Bored of sitting around doing nothing on the Los Santos tour? Why not drive the Tour Bus yourself?
The Tour Bus Random Event in GTA 5 is a fun activity where players can learn about the histories and claims-to-fame of landmarks around Los Santos. Despite being a Random Event, players can join the tour daily between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm for just $40.
You’ve probably considered taking the tour bus and driving around Los Santos in the livery-clad bus. We know we have. But where is the Tour Bus in GTA 5 anyway?
In this guide, we will show you where you can find the Tour Bus in GTA 5 and how you can take the vehicle for yourself.
Tour Bus in GTA 5
The Tour Bus has only made two appearances in the Grand Theft Auto franchise so far – once in Grand Theft Auto London and recently in Grand Theft Auto V.
The GTA 5 Tour Bus takes on a modern Los Angeles Tour Bus look and takes design inspirations from real-life Tour Busses from Access Hollywood Tours. The chassis is derived from the Burrito van with modifications to accommodate eight passenger seats.
Since the Tour Bus is designed to take as many passengers slowly across Los Santos, its performance is generally poor in the engine and chassis departments. The Tour Bus has excessive body roll, poor turning radius, and poor acceleration but is durable.
Where to find the Tour Bus
Your best chance of finding the Tour Bus in GTA 5 is waiting outside Up-n-Atom Burger just a few blocks from the Oriental Theater along Vinewood Boulevard between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. This is the starting point of the Vinewood Star Tour route, which means you can find the Vinewood Star Tour Guide waiting for passengers to join the tour.
The Tour Bus can also be found driving along the tour route around Los Santos during the daytime. Wait along Richman as the Tour Bus passes along this route as part of the city tour.
After 7:00 p.m., you can also find the Tou Bus parked outside the Oriental Theater along Vinewood Boulevard. You can approach the Tour Bus and take it without any trouble, as the doors are typically unlocked.
Where to buy the Tour Bus in GTA 5?
You cannot buy the Tour Bus in GTA 5, but you can steal it and drive it away for free if you can find it in-game.
You can easily find the Tour Bus by heading to Vinewood Boulevard just after 7:00 p.m. in-game. Head to the Oriental Theater and wait for the Tour Bus to spawn in the parking spot in front of the Oriental Theater.
Approach the Tour Bus and drive it away like you would with any other vehicle in GTA 5. The Tour Bus will permanently be unlocked, so the chances of getting a wanted level from taking the Tour Bus are relatively low.
The Tour Bus is a lesser-known vehicle in GTA 5 because it is rare to see one driving around Los Santos streets. Ironically, the Tour Bus is very easy to find and acquire in GTA 5 since the vehicle spawns at specific times at a specific location in GTA 5.
If you want to acquire and drive the Tour Bus, just wait at Up-n-Atom Burger between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in-game or wait until the tours are over and head to the Oriental Theater, where the Tour Bus is parked during the night.