NYC Bus Checker 4+

Live Bus Times for New York

UrbanThings Limited

    • 4.6 • 2.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



NYC Bus Checker brings you live bus times, smart journey planning and detailed route maps for all of New York City.

With official MTA-licensed data feeds, NYC Bus Checker has you covered, no matter where you need to go in New York.

Main Features
• Live times at all of New York’s 15,000+ bus stops
• Plan a journey anywhere in NYC by bus, subway, rail and more
• Explore route maps for all NYC Bus Routes - see exactly where your bus goes.
• Get real-time CitiBike dock info
• Be one step ahead with updates on detours, closures and cancellations
• Save your favorite stops, routes and places for easy access

• Featured on BBC Click, Telegraph Online, The Independent, Cosmopolitan and Wired UK
• “If you regularly ride a bus, then you should not leave home without Bus Checker” - The Guardian

Problems with the app?

Please read through our FAQs at or tap the link from within the App to access our support portal

- Bus Checker is a registered trademark of UrbanThings Limited
- Data provided by official MTA feeds

What’s New

Version 10.46.1

* New stop board functionality allows the user to browse schedules for up to two weeks in advance.
* We've introduced a new accessibility mode, enabled in settings, providing an improved experience for visually impaired users.
* Our 'On Map' feature has been replaced with an improved 'Nearby Stops' feature - accessed through Search.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Linda Carrion ,

Great app - a must have in NY

If you ride the bus but hate it's unpredictability this is the solution. Tells you the time it will take pretty accurately and everything is displayed on a map that can geo locate you. Only thing I would like to see is an overlay map that shows you the route of a selected bus.

MStyleFTW ,

1. VPN 2. font size 3. widgets

Great app, use it all the time. Three things that could be improved: 1. The app doesn’t load data when a VPN is on. Works after turning off the VPN. Please make the app VPN friendly. 2. iOS 16 has a per-app font size selector, accessible via Control Center -> Text Size -> Bus Checker Only. This app could utilize that feature so users can quickly and easily adjust arrival time font size to their preference - super small for those who want to see more at a glance, super big for those who can’t see smaller text, etc. 3. This app is a perfect candidate for a widget. Users could set their favorite bus stops in the widget (or maybe have one widget for each bus stop) so they’d be able to see the arrival times on each bus stop for let’s say the next 3 buses (to quickly decide if missing the very next bus would be a problem or not). Thanks.

Eb1980 ,

Bus checker

I was really loving this app it accurately tells you when the bus is coming but lately it will say no bus stops are there and I would go online to see where my bus is it still has army time I’m not in the army and I don’t know how to tell army time and when I’m waiting for the bus it’s not giving me the stop I’m standing at it’s giving me a bus stop down the block can these issues be fixed !!!

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

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