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Trip Planning

Planning your trip with Big Blue Bus is easy. 

From the Little Blue Book to real-time bus arrival information, Big Blue Bus aims to make riding with us a breeze.


Real-Time Arrival Information
 
Big Blue Bus offers real-time bus arrival information and can be accessed in a variety of ways:

 
  • NextBus: Access bus arrival predictions on your smartphone, by texting, or even by phone.
  • Google Maps for Mobile and Desktop: You have the ability to plan trips through Google Transit which is a part of Google Maps. Within Google Transit, live bus departure times can be viewed by clicking on a blue bus stop icon. When planning a trip, the app or site will also report whether the bus is on time and if there are any service alerts that may impact your trip. View Google Maps tutorial video below.
  • Third-Party Applications: Big Blue Bus provides open data in the GTFS-realtime standard, which makes it possible for third-party developers to incorporate Big Blue Bus' trip updates and service alerts information. Some of these apps are available for both Android and iOS devices.

Note: Big Blue Bus does not officially endorse, license, or warrant any of these applications--we allow our data to be used for greater customer convenience. For technical support, please contact the individual app developers. Interested in accessing our GTFS-realtime data? Click here.


Google Transit

With the help of Google Transit, even complicated trips can be planned out easily with just a few clicks. Watch the tutorial below.