The Behind the Scenes of the Colorful Guatemala Chicken Buses

Americas Now


Famous worldwide for its colorful display, Guatemala’s public intercity buses have a unique personality. They are known as chicken buses for the occasional bird that flies out of a passenger’s basket. They started as yellow school buses in the United States. They were later auctioned and sold to Guatemalan drivers who took them south and repurposed them for a new life on the rural roads of Guatemala.