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London Bus Checker - Live Bus Countdown Times and Journey Planning at every stop

By FatAttitude

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Live bus times, journey planning and route maps for every stop in London, on your iPhone and Apple Watch.

London Bus Checker™ is the number one travel app that works at all London's 20,000 bus stops to show you when the next buses are coming - and where they're going. Plus there's live journey planning to help you get around by Tube, Rail, Overground, Ferry, Hovercraft.. ..however you roll, we've got it covered.

• As featured on BBC Click, Telegraph Online, The Independent, Wired UK, and an App Store 'New and Noteworthy' •

"I'm not surprised this app has leapt to the top of the UK travel charts since its launch" - Kate Russell, BBC Click

• Live, updated countdown display of bus arrivals, direct from official TfL data.
• NEW - use your Apple Watch to view an Instant Departure Board or track your planned journeys.
• NEW - plan a journey anywhere in London by bus, tube, rail and more.
• iOS8 Today Widget to view bus times from any app!
• Real-time GPS map of nearest bus stops.
• Full 3D route maps for all London Bus Routes - see exactly where your bus goes.
• Stop Alerts - get woken up when you've arrived at your stop!†
• Service information - diversions/closures/cancellations.
• Barclays Cycle Hire dock locations and live availability
• Bus crowded? Driver really helpful? View real-time travel tips from other users - and share your own!
• Favourite the bus stops you use regularly.

“If you regularly ride a bus, then you should not leave home without Buschecker” – The Guardian
“A simple, well-designed app” – Daily Telegraph
One of Cosmopolitan Magazine's featured "Best Apps Ever" - Cosmo UK

Download Bus Checker today - and never miss that last bus of the night again! Although if you do, we're not picking you up from the taxi rank in Morden.†


Please uninstall then re-install the app - this resolves the vast majority of issues. For more help, please see our support site or get in touch. (and please try this before leaving bad reviews! We do read every support request we receive)


† - Note to tourists: Morden is at the very bottom of the Northern line on the London tube - and frequently where late-night travellers find themselves waking up.

- Bus Checker is a registered trademark of FatAttitude Limited.
- Data provided by official Transport for London feeds.
- Bus Checker can send anonymous usage stats and crash reports to us so that we can improve the app; no personally identifiable information is collected or transmitted, but you can opt out of this at any time via the app's settings page.

What's New in Version 6.1.0

Version 6 - Major new update:
• Journey Planning; you can now plan a journey anywhere in London on bus, tube, Overground and more. It's our most-requested feature and now it's arrived.
• All-new Apple Watch app - check live bus times and journey plans with our instant departure board, without even getting out your phone!
• Multiple UI enhancements and bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews


A 'must have' app for anyone travelling in London. The latest update seems to give fewer connection failures which is great but can we PLEASE have the route search symbol back on the main page instead of being hidden under Search page 2 - I've only just found it after much frustration.

Nearly excellent!

This works really really well but it would be perfect if there was a bus route list. Sometimes you just want to see where the 31 goes and it's not possible with this app.

Very useful

Very useful app and handy to know arrival times in advance. Accurate to within about 1minute....traffic depending. Worth downloading if you commute in London.

London Bus Checker - Live Bus Countdown Times and Journey Planning at every stop
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • £2.29
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.1.0
  • Size: 32.4 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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