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** NEW ** Realtime Subway Departures powered by MTA Subway Time- just $0.99 as an in-app-add-on! BUS NYC IS THE MOST FEATURE RICH new york city bus APP AVAILABLE, ENHANCED WITH MTA BUS TIME. *** Winner at the MTA AT&T App Quest Awards! *** Features: ################## * Find out when the next buses are scheduled to arrive. * With MTA Bus Time®, we can give you live departure info and bus positions for all mta buses in New York. * **NEW** Realtime Subway departures for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, L and S (42 St Shuttle), all for just $0.99! More realtime routes will be added as they become available. * View full bus timetables for a selected service even when you don't have an internet connection e.g. find out when the last bus is scheduled to leave. * View official MTA route maps for the Subway and the bus networks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx & Staten Island. * Find out latest news that might affect your daily commute, as well as status updates for bus, subway, rail, bridges & tunnels. * Add stops to your favorites so you can quickly find out when your next buses are due to arrive. * View bus routes on the map and find out where they go. * Search for a location or pin point your current position on the map so you can find nearby bus stops. * Use the official MTA Journey planner to find out how to get from A to B. * Lots of information about the MTA, including fares and MetroCards, FAQs, accessibility, contact details, how to get to and from the airports and lots more. * Find out the latest news about your transport network, including improvements and innovations. * Plus: many of the features work offline! Use it whilst on the Subway, or when you have no signal. Be green! Let's try and get more people using public transport in New York City! We love to receive feedback :) Email us at busNYC@electriclabs.com for comments or suggestions you have about the app. This app was produced by Electric Labs Ltd under licence from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). For a full list of supported bus routes, please visit: http://www.electriclabs.com/bus-new-york-city/route-list
Best app for tracking NYC buses
by KateNYCx on 2020/10/06 13:23
I use this app constantly for real-time bus status. You get access to info very quickly and can easily see bus locations in a nice map interface. Can zoom in/out easily. Great app! Never stand around in the cold again!
Bus schedule is wrong on weekends
by Whitnoom on 2020/09/21 17:01
According to the app there should be an M57 Saturday morning to get me from 7th Ave to 1st Ave by 7:00 am on Saturday. Nope, doesn’t exist. Wish MTA could post an update. 9/21/20: app says M4 doesn’t go downtown on weekdays ???????
Good App
by Coopershouse on 2020/09/02 21:06
This is a really good app.... It's gotten better over time and keeps pace with the bus schedule routes pretty good. It would be great if alerts for the different routes could be incorporated in the schedules also.
Great App!
by mr_SI on 2020/07/09 20:50
Hands down the BEST NYC public transportation tracking app! Well worth the investment
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A must buy/must use!
by gibbbbyNYC on 2020/01/16 19:36
I live by this app and use it daily!
Best App!
by IG: e.major on 2020/01/16 05:42
On time and accurate! Best NYC BUS app out there!!!
Bustime
by bkdebs on 2020/01/15 21:40
Excellent app! You know your bus is gonna be late! Now you can confirm it!
Review
by Seemore Butts1129 on 2020/01/14 20:54
The app is usually accurate though there are times that it is inaccurate which can be frustrating. I gave it 4/5 because 1/5 times the app is wrong.
Awesome
by MJK925 on 2020/01/13 23:15
Great app! Always helpful with train times and schedules
My Preferred Bus Tracker in NYC
by Dennis2368 on 2020/01/13 21:33
I know there are lots of options out there for tracking MTA busses, and I’m tried a lot of them, but this one is my favorite. The maps are intuitive. I can pick any route and know exactly where it goes and where the busses are. Tracking the subways is a separate charge (sigh), but it’s a nice feature overall.
Great Help
by bridget330 on 2020/01/12 06:02
I downloaded this app on a recommendation from a friend a few years ago and I’m glad I did. While there are free apps that say that they have the same information, I haven’t found the claim to be entirely truthful. This app gives me up to the minute schedules of the entire NYC transit system and I can plan my trips accordingly. It allows me to see specific routes, exactly where the buses are on the route as well as the exact number of the vehicle. I use this app daily and it makes my commute so much easier.
Best transportation app
by cmb6700 on 2020/01/11 20:54
Very handy and people i show are amazed with the precision and the accuracy
Love it
by fxmandamus on 2020/01/11 18:54
This app is the best public transit app out there
Great Bus App
by Jsnncj on 2020/01/11 16:03
Much more accurate than MTA and Google Maps. Can see buses along the route accurately and plan ahead.
Indispensable
by TicketCrypto on 2020/01/10 00:38
A great tool if you ride the bus or simply heed to complement subway rides with bus availability.
Great app
by uuuuuuuuuuudu on 2020/01/09 14:20
I use it every day.
Best app and ios users are lucky
by Antonio200000 on 2019/12/24 03:13
Been using the app for 4 years. This is how things should be done. I have tried multiple apps here and in Android and they are ridiculous, missing features, and unnecessary features, and just feature maps. This app has all the features needed in on place which many apps in android don’t. Why cannot android developers put something like this app that features bus 3d maps , subway 3d maps, buss timing in real time, subway times along the available trains running in real time, and construction and maintenance in real time. In android you have to install 100 apps just to pull info that can be incorporated in one proper app not giving us outdated, unflexible,overcomplicating for no reason. I wish this app was available in android platform also.
Great!
by FArsted on 2019/12/15 14:29
This app is fabulous. It’s super easy to use and I’ve saved so much time not waiting for a bus. I can see right where the bus is and the estimated time before it arrives at my stop. Thanks!
That is the best app for mta
by Ameer Attia on 2019/12/06 02:16
That is the only best of MTA
Simply The Best 👍🏽
by unohu? on 2019/11/14 21:05
This is the the best NYC bus/train app there is at the moment.Very reliable
Difficult to use
by dragoncat453 on 2019/11/09 15:44
I would like to have a FAQs or instructions on how to use this app. I have trouble finding my route. Unless you know which bus you want it’s hard to find times , Route, etc. it might be helpful to have the color map you see in the kiosks that outline the entire route for each line. Or to have access to the big schedules. Just finding busses is hard and times are not clear.
Bus NYC
by CHI MERI on 2019/10/28 23:39
Lovely. No bumps No snaps.
Run numbers
by i bus operator on 2019/10/21 09:51
It doesn’t show the run number of the line like the Bus Bus app does.
Very bad experience
by dtereshchuk on 2019/10/16 14:49
Bad time-keeping. Told me bus was over 20 minutes away. Was IN FACT just TWO minutes away (So much for working in ‘real time’!)
Keep getting better
by szmarianna on 2019/10/04 18:58
I love the app. I always use it. I love that I see real-time the buses and trains.
Love This App
by Seeker46 on 2019/09/30 15:34
I use Bus NYC every day and find it invaluable. It’s easy to organize and view times for the various routes I follow and the info is always spot on. This is one app I would hate to be without.
Superb!
by Busrider5289 on 2019/09/29 16:20
Very impressed! Elegant and very functional. The developers have been very attentive to user experience and their upgrades are always thorough and on-point. I use Bus NYC over the MTA's own service 100% of the time.
Solid & Simple
by SkeetCaptain on 2019/09/28 14:03
Perhaps the most easy-to navigate, accurate & straight ahead transit app out there. I’ve downloaded many and none come close.
Poor. Too difficult
by fairfieldx on 2019/09/18 19:53
Instructions unclear and even misleading How do I locate my bus number? You are a humble. After 12 minutes of failure to operate your system my bus did arrive What did you add other than frustration M Bedrick
Reliable, easy to use app - can’t live without it
by sweetal on 2019/07/08 19:53
My apartment is 15 minutes from the nearest subway station, and my job is not easily accessible via subway. So I’m on the bus a lot. The Bus NYC app is simpler and more reliable than Maps or Citymapper - probably because it focuses on doing one thing well (and succeeds!). Both the wait time and checking the location of buses on the map inform my decision about whether or not to wait, and whether to get on a local or wait for SBS. Favorites screen makes the app super efficient. I can and do depend on Bus NYC to help me get around the city quickly. The very few times I’ve had issues, the development team is very responsive. Bus NYC is the best!
Mixed Review
by photopro212 on 2019/07/03 03:34
I’ve always loved this app & use it all the time. But lately it’s been very unreliable. E.g. saying the next bus is in 9 minutes when it’s one block away. Or saying a bus is coming when it’s been re-routed due to construction. I hope they will fix these bugs. (BTW I HAVE updated.)
Not useful at all
by NYTChangster on 2019/06/20 02:10
Doesn’t work right
Good but...
by CityViewer on 2019/06/06 12:00
Generally a helpful app. BUT for all of us commuters who ride the same line every day it would be SO much more helpful if we could set up a default route that just appears in map view every time you open the app. You have a “start app on favorites” option. But I still have to go through several taps to get to the only useful screen - the map that shows me where the buses are! I want to set a route as my most favorite and flip a switch in settings so that the map view of that route becomes my start screen. I never look at those other useless screens. They just waste my time! (I made this comment years ago and still it has not been addressed.)
Great app 👍🏻
by Sonjaobando on 2019/04/11 10:13
Excellent app 👍🏻
My Favorite commuting app
by Erik11311 on 2019/04/07 07:26
Forget about google maps... this is the best way to get your commuting figured out if you live in nyc and use the subways and busses. I’ve been using it for a few years and haven’t found anything better.
Still the best app!
by calmoon on 2019/04/04 12:38
Update: still the best MTA bus app out out there. Easy to use for finding any nearby stops or for specific lines. I’ve tried many competitors and have found this one to have the most accurate wait time indicators and user-friendly interface. I rely on this app every day. Highly recommend!
Great app
by Chris G19 on 2019/04/03 19:13
Accurate and reliable. Thanks for making an app that is easy and works well.
NYC Bus is the best
by IUO48 on 2019/04/01 20:10
Excellent app, very accurate. Shows all buses on route instead of just the next one that's coming up. If there are any detours or service changes and what they are. Trip planners and MTA contact #'s. Also shows all street names and intersections, App can be used as a neighborhood map! Always updating routes and info.
Best in its class!
by Bjerry on 2019/03/20 11:13
I use Bus NYC every day and I really like the ease of use and the accuracy of their data, often more up to date than the MTA signs themselves... Plus it’s very fast. Also, the development team is very responsive and committed to making their app even better. An app that you can trust and rely on 100%! I have only one suggestion: is it possible to add some tiles on the home page, directly linking to your favorites?
Need to update
by lizlemon69 on 2019/03/15 16:36
Many times buses do not show up.
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by kjlhnf on 2019/03/01 12:21
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Q15 & Q15A
by nypvtpilot on 2019/02/26 17:14
Your App is wrong for the Q15 & Q15A routes. App must be updated
Accurate, comprehensive, well-designed
by Aneve on 2019/02/12 11:51
A step up from messaging a bus ûstop code to a general number for arrival info. This is a must have app for a NYC commuter. I tested the arrival times for two bus lines outside our apt. throughout the day. They are very accurate. Plus the app gives you the arrival times of the next 3 or 4 buses.
Missing New Routs
by Kamikaze3000 on 2019/02/06 18:04
This app is missing the new schedules for the buses SIM33C and SIM4C. Please update.
Best App for NYC Buses
by AnthonyABCD on 2019/01/17 12:08
By far the best app I’ve used for bus times. Very reliable and always up to date.
👍🏽
by alexander ti on 2019/01/12 12:06
Muy buena aplicación. La información que proporciona es real y rápida y fácil de usar
After update very slow
by slavafromny on 2018/11/27 14:27
Has been reported multiple times. Used to be nice app but after update it is so slow. Also there is a limit on a number of favorites- only 12 which is so annoying.
Bus track
by perunyc on 2018/10/18 12:40
Best app , I’m love it
Love this app, used for years
by Fernie52984 on 2018/10/15 10:41
Great app. If I need a bus, I know exactly where it is and how long it will approximately take to get to my location. Wish we can see trains like the way we see busses but I Gus’s that’s asking a lot. Still the best app ever.
Super useful for daily commutes and weekend excursions!
by no more cache on 2018/10/14 17:00
I use the app almost everyday to figure out what buses to take to go crosstown for work or play. I like the live tracking feature. It saved me from waiting endlessly for busses that will never come on many occasions.
This is the best one! I love this app!
by Mr. Sunshine 85 on 2018/10/12 11:04
I've tried the rest, put them to the test and BUS NYC is simply the best.. They even give you the vehicle numbers for god sakes!! It's awesome.. You can even see every bus and every stop. I use it every morning and every evening coming home from work and it's a god send.. it's right on time for me!!
Inaccurate
by Nonetheless1011 on 2018/09/22 17:05
Very inaccurate
Schedule
by razumikin on 2018/09/18 14:19
I know you have little control over this, but at times your schedule is at odds with facts on the ground.
A new bug?
by Bnanch on 2018/09/18 01:25
This app used to work w family sharing but seems not to anymore?
Problems
by Kdjdnchucjdjp on 2018/09/13 13:45
Glitches. Routes not always right.
Thanks for the fix!
by TechFounder on 2018/09/12 15:29
The last update really slowed the updates to the schedule. It’s now back to its original speed. Thanks for the quick response and issuing a fix so quickly.
Newest update slowed refresh
by TechFounder on 2018/09/11 15:47
The most recent update somehow made the schedule updates take forever. The schedules say “loading” for about a minute or two.
Super Cool!😎👍🏾
by LoveTheLORD7 on 2018/09/10 20:41
Seems pretty reliable much of the time. Happy with this app.
Bus route update fast and accurate
by Frankie 8888 on 2018/09/06 16:48
I was trying to catch bus Q15A on Roosevelt Ave . I try to find out how long I need to wait for the bus. This app give me the the information I need quickly and accurately. If there are problem with the bus, I can take another bus route. I do not have to waste my time waiting.
Mr.
by johnoliver on 2018/08/27 23:05
My main app. Very reliable.
Shows multiple bus locations
by assault_is_eternal on 2018/08/25 17:25
I have several apps on my phone that give me location / schedule data on trains and buses in NYC, including the MTA’s new app. They each do something that the other doesn’t, so that’s why I still have multiple apps that do the same thing. What this app does that no other does is that it shows the GPS locations of all the buses on the route you choose. During rush hour, it’s very helpful to quickly see that you just missed a bus, but there’s another one coming. Other times, a packed bus comes by, but I can see that the next one is just around the corner, so I’ll wait for that one. The UI is has fallen behind, though. I have another app that train and bus info is displayed in a much more user friendly way (I use that one for non rush-hour travel). And the MTA app has become the only one I use for train times. Shocking, I know.
Best App for Public Transit Status
by SohoYogi on 2018/07/26 11:43
I have been using this app for years to track buses and subway status updates. I’ve used a bunch of different apps for these purposes, and BusNYC is hands-down the best.
Very good
by bitelchuz on 2018/07/04 04:42
This App is very good for me. It helped me so much.
Terrible.
by cranky coala on 2018/06/17 17:34
Can never get live status!!! Ever!!!! Worked fir one day two months ago. Want money back or fix now!!!everything else works but it cats what is needed.
Bus NYC
by Avalon3090 on 2018/06/12 08:57
Great app. Very useful.
A life saver for my commute
by A cantor on 2018/05/16 11:16
I use this app daily to check in with my reg buses and routes to work and back. It takes a little fiddling around to figure out how best to use it but I've found that if you set your favorite bus lines or go directly to the map option of your current location I can quickly access the timetables, ETA and location of any given bus line. It also has subway/rail status updates for quick reference. This app has been super useful and so far reliable with its regular status updates. I feel like it's a must-have app if you live/work in the NYC area.
Super helpful!
by Suz11111 on 2018/05/15 11:18
I absolutely love this app! I can check ahead of time so I’ll know if it’s worth waiting for. The route updates are really fast too so I’m never worried about updating the route when I need to check the bus time! Definitely recommend this app to anyone using the nyc buses!
Useful app
by seamana on 2018/05/10 11:33
The favorites feature works great!
Awesome app
by lucsav44 on 2018/05/09 16:42
Love this app and works great to see real-time where my bus is at. Also let’s me know of all service interruptions on the train and bus.
The accuracy
by Shoot City on 2018/05/07 12:10
This app is very accurate like an elite QB let’s you know the time, let’s you know what’s going on, updates the whole 9 yards. All the other apps are not quite accurate as this one, this app is the G.O.A.T.
Best nyc mta app
by Kiwiepic on 2018/05/07 12:10
This is hands down the best app if you are a nyc commuter, then UI is nice, clean, its very informational, and easy to use Some of the things i wish for 1) able to back up your favorites to dropbox or somewhere. 2) notification if your bus is coming in a timer you can set
Very helpful!
by StellaaaaBlanche on 2018/05/06 15:29
Use the app daily
Great
by busguybedstuy on 2018/05/06 11:15
Great
MTA BUS RIDER
by MTA BUS RIDER on 2018/05/06 05:38
I love this app! Most accurate bus app there is! I have tried many bus apps and this is by far the best app which lets you track the bus. I highly recommend this app. I find it to be more user friendly than the other apps. This app lets me see where the bus or train is at and when the next bus or train is arriving.
A+ app
by Pjdro on 2018/05/05 19:00
Best bus app I’ve used!
Love it!!
by seyesplz on 2018/05/05 14:36
Always use when I’m on the go
A must have app for traveling in nyc
by Carlos Araujo on 2018/05/01 21:30
Need to cut down on bus wait time in the morning? This is THE app to download. App will show you a real time location with a moving icon on the screen. Great for those days in NYC winter when you hide inside then ATM section of the bank to keep warm. Wait for the bus there and track it. No more frozen hands!
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by Allliiiooo on 2018/04/29 23:25
Great app A+++
Amazing aplication
by ramscop on 2018/04/13 21:52
This applixation is very sharp and very usefull I will recomend to anyone .
Love this app
by njv_photo on 2018/03/24 14:23
I would not go to NY without this app!!!
Not good
by Nyeagle7 on 2018/03/17 22:45
Too many false readings. Shows bus coming, counts down the minutes and no bus arrives.
It's ok
by Bxgurl813 on 2018/02/26 23:06
It's fine if you want to know whether a bus is coming soon but the bus marker is always at least 3 blocks behind the actual location of the bus. If you're rushing to catch a bus that you think is still 2 blocks away, forget it. You already missed it.
One and only
by Bxely7 on 2018/02/23 11:56
I’ve had plenty of good transit apps before but this one takes the cake 🚊 🚎
Good but.....
by Steupz on 2018/02/14 22:08
We need to know if the 82 bus is a local or a limited
Bus App
by Garyks on 2018/02/05 23:17
Works great! Very useful.
A glowing App
by Pharmer2b on 2018/01/13 23:25
The bus app is precise, upto date and easy to use.
Cannot live without this app
by MTLCA2089- on 2018/01/12 23:04
Just get it already.
Favorite App
by StarDust1288 on 2018/01/12 12:46
I love this app, it’s the only one I need and use. The GPS times for the buses are always accurate.
Reliable bus time and location tracker
by Secret_Man_917 on 2018/01/10 23:52
This is the only app I use to check when my bus is coming.
Great app
by Ozzy718 on 2018/01/09 21:26
Down to the minute very accurate with all types of transportation
Great app for NYC commuters
by iFIlipino on 2018/01/09 13:32
As an NYC commuter, this is my go to app for my transportation needs. Live tracking of your respective route and allows me to manage my time more because of this. The integration with the trains continue to update and hope to see improvements on live tracking as well. Thanks!
Great app! Missing widget
by Yrod74 on 2018/01/09 12:35
This is the best app I've tried Unlike other apps I've tried, GPS information is very accurate. A widget would come very handy to check bus times in an instant
Accurate, always!
by Dagny_NYC on 2018/01/09 00:21
Great app, always accurate. Never had a problem with it crashing. I love this app because it has bus and subway schedules.
Only accurate bus app, thumbs down for UI.
by lizziesnyc on 2018/01/08 15:57
I’ve used and relied on other apps including transit (the battery eater) before someone told me about this one. Other apps constantly showed out of service buses that would pop on the route as moving and then disappear off the radar. This could be due to MTA’s signal but for whatever reason that does not appear to be frequent (or at all) on this app. Downside. I can’t stand the interface and needs to be modified/simplified so that the homepage upon loading shows the routes closest to current location.
Very useful
by Froco1793 on 2018/01/08 12:12
This app has been very helpful more so now that it has the subway times too. My only issue is that the font size for the bus and train times is very small.
5 stars, love this app
by MZamb03 on 2018/01/07 16:53
The app does exactly what I need it to do. Beautifully designed, easy to get to both bus and subway departure times. Active development team fixing bugs and adding support for new iPhone screen sizes One con: I wish it was fewer clicks to get to a subway map. Not a dealbreaker but would make it a little more of a Swiss Army knife kind of app
Makes life a little easier
by Bavarian Moustache on 2018/01/07 04:50
I rely on this app for my daily commute, bus and subway - I’ve tried many other apps but this one is the best. Highly recommend!
Accurate and Reliable
by NyHotBoi on 2018/01/06 13:55
This app is great. I love the idea of not having to wait at the bus stop but instead looking at exactly the next bus is live on the map.
Shows multiple bus locations
by assault_is_eternal on 2018/08/25 17:25
I have several apps on my phone that give me location / schedule data on trains and buses in NYC, including the MTA’s new app. They each do something that the other doesn’t, so that’s why I still have multiple apps that do the same thing. What this app does that no other does is that it shows the GPS locations of all the buses on the route you choose. During rush hour, it’s very helpful to quickly see that you just missed a bus, but there’s another one coming. Other times, a packed bus comes by, but I can see that the next one is just around the corner, so I’ll wait for that one. The UI is has fallen behind, though. I have another app that train and bus info is displayed in a much more user friendly way (I use that one for non rush-hour travel). And the MTA app has become the only one I use for train times. Shocking, I know.
Reliable, easy to use app - can’t live without it
by sweetal on 2019/07/08 19:53
My apartment is 15 minutes from the nearest subway station, and my job is not easily accessible via subway. So I’m on the bus a lot. The Bus NYC app is simpler and more reliable than Maps or Citymapper - probably because it focuses on doing one thing well (and succeeds!). Both the wait time and checking the location of buses on the map inform my decision about whether or not to wait, and whether to get on a local or wait for SBS. Favorites screen makes the app super efficient. I can and do depend on Bus NYC to help me get around the city quickly. The very few times I’ve had issues, the development team is very responsive. Bus NYC is the best!
A life saver for my commute
by A cantor on 2018/05/16 11:16
I use this app daily to check in with my reg buses and routes to work and back. It takes a little fiddling around to figure out how best to use it but I've found that if you set your favorite bus lines or go directly to the map option of your current location I can quickly access the timetables, ETA and location of any given bus line. It also has subway/rail status updates for quick reference. This app has been super useful and so far reliable with its regular status updates. I feel like it's a must-have app if you live/work in the NYC area.
Only accurate bus app, thumbs down for UI.
by lizziesnyc on 2018/01/08 15:57
I’ve used and relied on other apps including transit (the battery eater) before someone told me about this one. Other apps constantly showed out of service buses that would pop on the route as moving and then disappear off the radar. This could be due to MTA’s signal but for whatever reason that does not appear to be frequent (or at all) on this app. Downside. I can’t stand the interface and needs to be modified/simplified so that the homepage upon loading shows the routes closest to current location.
Good but...
by CityViewer on 2019/06/06 12:00
Generally a helpful app. BUT for all of us commuters who ride the same line every day it would be SO much more helpful if we could set up a default route that just appears in map view every time you open the app. You have a “start app on favorites” option. But I still have to go through several taps to get to the only useful screen - the map that shows me where the buses are! I want to set a route as my most favorite and flip a switch in settings so that the map view of that route becomes my start screen. I never look at those other useless screens. They just waste my time! (I made this comment years ago and still it has not been addressed.)
Great Help
by bridget330 on 2020/01/12 06:02
I downloaded this app on a recommendation from a friend a few years ago and I’m glad I did. While there are free apps that say that they have the same information, I haven’t found the claim to be entirely truthful. This app gives me up to the minute schedules of the entire NYC transit system and I can plan my trips accordingly. It allows me to see specific routes, exactly where the buses are on the route as well as the exact number of the vehicle. I use this app daily and it makes my commute so much easier.
So helpful for buses & subways
by Mark on the Lower East Side on 2017/11/09 13:05
Design + data = I love this app. It's essential for NYC buses -- so well designed, I can see all the stops on a map, very intuitive, and update the arrival time & bus locations for the stop I want as frequently as I want by pressing a button. And now the subway info they've added makes my commute easier: I can see whether to go to the F platform or M platform at Essex / Delancey, by making both stops a favorite & comparing their arrival times. This app makes my day easier.
Best in its class!
by Bjerry on 2019/03/20 11:13
I use Bus NYC every day and I really like the ease of use and the accuracy of their data, often more up to date than the MTA signs themselves... Plus it’s very fast. Also, the development team is very responsive and committed to making their app even better. An app that you can trust and rely on 100%! I have only one suggestion: is it possible to add some tiles on the home page, directly linking to your favorites?
Can't live without this app
by NPRistener on 2017/10/05 22:21
Update after 5years: This is still my favorite NYC mass transit app. It's gotten a lot better at integrating guidance for subway riding. The hard work keeping this app updated is obvious and makes it more relevant than others I've used. Love the app. I live off the B 61 and I use it all the time. All the new improvements are also greatly appreciated.
Still the best app!
by calmoon on 2019/04/04 12:38
Update: still the best MTA bus app out out there. Easy to use for finding any nearby stops or for specific lines. I’ve tried many competitors and have found this one to have the most accurate wait time indicators and user-friendly interface. I rely on this app every day. Highly recommend!
My Preferred Bus Tracker in NYC
by Dennis2368 on 2020/01/13 21:33
I know there are lots of options out there for tracking MTA busses, and I’m tried a lot of them, but this one is my favorite. The maps are intuitive. I can pick any route and know exactly where it goes and where the busses are. Tracking the subways is a separate charge (sigh), but it’s a nice feature overall.
A must have app for traveling in nyc
by Carlos Araujo on 2018/05/01 21:30
Need to cut down on bus wait time in the morning? This is THE app to download. App will show you a real time location with a moving icon on the screen. Great for those days in NYC winter when you hide inside then ATM section of the bank to keep warm. Wait for the bus there and track it. No more frozen hands!
5 stars, love this app
by MZamb03 on 2018/01/07 16:53
The app does exactly what I need it to do. Beautifully designed, easy to get to both bus and subway departure times. Active development team fixing bugs and adding support for new iPhone screen sizes One con: I wish it was fewer clicks to get to a subway map. Not a dealbreaker but would make it a little more of a Swiss Army knife kind of app
NYC Bus is the best
by IUO48 on 2019/04/01 20:10
Excellent app, very accurate. Shows all buses on route instead of just the next one that's coming up. If there are any detours or service changes and what they are. Trip planners and MTA contact #'s. Also shows all street names and intersections, App can be used as a neighborhood map! Always updating routes and info.
Uber useful
by vermagic on 2017/01/18 08:29
As a Real Estate Broker I'm all over the city all the time. Buses used to intimidate me. This app changed all that. Knowing when the bus will arrive is so valuable. I've bought this app as gift for clients since it is a big help getting around NYC. Recommend to tourists as well as locals. I love seeing the buses GPS locations on the maps. Great job!
Bus route update fast and accurate
by Frankie 8888 on 2018/09/06 16:48
I was trying to catch bus Q15A on Roosevelt Ave . I try to find out how long I need to wait for the bus. This app give me the the information I need quickly and accurately. If there are problem with the bus, I can take another bus route. I do not have to waste my time waiting.
MTA BUS RIDER
by MTA BUS RIDER on 2018/05/06 05:38
I love this app! Most accurate bus app there is! I have tried many bus apps and this is by far the best app which lets you track the bus. I highly recommend this app. I find it to be more user friendly than the other apps. This app lets me see where the bus or train is at and when the next bus or train is arriving.
Super helpful!
by Suz11111 on 2018/05/15 11:18
I absolutely love this app! I can check ahead of time so I’ll know if it’s worth waiting for. The route updates are really fast too so I’m never worried about updating the route when I need to check the bus time! Definitely recommend this app to anyone using the nyc buses!
This is the best one! I love this app!
by Mr. Sunshine 85 on 2018/10/12 11:04
I've tried the rest, put them to the test and BUS NYC is simply the best.. They even give you the vehicle numbers for god sakes!! It's awesome.. You can even see every bus and every stop. I use it every morning and every evening coming home from work and it's a god send.. it's right on time for me!!
Great app for NYC commuters
by iFIlipino on 2018/01/09 13:32
As an NYC commuter, this is my go to app for my transportation needs. Live tracking of your respective route and allows me to manage my time more because of this. The integration with the trains continue to update and hope to see improvements on live tracking as well. Thanks!
Best nyc mta app
by Kiwiepic on 2018/05/07 12:10
This is hands down the best app if you are a nyc commuter, then UI is nice, clean, its very informational, and easy to use Some of the things i wish for 1) able to back up your favorites to dropbox or somewhere. 2) notification if your bus is coming in a timer you can set
Super useful for daily commutes and weekend excursions!
by no more cache on 2018/10/14 17:00
I use the app almost everyday to figure out what buses to take to go crosstown for work or play. I like the live tracking feature. It saved me from waiting endlessly for busses that will never come on many occasions.
Difficult to use
by dragoncat453 on 2019/11/09 15:44
I would like to have a FAQs or instructions on how to use this app. I have trouble finding my route. Unless you know which bus you want it’s hard to find times , Route, etc. it might be helpful to have the color map you see in the kiosks that outline the entire route for each line. Or to have access to the big schedules. Just finding busses is hard and times are not clear.
Best app for tracking NYC buses
by KateNYCx on 2020/10/06 13:23
I use this app constantly for real-time bus status. You get access to info very quickly and can easily see bus locations in a nice map interface. Can zoom in/out easily. Great app! Never stand around in the cold again!
Useful APP!
by Nygirl247 on 2017/05/10 13:17
Love this app especially for express buses from Manhattan to/from Staten Island! Even the bus numbers are indicated. I wonder if it's possible to have two bus lines showing up at the same time on same map? That would make it even better.
My Favorite commuting app
by Erik11311 on 2019/04/07 07:26
Forget about google maps... this is the best way to get your commuting figured out if you live in nyc and use the subways and busses. I’ve been using it for a few years and haven’t found anything better.
Great app!
by Petabread2 on 2017/10/05 17:20
The bus trackers work great, the addition of the subway Times is a big plus. The timetables are also handy, maps are always available, this is a versatile app and definitely worth checking out. Anyone who uses buses and subways in NYC should get this app.
Worth the price
by RogerJ - BKLYN on 2017/10/05 20:14
Works extremely well. Frequent updates. Also works with location service switched to: " OFF “. MTA BusTime and printed schedules. And most subway lines. Which is good because things change often in NYC.
This app is a lifesaver!
by carefreespirit on 2017/04/18 11:32
I moved to New York a month ago and this app has been my saving grace so many times over to find my way around! I don't know how I'd do it without it! Thank you so much for your time and effort creating it. So worth having!
This app is so helpful!
by NYLady212 on 2017/12/02 17:29
I love that this app provides so much real-time information. I use it every time I need to use public transportation to expedite my travel. It provides schedules, routes, etc but the absolute best is the real-time location of the buses. Priceless!
Has saved me many times
by tekperson on 2017/03/15 21:38
Being able to see where the next bus is gives me options. Otherwise, I'd be stuck freezing and hoping for one.
Thanks for the fix!
by TechFounder on 2018/09/12 15:29
The last update really slowed the updates to the schedule. It’s now back to its original speed. Thanks for the quick response and issuing a fix so quickly.
Love this app, used for years
by Fernie52984 on 2018/10/15 10:41
Great app. If I need a bus, I know exactly where it is and how long it will approximately take to get to my location. Wish we can see trains like the way we see busses but I Gus’s that’s asking a lot. Still the best app ever.
Sometimes great
by Robin10025 on 2018/01/05 12:20
When the app works it’s terrific. But sometimes, like today, the subway info is totally incorrect. Also it’s not that user friendly, too many steps to get to the screen you want. But I still use it to see when next bus or subway are coming to avoid long waits if possible.
The accuracy
by Shoot City on 2018/05/07 12:10
This app is very accurate like an elite QB let’s you know the time, let’s you know what’s going on, updates the whole 9 yards. All the other apps are not quite accurate as this one, this app is the G.O.A.T.
Makes life a little easier
by Bavarian Moustache on 2018/01/07 04:50
I rely on this app for my daily commute, bus and subway - I’ve tried many other apps but this one is the best. Highly recommend!
best NYC bus app
by sprtn28 on 2017/01/23 17:26
I've been using this app for a while. I love the GPS feature for the buses and the subway alerts/status. I've found it to be pretty accurate except when there are major reroutes for busses.
Superb!
by Busrider5289 on 2019/09/29 16:20
Very impressed! Elegant and very functional. The developers have been very attentive to user experience and their upgrades are always thorough and on-point. I use Bus NYC over the MTA's own service 100% of the time.
Good App
by Coopershouse on 2020/09/02 21:06
This is a really good app.... It's gotten better over time and keeps pace with the bus schedule routes pretty good. It would be great if alerts for the different routes could be incorporated in the schedules also.
Love This App
by Seeker46 on 2019/09/30 15:34
I use Bus NYC every day and find it invaluable. It’s easy to organize and view times for the various routes I follow and the info is always spot on. This is one app I would hate to be without.
Great app! Missing widget
by Yrod74 on 2018/01/09 12:35
This is the best app I've tried Unlike other apps I've tried, GPS information is very accurate. A widget would come very handy to check bus times in an instant
Best App for Public Transit Status
by SohoYogi on 2018/07/26 11:43
I have been using this app for years to track buses and subway status updates. I’ve used a bunch of different apps for these purposes, and BusNYC is hands-down the best.
POS
by 6mmm6 on 2017/01/18 23:36
(Bellevue Hospital Center professionals know what "POS" means.) I have worked on Wall Street in IT as a systems analyst for 10 years--I am not afraid of tech. I have not been able to make this piece of excrement work. One star is one star too many.
Solid & Simple
by SkeetCaptain on 2019/09/28 14:03
Perhaps the most easy-to navigate, accurate & straight ahead transit app out there. I’ve downloaded many and none come close.
You guys keep getting better and better !!!
by The LRG on 2017/01/25 00:46
With every update that Bus NYC releases, this app keeps on improving the user experience! I'm a huge fan of the subway schedules as well. Keep it up!!!
Great!
by FArsted on 2019/12/15 14:29
This app is fabulous. It’s super easy to use and I’ve saved so much time not waiting for a bus. I can see right where the bus is and the estimated time before it arrives at my stop. Thanks!
Very Useful
by Sarah_E_C on 2017/01/19 04:08
Bus NYC is very useful and easy to use. I really like the features, such as the route planning and the maps with all the bus and subway stops. I used it on my recent trip to Manhattan, and it was really easy to follow the directions.
It's ok
by Bxgurl813 on 2018/02/26 23:06
It's fine if you want to know whether a bus is coming soon but the bus marker is always at least 3 blocks behind the actual location of the bus. If you're rushing to catch a bus that you think is still 2 blocks away, forget it. You already missed it.
Mixed Review
by photopro212 on 2019/07/03 03:34
I’ve always loved this app & use it all the time. But lately it’s been very unreliable. E.g. saying the next bus is in 9 minutes when it’s one block away. Or saying a bus is coming when it’s been re-routed due to construction. I hope they will fix these bugs. (BTW I HAVE updated.)
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