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|made=[[1860s|1865]]<ref name=PM>''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter3/moment2/knight-bus New from J.K. Rowling: The Knight Bus]</ref>
 
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry|How come the Muggles don’t hear the bus?|Stan|Them! Don’ listen properly, do they? Don’ look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don’|Harry talking to Stan the Knight Bus Conductor in [[1993]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry|How come the Muggles don’t hear the bus?|Stan|Them! Don’ listen properly, do they? Don’ look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don’|Harry talking to Stan the Knight Bus Conductor in [[1993]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
The '''Knight Bus''' is a triple-decker, purple [[wikipedia:AEC Regent III RT|AEC Regent III RT]] that assists stranded individuals of the wizarding community through public transportation. It operates at a very fast speed and obstacles will jump out of its way. To hail the bus, a witch or wizard must stick their wand hand in the air in the same manner that a [[Muggle]] might do to hail a taxi. During the early [[1990s]], the Knight Bus' conductor was [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]], who greets passengers and handles baggage, and was driven by [[Ernie Prang]].
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The '''Knight Bus''' is a triple-decker, purple [[wikipedia:AEC Regent III RT|AEC Regent III RT]] that assists stranded individuals of the wizarding community through public transportation. It operates at a very fast speed and obstacles will jump out of its way. To hail the bus, a witch or wizard must stick their wand hand in the air in the same manner that a [[Muggle]] might do to hail a taxi, though it is possible to book tickets for travel on the bus in advance.
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==History==
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The Knight Bus was first commissioned in [[1860s|1865]] as a method for underage or infirm wizards to transport themselves discreetly. The idea was proposed by then-[[Minister for Magic|Minister]] [[Dugald McPhail]], after a number of other idea such as [[broomstick]]s with sidecars were vetoed.<ref name=PM />
   
The Knight Bus was first commissioned in [[1860s|1865]] as a method for underage or infirim wizards to transport themselves discreetly. The idea was proposed by then-[[Minister for Magic|Minister]] [[Dugald McPhail]], after a number of other idea such as [[broomstick]]s with sidecars were vetoed.<ref name=PM />
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During the early [[1990s]], the Knight Bus' conductor was [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]], who greets passengers and handles baggage, and was driven by [[Ernie Prang]].
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
[[File:Bus.JPG|thumb|250px|The Knight Bus about to squeeze between two red double-decker buses]]
 
   
 
Inside, during the night, the Knight Bus has beds, curtained windows, candles burning in brackets beside each bed, and thirteen [[Sickle]]s buys a cup of hot chocolate, while fifteen gets a hot [[water]] bottle and a toothbrush in any colour. During the day, there are just seats that are apparently not bolted down. The bus does not seem to have much in the way of safety features, as passengers and luggage alike are being thrown around the inside of the bus during its haphazard manoeuvres.
 
Inside, during the night, the Knight Bus has beds, curtained windows, candles burning in brackets beside each bed, and thirteen [[Sickle]]s buys a cup of hot chocolate, while fifteen gets a hot [[water]] bottle and a toothbrush in any colour. During the day, there are just seats that are apparently not bolted down. The bus does not seem to have much in the way of safety features, as passengers and luggage alike are being thrown around the inside of the bus during its haphazard manoeuvres.
   
 
==Known passengers==
 
==Known passengers==
In [[1993]], Harry Potter stumbled across the Knight Bus after leaving [[4 Privet Drive]] following the inadvertent inflation of his [[Marjorie Dursley|Aunt Marge]]. On the same day, [[Madam Marsh]] was using the Knight Bus to travel to [[Abergavenny]]. In [[1996]], Harry, Ron and Hermione travelled back to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] from [[12 Grimmauld Place]] on the Knight Bus after the [[Christmas holidays]].
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[[File:Warner-Bros.-Pictures-Harry-Potter-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban-13.jpg|thumb|left|220px|Harry Potter after calling the bus]]In [[1993]], Harry Potter stumbled across the Knight Bus after leaving [[4 Privet Drive]] following the inadvertent inflation of his [[Marjorie Dursley|Aunt Marge]]. On the same day, [[Madam Marsh]] was using the Knight Bus to travel to [[Abergavenny]]. On [[20 April]], [[1994]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] and the [[hippogriff]] [[Buckbeak]] traveled together on the Knight Bus for a hearing in front of the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]] in regards to Buckbeak's future following the attack on [[Draco Malfoy]].<ref name="PA14">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 14 - (''Snape's Grudge'')</ref> In [[1996]], Harry, Ron and Hermione travelled back to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] from [[12 Grimmauld Place]] on the Knight Bus after the [[Christmas holidays]].
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The Knight Bus seen in the 2004 movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban used a body constructed from three seperate RT-class AEC Regent III buses. The triple-deck body was then fitted to a Dennis Javelin bus chassis.
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*The Knight Bus seen in the 2004 movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban used a body constructed from three seperate RT-class AEC Regent III buses. The triple-deck body was then fitted to a Dennis Javelin bus chassis. In order to portray the bus driving at high speeds, the cars around the bus drove slower while the bus drove at its top speed, and the footage was sped up afterward. Two buses were constructed for the film's external shots, while the interior shots were filmed on a set that would rock back and forth to simulate the bus' movement.
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**One of the props is currently on display at [[The Making of Harry Potter]]. The other was moved to Orlando, Florida in 2010 for the grand opening ceremony of [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]], where it carried some of the actors from the film series to the ceremony. It remained in storage until 2014, when it was moved outdoors as part of the upcoming [[Diagon Alley]] attraction. <ref name="busdiagon">[http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/4/14/knight_bus_arrives_a.html]</ref>
 
*Since Apparition would be a faster and more practical way of transportation, the Knight Bus may be used for those who cannot use Apparition or Portkeys, and therefore need the bus, and may even be accessible to Squibs.
 
*Since Apparition would be a faster and more practical way of transportation, the Knight Bus may be used for those who cannot use Apparition or Portkeys, and therefore need the bus, and may even be accessible to Squibs.
 
*[[File:Bushead.JPG|thumb|200px|The Shrunken Head in the film version of the book]]In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', a talking [[Dre Head|Shrunken Head]] with a Caribbean accent was hung from the rear-view mirror.
 
*[[File:Bushead.JPG|thumb|200px|The Shrunken Head in the film version of the book]]In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', a talking [[Dre Head|Shrunken Head]] with a Caribbean accent was hung from the rear-view mirror.
 
*In the book, items appear to jump away to avoid collision. In the film, the bus just swerves around or squeezes past (or through) obstacles, and in terms of the latter, the driver is shown throwing a switch that causes the bus to contract.
 
*In the book, items appear to jump away to avoid collision. In the film, the bus just swerves around or squeezes past (or through) obstacles, and in terms of the latter, the driver is shown throwing a switch that causes the bus to contract.
*In the book, Harry identifies himself to Shunpike as "[[Neville Longbottom]]." In the film, he does not give a name.
 
 
*One notable feature of the film adaptation of the Knight Bus is the large chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
 
*One notable feature of the film adaptation of the Knight Bus is the large chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
*Two buses were made for the film: one for the exterior shots and one for the interior shots.
 
*In 2010, for the grand opening ceremony of [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]], in Orlando Florida, some of the actors from the film series arrived at the ceremony in a replica of the Knight Bus.
 
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]], the Knight Bus squeezes in between two London Buses brick by brick.
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]], the Knight Bus squeezes in between two London Buses brick by brick.
 
*In a International trailer for [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]], Harry says to [[Stanley Shunpike]] while riding the Knight Bus: "Isn't this a bit dangerous?" to which Stan replies: "No. We haven't had an accident in about a week." These lines were cut from the final version of the movie.
 
*In a International trailer for [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]], Harry says to [[Stanley Shunpike]] while riding the Knight Bus: "Isn't this a bit dangerous?" to which Stan replies: "No. We haven't had an accident in about a week." These lines were cut from the final version of the movie.
 
*The ''LEGO Harry Potter'' Knight Bus sets are noted for their heavy use of purple bricks, which are rare and therefore much valued both for novelty and for collectors to use in their "My Own Creations."<ref name="building">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]'', Page 25</ref>
 
*The ''LEGO Harry Potter'' Knight Bus sets are noted for their heavy use of purple bricks, which are rare and therefore much valued both for novelty and for collectors to use in their "My Own Creations."<ref name="building">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]'', Page 25</ref>
 
[[File:Knight_Bus_Pottermore.png|thumb|200 px| The Knight Bus inside in Pottermore]]
 
[[File:Knight_Bus_Pottermore.png|thumb|200 px| The Knight Bus inside in Pottermore]]
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*The [[Leaky Cauldron]] offers tickets for the Knight Bus as part of its room service.<ref name="leakyc">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'', see [[:File:Leaky Cauldron Room Service.jpg|this image]]</ref>
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*Concept art for the Knight Bus by [[Julian Caldow]] depicts it en route to [[Aberdeenshire]], [[Cardiff]], [[The Lizard]], [[London]], and the [[Isle of Skye]].<ref>See [[:File:KnightBusJulianCaldow.jpg|this image]].</ref>
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*Although the capacity of the bus is not stated in the books, in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]] a sign inside the bus states that the bus can carry 9 passengers, 3 on each level.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
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*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]- [[Diagon Alley]] ''
   
 
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Knight Bus
Object information
Made

1865[1]

Usage

For emergency transport

Owners
Harry: "How come the Muggles don’t hear the bus?"
Stan: "Them! Don’ listen properly, do they? Don’ look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don’"
— Harry talking to Stan the Knight Bus Conductor in 1993[src]

The Knight Bus is a triple-decker, purple AEC Regent III RT that assists stranded individuals of the wizarding community through public transportation. It operates at a very fast speed and obstacles will jump out of its way. To hail the bus, a witch or wizard must stick their wand hand in the air in the same manner that a Muggle might do to hail a taxi, though it is possible to book tickets for travel on the bus in advance.

HistoryEdit

The Knight Bus was first commissioned in 1865 as a method for underage or infirm wizards to transport themselves discreetly. The idea was proposed by then-Minister Dugald McPhail, after a number of other idea such as broomsticks with sidecars were vetoed.[1]

During the early 1990s, the Knight Bus' conductor was Stan Shunpike, who greets passengers and handles baggage, and was driven by Ernie Prang.

DescriptionEdit

Inside, during the night, the Knight Bus has beds, curtained windows, candles burning in brackets beside each bed, and thirteen Sickles buys a cup of hot chocolate, while fifteen gets a hot water bottle and a toothbrush in any colour. During the day, there are just seats that are apparently not bolted down. The bus does not seem to have much in the way of safety features, as passengers and luggage alike are being thrown around the inside of the bus during its haphazard manoeuvres.

Known passengersEdit

Warner-Bros.-Pictures-Harry-Potter-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban-13

Harry Potter after calling the bus

In 1993, Harry Potter stumbled across the Knight Bus after leaving 4 Privet Drive following the inadvertent inflation of his Aunt Marge. On the same day, Madam Marsh was using the Knight Bus to travel to Abergavenny. On 20 April, 1994, Rubeus Hagrid and the hippogriff Buckbeak traveled together on the Knight Bus for a hearing in front of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures in regards to Buckbeak's future following the attack on Draco Malfoy.[2] In 1996, Harry, Ron and Hermione travelled back to Hogwarts from 12 Grimmauld Place on the Knight Bus after the Christmas holidays.

EtymologyEdit

The Knight Bus is named after the various night bus services throughout Great Britain, as well as a play on the word "knight", as it gives the connotation that the vehicle comes to the rescue of those who need it.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Knight Bus seen in the 2004 movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban used a body constructed from three seperate RT-class AEC Regent III buses. The triple-deck body was then fitted to a Dennis Javelin bus chassis. In order to portray the bus driving at high speeds, the cars around the bus drove slower while the bus drove at its top speed, and the footage was sped up afterward. Two buses were constructed for the film's external shots, while the interior shots were filmed on a set that would rock back and forth to simulate the bus' movement.
    • One of the props is currently on display at The Making of Harry Potter. The other was moved to Orlando, Florida in 2010 for the grand opening ceremony of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where it carried some of the actors from the film series to the ceremony. It remained in storage until 2014, when it was moved outdoors as part of the upcoming Diagon Alley attraction. [4]
  • Since Apparition would be a faster and more practical way of transportation, the Knight Bus may be used for those who cannot use Apparition or Portkeys, and therefore need the bus, and may even be accessible to Squibs.
  • Bushead

    The Shrunken Head in the film version of the book

    In the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a talking Shrunken Head with a Caribbean accent was hung from the rear-view mirror.
  • In the book, items appear to jump away to avoid collision. In the film, the bus just swerves around or squeezes past (or through) obstacles, and in terms of the latter, the driver is shown throwing a switch that causes the bus to contract.
  • One notable feature of the film adaptation of the Knight Bus is the large chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, the Knight Bus squeezes in between two London Buses brick by brick.
  • In a International trailer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry says to Stanley Shunpike while riding the Knight Bus: "Isn't this a bit dangerous?" to which Stan replies: "No. We haven't had an accident in about a week." These lines were cut from the final version of the movie.
  • The LEGO Harry Potter Knight Bus sets are noted for their heavy use of purple bricks, which are rare and therefore much valued both for novelty and for collectors to use in their "My Own Creations."[5]
Knight Bus Pottermore

The Knight Bus inside in Pottermore

AppearancesEdit

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