The Meaning and Interpretation of Dreaming of Missing the Bus

Written By Jamie Young

If you have ever had the dream of missing the bus, then you’re not alone. The dream of missing the bus is one of the most common dreams reported. There are many different reasons for dreaming about missing the bus, so keep reading for some explanations about why your subconscious has decided to throw this one into your nightly slumber.

Why Do I Keep Having Dreams About Missing the Bus

Dreams of missing the bus are a mixture of anxiety and excitement, particularly if you’re in a situation that involves public appearances or you have something important to do in a short amount of time. These types of dreams may also be dramatic expressions of your desire to escape a difficult situation or feeling that you’re late for an important appointment. It’s not so much about the fear of missing the bus itself, but rather, the fear of wasting your time and not moving forward with your life.

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Dreaming About Missing the School Bus Mean

When you dream about missing the school bus, it denotes that you will feel neglected, unloved, and deserted by your friends. You are worried about being left behind in your personal life. You fear that you are losing touch with what is going on around you. Alternatively, it also represents unfulfilled potential — you’re not reaching your goals or living up to your full potential.

Dream of Missing Bus and Getting Stranded

If you dream about missing your bus, and end up getting stranded, it could mean that you are relying too much on other people for help. You need to take more initiative to get things done on your own, rather than always waiting for someone else to save the day.

Dream I Was Running and Missed a Bus

When you dream about running and end up missing the bus, it means that you feel like something you’re doing is moving way too fast and you’re trying to keep up. It also signifies your fear of being left behind by others in your pursuit of success. You may be reluctant to begin an important project or change in your life and are procrastinating because of fear. 


Dreams of missing the bus may indicate your anxiety or excitement about a forthcoming event. The dream is likely to be a dramatic expression of your desire to escape from an unhappy situation.