The Bus Stop is an iconic location in South Park and has appeared as a regular meeting and hanging-out place for the main characters as well as being the place the school bus picks up the children. Since its debut, the bus stop appeared in almost every episode of early seasons and all intros, but it has made fewer appearances as time has passed. However, it is still used frequently in recent episodes, mostly at the beginning.
The bus stop often serves as the starting point for the episodes, setting the story in motion by alerting us to any subplots in the episodes.
- The boys usually stand to the right of the sign (meaning the sign stands on camera left), but this does vary from time to time.
- The sign is of a parent and young girl running but the girl's head becomes a Visitors head for just a few seconds in the episode "Spookyfish".
- In "Professor Chaos" when the boys were seeking a replacement for Kenny after his death in "Kenny Dies", they stand by the bus stop with the auditionees to see how the line-up looks, showing that they are aware of how iconic the image of the four characters standing by the sign is.
- The boys most commonly stand in this order, left to right: Cartman, Kyle, Stan, then Kenny, although they may stand in this order: Kyle, Stan, Cartman, and Kenny. This can vary (as seen in the picture), sometimes depending on if one of the boys arrives later than the others.
- The Bus Stop has appeared on the packaging for a lot of South Park merchandise and also featured in the Simpsons parody of South Park.
- The boys' iconic Bus Stop scenes are gender-swapped in "Moss Piglets" with Wendy, Isla, Theresa, and Heidi respectively.
- "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" - Cartman tells the boys about his dream.
- "Weight Gain 4000" - Stan berates Cartman for taking the credit for the award-winning essay.
- "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride" - Stan shows the boys his dog, Sparky.
- "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig" - Cartman questions Stan's black eye, and Kyle shows off his elephant.
- "Pinkeye" - The boys show off their Halloween costumes.
- "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" - Kyle shows the boys Mr. Hankey.
- "Mecha-Streisand - Barbra Streisand tries to get the Diamond of Pantheos off the boys.
- "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" - The boys ditch school to look for Cartman. Later Kenny tries to control a go-kart here.
- "Ike's Wee Wee" - The boys find out what a bris is here.
- "Summer Sucks" - The boys try to enjoy the summer without fireworks.
- "Clubhouses" - Bebe breaks up with Kyle.
- "Cow Days" - Kyle and Stan play with Terrance and Phillip dolls.
- "Spookyfish" - Evil Cartman is revealed here.
- "Prehistoric Ice Man" - Officer Barbrady comes here to get the boys' assistance in helping Larry.
- "The Succubus" - The boys wait for Chef here.
- "Chinpokomon" - Kyle is informed about Chinpokomon Dolls here.
- "The Red Badge of Gayness" - The boys practice for the civil war reenactment here.
- "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus" - Kyle tells the boys he had his period.
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Stan walks past this in the beginning.
- "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000" - Cartman speaks to the boys about the tooth fairy.
- "Timmy 2000" - Cartman convinces the boys to take their Ritalin.
- "Cherokee Hair Tampons" - Stan, Kenny, Butters and Timmy meet here.
- "Trapper Keeper" - Cartman shows off his Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper Ultra Keeper Futura S 2000.
- "A Very Crappy Christmas" - Kyle tells the boys Mr. Hankey didn't visit.
- "It Hits the Fan" - Cartman tells the boys about Cop Drama.
- "Scott Tenorman Must Die" - Cartman shows the boys his pubes.
- "Towelie" - The army question the boys about Towelie.
- "How to Eat with Your Butt" - The boys are forced to wear gas masks.
- "The Entity" - Kyle introduces his cousin to the boys.
- "Professor Chaos" - The boys used the bus stop to help decide who would fit best as their fourth friend.
- "The Simpsons Already Did It" - Cartman runs up to the boys to take them to the Sea People.
- "Free Hat" - Creatures walk around the boys during the pilot re-release trailer.
- "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society" - Bebe replaces Cartman, leading him to flip the other boys off.
- "Child Abduction is Not Funny" - The boys are forced to wear Child Tracker and later have to stand with their parents.
- "My Future Self n' Me" - Stan shows the boys his "future self".
- "Cancelled" - The boys discover that they're in a repeat.
- "Krazy Kripples" - Jimmy tells the boys about his Crips club.
- "Toilet Paper" - The boys come back here after TPing Mrs. Streibel's house.
- "South Park is Gay!" - The boys tell Kyle about the metrosexual fad.
- "Casa Bonita" - Seen in the montage of Cartman making fun of Kyle for being a Jew.
- "All About Mormons" - Gary Harrison berates Stan for his bigotry about his religion.
- "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" - The boys walk past it before discovering the Wall-Mart being rebuilt.
- "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" - Butters comes to tell the boys about Kyle's negroplasty.
- "Best Friends Forever" - The boys watch Kenny play Heaven vs. Hell.
- "The Death of Eric Cartman" - The boys decide to ignore Cartman.
- "Ginger Kids" - The boys speak to Cartman about his Gingervitus.
- "Go God Go" - Cartman tells the boys about his plans to freeze himself.
- "Cartman Sucks" - Cartman shows the boys the picture of Butters' dick in his mouth.
- "Imaginationland" - The Mayor of Imaginationland comes to ask about the leprechaun.
- "Tonsil Trouble" - Cartman confronts the boys about not going to his AIDS benefit.
- "The China Probrem" - Kyle refuses to argue with Cartman about the Chinese after seeing Indiana Jones get raped.
- "The Ring" - Kenny shows the boys his Purity Ring.
- "The Coon" - Cartman speaks to the boys about the Coon.
- "You're Getting Old" - Stan tells Kyle that he didn't like the new CD.
- "Ass Burgers" - Kyle and Cartman discuss Asperger's Syndrome.
- "A History Channel Thanksgiving" - Cartman suggests Kyle has menopause.
- "Cash For Gold" - Stan shows the boys his bolo tie.
- "Let Go, Let Gov" - Kyle complains about Cartman being loud on his phone.
- "Black Friday" - Butters and Cartman pass the bus stop.
- "Go Fund Yourself" - The boys think up a name for their Kickstarter project.
- "The Cissy" - Cartman thinks up his plan here.
- "The Magic Bush" - Cartman tells the boys about the phone of Laura Tucker's bush.
- "Grounded Vindaloop" - Steve calls Cartman up about the Oculus Rift.
- "REHASH" - The boys speak about PewDiePie.
- "Moss Piglets" - The girls replace the boys at the bus stop.
- "A Boy And A Priest" - Seen when the sun rises.
A flag for the Timmy Express can be found here. When it is activated, the role of the Timmy Express is explained.
One of the homeless people the New Kid must fight is found up a path just behind the Bus Stop.
- Kelly Rutherford-Menskin - Can be friended at the bench once the New Kid is popular enough.
On the first day, access to Main Street is blocked here by a group of sixth graders. After the New Kid unlocks Human Kite and Super Craig as combat buddies, the three fight the Sixth Graders. After defeating them, The Coon warns that they will now be trying to fight him all round town.
The bus stop to the left of the Main Street path allows you to access the 3 DLCs. While Danger Deck can be accessed through the Freedom Pal base, From Dusk till Casa Bonita and Bring the Crunch can only be accessed here.
- Roman - Can be friended at the bus stop after Mosquito in a Honey Pot is completed.
- Sarah - Can be friended at the bus stop after Mosquito in a Honey Pot is completed.