NextBus Mobile Application has following major functionalities:
1. Find real-time ETA for nearby stops instantly.
2. Find walking directions from the current location to the nearest stop.
4. Save favorite agency, route and stop.
5. Find all or nearby Transit agencies.
6. Restore default setting such as favorite stops etc.
7. Get Help and learn how to use the application.
8. Send comments/questions/complaints to NextBus or Transit Agency.
9. Expand arrival information for selected agency/route/stop
10. Find arrival for next three tracked vehicles.
11. Save alerts for a stop and agency.
12. Support French and Spanish.
1) Real-time ETA is available for service vehicles that are equipped with working GPS devices.
2) Stops must be serviced by transit agencies that are using NextBus RTPI system.
3) Where Transit agency is equipped with NextBus RTPI system.

What's New

Version 3.0

• New modern user-interface design
• Faster app navigation via bottom nav bar
• Improved interactions provide easier access to most-used features
• Added light/dark themes to customize the look of your app

Customer Reviews

1.7 out of 5

238 Ratings

238 Ratings

Needs improvement

my Mustang

It’s ok when you are near a operating form of transit. If not it just crashes and exits me out. I understand if a bus or rail isn’t running at particular time that I live nearby but to completely exit me out b/c of no nearby transit is not right.

What’s needed is to view the stops in a particular direction. So if I’m taking a bus southbound I have an option to see that buses stops only for southbound. Example some buses go in a square direction at the beginning of the south direction and follows same almost the same square for the north bus and shows the same exact stops for each route during that square. So it would be nice to update those stops in that area so it won’t be confusing and do less walking.

And improve the bus/rail blimp and times to every 2-4 seconds. That way people won’t miss their bus or train. And because the app takes too much time to update the current buses/trains to their current locations (I’ve missed a few busses because the app said the bus was a minute away and around 5 blocks away but shows up about 10 seconds after I’ve refreshed multiple times or I’m at a bus stop and says it’s a few minutes away and numerous blocks away but I see it about a block away when I refreshed).

Works well, needs improvement


I use this at school and our campus bus route shows up on here. It’s wonderful in the sense that it is very accurate to when it will come to my stop. However, it just crashes on me to the point where there’s no point even trying again. I’m not sure if it’s because the bus isn’t running, but I don’t think that’s true because our bus runs until four and has crashed before then. Overall, a mostly reliable app that is very accurate, but needs work on the whole crashing thing.

Ghost buses, wrong times and blank app.


I gave this app a 1* because of multiple reasons.

1. Wrong times - buses saying 10 mins to your stop when it’s really 1 minute or 30 etc. Example being me waiting for the #4 bus in Boston and it says 10 mins, so I watch it and it goes from 10 mins, 9, 8, 7, 6.... 1, 0 and then to like 30 mins with a bus never going by.

2. The app showing nothing - either on wifi or not, on multiple occasions the app will just be blank saying data not available. I’ve reset the app, and even deleted and reinstalled it and nothing. Kinda pointless to have an app you want people to be able to rely on when it doesn’t show you any buses at all.

3. Ghost buses - I’ll admit I’m not 100% sure how the app works. I’m not sure if each bus has to flip a switch or use gps or what to get the app to be accurate, but on many occasions I’ll even be at train/bus stations with my bus sitting there in front of me and it doesn’t show on the app at all.


NextBus, Inc.
18.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 NextBus, Inc.


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