Transit apps offer a range of great tools and information to assist your travel planning. The following is a list of FREE transit apps and why we like them. Email to let us know about your favorite transit app and we will feature it on our website. 



Nextbus is a transit app that shows you the arrival time of lines around your location.

  • Real time arrivals
  • Includes Glendale Beeline, Metro and other local service providers
  • Search nearby or by specific provider and save your route to favorites



Moovit is a transit app that shows the arrival times around your location and help you select your route.

  • Real time arrivals and trip planner
  • Complete Route maps for Metro bus/rail and Metrolink
  • Automatic search for your location for nearest transit lines
  • Offers suggest routes, with option to choose travel mode



Transit app gives you the arrival time of transit lines around you and plans the best transit route for you.

  • Plan future trips by clicking on “leave now.”
  • Real time updates for lines around you.
  • Trip planner and option to safe your favorite route.
  • Offers suggest routes, with option to choose travel mode



CityMapper will not only plan your trip base on current location and destination, but also show your different transportation options, such as walking, biking, transit, and share mobility.

  • Plan future trips by clicking on “leave now.”
  • Real time updates for lines around you.
  • Trip planner for different modes of transportation.
  • Estimate time and price of each ride.
  • Help you make an informed decision for each trip.



Waze Carpool is a ride share app where you can request a carpool on-demand just a few hours before the ride. 

  • Connects you to drivers on similar routes.
  • Gives you the possibility of talking to the driver before the ride.
  • Scheduled on a daily basis – excellent for variable working hours.
  • Price is a share of the estimate gas price for the ride.
  • If you are interested in being a driver, use you Waze app and sign up for the carpool option.



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  • Mobile ticketing app for LADOT’s Commuter Express and DASH
  • Available for Android and iPhone
  • Allows you to purchase 31-day or 20-day trip tickets
  • Journey planning and arrival times




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  • Multi-Modal journey planning and real-time arrivals/departures
  • Ability to search for quickest, cheapest or greenest route to destination
  • Estimates dollar cost, carbon emissions, and calories burned
  • Covers most of LA and Orange County, as well as parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties



Maps and Google Maps can locate your desired destination and plan routes based on your current location.

  • Both apps have driving, transit, ride and walking option for your trip.
  • Google Maps provides bike options for the route.
  • The transit page gives you the opportunity of looking for future times by clicking on “Leaving now” or “Depart at.”
  • Transit schedule is updated based on real-time information.