Questions tagged [knight-bus]

For questions primarily about the Knight Bus in Harry Potter.

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How could the Knight Bus know where Harry is and why did it take him to the Leaky Cauldron?

In the 3rd movie (Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban), Harry left his aunt's house after blowing up Marge and waited in the street. After a few minutes, a bus called the Knight Bus arrived and ...
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Which option did Harry Potter pick for the knight bus?

In this quote ‘Eleven Sickles,’ said Stan, ‘but for firteen you get ’ot chocolate, and for fifteen you get an ’ot-water bottle an’ a toofbrush in the colour of your choice.’ Harry rummaged once ...
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Was the Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang's surname an intentional joke?

In British slang, a "prang" is a minor motor vehicle collision. According to the answer to the question What happens if Knight Bus is involved in a collision?, it's impossible for the Knight Bus, so ...
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Why did they call it the Knight Bus?

The need for some form of transportation that could be used safely and discreetly by the underage or the infirm had been felt for a while and many suggestions had been made (sidecars on taxi-style ...
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Why would you need a bed on the Knight Bus?

In other questions regarding the Knight Bus on this site, it is confirmed that it travels through Apparition or some other method of teleportation. In Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry first rides it, ...
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What happens if Knight Bus is involved in a collision?

In the movies, we see the Knight Bus to be bending, swerving and squeezing with a switch used by the driver, to avoid collision with other objects like people, other vehicles, etc. It is also ...
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Is the Knight Bus unique?

Just what it says in the title. Are there any other rival brands of the Knight Bus, or just one? Is it the only weird bus thingy like that?
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Does the Knight bus actually move continuously on the roads, or does it teleport/apparate?

When describing Knight Bus movements, there's frequently a "BANG", followed by a bus being elsewhere. Is it elaborated anywhere in canon explicitly whether the bus merely speeds up, or does it ...
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