Havana, Cuba is well known for its collection of vintage American cars. But even with a classic Chevrolet or Ford on every corner, personal vehicle ownership on the communist island nation is still out of reach for most citizens. Like many cities where owning vehicles is either impractical or unaffordable (or downright banned), Cuba has a public transit system. Based on this video said to be from Havana, though, we'd imagine walking to be the most comfortable option.

This video shows a bus, which looks more like an odd stretched troop transport, literally jammed full of people. No, really, they can't shut the doors there are so many passengers. It strikes as not just a highly uncomfortable situation, but also an enormously dangerous one, particularly for the passengers closest to the bus's doors. And to think, we grumble about having to sit next to someone on a bus or in the subway.

Scroll down for a look below at the world's most uncomfortable bus ride.


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      SPcamert
      • 11 Months Ago
      Yeah, that's not a bus. That's a tractor trailer with seats.
      Carlove215
      • 11 Months Ago
      I love living in the USA
        Daniel D
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Carlove215
        You don't want to see Germanys public transport system then. Might take some of the love away.
          A P
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Daniel D
          For a tiny country like Germany, with crushing fuel taxes, they MUST have a public system that is good. You like that kind of system, be my guest to partake in it.
      E85 450HP Forester
      • 11 Months Ago
      The embargo has to end for Pedro's sake!!!!
      bK
      • 11 Months Ago
      They should invest in a double decker
      Larry Litmanen
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is Cuba, 0bama's nirvana. We already have the same health care and soon will have the same transportation system.
        The Wasp
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        I hate to bring numbers into the discussion but if you take a look, you'll see that Cuba has a much lower healthcare cost per capita, greater life expectancy and a much better healthcare efficiency ranking than the US.
          AZDave
          • 11 Months Ago
          @The Wasp
          Well, you should, because it is likely that what you are saying is false, or based on a limited sample of healthcare in Cuba. If you visit "http://www.therealcuba.com" you'll be able to find some pictures and articles about the conditions in Cuba's hospitals, and Cuba in general.
          The Wasp
          • 11 Months Ago
          @The Wasp
          @AZDave There is no healthcare efficiency ranking that considers literally every healthcare facility in any country. With a limited sampling, Cuba scored significantly better than the US. I do not dispute that some parts of Cuba are poor/dirty/neglected/etc. There are parts of the US that deserve similar criticism. This has nothing to do with the concept of socialism. If you want to learn more about Cuba, I would encourage you to take any "information" coming out of Miami with a grain of salt.
          David
          • 11 Months Ago
          @The Wasp
          Michael Moore's ridiculous "documentary" was proven to be false. I saw for myself the "efficiency" you speak of- depends on whether people dying from squalorous and unsanitary conditions is efficient or not. Fewer people to take care of I guess . . .
          razorpit
          • 11 Months Ago
          @The Wasp
          Either Sean Penn and Dan Rather are also reading these messages or Wasp has multiple accounts. No one with a brain could up vote his/her comments...
        scooter
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        I hope you are trying to be funny, Larry Litmanen. Even though you failed at it and/or trying to be provactive.
        Daniel D
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Does that mean Canada, UK and Australia are really just like Cuba, because their citizens get medical care? What a small world you live in.
      nsxrules
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is what socialist economic policies get you.
        Daniel D
        • 11 Months Ago
        @nsxrules
        The US embargo has had nothing to do with their troubles then?
      Daniel D
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is all about the best of capitalism. Maximize profits (passengers) and minimize costs (bus). Oh wait this is Cuba... Dam communists! Err thank goodness we don't see people as just a way to make money.
      Drizzy
      • 11 Months Ago
      I used to have so much room on my way to work via the Commuter Rail from Boston that I could sit sideways and stretch out. It was such a luxury, though one time both me and my legs fell asleep, so when my station was announced I fell on my face in the aisle trying to run out and missed my stop... haha...
      Avinash Machado
      • 11 Months Ago
      Of course the Castro family gets to travel in limos.
      AZDave
      • 11 Months Ago
      Yes, we in the US should be thankful that we live in a free society where problems can be discussed and hopefully improved. But, we shouldn't beat ourselves up for wanting things to be better here just because in Cuba, an abusive, totalitarian regime has figured out how to repress 10 million or so people while accumulating billions of US dollars in overseas assets. Instead, we should continue to put pressure on the Castro regime and support the many dissidents who remain and struggle to make things better there.
        hemusbull
        • 11 Months Ago
        @AZDave
        You should support not the so called dissidents but this Cubans in the bus!
          AZDave
          • 11 Months Ago
          @hemusbull
          I have supported Cuban's who have emigrated to the US and have sent supplies and money to Cubans in Cuba. That doesn't mean I shouldn't oppose Castro nor support the dissidents who remain in Cuba despite being harrased and imprisoned by Castro.
      hemusbull
      • 11 Months Ago
      First of all this isn't a typical bus but something build behind a tractor trailer...And second I like the automatic doors of this one. Socialism in its best!
        Daniel D
        • 11 Months Ago
        @hemusbull
        Are you even aware there is a distinction between a socialist and a communist? Time to find a public library, if any still exist in your area and do some reading.
      FrosenCarrotz
      • 11 Months Ago
      " And to think, we grumble about having to sit next to someone on a bus or in the subway." Idk about anyone else, but I'm more than happy to sit down in an available seat in the subway next to anyone. Especially considering my daily commute is 1-1.5 hours long.
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