The bus, as a transportation symbol, can represent your sense of direction when you are unwittingly following the crowd or trying to fit in. Looking for a seat on the bus can symbolize searching for your rightful place among others. Moving to the back of the bus can represent feeling unworthy. As you move to the front, you are becoming more empowered and self directed.
Being on a bus is a common symbol of trying to conform or follow others as you explore direction from the sense of what is required of you. As you adopt new ways of expressing yourself in situations where you are being forced to conform, you are going somewhere, although you remain a passenger to the flow of events. See Vehicles and Places of Transportation.