Remote controlled buses can be a lot of fun for both adults and children! An RC is able to drive when a signal is sent through radio waves. Cool! If you want to learn more about how RC vehicles work, you can visit this website.

We have reviewed five top RC buses to help you find the perfect one for your kiddo.

How to Pick the Best Remote Controlled Bus

Whether you are looking to buy the first remote controlled bus for your toddler or child, or you are looking to add a fun new RC bus to your child’s growing RC vehicles collection, there are various features you’ll want to consider. Read on below to help find that perfect bus that will make your child’s face light up and provide them with hours of entertainment!

1. Recommended Age

One of the most important features you’ll want to consider is the recommended age for the RC bus. There are such a wide variety of options available when it comes to remote or radio-controlled vehicles from motorcycles to all terrain cars, submarines, tanks, RC helicopters – you name it. Some are more clearly designed for toddlers, while some are definitely aimed at much older children or even adults. You want to make sure that you select a bus that your child will be able to operate with limited support, but also one that is not too simplistic for their age.

2. Bus Type

Your next consideration should be the bus type. Here, you’ll want to consider your child’s interests. Do they love riding on that yellow school bus each day? Do you think they would prefer a bus that is designed to look more like a public transit bus? Perhaps, you think they’d love to receive a bus that looks more like a charter bus so they can pretend they’re driving their passengers to a fun destination!

3. Size/Dimensions

When you just look at the pictures of the RC buses, they all look very similar in size. However, if you pay more attention to the product dimensions, you’ll find that some are larger than others. Think about what size you’ll want your bus to be. Will it be primarily driven outside with more space, or will your child be driving it around inside in a smaller area?

4. Weight

When thinking about the weight of the bus, you can think about whether your child is likely to be using it on their own. Also, think about where the bus will be stored in relation to where it is likely to be used. Will your child need to carry it a long distance? Do you want it to always be necessary for you to assist with getting the bus outside if it is too heavy for your child to carry by him or herself?

5. Batteries

All remote or radio-controlled buses require batteries in the bus and the remote. However, different buses take different types of batteries. Additionally, some buses may come with a rechargeable battery to decrease the number of batteries that you’ll need to purchase to keep the bus up and running. If you’re looking for some great batteries to buy for your new bus, you can check out this article on RC batteries.

6. Sounds and Other Movements

Finally, before you decide on the perfect bus for your child, think about some of the added features of the bus. Some buses make different sounds. Additionally, with some buses there are more features that the driver has control over, such as opening the bus door, flashing lights, or honking the horn. Are any of these added features important to you or your child?

RC school bus toy

The Winners


The HAK125 Remote Control Passenger Bus is a white bus with black, tinted windows. The bus features a relatively simple controller.

Recommended Age: 3 years and up
Bus Type: Passenger/Charter Bus
Size/Dimensions: 9.5 x 3 x 2.5 inches
Weight: 12.8 ounces
Batteries: 3 AA for bus and 2 AA for controller
Sounds and Other Movements: Flashing lights


RC City Bus

Upgrade Choice

The Fisca RC City Bus is decked out with many extra features to really excite your child! Your kiddo can pretend they are a bus driver in a busy city stopping to let passengers on and off when they drive the bus!

Recommended Age: 6 years and up
Bus Type: City/Public Transit Bus
Size/Dimensions: 17.2 x 11.2 x 5.2 inches
Weight: 2.76 pounds
Batteries: Rechargeable battery for bus
Sounds and Other Movements: Engine sounds, horn, lighting, turn signals


The Kid Galazy School Bus is an excellent RC for a very reasonable price. This bus is designed to be easy to operate for toddlers.

Recommended Age: 36 months to 8 years
Bus Type: School Bus
Size/Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 3 inches
Weight: 14.4 ounces
Batteries: 3 AA batteries
Sounds and Other Movements: No sounds, the bus can go in circles


This Liberty Imports School Bus is a cute and compacted yellow school bus. As your child is driving the RC bus they can jam to the fun music the bus plays as it moves forward!

Recommended Age: 3 years and up
Bus Type: School Bus
Size/Dimensions: 14.3 x 7.5 x 6.1 inches
Weight: 1.55 pounds
Batteries: 3 AA batteries for bus, 1 9V battery for remote control
Sounds and Other Movements: Driving sounds, music, headlights that light up


If you are looking for realism, then you should consider the Fisca RC School Bus. The driver can make the bus go forward, backward, turn, accelerate, decelerate, honk the horn, and open or close the bus doors.

Recommended Age: 5 years and up
Bus Type: School Bus
Size/Dimensions: 13.4 x 3.5 x 3.1 inches
Weight: 1.9 pounds
Batteries: Rechargeable battery for bus (included) and 2 AA batteries for remote
Sounds and Other Movements: Horn sound, open and close doors, operate stop sign

Quick Decision

Hak125 Passenger Bus – Best Overall

The HAK125 Remote Control Passenger Bus received this award because of its sleek design and sturdy construction.

Fisca City Bus – Upgrade Choice

This RC City Bus received this award because of all the added control options it has. From a horn sound to lighting to turn signals, the driver can make this bus do all sorts of fun things.

Kid Galaxy School Bus – Best Budget Buy

The Kid Galaxy Squeezable RC School Bus earned this award due to how much fun it will provide your toddler for a very reasonable price.

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Gary B.

Gary B.

Gary is a father of two, self-identified RC fanboy, and part-time guitar plucker. When he's not racing his collection of remote-controlled vehicles or strumming away, we bend his arm and get him to write with precision and expertise on a range of mechanical and electrical toys.

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