MTA Bus Time uses Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and wireless communications technology to track the real-time location of MTA buses in New York City. This innovation lets you use your computer, cell phone, smartphone or other tech device to get information about when the next bus will arrive at your stop, even if you are still at home, the office, shopping, or dining.

What's New

Version 1.2

Fixes for iOS 9
Minor design changes.
Map sets view around the current stop.
Fixed minor bugs

Customer Reviews

2.5 out of 5

112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Essential for NYC bus riders


This app gives the distance and approximate time until arrival for any bus stop. It's fast and accurate (except for the few buses with broken GPS). The arrival time is adjusted for traffic conditions. You can search for nearby stops, add from a map, or search for text, and you can save favorite stops. I use this every day and it has never crashed.

Room for improvement: the bus stop names should signify the direction of travel so you don't have to use trial and error to find the one you need. Also, I have the same problem as another reviewer with the map jumping around when zooming.

Very useful but buggy


I rely on this app every day. It has saved me a lot of time and frustration and is more accurate than "Transit", which seems to only know what ought to be happening, rather than what is. My main complaint about MTA Bus Time is that it periodically locks up while showing an error message that the internet connection is faulty. It never gets working again once it is stuck on this error. The only way to get it functioning again is to delete it and download it again. I have had to do this at least five times in the past 6-8 months.

Almost great


There is a feature to save certain stops and routes for quick access. Great idea for busses and bus stops you use frequently, especially when time is an issue. However, it doesn't work. A few hours after you save those favorites, they disappear and you'll find yourself having to navigate through the search results again. Please, MTA, fix this bug and let me actually favorite the stops I use, as the feature was intended.


MTA/New York City Transit
5.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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