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Citymapper - Transit Navigation for iOS

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Key Details of Citymapper - Transit Navigation

  • The ultimate transit app for complex cities.
  • Last updated on 5/20/2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 11.12.1

Today's update brings you better bus travel times with TRAFFIC.

Buses are great, but sometimes you feel like you're taking a gamble, not knowing whether you're going to get stuck in traffic.

Gobot to the rescue.

Gobot's already watching every bus in the city to give you live times, so it knows how long it's taking buses to get through each stretch of road. Gobot sees, Gobot remembers, Gobot passes the savings on to you.

Starting in London, NYC, and Moscow (with more cities to come), whenever you plan a bus trip, you'll get even more accurate travel times, based on our latest information. You'll also see any slower areas highlighted on the map of your trip, so you'll know when you'll be feeling that finger tapping, looking out the window, come ON already impatience.

We also made a bunch of small improvements around the app, because we're never satisfied. If you think you've found them all, get in touch, you should come work with us!

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Full Specifications

September 27, 2017
Latest update
May 20, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

The ultimate transit app for complex cities.
The ultimate transit app for complex cities. A to B trip planning with ETA including all modes (subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing, Uber). Real-time departures. Transit maps. Line status and real-time disruption alerts. Uber integration. Bike routing and live bike share info. Constant updates. Everything you need. and may not even realize you need. to manage your life in the city. COVERAGE. USA/CANADA: New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Baltimore, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. ASIA: Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo. AUSTRALIA: Sydney, Melbourne. EUROPE: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels / Belgium, Amsterdam / Randstad, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Moscow, St Petersburg. LATIN AMERICA: Mexico City, Sao Paulo. EXPANDING: VOTE for your city and we'll add it citymapper.com/nextcity. PREss REVIEWS. "Citymapper is, quite simply, the best travel app to be introduced to New York City" - New York Times. "Now forget about Google Maps because Citymapper eats Google Maps for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." - Tech in Asia. MAIN AWARDS. Apple's 2014 and 2013 Apps of the Year. Grand Prize Winner - MTA New York City App Quest 2013. Best Overall Mobile App (Mobile World Congress Barcelona / GSMA 2014). Winner of Grand Prix, Best Transport Startup and Best Mobile Startup - 2015 Europas Awards. Special Prize Winner - Tokyo Metro Competition 2015. THOUSANDS OF 5-STAR USER REVIEWS. "Best app on my phone." "It's reason alone to get an iPhone. It's that good." "I'm practically married to this app." "Don't know how I lived without it." "This app makes me warm inside." "The only true five star app." "Support for the SF Bay Area is particularly impressive because it aggregates all transit systems imaginable (BART, Caltrain, MUNI, VTA, etc) into one seamless app." "Best app for getting directions and ride on the MTA New York City." "Life changing. This app really changes the way you travel." "This is my favorite transit app. Full-featured and a breeze to use. I really appreciate the Uber integration." AVAILABLE CITIES & SERVICES IN THE US, SINGAPORE & HONG KONG. We use open data from transport agencies in the cities where we are live: New York City: MTA, MNR, LIRR, Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), New Jersey Transit, NY Waterway Ferries, PATH, Citi Bikes. San Francisco Bay Area: BART, MUNI, Caltrain, AC Transit, SamTrans, VTA, Golden Gate Transit, County Connection, Wheels, Union City Transit, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, Stanford Marguerite, Emery Go-Round, ACE, Capitol Corridor, Bay Area Bike Share, San Francisco Bay Ferry. Los Angeles: Metro, Metrolink, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB), DASH / Commuter Express (LADOT). Chicago: CTA, 'L', METRA, PACE Bus, Divvy Bikes. Boston: Massport, MBTA, Boston Commuter Rail, the 'T', Silver Line, Hubway Bike Share. Washington DC: WMATA, DC Circulator, Metroway, Ride On (Montgomery County), ART (Arlington), DASH (Alexandria), Fairfax Connector, VRE, MARC Trains, MTA Commuter, Capital Bikeshare. Philadelphia: SEPTA, PATCO, NJ Transit. Singapore: LTA, SMRT, SBS. Hong Kong: MTR, HK Tramways, Light Rail, Kowloon Motor Bus, Citybus, First Bus, First Ferry, Star Ferry, Discovery Bay Ferry & Bus, Park Island Ferry & Bus, Green Mini Bus. KEEP IN TOUCH. If you have questions or feedback, please email us at support@citymapper.com. Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecitymapper. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Citymapper. Visit our website: http://citymapper.com. Please note that the app requires data access and works best with GPS / location on. Also, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Background GPS is only used when in 'GO' navigation mode.