Which bus and public transport app is right for you in 2016?
Looking to download a new app to help you navigate your bus service but not sure what the options are?
We’ve put together this list to help. Search for the one that interests you in the App Store or on Google Play where applicable.
CityMapper – London, Manchester, Birmingham
The CityMapper app has rave reviews. Available on both iPhone and Android, it gives you all your transport options including bus, Tube, ferry, walking and cycling.
“Don’t know how I lived without it” and “I’m practically married to this app” are just some of the 5-star reviews – www.citymapper.com/london
Go North East
Go North East comes with real-time information including live departures, timetables and the ability to set your favourite stops. It also allows you to purchase bus tickets.
The reviews on Google Play are not encouraging however, but are much more positive for iPhone – www.simplygo.com/gonortheastapp
Arriva Bus App – All of UK except London
This app by Arriva will let you search on all Arriva bus services throughout the UK, except for those services operated on behalf of Transport for London. Find the time of the next bus, the nearest bus stop, which bus to catch and more.
Real time updates available and mostly positive reviews for both iPhone and Android – www.arrivabus.co.uk/app/
Merseytravel Journey Planner – Liverpool & Merseyside
The app gives you access to information from all public transport providers in this region as well as door to door journey plans for trains, buses, ferry services and scheduled departures from a specific location.
Mixed reviews on both iPhone and Android – www.merseytravel.gov.uk
Network West Midlands
Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Solihull are covered by this app for bus, rail and metro, including stops outside of these areas.
Real-time departure information as well as scheduled departures, find your nearest bus stop and much more.
It’s available on Android, iPhone and Blackberry although reviews for all devices are varied – www.networkwestmidlands.com
Traveline Scotland & Wales
These are two separate app options and available on quite a few devices.
The Traveline Scotland app is a journey planner for all of Scotland including all bus, coach, rail, Glasgow Subway, tram and ferry routes. It also has departure boards showing next buses at every stop in Scotland, England and Wales including live times where available.
Many more features such as road information and cycle planner. It’s available at the App Store, Google Play, Blackberry, Windows Phone and on Kindle – www.travelinescotland.com
The Traveline Cymru app is bilingual and powers a journey planner, disruptions updates and search for timetables among its features.
It is available on iPhone and Android – www.traveline.cymru/mobile-app-and-text-services/
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