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** NEW ** Realtime Subway Departures powered by MTA Subway Time- just $0.99 as an in-app-add-on!


*** Winner at the MTA AT&T App Quest Awards! ***

* Find out when the next buses are scheduled to arrive.
* With MTA Bus Time®, we can give you live departure info and bus positions for all MTA buses in New York.
* **NEW** Realtime Subway departures for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, L and S (42 St Shuttle), all for just $0.99! More realtime routes will be added as they become available.
* View full bus timetables for a selected service even when you don't have an internet connection e.g. find out when the last bus is scheduled to leave.
* View official MTA route maps for the Subway and the bus networks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx & Staten Island.
* Find out latest news that might affect your daily commute, as well as status updates for bus, subway, rail, bridges & tunnels.
* Add stops to your favorites so you can quickly find out when your next buses are due to arrive.
* View bus routes on the map and find out where they go.
* Search for a location or pin point your current position on the map so you can find nearby bus stops.
* Use the official MTA Journey planner to find out how to get from A to B.
* Lots of information about the MTA, including fares and MetroCards, FAQs, accessibility, contact details, how to get to and from the airports and lots more.
* Find out the latest news about your transport network, including improvements and innovations.
* Plus: many of the features work offline! Use it whilst on the Subway, or when you have no signal.

Be green! Let's try and get more people using public transport in New York City!

We love to receive feedback :) Email us at busNYC@electriclabs.com for comments or suggestions you have about the app.

This app was produced by Electric Labs Ltd under licence from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

For a full list of supported bus routes, please visit:

What's New

Version 4.3.4

* Add support for realtime on the SIR line
* Bug fixes
* If you can spare a moment, writing a review really helps us to spread the word and support development :) Each time we release a new version of the app, our reviews disappear, so if you’ve reviewed in the past, we would appreciate if you could resubmit your review!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

330 Ratings

330 Ratings

Only accurate bus app, thumbs down for UI.


I’ve used and relied on other apps including transit (the battery eater) before someone told me about this one. Other apps constantly showed out of service buses that would pop on the route as moving and then disappear off the radar. This could be due to MTA’s signal but for whatever reason that does not appear to be frequent (or at all) on this app.

Downside. I can’t stand the interface and needs to be modified/simplified so that the homepage upon loading shows the routes closest to current location.

So helpful for buses & subways

Mark on the Lower East Side

Design + data = I love this app.
It's essential for NYC buses -- so well designed, I can see all the stops on a map, very intuitive, and update the arrival time & bus locations for the stop I want as frequently as I want by pressing a button.
And now the subway info they've added makes my commute easier: I can see whether to go to the F platform or M platform at Essex / Delancey, by making both stops a favorite & comparing their arrival times. This app makes my day easier.

Can't live without this app


Update after 5years: This is still my favorite NYC mass transit app. It's gotten a lot better at integrating guidance for subway riding. The hard work keeping this app updated is obvious and makes it more relevant than others I've used.

Love the app. I live off the B 61 and I use it all the time. All the new improvements are also greatly appreciated.


Electric Labs Ltd
123.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Electric Labs Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Subway Add On $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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