"Gives you the best route to where you want to go" - New York Times
“You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app” - LA Times
“Killer app” - WSJ
"MBTA has a favorite transit app — and it's called Transit" - Boston Globe
Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate your city’s public transit system with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface. Public transport not cooperating? Easily request a ride from Uber, Lyft or VIA, or grab the closest bikeshare.
10 GREAT THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH TRANSIT:
1) See real-time arrivals for nearby buses and trains instantly upon launch.
2) Watch your transit vehicle approaching on a map in real-time
3) Compare options with powerful A to B trip plans using real-time data.
4) Launch GO for step-by-step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route or want to nap/read/space out.*
5) Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.*
6) Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute.
7) Plan trips, view transit schedules and get route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bikeshare stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and price) for nearby Uber, Lyft and VIA rides, and book in two taps.
10) Easily plan and pay for a trip combining Uber, Lyft, or VIA with transit. We call it Transit+
*continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
5-STAR USER REVIEWS
“Your app was the deciding factor in selling my car”
“Blows Google Maps out of the water.”
"Probably the best thing on my phone, no joke."
“The head of our local transit agency recommended this app over the one her agency created.”
"Truly ingenious work here. Honestly, these guys should be in charge of actual public transportation itself."
Transit works in 200+ cities across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (see USA list below).
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, LIRR*, Metro-North*, NJ Transit*, PATH, SI Ferry, NICE*, Bee-Line, RI Tram, NY Waterway, AirTrain, CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
Salt Lake City*
San Diego (MTS*, NCTD*)
San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain*, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Marin Transit)
Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, King County Marine Division, Sound Transit*, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Tours, Everett Transit)
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)
+ Many more
* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.
Transit also works in cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at transitapp.com
Snowbanks are piling up against the Transit office windows and the whistle of a downdraught is sneaking through our doors and the moon is a little salted pringle dangling in the sky but who amongst us has any time for irrelevant details like THESE when it’s high season for bug treason up in the Great Canadian North.
- Better Instant ETAs: when you open the app, next to the search bar, there’s a “work” or “home” icon with an “instant ETA” to that destination. (We use your “favourite” locations to predict where you’re headed, and the ETA there, based on your time of day + day of week.)
- Thanks to new Algorithmic Improvements™ we predict instant ETA destinations much better than before — aka no more instant ETAs to work, on your off-day.
- If you disabled Transit notifications, sometimes your phone would still vibrate. We consulted Bill Murray: your ghost vibrations have been successfully busted.
- Fixed a bug where the map of your bus/train line would sometimes not appear, if you tapped it open on the home screen.
- What else? Our Apple Watch app was behaving a fool, crashing like a coconut onto Isaac Newton’s imperious skull. Took a minute for us to find it, but when we did, we were merciless.
- Hey Mr. Bug: you think you’d get away with this forever? Not on our watch. See you in hell!
- Depending on your city, there can be multiple stops with the same name (e.g. a “Chambers St.” stop for the A train, as well as a different “Chambers St.” stop for the 2 train).
- We no longer remove similarly-named stops from our search results. Phew!
- Fixed a bug where, after installing the app & opening it for the first time, a loading spinner would be triggered. And it just kept on spinning…
- Transit bug hunters, 1. Infinite spinner aficionados, 0.
We also snuck in some other improvements that you may or may not notice; little things that we’ll announce with more fanfare, soon. Found a bug in the meantime? Let us know on Twitter @transitapp! (PS: you read all the way to the end??? Wow! Go pat* yourself** on*** the**** back*****)
****No, wait: five million
*****Stars? Thank you <333
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Lots of apps can offer driving directions—but what if you’re not driving at all? That’s where Transit comes in. The travel planning app shows you how to get from point A to point B via train, bus, rideshare—and now even bikeshare and scooter. The app will seek out your best route, offer a few alternate options, and let you know how long you can expect to be in transit.
Late or non existent buses
I love this app. I use it every time I take public transport. However, I would only give it 4.75 stars if I could. The only issue I have is when I open the app and, for example, it says my bus is about 8 minutes away from my location and then suddenly it’s 30 minutes away without explanation. Is the bus late? I’m not sure. I always assume the time more as an estimate, but that’s quite a large jump. Once, I made it to the stop with the app telling me that it was 3 minutes away but changed to 15, then 30, then 10. It kind of just stayed at 10 for over a hour an a half and no bus ever showed up. Not even the driver who finally arrived knew why there were four absent routes prior to theirs, perhaps no drivers, but it would be cool if there was some kind of way to know if a bus is late. HOWEVER, I still love this app and it’s the only app I use for public transport. My favorite thing, besides how simple it is to navigate, is that I was able to use it while visiting my brother in Hawaii (I live in Washington) and it had all the routes and maps available so I could make my own way around Oahu. I always recommend this app to people who are standing looking at the time sheets at the bus stops.
Developer Response ,
Hi there👋 Thanks a lot for your feedback! We understand how frustrating it is to have the wrong information about your bus! Unfortunately, since we're a third-party app based in Montreal, Canada we're getting all the data we display in the app from the transportation agencies and we're not involved in the operations of the buses. We'd suggest getting in touch with your local transportation agency for more details on why the buses are late or not showing up at all. You can always contact us at email@example.com for any question regarding the app. Thank you!
Apathy by 1000 cuts
I used to like this app better, and still want to like it, but it’s slowly wearing me out. I know that it is a 3rd party app and is only reliant on the information it obtains from local transportation agencies, yet if that information isn’t reliable, then this app isn’t reliable. I’ve read some of their responses to other reviews and I think it’s a cop-out for them to just say “sorry, we’re a third party app.” I’m sure its frustrating to rely on unreliable information from agencies like the notoriously inept mta (which will say on the marquee that a train is coming in three minutes for over five minutes or longer), and I hope their sources of information get better. In the meantime, be aware that this app isn’t that reliable, especially with bus schedules. The times listed are frequently wrong, it will say buses are coming that never show up, and the most annoying to me is that they will show a bus icon “in real time” on the map, on its way to your stop, then suddenly, it will disappear. What happens to these phantom buses? I still leave super early to give myself time for bus and train delays because I know I can’t rely on any posted info. The dream, though, is still that, one day, one of these apps will be good enough that I can save myself some time while still making it to school and work on time. Unfortunately, they’re still not there and whether or not it’s the apps fault or the mta’s fault, whats the difference?
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- 139.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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