital, York University, York

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Park and Ride routes:

Askham Bar, Grimston Bar, Monks Cross, Rawcliffe Bar, York Designer Outlet

To find out more about the benefits of bus advertising in York and across North Yorkshire, contact CG Advertising TODAY

Reasons why you should choose CG Advertising:

We handle the whole process for you, ensuring you get the right campaign to suit your specific requirements, every time.

We check the availability of relevant sites in your target area and book the campaign that is right for you. We work with trusted partners to produce the most effective visual for your message.

All campaigns are bespoke as they are tailored to fit a specific client brief. As such it is difficult to give a price for bus advertising at this stage. However, be assured, it IS a very cost-effective way to promote your business.

For more details on all Outdoor opportunities, including bus advertising, contact us TODAY.




First Direct

We have looked after the First Direct Bank’s call centre recruitment advertising for several years. The recruitment advertising is for their call centres in Leeds and Hamilton.


Switalskis Solicitors

We initially put forward both a billboard and bus advertising campaign. We narrowed it down to a bus campaign as this gave them the best coverage for their budget. The bus rear advertising campaign consisted of 20 buses. It ran for a 12 week period out of the City Centre bus depot.


Vision West Nottinghamshire College

For this campaign, I booked a series of bus lower rear advertising messages.  Buses offer an extremely visual medium, seen on a daily basis by both potential students and their influencers.

"The College has worked with Chris on many campaigns over recent years including billboard, bus and radio and have been very happy with the work carried out on our behalf. Chris is quick to identify opportunities and respond to our needs. We look forward to continuing this working relationship in the coming years and highly recommend CG Advertising.”

Stephanie Hoult - Student Services Manager, West Nottinghamshire College Mansfield