The Best Public Transit Apps

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Once you get used to a city's public transit system, it can be super convenient and useful. The key is getting used to it. Drop me into an unfamiliar urban city and you might as well think the public transit system was from another planet on first glance. Signs that explain things differently. Lines that run to neighborhoods I don't know.

Thankfully, there are apps dedicated to decoding each city's public transit system: from subways, buses, and more. These are the best ones.

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Best overall transit app, but is available only in select cities

📍 Available in 3 countries and 45 cities


Beautifully designed urban travel companion

📍 Available in 5 countries and 24 cities


Bus and train focused option with real time alerts

📍 Available in 48 countries and 71 cities

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