NYC Bus Checker brings you live bus times, smart journey planning and detailed route maps for all of New York. Right to your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

With official MTA-licensed support for bus and subway, 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
• Use your Apple Watch to view an Instant Departure Board or track your planned journeys.
• Plan a journey anywhere in NYC by bus, subway, rail and more
• Get live times in your Notification Center with the Bus Checker widget
• Explore 3D route maps for all NYC Bus Routes - see exactly where your bus goes.
• Download official MTA bus and subway maps - get around underground
• Never miss your stop again with Stop Alerts
• 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

For more help, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our helpful support team on twitter @nycbuschecker or by email at

- Bus Checker is a registered trademark of FatAttitude Limited
- Data provided by official MTA feeds
- MTA logo and maps are used with permission
- Bus Checker can send anonymous usage stats and crash reports to us so that we can improve the app; no personally identifiable information is collected or transmitted

What’s New

Version 6.3.18

- Fixes issue where Apple Watch app doesn’t display arrivals information for some stops.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K 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.

gabriela ion ,

This app is on point

Never more are the days of running for the bus with only one eyebrow for no reason. Now I know exactly when it’s approaching and how much time I got to put my face on xoxoxo

David Serrano ,

Not Accurate at all

Not accurate at all. If it tells you three mins it’s 11 mins. That’s not even close to correct. I understand that traffic makes it difficult to predict an arrival time but that’s why the app should track EXACTLY where your bus is. I should be able to see in real time what stop that bus is currently at and this app doesn’t provide that information. If it does, it’s not user friendly enough to be obvious. The ONLY reason I use this app is for lack of an alternative.

Developer Response ,

Hi David,

We're sorry that the times haven't been accurate for you. Unfortunately, the data in the app is only as accurate as the data the MTA reports in terms of how far away buses are.

Real-time bus positions would be a great solution, but it isn't currently possible with the data available. But we're working on it!


UrbanThings Limited
95.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

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