To dream of being late for something represents your feelings about having missed an important opportunity. You may be experiencing anger, frustration, or disappointment that you've lost out on something. Possibly a sign that you lack discipline or were irresponsible in some way.
Alternatively, being late may reflect feelings of being behind or losing ground. You may feel others have gotten an advantage over you. It may also reflect feelings of having spoiled an opportunity. Feeling you can't be as powerful or successful as someone else.
To dream of being late for a bus represents a missed opportunity to do something difficult or unpleasant. A tough or boring experience you wanted to get over with has been lost.
To dream of being late for a boat represents a missed opportunity to confront a negative situation. Wanting to get through an uncertain situation and losing your opportunity to begin to. A self-improvement opportunity may have been lost.
To dream of being late for a train represents a lost opportunity to get started on a long-term goal, plan, or project.
To dream of being late for school represents a lack of preparedness to begin concerning yourself with an important or serious issue. Being unprepared or too distracted to deal with a challenge you want confront. It may be a sign that priorities are not straight or that there has been a lack of responsibility. Feeling behind, disorganized, or that you've been procrastinating about something important.
To dream of being late for work represents a lack of preparedness or organization to begin focusing yourself with your goals. Procrastination or distractions from your responsibilities or obligations.