How to Use Transit

Transit requires Android 7.0 or later and iOS 15 or later to work on your device. Choose any topic below or scroll down for a quick intro to Transit.

Check Nearby Departures & Track your Ride

On Transit’s main screen, you'll find a map with your location and a list of nearby transit lines including their next departure time.

To switch the direction for any line in the list, swipe left/right the line like this:

Real-time departures are marked with radio waves, so you know when the bus is really coming.

Tap any line to see later departures, find the nearest stop, and track your bus or your train.

Note: Station entrances are only shown in select cities.

To check departure times near any location, search for any destination and long press the result or tap the 3 dots.

Then tap " Show nearby lines". This will move your location on the map to the destination.

Plan a Trip

Transit can get you anywhere in your city – just tell us where you want to go:

  1. On the main screen, tap the search bar.
  2. Enter your destination and see all options.
  3. (If desired, tap the arrows to expand the search and tap in the upper field indicating "Current location" to change your starting point.)
  4. Tap a search result.
  5. Compare your options using public transport and other modes.
  6. Tap a trip to see more details.
  7. Note: Station entrances are only shown in select cities.

  8. Tap GO to get step-by-step instructions during your trip.

Get Step-by-Step Directions with GO

GO is Transit's personal trip companion. Tap GO to get timely notifications for when it's time to leave, to change lines, and to get off the bus or the train.

Using GO anonymously shares your bus or train's location with other users, improving the accuracy of real-time info in your city.

  • To start GO for a specific line, select the line on the main screen and tap GO.
  • Then, choose your desired destination stop.
  • To start GO for a trip plan, tap GO in the trip details screen.

More info: What is GO crowdsourcing?

Use Ridehail, Bikeshare & E-scooters

Transit isn't only for buses and trains!

Tap any link below for more info:

Pin Most Used Lines & Add Favorite Locations

Pin lines for quick access & service-alert notifications
  • Select the line you want in the list on the main screen, or type it into the search bar.
  • Tap the pin icon.
  • If you're asked, choose whether to set up service alert notifications.
  • Next time the app refreshes, your new pinned line will display at the top of the list whenever you're nearby.

More info: Pin Your Most Used Transit Lines

Save favorite locations for faster searching and smart suggestions
  • Type the address into the search bar and long press on the result you like or tap the 3 dots.
  • Tap "Add to favorites".
  • Name your location and choose an icon.
  • Tap "Save location".

More info: Save your Favorite Locations

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