Welcome to metroMATE, the official South Australian Government public transport app for Adelaide Metro featuring nearby stops mode – we find you and your nearest service via real-time GPS vehicle locations to provide the most accurate stop and journey information. Plan your journey by nominating your favourite destinations and subscribe for alerts direct to your mobile device. See your service as it approaches and set alarms to make sure you're at your stop on time. From all of us at Adelaide Metro, safe travels!

What's New

Version 1.8.4

Bug fixes and improvements

Customer Reviews

2.2 out of 5

148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Frustrating and not easy to use


Why can’t you simply have a list with start and finish locations. Google does it better!
If I’m going from Noarlunga station to Adelaide Showgrounds. I want to put in the start and finish locations and have the app tell me when the trains leave the destination and when they arrive. Yes, I like how you can set either the set off time or arrive time.
Or how about having it so you can select the start and finish locations on a map and the routes and times are shown.
Also, if I select a journey. I have to start it to look through the itinerary. Why is it not a simple list with start and finish times. Maybe have it so you can touch parts of the route on the map and it will flash up the start, duration and finish details

Much improved


Greatly improved since I last tried this app. Has map view to show nearby stops. Very impressed that it’s already updated for iPhone X - at launch no less.

From an old (no longer available) app I miss the integrated ability to view metrocard balance. This should be integrated I feel rather than me having to go out to the website.

Also, sometimes I’m on a train and I want to see previous departures from my station, the train I’m already on for example. To see when I’d arrive at a particular station. In this app I can’t seem to view previous departures from a station.

I’d like the ability to select “I am on this train” or similar, for a journey view showing when I will arrive. Sometimes I get a message asking, when will you arrive at stop X? And it’s hard to find that information currently.

Anyway, a solid app and working well now.

A solid app, but requires a simple fix


This app is simple and easy to use, and saves a decent amount of time when searching a route compared to online on the phone or other device.

One notable suggestion for improvement is to tell people to depart earlier than what is currently implemented. People have noted that I'm a faster than usual walker, but when following the guide, I frequently miss the bus. I could only imagine how much more difficult it would be to plan for someone with a disability, as they would struggle more so than myself.

My Verdict: 4/5

Developer Response

Hi, thank you for the feedback. Journeys mode includes an alarm feature to remind you 5 minutes and 2 minutes before it is time to leave, so to arrive early you can activate the alarm and leave when it alerts you. To set an alarm, tap the bell icon on the right of the Journeys screen. You can also use metroMATE’s Stops feature to see all services that are coming to your stop, with the option of choosing a departure time. You can favourite your stop and track the buses’ real time journey on the map.


Government of South Australia - Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
109.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Government of South Australia


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