Real-time transport apps

You can plan your trips on public transport by using a real-time transport app. These apps provide up-to-date service information and can tell you:

  • Where your service is on its route
  • What time you can expect your service to arrive at your location and your destination
  • If there are any unplanned changes to your service’s regular timetable

Some apps also provide information about:

  • The closest stations, stops, wharves and routes
  • Accessible services and facilities
  • The capacity of approaching bus services

Real-time data is available for most public transport services in Sydney and surrounding areas. See which services you can track in real time.

Some apps are free of charge, while others cost money. The price of the app is available in your device's app store.

Download Abilio on the app store enables customers with limited mobility to access the public transport system. Customers can plan their trip in real time and be provided with comfortable walking distances that avoid significant uphill or downhill slopes and stairs.

Providing NSW public transport information in real time, generates trip plans taking into account elevation and gradients of ramps, numbers of steps, internal routing in stations, proximity to accessible parking, ground surfaces and more.

Trip plans are automatically updated if services are delayed or cancelled so customers can easily navigate around any issues. By Sming.

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Accessible travel: Provides customised trip-plans for customers with limited mobility.

Get Arrivo Sydney on Google Play

Arrivo Sydney

Provides real time departure and vehicle location information for trains, buses, ferries and light rail. You can let Arrivo announce the next stop on your trip, or automatically receive the next departure times if you are near one of your favourite stops. By Riverstone Labs

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Accessible travel: Optimised for Google TalkBack and large text, audibly announces your next stop, displays wheelchair accessibility information for buses.

School bus data available

Get Metarove on Google Play


Metarove is a real time public transport trip planning app with highly customisable features, including personal walking speed, maximum distance and an option to display accessible journeys.

Provides real-time NSW public transport information including real-time route recalculation, trip plan updates and travel options if services are delayed.

If accessible routes are required, the trip planner will attempt to avoid buses, trains, stations and stops that are flagged as not wheelchair friendly, in real time. By Metarove

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Accessible travel: Provides trip plans to avoid steps and gravel. Alerts you about short platforms, which train carriage to board. Works with Google TalkBack.

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Accessible travel: Compatible with Google TalkBack.

Get Moovit on Microsoft
Get Moovit on Google Play
Download Moovit on the App store


Moovit combines information from Transport for NSW with live information from the user community. Live information received from customers offers all users improved route plans and more accurate estimates about arrival times.

Moovit offers travellers a real-time picture and the fastest routes and announces the stops along a route and alerts the customer when their stop is approaching.

Moovit users can also send active reports about their travel experience, such as availability of seats on the bus, cleanliness, and more. The more people that use Moovit, the more real-time information concerning buses and trains is distributed. By Moovit.

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Accessible travel: Provides audio announcements when your selected stop is approaching and displays a countdown of stops along your route.

Get Navibaby on Google Play

Navibaby provides trip plans with pram and stroller friendly routes across the Transport for NSW network. By Navibaby Limited

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Provides trip plans to avoid steps

Download NextThere on the App Store


NextThere keeps track of your location, and displays when the next buses and trains are due to depart from wherever you currently are. It tells you which services will get you to your destination most efficiently, and shows your public transport options on an easy-to-read map. By AppJourney Pty Ltd

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Accessible travel: Provides information about platform length.

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Accessible travel: Compatible with VoiceOver.

Check available passenger space on next service

School bus data available

Download Transit on Google Play
Download Transit on the App Store


Transit is a full featured app for transport customers with a goal to make it easier for customers to travel on public transport. Transit displays upcoming departure times for all nearby stops in big text and bright colours. Plan your trip in real time, check timetables, view route maps, set reminders and get notifications about disruptions. You can even request an Uber from within the app. By Transit App, Inc

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Accessible travel: Visual stop notifications are provided on a map view

Download TripGo from Google Play
Download TripGo on the App store


TripGo shows your door-to-door transport options across greater Sydney and lets you instantly see how to get to your favourite places using the fastest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly way. By SkedGo.

Visit the Tripgo web app online

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Accessible travel: Provides wheelchair accessibility information, including lift and escalator outages and wheelchair friendly trip plans.

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Accessible travel: Supports VoiceOver.

School bus data available

Download TripTastic from App store


Triptastic lets you see at a glance where you can go from your current location and the next available services to take you there. You can also explore interactive detailed maps for routes, stops and service frequencies. By AppJourney Pty Ltd

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Accessible travel: Provides accessibility information for bus, light rail and ferries.

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Accessible travel: Supports VoiceOver.

School bus data available

Get Tripview from Microsoft
Get TripView on Google Play
Download TripView on App Store


TripView displays Sydney train, bus, ferry timetable data on your phone. It features a summary view showing your next services, as well as a full timetable viewer. By Grofsoft

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Supports VoiceOver and provides accessibility information for services.

Check available space on next service

Other real-time services

Other real time services include a Facebook Messenger Chatbot and a website displaying services in real-time.


AnyTrip is a mobile responsive web app that you can use to share real-time arrival times and service alerts via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS or Twitter. You can also check which service you are currently travelling on, check real-time departure information for buses, trains and ferry stops and get an at glance view of all public transport across NSW. By Jxeeno Pty Ltd.


Splice Trip NSW is a Facebook messenger chat bot that provides real-time arrival times, service alerts and trip planning capabilities for trains. These can then be shared with others via Facebook or SMS. By Splice Social.

    Services you can track in real time

    • Trains in the Sydney Trains Network and NSW TrainLink Intercity Network (excluding the Carlingford Line, Central Coast & Newcastle Line between Gosford and Hamilton, and South Coast Line between Waterfall and Kiama)
    • All buses in Sydney and surrounding areas
    • Sydney Ferries
    • Sydney Light Rail
    • NSW TrainLink regional trains and coaches
      • North Coast, North Western, Southern and Western NSW regional train and coach services