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NYC Bus Checker - Free Live Bus Times and Route Maps for New York City

By FatAttitude

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Instant bus times and route maps for every stop in New York City!

Life changes when you download NYC Bus Checker™, a revolutionary new MTA-licensed app that works at every one of New York City's 15,000 bus stops to show you WHEN the buses are coming - and WHERE they're going. At thousands of stops, this information isn't just scheduled times, it's real live countdown information from GPS-tracking of the buses!

- “If you regularly ride a bus, then you should not leave home without Buschecker” – The Guardian* -

• Live or scheduled bus times for every stop in New York City - see below.
• Real-time GPS map of nearest bus stops.
• Street-level 3D route maps for every bus - see exactly where your bus goesº
• Official MTA bus and subway maps for offline reading, even underground.
• Stop Alerts - get woken up when you've arrived at your stop!†
• Service information - diversions/closures/cancellations.
• Bus crowded? Driver really helpful? View live travel tips from other users - and share your own!
• Favorite the bus stops you use regularly.
• Many other features and the same slick interface that made our app London Bus Checker™ a #1 hit.

- London Bus Checker has been featured on BBC Click, Telegraph Online, The Independent, Wired UK, and an App Store 'New and Noteworthy' -

Try it out today - for free - and see what the UK is raving about! See our video of the app in action at

"I'm not surprised this app has leapt to the top of the UK travel charts since its launch" - Kate Russell, BBC Click
“A simple, well-designed app” – Daily Telegraph
One of Cosmopolitan Magazine's featured "Best Apps Ever" - Cosmo UK

There is currently real-time information at nearly 5,000 stops, with more being added soon. Most live info is in Bronx, Staten Island and selected routes in Manhattan and Queens. If there's no live info, Bus Checker will still display up-to-date scheduled arrivals for your stop, so you get the best of both worlds!

Download NYC Bus Checker today - and never miss that last bus of the night again! Although if you do, we're not shouting you a taxi.


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)


* - Review of London Bus Checker
† - Stop Alerts feature requires an iPhone 4+ or iPad 2+ 3G
º - 3D mapping requires latest version of iOS.

- For up-to-date live coverage areas, see
- Bus Checker is a registered trademark of FatAttitude Limited.
- Data provided by official MTA feeds.
- MTA logo and maps used with permission.
- 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 4.1.4

- User interface enhancements and bug fixes.
- Added ability to remove the adverts.


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Customer Reviews

Quality of Life Improvement

I can't believe how much this app has improved my life. Getting around NYC is the worst part of living in the big city, and BusChecker has made it so much easier. Now I can stay home and time my departure perfectly to link up with my bus. And no more waiting at a bus stop wondering "Is my bus even coming?" This app has solved so many of my daily annoyances. Thank You!

Amazing app!

This app is perfect! It truly is real time on where the bus is! It's very helpful. I gave it 4 stars only because it's missing 1 thing, it should have some sort of alert for a specific time when the bus arrives at a specific location. If I'm getting ready for work and I want the alert to tell me that the bus will be at my favored spot in "x" minutes (the "x" should be adjustable minutes to give me enough time I need to get to the bus stop.

The best

I have used this for several months and have found it to be reliable and above all, easy to use. I tried a number of others none of which were as intuitive or practical. It makes so much more sense to default to your current location rather than sending you to a menu of bus routes. Plus, knowing the time till your bus is due makes so much more sense than how far away it is.

NYC Bus Checker - Free Live Bus Times and Route Maps for New York City
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated: May 16, 2014
  • Version: 4.1.4
  • Size: 17.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: FatAttitude

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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