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Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro

By Transit App, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


“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.

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.

“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).

Ann Arbor
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)
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
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)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
New Orleans*
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)
Salem, OR
Salt Lake City*
San Antonio
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)
St. Louis*
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

+26 more

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What's New in Version 4.2.7

Meanwhile in California at the Tesla shareholder meeting….

ELON: and now introducing…
FANBOY: flying buses?
ELON: …the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
FANBOY: oh my god he’s gonna announce flying buses
ELON: something that will make Tesla stock truly “take off”
FANBOY: [distressed breathing]
ELON: [takes off Elon Musk mask to reveal the face of Joe, Transit's release notes writer]

Rate us five stars to make the bus go higher than Tesla stock.


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Customer Reviews

Great, easy and accurate

I've tried using apple's maps app before to try and figure out how I'll get to my destinations such as school, college, and even work. While the Maps features great directions to reach my destination and tells me which buses to take, their schedule for the buses is completely off. It said the bus was leaving in 10 minutes, I arrive at the stop and find out through text notification that it was in fact an hour wait. That's when I downloaded this app. IT IS THE HOLY GRAIL FOR ANY BUS RIDER. I can accurately find out when my next bus will arrive and even plan ahead of time, all very accurately. Thank you so much for this. I just wished that the directions wasn't so strangely out and simplified. Other than that, I love this app. Hands down it deserves 5 stars.

Doesn't feel "essential"

Deeply confusing interface with way too much going on. Possibly a good solution for transit obsessives who already understand all the local options available to them and need a tool to help sort out whether it's better to take a car/ferry/train/Citibike/bus...

But for the rest of us, who need to get from point A to point B with minimal confusion, this app is actually gonna make your life HARDER. It's very chatty with alerts and overwhelming with line information in Manhattan. It also does a lot of bonheaded stuff, like suggest that I can walk home through the Holland Tunnel in an hour... 🙄

Now that Google and Apple maps both include transit, walking, and driving directions, as well as integration with ride-hailing services, it's hard to see how this improves on those substantially. I expect this app has better integration with real-time MTA data on line closures and delays, but that's not usually my first priority.

At best this is a neat way to see how you can spend $4m of venture money building more features to solve a problem everyone else is trying to solve through simplification. Perhaps they'll get acquired one day and their local transit-system integrations will improve the quality of your Google or Apple maps... but today, it's hard to recommend this.

Rating 5 Stars Because of Update Notes

Aside from the geniuses who write the update notes for this app and make me laugh every time, this app is essential for every New Yorker who is in transit on a daily basis. I've used this countless times to figure out train and bus schedules before I reach the station. I can see how this app might be confusing for people who don't know their way around, but I really only use this as a supplementary app anyway, use Google Maps for directions.

Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro
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  • Category: Navigation
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  • Version: 4.2.7
  • Size: 81.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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