Citymapper - Transit Navigation for Android

By Citymapper Limited Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 25, 2017

Drawing on real-time data, Citymapper helps chart your fastest public transit trip.


Set your best route: Citymapper pulls data from a broad range of mapping, mass-transit, and ride-sharing sources to show the best transportation choices based on real-time data. The app displays a live estimate of travel time -- including time spent walking -- which it updates every minute. The yellow radio-signal icon next to a time indicates it is being updated in real time.

Share your trip with friends: After you set a route, share your trip with friends, who can watch your travels in real time and monitor your estimated arrival time.

Live bus routes: While waiting for a bus, you can watch its approach in real time on the map and view upcoming route schedules.

Offline planning: If you are traveling off the grid, you can save a single trip or an entire itinerary so that you can view it offline.

Local information: Citymapper pulls information from services, such as Yelp, to offer crowd-sourced location cards that include business hours, ratings, and contact information.

Positive reinforcement: At the end of a public-transit trip, the app displays a card that estimates how many calories you burned, how many trees you saved, and how much money you pocketed by taking public transit instead of driving.

SEE: The 5 Best Transit Apps To Get You There on Time | The 7 Best Transit Apps for the Bay Area


Not an active participant: After you start your journey, the app isn't as participatory in your trip as, say, Google Maps is. You can swipe between screens to see the legs of your journey but not much more.

Lacks deep city coverage: The app offers travel assistance for 40 or so international cities, including San Francisco, London, Moscow, Hong Kong, and Sydney. While Citymapper is looking to add more cities, its city coverage is not deep.

Bottom Line

Citymapper pulls from a variety of mapping, transit, and crowd-sourced services to produce usable public-transit guidance. While other apps, such as Google Maps, can offer similar help, Citymapper's singular focus on public transit makes it a better choice for those who commute by bus or train.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.0

Its Citymapper 9.0! Refreshed homescreen (its niiiice), and more zen.

Coverage areas and parking for floating transport.

Find a bus on the bus page.

Better disruption data for many cities.


Release November 11, 2019
Date Added November 11, 2019
Version 9.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android


Total Downloads 8,172
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description


Citymapper is the ultimate transit app, making cities easier to use!

+ Check nearby departures in real-time

+ Find the fastest route combining bus, subway, train, ferry, taxi, car share, bike share and walk

+ Follow step by step directions, including the best subway exit to reach the platform

+ Receive alerts when your favourite lines are disrupted

"Citymapper is, quite simply, the best travel app" - New York Times

Nominated for Best App 2017 - Google Play Awards

#1 Grand Prize Winner - MTA New York App Quest

Grand Prix Award - TechCrunch


FIND THE BEST ROUTE - Our trip planner combines all transport modes in your city to find the fastest route: bus, subway, train, ferry, cab (Uber, Lyft, taxi), car share, bike share and walk.

REAL TIME DEPARTURES - Live bus and train times for MTA, NJ Transit, LIRR, Metro North, SF BART, MUNI, Caltrain, Chicago CTA, Boston MBTA, and more.

ALERTS - Be notified of delays and disruptions for your favorite lines of the NYC subway, LRR, Washington Metro, Chicago L, MBTA subway, BART, Metra.

STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS - Follow your trip in real-time with step-by-step directions, including live bus times and an alarm when it's time to get off the bus.

OFFLINE MAPS - Official NYC subway map, Manhattan bus map, Brooklyn bus map, Queens bus map, DC metro map, Muni Metro map and more.

MULTIMODAL - Combine cab with transit to create new routes you never knew existed.

+ Real-time bike share availability for Citi Bike, Bay Area Bike Share, Divvy, Hubway, CaBi, Breeze, Metro Bike Share, Indego

+ Real-time car share availability with Car2go in NYC, DC and Seattle

+ Get directed to the best pick up spots for your cab Uber or Lyft

+ Bus tracker for MTA, MBTA and more.

+ Includes NYC transit fares and SF transit fares


US: NYC, Chicago, SF Bay Area, Washington DC / Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle

Canada: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver

Latin America: Mexico City, So Paulo

Europe: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Cologne, Dsseldorf, Hamburg, Brussels, Amsterdam, Randstad, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Lisbon, St Petersburg, Moscow, Istanbul

Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo

Australia: Sydney, Melbourne

Vote for more at https://citymapper.com/cities


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