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Transit • Bus & Subway Times app for iPhone and iPad

4.8 ( 6048 ratings )
Travel Navigation
Developer: Transit App, Inc.
Current version: 4.4, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 21 Jun 2012
App size: 88.87 Mb

"Gives you the best route to where you want to go" - New York Times
“You wont realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app” - LA Times
“Killer app” - WSJ
"MBTA has a favorite transit app — and its called Transit" - Boston Globe

Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate your city’s public transit system with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface. Public transport not cooperating? Easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go, or grab the closest bike share.

1) See real-time arrivals for nearby buses and trains instantly upon launch.
2) Watch your transit vehicle approaching on a map in real-time*
3) Compare options with powerful A to B trip plans using real-time data.
4) Launch GO for step-by-step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route or want to nap/read/space out.*
5) Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.*
6) Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute.
7) View transit schedules and route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and surge) for nearby Ubers, and book in two taps.
10) View availability and book cars with car2go and other local car-share services.

*continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

“Your app was the deciding factor in selling my car”
“Blows Google Maps out of the water.”
"Probably the best thing on my phone, no joke."
“The head of our local transit agency recommended this app over the one her agency created.”
"Truly ingenious work here. Honestly, these guys should be in charge of actual public transportation itself."

Transit works in 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below).

Ann Arbor
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
New Orleans*
New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, LIRR*, Metro-North*, NJ Transit*, PATH, SI Ferry, NICE*, Bee-Line, RI Tram, NY Waterway, AirTrain, CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
Salem, OR
Salt Lake City*
San Antonio
San Diego (MTS*, NCTD*)
San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain*, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Marin Transit)
Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, King County Marine Division, Sound Transit*, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Tours, Everett Transit)
St. Louis*
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)

* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.


Transit App also works in 50+ other cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at

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Pros and cons of Transit • Bus & Subway Times app for iPhone and iPad

Transit • Bus & Subway Times app good for

I cannot use this app because its not available in my region. But Id like to give 5 stars for this awesome update description
Its accurate and easy to use! And best of all, its getting better and better. And the update notes are also interesting to read as well :)
This is an automatic add for every iOS device. Essential, timely and reliable and a dozen more adjectives. Hell, even the write ups to their updates are great. Much love for keeping me and my family from freezing waiting for the
Fantastic app for transit riders! Easy to use and understand, its the perfect companion for anyone riding the bus or train.
Long ago, before the smart phone, before the gps, before I could broadcast my intense love/hate relationship with cheese to the world via social media, people had to stand in the cold, bitter tundra that is the Canadian landscape with crossed fingers hoping the bus would show up soon. I didnt have to do this mind you, but Ive heard stories. Regardless, this app makes all of that Neanderthalian nonsense a thing of the past. Its reliable, (like having to pay taxes, only they dont make you cry by taking all of your money) its easy, (like that one friend of yours) and its constantly improving (like we all tell ourselves were going to do for the first week or so of every new year). Oh, also, read their update info, theyre a hoot and a half every time.
this app has saved my life :) also all the updates and the descriptions of the updates make my day every time :)

Some bad moments

The older versions were the best, but this one doesnt even deserve my time to open the app, it showed me for 3 times the wrong bus time and route to my destination. I live in Canada btw, so I had to wait 23 long minutes at the bus stop with a friendly temperature of -9°
Read the article on Medium and thought "this is it", finally I could jump off the Google maps and use something more precise. First disappointment: the app doesnt show the places specified by names. In my case it was cafe name copied from Google maps with a full address. Second: when I decided to delete the name and leave only address in a field, whole entry was deleted. Third: ok, entered street name manually and chose it from the list and... the app showed me a time-table. The problem is that I move on the bicycle. Bicycle route is turned on, but its impossible to find it.
This app made me late for stuff when its supposed to make me on time! I shouldve never trusted you transit app. Ill see you in hell!
Inaccurate times!!!! I missed the bus and was late to work multiple times because the app is slow!!!!
Before you used to display different bus variation times in Brampton Ontario. Now you only show main bus times. This is very misleading. Please change it back to how it was before.
This app just steals your location data and shows random stuff around you. Good LUCK trying to pull any schedule out of this piece.

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