Planning your trip with Big Blue Bus is easy.
From printable maps and timetables to real-time bus arrival information, Big Blue Bus aims to make riding with us as simple as possible.
Real-Time Arrival Information
Big Blue Bus offers real-time
bus arrival information! This offers our customers a convenient new tool for getting around town. Real-time arrival information can be accessed in a variety of ways:
- NextBus: Riders can access NextBus bus arrival predictions at bigbluebus.com/nextbus, on a smartphone, by texting, or even by phone.
- Google Maps for Mobile and Desktop: Within Google Transit, live bus departure times can be viewed by clicking on a blue bus stop icon. When planning a trip, the site will also report whether the bus is on time or not in the directions tab.
- Third-Party applications. Big Blue Bus began opening its data in the GTFS-realtime standard on June 6, 2015, which made it possible for third-party developers to incorporate BBB's trip updates and service alerts information. Some of these apps are available for both Android and iOS and we list them below for your convenience:
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.
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Little Blue Book
Big Blue Bus publishes the Little Blue Book (PDF), which contains individual line schedules and maps. Paper copies include a large removable system map!
Find them while supplies last:
- On our buses
- Blue: The Transit Store. We are now located in a temporary trailer space at: (1334 5th St., Santa Monica)
- At libraries and senior centers in Santa Monica
- For purchase online
The Little Blue Book is designed to provide riders with the information they need at a glance. The printed version of the book is designed to be small but durable, making it a perfect addition to a backpack or work briefcase.
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We offer riders the ability to plan trips through Google Transit! Google Transit is a part of Google Maps. With the help of Google Transit, even complicated trips can be planned out easily with just a few clicks.
Directions for using Google Transit: