Switch to the Bus Depot and Save!


Why the Bus Depot?  


Better Parts, Better Prices.

We import many parts directly from Europe, 
bypassing the middleman. That cuts costs,
and brings you better quality products.


Better Selection. 

Eight times as many parts as the next
largest specialist - many of which are sold 
nowhere else in the U.S.  If you can't get it  
at the Depot, you probably can't get it.

Special Order Service. 

If we don't have it but can get it in Europe,
we'll special order it and import it for you -  
saving you the overseas shipping cost, 
import duty, customs fees, and hidden 
credit card foreign exchange fees. Not to  
mention assuming the risk if the item gets
damaged in transit, or simply never arrives.

Backorder Option.

Unfortunately backorders can happen on 
old VW parts. We all hate it. Most retailers 
just cancel those items on you. But we've 
got you covered. In most cases we'll ship
them separately (on our dime) when in.
Of course you won't pay for them until they  
ship (or can cancel if you'd rather not wait). 


Prompt Shipping.  

Most in stock orders ship the same or next
business day via FedEx or USPS.  For rush   
orders, we also offer optional Expedited 
service, door to door as fast as overnight


Run by VW Enthusiasts,
for VW enthusiasts.

The Bus Depot grew out of our VW hobby. 
We drive them.  We got our start on the
first Vanagon List decades ago, and are 
still active in the online community. You're 
supporting a business that supports you.

  See Customer Service pages for policy info/details. 

 Welcome, former Van Cafe

and Bus Boys Customers!

For those who haven't heard, Van Cafe in Santa Cruz closed its doors on January 17. (Its online store remains open under the ownership of a Colorado outfit that purchased the company's assets.)  Peter was a real asset to the Vanagon community and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. Bus Boys in Redding, California also closed not long ago. They too were a leader in their field at one time.

The closure or sale of these two venerable Bus/Vanagon parts retailers is, unfortunately, part of a larger trend. At least three others that we know of are exploring similar options. That being said, we want you to know that the Bus Depot is the exception to the rule. We're growing. In fact we just expanded our warehouse to make room for new products coming in weekly, because it was bursting at the seams.  You can shop with confidence, knowing that we'll be here enthusiastically supporting our customers and fellow VW enthusiasts for many years to come, just as we have for over two decades already.


Switch to the Depot and get 10% off!  

With Bus Boys gone and Van Cafe under new ownership, you'll have to deal with someone new in any case. We realize you have many choices, and would like you to consider us. We want to win you over with our larger selection, lower prices and personal service. To introduce (or re-acquaint) you to the Bus Depot, we're giving all former Van Café and Bus Boys customers 10% Off Orders Over $100That's an extra 10% off Bus Depot pricing, which is generally lower to begin with. In fact it's been over ten years since we ran a 10% off storewide sale. Our low margins make it difficult for us to run such an offer very often. To get your discount, fill your Bus Depot cart, and on checkout enter WELCOME10 in the "Referral Code" field. Then, after you submit your order, just email a picture or copy of any Van Cafe or Bus Boys emailed order confirmation or packing list with your name on it to welcome@busdepot.com to validate your discount.  

No you won't get a free cookie, but instead we'll throw in a free Bus Depot oval sticker.  Oh, and did we mention that we collect no sales tax on orders shipped outside of Pennsylvania? 

"Well I'd like to try you out, but I'm not a previous customer of Van Cafe or Bus Boys.  Can I still get the deal?"  Yes, it's meant to introduce new customers to the Depot, so we'll also open it up to anyone who hasn't bought from the Bus Depot for at least a year.  Just use the same WELCOME10 code. 

This is a limited time offer that will be pulled without notice. Sale items are excluded (since they're already discounted), as are special-order and made-to-order items. (However they still count toward the $100-before-shipping minimum.)  Also you can't use the code on gift certificates or prior orders, or combine it with another discount. You can use the discount code more than once until we pull the offer (and only need to mail the competitor's invoice the first time), but only the first order will get a free decal because we don't have too many of them.


Bus Depot welcomes Burley Motorsports.   

In other news, the Bus Depot is now distributing Burley Motorsports products, including those formerly sold by Van Café. Click here for a listing of Burley products. More will be added over the coming weeks.


I want to personally thank our existing customers (without whom the Bus Depot wouldn't exist today) for your loyal support, and our new and returning customers for giving us a try. And please tell us how we're doing!  If you see a lower price elsewhere, can't find an item, wish we carried something, or have any feedback at all regarding your shopping experience or your order, please let us know so we can improve.  Comments sent to feedback@busdepot.com go directly to my inbox.  

Ron Salmon
('78 Crew Cab, '87 Westy)