Description

"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 a ride from Uber, Lyft or VIA, or grab the closest bikeshare.

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) Plan trips, view transit schedules and get route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bikeshare stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and price) for nearby Uber, Lyft and VIA rides, and book in two taps.
10) Easily plan and pay for a trip combining Uber, Lyft, or VIA with transit. We call it Transit+

*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."

CITIES
Transit works in 200+ cities across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (see USA list below).

USA
Albuquerque
Ann Arbor
Aspen
Atlanta*
Austin*
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Buffalo
Blacksburg
Charlottesville
Chattanooga*
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Cincinnati*
Cleveland*
Columbus*
Dallas
Denver*
Detroit*
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Honolulu*
Houston*
Jacksonville*
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Louisville*
Madison*
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
Milwaukee*
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
Nashville*
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*)
Orlando*
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
Phoenix*
Pittsburgh*
Providence
Portland*
Sacramento
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*
Stockton
Tampa*
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)
Worcester
+ Many more

* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.

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Transit also works in cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at transitapp.com

CANADA
Toronto
Calgary
Montreal
+26 more

EUROPE
Berlin
London
Paris
+16 more

What’s New

Version 5.7.2

Welcome to Transit: work from home edition! We’ve been avoiding the office, turning our kitchens into home offices, growing out our hair, not shaving our beards. We know it’s a stressful time for everyone, and that while many of you ARE using public transit — (special shout-out to you nurses, docs, paramedics, grocery store workers, pharmacy folx & bus operators) — many of you are staying at home, not taking public transit at all. And that’s great!

In the meantime, we’re making sure that:

1. you have the most up-to-date information for public transit, as many agencies make changes to service in response to coronavirus
2. when life *is* back to normal, your friendly neighbourhood Transit app is better than ever before

For starters… we’re in constant contact with transit agencies, to get you updated info. If your local agency is suspending fare collection, moving to rear-door boarding, or running weekday service at “Saturday/Sunday” frequencies, this should be reflected in the app. If it’s not already, tweet your agency with a link to our agency demand tracker + other resources: transitapp.com/coronavirus and we’ll be in touch.

For your regularly-scheduled app store programming… the big bertha is here. STATION ENTRANCES! Which exit should you head for, after getting off the train? Now you’ll know, just plan a trip and see. Live in some cities, with more on the way.

Other little things: We’ve cleaned up the way we present directional headsigns on branched lines (instead of saying, e.g., “Line 1: 5pm EAST, 6pm EAST, 7pm EAST” we just say “Line 1 EAST: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm” — but in a sexy Steve Jobs kind of way.) Bikeshare bravehearts will moreover notice their beloved “unlock codes” have returned to the trip planner. Lastly, if you had a bug where the “buy a transit pass” banner still appeared after you turned it off — sleep tight because that bug is capital-d DEAD.

Stuck at home with nothing to do? Add us as a friend on chess.com, we’ll play a game with you (username: grandmastertransit). Don’t forget to rate us 5 stars and/or say hullo on twitter @transitapp

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72.3K Ratings

72.3K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Lots of apps can offer driving directions—but what if you’re not driving at all? That’s where Transit comes in. The travel planning app shows you how to get from point A to point B via train, bus, rideshare—and now even bikeshare and scooter. The app will seek out your best route, offer a few alternate options, and let you know how long you can expect to be in transit.

baaboop! ,

Apathy by 1000 cuts

I used to like this app better, and still want to like it, but it’s slowly wearing me out. I know that it is a 3rd party app and is only reliant on the information it obtains from local transportation agencies, yet if that information isn’t reliable, then this app isn’t reliable. I’ve read some of their responses to other reviews and I think it’s a cop-out for them to just say “sorry, we’re a third party app.” I’m sure its frustrating to rely on unreliable information from agencies like the notoriously inept mta (which will say on the marquee that a train is coming in three minutes for over five minutes or longer), and I hope their sources of information get better. In the meantime, be aware that this app isn’t that reliable, especially with bus schedules. The times listed are frequently wrong, it will say buses are coming that never show up, and the most annoying to me is that they will show a bus icon “in real time” on the map, on its way to your stop, then suddenly, it will disappear. What happens to these phantom buses? I still leave super early to give myself time for bus and train delays because I know I can’t rely on any posted info. The dream, though, is still that, one day, one of these apps will be good enough that I can save myself some time while still making it to school and work on time. Unfortunately, they’re still not there and whether or not it’s the apps fault or the mta’s fault, whats the difference?

Abso12345! ,

Houston area

I mainly take the metro to get to and from the University of Houston. Downloaded this app around a year ago or two, its pretty great at showing me the nearest line to where I’m trying to leave from. It’s also pretty great letting you know if you’ll have to take a second bus and showing the walking distance to actually get to your destination. It even shows you the estimated time it would take if you took an Uber or Lyft. As a student I wanna make sure to arrive to my classes on time, so it’s great being able to see my options. Honestly much better than just looking at google maps imo. I’m not giving it a full 5 starts just because sometimes the bus will arrive either earlier or later then the time it gives you but that’s understandable it’s not always going to be 100% accurate. I get that same issue even when I use the cities official metro text service, where it sends the time schedule for the bus, like I said not going to ever be 100% because there’s a lot of other factors one needs to take into account like traffic etc. overall I would recommend this app to anyone not familiar with their local metro service like if your knew to the city or just taking the metro for the first time, it comes in handy if you want to make sure you’re getting on the right bus.

Information

Seller
9280-0366 Quebec inc.
Size
143.3 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating
4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Wallet

    Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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