Ikarus 280.49

The model

Ikarus 280 is the articulated bus model that was manufactured the most in the world. The Soviet Union was its main export market, but it was also shipped to Poland, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, China, Venezuela, Tunisia, Iran and Tanzania.

The vehicle

The panorama buses have been carrying passengers in Budapest ever since 1973. The folding door version on display was manufactured in 1986.

Salvaging the vehicle

The bus on display has underwent minor refurbishments in recent years, during which it was restored to its original operating state.


year of manufacturing:      1973 / 2002
weight:                              12 500 kg
capacity:                           147 (urban)