Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro at App Store analyse

App power index: 12915 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Travel Navigation
Developer: Transit App, Inc.
Price: 0 free
Current version: 4.2.1, last update: 2 weeks ago
First release : 21 Jun 2012
App size: 78.27 Mb
4.0 ( 8480 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 284.13k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 116.24k
Estimation App Cost

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“You wont 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 its 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 an Uber, reserve a car2go, or grab the closest bike share.

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) View transit schedules and route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and surge) for nearby Ubers, and book in two taps.
10) View availability and book cars with car2go and other local car-share services.

*continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

“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 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below).

Ann Arbor
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)
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
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)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
New Orleans*
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)
Salem, OR
Salt Lake City*
San Antonio
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)
St. Louis*
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)

* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.


Transit App also works in 50+ other cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at

+26 more

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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada free
China free
France free
Germany free
Italy free
Netherlands free
Portugal free
Spain free
Poland free
UK free
India free
Japan free
Poland free
Russia free
Turkey free
USA free
Korea, Republic Of free
Ukraine free
Available for devices
iPhone4, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74,

Latest version Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro: 4.2.1

-Last update wasn’t updating on iTunes
-Fixed. Sorry to everyone affected*
*Except for “Eric99” who called us the “the biggest giantest stupidest idiots who ever walked the surface of the Earth.”
-Eric, come on. We don’t walk the surface of the Earth. We take the subway.


You look to the right (it’s a bus stop). You look to the left (it’s a rack of bikes). You look down at your feet (great feet. the best.)

Now pick: Which will get you home the fastest? Because you’ve already spent too much time at the bar tonight, drinking spruce beer and soda pops, and now you’re late for your phone call. (Nature is calling.)


Pick the best mode for any moment. Starting today, whenever you plan a trip, you’ll see ETAs for bike/bikeshare and walking too. (Yes. Finally.) If a long, boring, bladder-testing transit transfer will take longer than biking, we’ll guide you to the nearest bikeshare station. We’ll also give you a-to-b directions to the station closest to your destination. And reminder: in select cities, you can even buy passes and unlock your bikeshare from within Transit—because deep integrations are our thing.™ Unlockable bikes now work in DET, CHI, MTL, TOR, and the following unabbreviatable cities: Louisville, Columbus, Aspen, Minneapolis and Chattanooga.

Biking not your style? The trip planner also lets you compare transit and biking with non-pedal bipedal transport. For those who know what boots were made for.


Because some transit lines are complex. Maybe they share the same trunk, but stop at different stops (a-to-b-to-c vs. a-to-c) or they end up going to different end-of-line stations (like Boston’s green line, which shoots off into separate B/C/D/E branches). Now in nearby mode, we’ll group together all those different branches into one card, just like you’d see on the departure board at your station. Does this sound hopelessly complicated? No need, bruh—tap the schedule view for your line (clock icon) and enter your destination stop. We’ll tell you which trains, at which times, will get you where you want to go. Easy peasy! Now live in Boston and SF, but don’t worry—you’ll all get your own special cards soon enough.

Lastly: (1) bikeshare/walking/Uber results in the trip planner are slimmer than transit, (2) you can now opt out of promo push notifications, (3) wow you are looking fabulous, and (4) we replaced our FAQ with a Help section. It was written by Michelle and Katie, our resident transit oracles, and will illuminate Transit’s deepest, darkest secrets. Like how to use our features. Where the dead bugs go. Or what Julien does with the widget in his free time.

Rate us five stars to help us get a restraining order for the widget.

PS, say hi to us on twitter! We read all your tweets :) @transitapp

PPS, lots of new agencies too: Bustang (Denver, CO), SLE (Southeastern CT), MSTCA (Monterey, CA), GCTGA (Gwinnett County, GA), MAECA (Modesto, CA), and CET (Bend, OR). We’ve also added real-time for PSTA (St. Petersburg, FL), Fairfax Connector (Fairfax, VA), PACE (Chicago Suburbs), Torrance Transit (South Bay L.A., CA), Magic School Buses (worldwide), Sonoma County Transit (Sonoma County, CA) and CET (Bend, Oregon—a place our data team apparently loves.) See you next time!

Apps Changes History:
  • 2 weeks ago: New App Version 4.2 ☛ 4.2.1
  • 2 weeks ago: New App Version 4.1.6 ☛ 4.2
  • 2 months ago: New App Version 4.1.5 ☛ 4.1.6
  • 3 months ago: New App Version 4.1.4 ☛ 4.1.5
  • 4 months ago: New App Version 4.1.3 ☛ 4.1.4
  • 5 months ago: New App Version 4.1.2 ☛ 4.1.3
  • 6 months ago: New App Version 4.1.1 ☛ 4.1.2
  • 6 months ago: New App Version 4.1.2 ☛ 4.1.1
  • 6 months ago: New App Version 4.1.1 ☛ 4.1.2
  • 6 months ago: New App Version 4.1 ☛ 4.1.1
Best Transit App Ever!

The app is always improving. I cant wait for the GO live functionality to come to Seattle!


This has to be the best app Ive ever installed on my phone. You dont have to go to bus stop and wait for the bus for 30 mins. Checking the real time bus location is awesome!

I love

I love this app so much !!!!!! Helps me get to where I need to go and when my bus is arriving.

Open app is frozen

I got a message saying trip expired in which the buses werent expired. Then it closes back to the main menu. Please fix it.

Doesnt work in Boston on MBTA

I dont know why the MBTA has ads in their trains and buses claiming this is the official app of The T. Buses dont have GPS like Honolulu TheBus so theres no way the app can know when a bus is coming. I hope they know where the trains are in the system, but the information isnt getting to this app. Waiting times on the app arent even coordinated with the schedules. Whats the point? Wait times have air wave symbols radiating from implying a live connection. Thats deception.

Love it

First time ever feeling the need to write a review just because the update details crack me up every time. Youve really got a good sense of humour. Keep up the good work you wonderful human beings!


This app is great but recently I am no longer able to see TTC buses on it.

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