Bus Driver Interview Questions and Answers

Bus driver job does not belong to the most popular career choices. For some people, however, those who find their passion in driving the bus, it is a dream occupation and they would not change it for anything.

If you are currently trying to get this role, you should prepare for an interview consisting of two parts. First part will consist in interview questions, and the second one will be a psychometry test.

If you are a normal guy, you’ll be alright in the test. Do not think too much about the right answers in the test. Tell the truth, follow your instinct, and that’s it.

For the other part of the interview – the questions and answers, you will need to prepare better. Let’s have a look at the questions you can expect:


Interview questions and answers for bus drivers

Do you have a driving license for a bus? How long?
The answer is obvious. You can not apply for this job without having a driving license. On the other hand, it is okay if you got your license just a month ago. Everyone needs to start their career one day.


How long have you been driving a bus?
Try to focus on your positive experience. Do not hesitate to mention that you have never had an accident, and that the passengers were always satisfied with the way you drove the bus. If it is your first experience, you should be honest. On the other hand, it is a good idea to say that the driving school inspector was happy with your driving, and that you believe you can drive safely.


Would you mind working at night?

Buses ride most of the time. If you apply for this job, you should count with driving at night. As a good applicant for the job, you should definitely mention that you are aware of the night shifts, and would not mind working at night.


Why do you want to get this job?

This is actually an important question. It’s easy to do a mistake and say something like: “Well, I have a driving license, and I need a job.” Though true many times, it would be a bad interview answer.

You should say that you apply for the job because it is exactly what you want to do in your life, at least for the next few years.


Other questions:

  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • What motivates you?
  • Why should we hire you?

You can find the brief analysis and sample answers to these common screening interview questions in our viral article.

The team art InterviewPenguin.com wishes you good luck in your interview!