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For other uses, see Baldi (disambiguation).
For the game, see Joe's Ultimate Bus Ride.

Baldi's bus (formerly "Joe's bus") is a school bus vehicle owned by Baldi, who took it for driving to new locations on field trips. It was originally owned by Joe.


It is a 2D sprite of a poorly drawn yellow school bus in its side view with blue windows, a red doorway, and red "JOE'S BUS" text with Joe's name crossed out with Baldi's name written in green, misspelled as "Bald". The wheels also are not visually attached to the bus.

Unlike other 2D sprites, the entire bus appears to be flat when looking at its view in either front or back.


Main Gameplay

Baldi's bus in Baldi's Basics Plus.

Baldi's bus is located at the outdoor area, outside of the Super Schoolhouse. Approaching the bus will take the player to a field trip depending on Baldi's clothing.

Other Appearances


  • As explained by mystman12 in a stream, Baldi took Joe's bus because he had to go on a last-second field trip. mystman12 also explained that Baldi put his name over Joe's name so that people would not think Baldi stole the bus.[1] It is unknown what happened to Joe afterwards.
  • mystman12 was originally going to make a virtual pinball game called Joe's Ultimate Bus Ride, before deciding to enter Meta Game Jam to create what would soon be Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning. He then decided to make this bus an Easter egg and a reference to his old project. The footage can be found here.
  • The bus as seen in the development build footage.

    In development build footage for the full game revealed by mystman12 on May 8, 2019, the dithered bus with the word "Loading!!!.png" on top of it is seen. Its loading icon is also found in the early demo's game files, and later implemented since the Kickstarter exclusive demo.



  1. "Baldi took Joe's bus just because he needed to go on a last-second field trip, so... he figured if he put his name over it, it would prevent people from thinking he stole it." - Livestream archive 33:16~33:27