Here Comes the Bus 4+

Synovia Solutions LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free



**NOTICE: In order to use the app, your school district must have a contract with Synovia Solutions and make Here Comes the Bus® and/or Student Ridership available to parents. Please contact your school district or visit for more information.**

Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use app that gives you the real-time location of your child’s bus, and alerts you when the bus is near. With Here Comes the Bus, your children will get to the bus stop not a minute too early – or a minute too late. And with Student Ridership, you’ll not only know your child got on the right bus at the right time, but that they got off the bus at the right stop.

All of this equals safety for your children, and peace of mind for you.


Find your bus quickly and easily
See the exact location of your child’s school bus using your own customizable map.

Receive alerts via push notification
-Be notified when the bus is within 2 miles of your stop, has a schedule change, and more
-Receive notifications when your child gets on/off the bus, including the bus number, location and time

Access arrival & departure info
Confirm your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop and at school, both before and after school.

Track all of your children
Have children that ride different buses? See each child's bus information within one account.

App and notifications in three languages
The app and notifications are available in English, Spanish and French.

Know your privacy is protected
Parents must obtain a private ID number, which grants access to their child’s bus only.

What’s New

Version 3.5.10

For students who use Bus Pass in the HCTB app to scan on the bus, added the option to use either a bar code or QR code for the scan.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
72.9K Ratings

72.9K Ratings

Skidoorn2000 ,

Peace of mind

Our school corporation started using this app approximately three years ago, when my son was a 6th grader, and it’s been such a wonderful app for this mom.
As a mom (and dad) leaving before my son gets on the bus, it allows me a small peace of mind, knowing that our son can see the bus on the map, and get notifications when the bus is near, so he can stay in the house until he needs to go outside, and get on the bus. We live out in the county, so it was unsettling to leave my son at home, standing outside to wait on the bus alone. We downloaded the app to my son’s phone as well as mine, so my son will get the notification when the bus is just down the road, we can also see where the bus is on the map, which is what my son prefers to keep tabs on where the driver is. We can set notifications as close or as far out as we want, and we have the notification on close so my son can just walk out the door.
Gone are the days of waiting at the window and watching for the bus OR standing outside in the inclement weather. The IT staff at the here comes the bus are also very helpful and respond promptly, if your app is not working correctly. We are very grateful our corporation picked up this app, it’s been a life saver for our family in terms of getting our child on the bus without us being home, and gives this mom a peace of mind that my son is safe waiting at home for the bus.

Hotrodder007 ,

Kid saver!

This is app is Great! Before I heard about it I was sending the kids down to the end of driveway 10-15 early in the summer and 5 min early in winter so they wouldn't freeze to death but the 5 min window wasn't enough sometimes they would miss it and then I would have to drop them. Then I heard about this bus app and boy was I excited!! Now I have it timed perfect to where I let them walk down the drive(I have a 900 ft drive, cause we live in a farm in the country) and by time they get to the end the bus is pulling up- perfect! Now don't have to worry about someone snatching them(not that I worry about that where I live) but never know? Better safe than sorry and they don't freeze waiting on it! Excellent app, there's only 1 day to where it didn't work but I believe it was a setting in my phone so gets 5 stars in my book the alerts don't work or are off sometimes but I don't worry about those anyway as ling as I can see the bus in motion and know where it's at is good enough for me!
If you have kids that get on a bus YOU NEED THIS APP!

HailBrooke ,

Unreliable more often than not

We’ve been using this app since the start of last school year and they have done little to nothing about being a consistent, reliable source for the location of your child. This year, so far, they haven’t gotten my child’s bus substitutions nor location correct. We live in a suburb, school dismissed 30 minutes ago, and the bus our son is supposedly on is currently showing clear across the major city lines at a different elementary school. We frequently have to call the school itself to get a location on our child. We receive notifications about the substitution for his morning bus almost 2 hours after school started. You call support to fix the issue and it’s good for a couple weeks at best. We have often seen the location of his bus in the middle of Lake Norman. In. The. Lake. A huge body of water. When the app works, it’s a godsend and 5 stars all day. The app seldomly meets the bare minimum of what any responsible parent would deem acceptable, sadly. It’s trash. I hope our school system dumps the support and promotion of this app and finds something more reliable. More reliable is a low bar considering how poorly they execute their purpose. Oh, I’m sure they are probably making a mint having their broken app installed on our phones. What information are they collecting off us that they can justify such a poor performance? I WOULD HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF MY CHILD’S LOCATION IF I THREW A BAG OF CHICKEN BONES ONTO MY PATIO.

App Privacy

The developer, Synovia Solutions LLC, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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

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