Bus Simulator 21 in VR

Bus Simulator 21 is a game that puts you behind the wheel of a bus in a virtual world, letting you experience the challenges and rewards of being a bus driver. It’s the sequel to Bus Simulator 18 and the sixth installment in the Bus Simulator series. Here’s a breakdown of the key features:


  • Drive licensed buses: Bus Simulator 21 features a fleet of over 30 officially licensed buses from renowned manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Scania, and Alexander Dennis. You’ll get to drive these buses through detailed cityscapes.
  • Two open world maps: The game offers two expansive open world maps to explore. One is the fictional US city “Angel Shores,” inspired by the San Francisco Bay Area, and the other is a revamped European map, “Seaside Valley,” from the previous game.
  • Career mode: You can build your own bus company from the ground up. You’ll manage your fleet, complete routes, follow schedules, and pick up passengers to earn money and grow your business.
  • Single-player or multiplayer: You can choose to play Bus Simulator 21 in single-player mode or team up with a friend in cooperative multiplayer.

Additional features:

  • Double-decker and electric buses: For the first time in the series, Bus Simulator 21 introduces double-decker buses and electric buses, giving you more variety in vehicles to drive.
  • Realistic bus handling: The game aims to simulate realistic bus physics and handling, making driving feel challenging and rewarding.
  • Customization options: You can customize the appearance of your buses with different liveries and manage your bus interiors.
  • Convenience features: The game offers features like fast travel, time forwarding, and taking over NPC bus routes, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preference.

Overall, Bus Simulator 21 is a game for:

  • Bus enthusiasts: If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a bus, Bus Simulator 21 lets you experience it virtually.
  • Fans of simulation games: The game offers a realistic and detailed simulation of bus driving and company management.
  • Relaxation: Cruising through the city landscapes and following schedules can be a calming and stress-relieving experience.

Bus Simulator 21 itself isn’t officially playable in VR. The game doesn’t have built-in VR support.

However, some dedicated players have found workarounds to experience Bus Simulator 21 with a sense of VR presence. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Third-party software: Tools like Virtual Desktop come in. This software allows you to stream your PC screen to a VR headset, essentially making your VR headset a wireless monitor.

  • Head movement control (optional): Some players use software like Opentrack alongside Virtual Desktop. Opentrack translates your head movements in the VR headset to in-game camera controls, giving you a sense of looking around the bus driver’s cabin.