Routesy will help you find your way around some of California's top transit systems -- San Francisco Muni, BART, Caltrain & AC Transit, Los Angeles Metro, and West Hollywood -- in real time!
Simply choose the line you want to ride, and Routesy will show you the closest stop or station, along with real-time prediction data to make sure you make it on time.
You can also bookmark your favorite stops to quickly get predictions immediately upon opening the app.
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Routesy is free to use, but for additional features, you can subscribe to Routesy Pro, which removes advertisements, and adds a dark mode.
Automatically renews once per year, cancel anytime
If you purchase Routesy Pro, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal can be disabled by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable.
This update fixes a critical crash caused by BART's API unexpectedly no longer providing route information.
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Best app for heavy users of Bay Area public transit
Routesy Pro is my favorite by far of all the public transit apps available for the Bay Area. I like it because I can use the bookmark function to essentially mirror my regular routes, so when I am on the go I can just quickly look at the bookmark page to know when to make my next connection. And it uses the real time feeds provided by the various systems, so it’s about as precise as it gets.
The only major downside is that when the systems change or renumber their routes, you have to rebuild your bookmarks from scratch. This latest version though has a recommendation feature that is useful in a variety of ways, but I’ve found it also makes rebuilding my bookmarks page a lot quicker, too.
I still keep the official BART and Muni apps on my phone, but they are there only as reference for out-if-the-ordinary trip planning. For day-to-day usage, Routsey Pro is it.
Most Reliable App for all Bay Area Public Transpo
Hi Steven, I love this app like I love my mother. Can’t live without it. I especially like the feature that allows me to monitor my trip and real-time routes and stops. I installed the BART app two days ago and have been playing around with it and happened upon your last comment regarding the crappy data from BART. I’m planning on giving BART some feedback on their new App and will echo your sentiments to them. I ride all forms of public transportation to get around and rely on Routesy heavily. In fact I was on Muni the other day and someone asked me for stop info and I busted out my Routesy app. That guy now has it on his phone too :). Wishing you luck on resolving the data issues with BART and hope they will continue to cooperate and share good data and access. I can’t live without Routesy so I’m gonna throw in my two cents to BART for you :)
Data is not reliable
The app itself is nice. However it’s data for Muni is not reliable. The data for predictive times may not be within the control of the app developer, but if you can find ways to get Muni to provide reliable data, then using the app would be excellent.
Update: I received a reply from the developer who found my review to be negative and written out of frustration. And he thinks it hurts his app to have this kind of review. I think my review is fair to caution users about the data. The app description describes it will help users with real time predictions to get to places on time. If the data can be unreliable due to the source, do not overstate the capability of the app.
2nd Update. I upgraded my rating to respond that the app is very useful. It’s convenient to have it available.
However, Muni and it’s data can be unreliable. For example, a few times I have seen a prediction of 5 minutes for one line, get updated 2 or 3 times, then completely not show up and it would then show 20 minutes for the next one. This is the fault of the Muni data so my point is to highlight that the data (and Muni) can be unpredictable some times. In these cases, I’d rather hop an Uber or Lyft instead of be delayed further. Overall the app is useful but the system itself is not predictable.
Developer Response ,
Hi! Steven here. I’m the developer of Routesy. I share your frustration with the predictions sometimes being unreliable, but leaving me a negative review won’t help, since Muni doesn’t read these reviews. Your best bet is to contact them at sfmta.com to let them know that you’re unhappy. You should also know that Muni is currently accepting proposals from companies to replace the sometimes unreliable NextBus system that is currently used to generate these predictions. As you’ve correctly acknowledged, the data is not within my control, and leaving a negative review only hurts me for something I’m not able to fix. I’m sure you left this review out of frustration, but I wanted to make sure you knew that hurting Routesy will not solve this problem. I use the same predictions as every other app. If you’d like to discuss this more, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- In-App Purchases
- Routesy Pro $4.99
- Routesy Pro (Prior Purchase)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.