TfL Go: Live Tube, Bus & Rail 4+

Plan journeys around London

TfL

Designed for iPad

    • Free

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Description

Travel confidently around London with maps and live travel updates on our official TfL app. Check live arrival times for Tube, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Thameslink trains as well as Trams and Emirates Air Line. Make step-free journeys and look up station facilities. See on the map when stations and lifts are closed. Walking or cycling? Our reliable journey planner will map a safe route.

The app is built around our iconic Tube map. To get started:
• Touch the map or search to plan your journey
• See the status of all lines
• Check how busy each London Underground station is right now
• Re-route as you travel - we’ll suggest alternatives
• Switch to the step-free map for accessible journeys
• Find out when your next train, bus or tram is due
• Look up which platform your train will arrive on
• See when the stations you want to travel through are quieter
• Check out station information and facilities such as toilets

Most recently we’ve:
• Added more information about station toilets – find out where they are by gender and which ones are accessible and/or with baby changing facilities
• Built a new map showing nearby bus stops – making it simple to see where you can catch your bus from
• Refreshed the navigation – it’s even easier to get to the features you want

Our simple and clear layout is designed to make using the app easy for everyone.

Planning your journey: We’ll suggest multiple ways to get to your destination – you pick the one that suits you best. Choose the quickest journey, bus-only or one that’s step-free.

Check before you travel: See how the line is running and when to expect your next Tube, bus, train or tram

Freedom to explore: Choose the right travel options if you or someone you’re travelling with needs to avoid steps, lifts onto a train or in a station.

Bus stops near you: Find the bus stop nearest to where you are, and next bus live arrival information for every route.

Available underground: Connect to Wi-Fi (and 4G in some places) to get all the live updates

What users have said:

“I think that out of all of the transport apps I have owned on my phone, this is by far the best”

“I love how clean the design of the app is & how easy it is to use. The best part of the app is it’s simplicity & how it helps you to navigate across London so effortlessly.”

“The map is awesome! The ability to zoom in and out and see more/less information as you do so. The station information is really useful and seeing which lines/stations are closed or have delays at a glance is really helpful. It’s also beautifully designed! Very slick, clean, and responsive.”

“The app is beautifully designed and free to use. Step free mode also works really well."

“This is a must have app … very much worth the wait. Well done TFL.”

What’s New

Version 1.27.0

We've made performance improvements and bug fixes, including ones that make TfL Go more accessible and stable

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11.4K Ratings

11.4K Ratings

Nina Rim ,

Interesting app

Most map apps such as citymapper and google maps bring similar functionality, but the tfl developers have indeed done a good job of providing a well designed and simplified experience with a focus on public transport in London and accessibility (both in the app and in finding accessible transport options). I am particularly impressed with the consistent design style that reflects the tfl brand really well. I would be curious to find out what technologies you used when building out the screens and interactive map 😁!

Of course there are always tradeoffs when designing a whole navigation app around the london tube map seeing as those unfamiliar with the london tube may find it unintuitive, as geographical distances and locations in london aren’t conveyed like they are on an ordinary map. In addition, the amount of text on the map and text on the main option buttons at the bottom may make the main app screen slightly less accessible to certain people. However, given the constraints of working off the tfl map, the design is still impressive.

To make the app better, it would be good to add some more disambiguation for places vs stations. Eg: High Barnet may refer to the tube station or the centre of the area.

Developer Response ,

Hi Nina. Thank you so much for your very detailed review and amazing rating! We are thrilled to learn you have such a positive opinion! We appreciate your point on those who may be unfamiliar with london and the underground map, however, the app is designed to plan a journey from the app users current location, which will negate the need to know where you'll be starting your journey from - although this is also something you can do in the app! Damien

aobawei ,

Ideal visualisation of London and TfL

I’m fascinated by the design on this app - everything just works and it’s extremely intuitive in the way it functions. Lovely and easy to read design, and I’m in particular a big fan of the fact it starts off on the iconic tube map and places you at your nearest tube station. Very good-faith in that it suggests you cycling (or walking!) alternatives - this app was to better the lives of Londoners, not line the pockets of TfL, and I only have positive things to say about that. Essential app to have for anyone in London!

LondonGuy76 ,

Good And Easy To Use.

This app is good and easy to use. If you plan a journey, the app will tell you the quickest routes with various options (train, bus, walk, etc), however, something it doesn’t do, which would be useful, is tell you if there’s any disruptions on the route it’s telling you to take. There are other apps available that do tell you.

I got caught out having to wait for an hour for a train yesterday because of a broken down train further down the line. This app didn’t tell me, but others did. If that feature could be incorporated, it would be a useful improvement in my opinion.

In addition, if features such as telling you where the nearest stations and bus stops are, and when the next services departs could be incorporated, that would also be a good improvement. As well as live vehicle tracking if possible.

App Privacy

The developer, TfL, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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