OneBusAway 4+

Real-time transit information

Open Transit Software Foundation

    • Free



Real-time transit information for the Puget Sound region and beyond.

Never miss the bus again!

OneBusAway serves up fresh, real-time transit information in the following regions:

• Rogue Valley, OR
• San Diego, CA
• Seattle/Tacoma/Puget Sound, WA
• Spokane, WA
• Tampa, FL
• Washington, D.C.
• York, Canada

Features include:

• Real-time arrival information for public transit where available.
• Receive departure alerts for selected vehicles.
• View your favorite bookmarks from the new Today View widget, which gives you fast and easy access to the routes you use most.
• Map display of stops and routes.
• Nearby stops search for location-aware devices.
• Bookmarks and recent stop history.
• Search for stops by route, address, and stop number.

For more information about OneBusAway, including feedback and support for this application, visit us on the web at

Regarding our donation experience: the Open Transit Software Foundation, which owns and publishes OneBusAway, is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that has received Silver Transparency status on Candid:

What’s New

Version 24.1.0

Fixes a bug that was preventing the Sound Transit 1 Light Rail line from loading in the app.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

EMH52 ,

This is not real time tracking

The app said the bus was 3 stops away when it was at my stop. My location services were on. The entire ride to work, the app was inaccurate by multiple stops. This is nice for a general idea, but it's tracking algorithm is clearly not accurate when it comes to how long busses take to get from one stop to the next/can't account for when busses don't stop.

Fairly disappointing considering the app boasts real time tracking, which I took to mean their is a gps in the bus tracking it. This is not real time tracking. It's "within 5 minutes tracking". Not good enough for commuting to work and minimizing time at a bus stop.

riverrat92121 ,

Best bus app I've seen

This app does sensible, useful things, and has a vastly better interface the other transit apps I've seen. It has a developer that apparently cares about making it better, which is practically unheard of. It even has good iPad functionality, and takes advantage of the larger format! I'm from San Diego; when I visited LA recently, I sorely missed this app. Trust me, the alternatives are all much worse. Sure, it's sometimes a little off on the timing estimates between stops. It doesn't handle layovers well, assuming the bus will leave early because it's present before the time it's scheduled to leave. And when a bus stops at the same stop when going in two different directions, I wish it would separate them out into different listings. But if you want to find, with reasonable accuracy, when a bus will be somewhere, and even filter by routes or bookmark frequently used stops, this is a solid and functional app, and if your local transit company makes use of it, believe me, it's way better than anything they would've come out with themselves. I use it often and am frequently pleased at how not-impossible it is to use, which is high praise for an app of this nature. I rarely encounter bugs, and updates actually bring useful improvements. It's a rare thing: a free app I'd actually be willing to pay for.

Luckymiss ,

New UI sacrificed functionality for looks

The new UI gives a lot less information than the old one.

*Buses arriving at a stop take up more space on the screen, so you have to scroll to see more than a couple minutes at busier stops.

*App no longer displays a lot of useful information, such as how long ago a bus checked in at the location it is showing. A bus four stops away two minutes ago is very different than a bus four stops away right now. It also doesn’t show the maps for through routes. My bus turns into a different route a couple stops from my house, and I used to be able to scroll down to that link (“continues as…”) to see the map, but the maps are no longer available. Now I have to back out to the home page and search for the route to bring it up.

*Data doesn’t reliably refresh. In the old UI, the data for what buses are arriving at a stop, where a bus is on its route, etc, would automatically refresh so if you looked at it after a couple of minutes, it would pull a new location or new predicted times. On the new version, you have to manually refresh on those pages that even have a refresh option. On a lot of pages, you have to exit out of the page and reenter it in order to get new data.

App Privacy

The developer, Open Transit Software Foundation, 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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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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