Here Comes the Bus

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About this app

Notice: In order to use the app, your school district must have a contract with Synovia Solutions and make Here Comes the Bus available to parents. Please contact your school district or Synovia Solutions for more information, including applicable costs.

Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use app that lets you view the real-time location of your child’s bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

With Here Comes the Bus, you can send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to avoid missed buses or long waits in freezing temperatures, pouring rain, the hot sun or rush-hour traffic.


Find your bus quickly and easily
See the exact location of your child’s school bus using your own customizable map.

Access arrival & departure info
Confirm your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop and at school, both before and after school.

Get updates via email or push notification
Be notified when the bus is within five minutes of your stop, has a schedule change and more.

Track all of your children
Have children that ride separate buses? Here Comes the Bus lets you keep tabs on each one.

Know your privacy is protected
To use Here Comes the Bus, parents must obtain a private ID number, which grants them access to their child’s bus only.
Updated on
Jun 3, 2024

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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

18.9K reviews
May 13, 2024
The app hasn't been working for the last week at all and even before then was spotty on when it would show the bus. I rely so much on this app because I have a special needs child. if it wasn't for when the app worked properly we would be outside waiting for a very long time and when your child is a flight risk that's just something you take very seriously. Being able to know when the bus is down the road is beyond helpful, it assures my child a better day..when it works correctly.
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John Light
March 19, 2023
The concept is great, and when it's working, the experience is great, and makes sure we make the bus on time. But most days, the app tracks the wrong bus, or doesn't show the bus, or claims the bus has passed the stop. I don’t know, though, whether this is a problem with the app, or the district switching bus routes and not sending updates.
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Dawn Riley
November 4, 2021
App WAS very useful & accurate in the beginning. It was a great tool to use especially on rainy days and would've been helpful on cold days such as road. But the past month or so it either does not notify at all (most often), notifies miles away from specific radius, notifies both push and email (when push only) and notifies multiply times at once. It was cool for the kids to see the bus moving and where the bus was. Now it says bus is not in service so there is no information. Please fix!
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What's new

-Added Cancel a Ride screen, which enables users to inform bus drivers that their students won’t be riding the bus for specific routes (such as the AM or PM ride) and dates.
-For school districts using a district app for parents and students, added the ability to include a link in their app that will launch the HCTB app.
-For students who use Bus Pass in the HCTB app to scan on the bus, changed how the student drop-down list is displayed so that the list now appears over the bar code or QR code.