Busly (Legacy‪)‬ 4+

Live Map & Bus Times

Alex Perez

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 49 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


View up-to-date locations and time predictions for the buses of over 60 NextBus® agencies.

Get up-to-date bus positions showing exactly where each bus is along its route.

Get real-time updates regarding delays, closures, and other important messages.

Add stops you use often to your Favorites for quick, easy access.

See stops nearest to your current location, as well as how far they are.

Easily set reminder notifications so you don't forget to catch your bus when it arrives.

2 Notification Center widgets for easy access to time predictions for nearby stops as well as your favorites.

Optimized for iOS 16, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

- San Francisco Muni
- Los Angeles Metro + Rail
- Toronto Transit Commission
- Jacksonville Transportation Authority
- Trinity Metro (Fort Worth)
- Chapel Hill Transit
- Foothill Transit
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Maryland
- University of California Berkeley
- Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
...And many more!

If you run into any issues or have any feedback, use the in-app Support button or email support@iminichrispy.com. You can also tweet me @iMinichrispy.

NextBus is a registered trademark of Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc. This app is not affiliated with NextBus and is not the official NextBus app.

What’s New

Version 4.0.17

Renamed app to Busly (Legacy). Look out for the all-new Busly app once it releases later this year!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Annoyedbycoinbase ,

What’s “Invalid Agency”? It’s MUNI’s failure!

The app shows the error now as SF MUNI, the most incompetent public transportation organization in the world, is doing one of their “upgrades” and cut off a number of apps from their feed. SF MUNI is a total disgrace and everyone working there should be fired. This department ought to be rebuild from the scratch after finding people who run the same business in Japan, Germany, Switzerland or any other place where they served a couple of million inhabitants. Anyway, I received a really fast response to my initial post with an explanation why the app does not work anymore in SF - thank you Alex very much for that. I’m happy to update my review as this is a problem created by MUNI. Original app is great because you can see a number of buses at the same time instead of only one line. I was happy to learn that Alex Perez created another app that work in SF

Developer Response ,

Hi Annoyedbycoinbase,

Unfortunately, SF Muni was removed from the NextBus data feed so consequently it is no longer supported by the Busly app. However, if you download my other app, “SF Muni Buses”, it’s using a different data source and has the exact same look & feel you should be used to from the Busly app. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via the in-app Support button if you run into any other issues.


DudeWheresMyCloud? ,

Can’t find agency list!

Had high hopes for a clean and simple NextBus app...but this app simply hangs (for me) when it first comes up saying “Error loading agency list...” There is nowhere else to go at that point so for me the app is useless. Suspect something in the NextBus api changed. Here’s hoping the Developer fixes this soon. Will be happy to rate again when it works!

UPDATE: Agency list now loads, thanks. I think the core ideas of this app are what I am looking for, but there are a few issues or me. At first it was not clear why I only saw a limited number of routes in the tab bar across the top and could only browse a subset of the routes.. (figured that out by going into the setting). Then with my routes preselected I was still having issues selecting a route/tab (but granted, I have been seeing other apps have somewhat similar issues on iPad after iOS 11.) But probably most disconcerting (and something that could be easily fixed) is the stop-favorites prediction times do not show which bus is coming at what time... just the prediction times (some of my stops have multiple routes I ride).

Developer Response ,

Hi DudeWheresMyCloud,
Really sorry to hear you're having issues loading the agency list. I looked into it and you're right, NextBus made a change in their API that broke my server but I just pushed a fix that should resolve the issue. Please let me know if you run into any other problems and I hope Bus.ly will exceed your expectations as a clean as simple NextBus app :)
- Alex

rockncole ,


5 stars because it's hands down the most simple and beautiful app to use for NextBus-affiliated transit systems. Wish there was a way to overlay multiple routes on the same map, and I wish you could toggle route a bit more simpler (and not just have to choose from 6 that you pre select on the top of the screen, because I personally use different sets of routes depending on time of day), but overall a VERY impressive app, and it's even better than the native NextBus app currently. Great work.

App Privacy

The developer, Alex Perez, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

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

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