NYC Bus Checker

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3.45K reviews
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About this app

NYC Bus Checker brings you live bus times, smart journey planning and detailed route maps for all of New York City.

With up to date transit data, NYC Bus Checker has you covered, no matter where you need to go in New York.

Main Features
• Live times at all of New York’s 15,000+ bus stops
• Plan a journey anywhere in NYC by bus, subway, rail and more
• Explore route maps for all NYC Bus Routes - see exactly where your bus goes.
• Get real-time CitiBike dock info
• Be one step ahead with updates on detours, closures and cancellations
• Save your favorite stops, routes and places for easy access
• Get live times on your home screen with the Bus Checker widget

• Featured on BBC Click, Telegraph Online, The Independent, Cosmopolitan and Wired UK
• “If you regularly ride a bus, then you should not leave home without Bus Checker” - The Guardian

Problems with the app?

Please read through our FAQs at or tap the link from within the App to access our support portal

- Bus Checker is a registered trademark of UrbanThings Limited
Updated on
Sep 2, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.45K reviews
Joseph Yuen
July 26, 2022
I don't know what happened with the last update but the app icon now says UK when I have the NY one installed and my widget got deleted because now you have to create an account and sign in just to save favorite bus stops? It was good before this update. Now the widget is ridiculously huge compared to before. Too much screen real estate wasted. Also, the UI is now difficult to read and no longer intuitive. There is also a lot of wasted space. This changed for the worst with new ownership.
5 people found this review helpful
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July 28, 2022
Hi Joseph - thanks for your feedback. We're still the same company making the app, we've updated it to keep it running. Sign-in was heavily requested so that you can access your favourites across multiple devices. And we hope the incorrect icon will be fixed soon.
June 24, 2022
I absolutely hate the new update. Not only did it erase all of my favorited stops, but it's also ugly, harder to use, harder to read, and overall unwelcome. If I had wanted a different user interface, I would've downloaded a different app. The previous design was simple, concise, and easy to read. I don't see why you didn't just release a different app if you wanted to change things so badly.
7 people found this review helpful
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Marilyn Rodriguez
August 4, 2022
I loved off this app for years untill the recent update. It is never accurate and frustrating having to find your location on the map. Looking to see IF the bus is coming is more accurate than the app. I uninstalled it.
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August 20, 2022
Hi Marilyn - thanks for your feedback. You can find your location on the 'Travel' page in the app. Tap on the 'Locate Me' button and the app will jump to your current location. You'll need to make sure you have given the app location permissions. And if you need any further help, do get in touch via Help and Support in the app.

What's new

Major UX improvements: Your favorite bus app has a fresh modern look, with all the same trusted bus times and helpful features that you’ve come to love.

There’s also easier in-app navigation; return back to your search results more easily.

Some things might be in a slightly different place, so please do bear with us while you find your feet! We really hope you’ll like it. If you have any questions about how things work then don’t hesitate to get in touch.