"Gives you the best route to where you want to go" - New York Times
“You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app” - LA Times
“Killer app” - WSJ
"MBTA has a favorite transit app — and it's called Transit" - Boston Globe
Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate your city’s public transit system with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface. Public transport not cooperating? Easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go, or grab the closest bike share.
10 GREAT THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH TRANSIT:
1) See real-time arrivals for nearby buses and trains instantly upon launch.
2) Watch your transit vehicle approaching on a map in real-time*
3) Compare options with powerful A to B trip plans using real-time data.
4) Launch GO for step-by-step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route or want to nap/read/space out.*
5) Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.*
6) Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute.
7) View transit schedules and route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and surge) for nearby Ubers, and book in two taps.
10) View availability and book cars with car2go and other local car-share services.
*continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
5-STAR USER REVIEWS
“Your app was the deciding factor in selling my car”
“Blows Google Maps out of the water.”
"Probably the best thing on my phone, no joke."
“The head of our local transit agency recommended this app over the one her agency created.”
"Truly ingenious work here. Honestly, these guys should be in charge of actual public transportation itself."
Transit works in 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below).
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, LIRR*, Metro-North*, NJ Transit*, PATH, SI Ferry, NICE*, Bee-Line, RI Tram, NY Waterway, AirTrain, CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
Salt Lake City*
San Diego (MTS*, NCTD*)
San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain*, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Marin Transit)
Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, King County Marine Division, Sound Transit*, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Tours, Everett Transit)
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)
* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.
Transit App also works in 50+ other cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at transitapp.com
It was a nice September morning. The sun was bright, and oddly hot. We peered out the office windows and saw the flicker of flames. Weird. We approached the window and looked closer. There it was: thousands of angry Transit users, pitchforks out, torches blazing, shouting “GUILLOTINE, GUILLOTINE!”
The users wanted vengeance. Why? Because we’d killed their old friend: connecting lines. After our 5.0 redesign, you could no longer see the connecting lines at each stop on the stop list.
Turns out, like Craigslist, you guys missed connections. In this update, they’re reconnected. Now, when you tap on a transit line…
1: in the Unified Route Screen you’ll see your beloved connecting lines listed at each stop.
2: tap any of those stops, and we’ll bring up a new “Nearby” page, showing you ETAs for buses and trains near that stop’s location.
But (Steve Jobs voice) that’s not all… just in time for iOS 12, we’re introducing Siri Shortcuts.
If your iOS device notices you’ve got a habit—like opening Transit each morning to start a GO trip to work, or look up vehicle locations for a specific line—it will propose those actions to your lock screen at the appropriate time. Tap to open the appropriate screen in Transit. (Yes, boys and girls: THE FUTURE IS HERE. For users who want to go full-on Minority Report, you can record voice triggers like “When’s the next L train?” or “Get directions to home” to do the same.)
Finally? Those dockless, free-floating cars, bikes, and scooters. We know they sometimes disappear off the map—then reappear later. Since these services are so new, their data is too. Every time they float off the map, Quan has to run out and catch them. Thanks Quan! (Run faster.)
That’s all for now. Rate us five stars for each prong on the pitchfork. Found a bug? Got ideas to quell future uprisings? Be the voice of the people: tweet to Katie and Kaj @transitapp <3
Ratings and Reviews
My go-to app every single time I hop on a bus
This app is truly amazing with all the capabilities that it has. I live in Los Angeles and it accurately depicts all the lines, with the majority of them having real time predictions. This is always the first app I check when planning a journey anywhere. I love the feature to turn and off minimizing walking because sometimes I take my bike with me on my trips, and I can do portions of the trip on my bike. The only problems that I would have with this app is that recently it has been showing very few busses with real-time info. The majority of times have just been the scheduled times. I immediately jumped to the conclusion that this wasn’t the app’s fault, but I checked other apps like Citymapper and it did have real-time predictions for the exact same bus. Furthermore, half the time I click GO, it doesn’t show the happy face in the top left corner, meaning that I’m not providing real time information back to the system. I’d love to help more but if it doesn’t let me there is nothing I can do. The reason I am still rating this five stars is because I would still use this app over any other one I have.
Hey there - the issues with real-time information were related to a bug in version 4.4.6, but these should be fixed with the most recent update! Let us know if you're still seeing this (you can get in touch at email@example.com). Thank you for the stars and the kind words! It's great to hear that we can help you (and your bike) get around. :)
Used to be more accurate
First, thanks to the developer for responding to my original review. I’m not sure what good screen shots would do, but here’s a specific example from last week Monday, morning: I got to the bus stop and checked your app for the arrival of the next bus. It said 19 minutes and that the last bus had gone through four minutes earlier. Instead if waiting such a long time, I opted to jump in a shared bike that happened to be parked nearby. No sooner than I’d pedaled all of a mile (about five minutes later) and, whoosh, the bus goes flying by. All of relevant buses appearing in the schedule were displaying with the GPS tracking indicator, but none of the times was accurate. Maybe you could query Valley Transit about their useless signalling.
I have relied upon this app in the Phoenix metro area for going on two years and consider it an essential part of my commute and even incidental use of public transit. However, it seems that recently it’s less accurate, even for buses that are supposedly being tracked with GPS. I’ll keep using it, because I really like its user interface and features, but I’m hoping, a lot, that the accuracy of arrival times improves—soon.
Hi there, thanks for your support over the years! I'm sorry to hear that Transit has been getting less accurate for you recently. Generally speaking, the real-time arrivals we show in the app come directly from Valley Metro, but if you ever notice that the times or bus locations we show don't match up with official agency information (or any other source), please take a few screenshots and send them our way so we can take a closer look! Thank you.
Truly one of the BEST apps out there
Now as a tech savvy enthusiast, I always aim to test out dozens of apps just to know what works and what just simply doesn’t work. For a while, transit slowly but surely growing and over the past 4-5 years, as a New Yorker, I can confidently and how heartedly say that this app is truly one of the best apps out there!
-Subway countdown clocks? Pffft, who needs them? TRANSIT has been RIGHT for the arrival of trains for the past 2-3 years now (mark my words, and I’m very avid on time frames).
-When there’s incidents affecting your line, guarantee you won’t hear it on the news, but you’ll definitely get an alert with Transit, whether you’re in the app or not.
-If you’re not sure how to find a certain subway stop, TRANSIT slays at showing you markers where you are exactly located and when to leave in order to catch that train you just aren’t quite sure is still running or not (even if it’s every 20 min on the weekends late at night)
2 things: I would LOVE to see an integration for Juno, VIA, and ARRO/ CURB apps as well, it would truly make this app even more unique and stellar.
Also, there’s an amazing app called iTransNYC and I would LOVE if Transit integrated their app and notification styles with them. Before Transit, iTransNYC was my go to app. Would be really great if a great app got picked up by an even greater app.
Transit is already slaying other NYC subway applications. Why look any further?
- 9280-0366 Quebec inc.
- 105.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Transit App
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.