10 best transit apps and transportation apps for Android

10 best transit apps and transportation apps for Android


best transit apps

Public transit is on the rise almost everywhere in the world. In the United States alone, transit is up 34% from 1995. Companies like Uber have revolutionized the space with more flexible (and dare we say, hip and cool) transit options. In addition, other companies like Citymapper have simplified the use of existing public transport. You can find transportation apps all over the world that help you find a variety of transportation. Here are the best public transport apps for Android. Every app on this list is free, but rides cost money for all.

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Cabify (two apps)

Price: Release

Cabify is a taxi app that has it more together. It has one of the largest footprints of any transit application. The app currently covers more than 400 cities in South, Central and North America (up to Mexico). It works quite easily. The app finds your GPS position. You can then flag a tower there. People have the option of storing their credit card information for even more functionality. The app also covers some cities in the Middle East region. He has some issues. However, most of them are minors. There is a Cabify official app here and then there’s Easy Taxi, an app from Cabify, at the button below.

Screenshot Easy Taxi by Cabify 2020


Citymapper

Price: Release

Citymapper is a good entry point for transit applications. It takes care of most of the stuff. This includes taxis, subways, trains, ferries, taxis and even Uber and Lyft. You can also get departure times, alerts, turn-by-turn directions, and offline maps in some areas. It covers a dozen cities in the United States, a few in Canada, more than a dozen in Europe, and a few in Asia and Australia. Those interested can vote to have their areas eventually covered. It’s not perfect for everyone. However, this is a good start.

CityMapper 2020 screenshot


Pavement

Price: Release

Curb is one of the upcoming transit apps. It’s a taxi app that connects you to over 50,000 taxis in 65 US cities. This includes the big ones like New York, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles. You can request an immediate ride if necessary. You can also book a taxi for later. You can even use the app to pay for the rides you find on your own. It’s new and it’s going through its fair share of problems. It’s something to watch out for in the months and years to come as it grows.

Screenshot of Curb 2021

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority


Easy way

Price: Free / $ 2.99

EasyWay is a public transport app serving Eastern Europe. This includes more than 50 cities in Ukraine, more than 50 cities in Russia, and a few locations in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova. It’s easy to use. Just open it, find your location, then order a ride. You can search for optimal routes, add various information to your favorites, and there is even an offline mode. It covers a large part of this region of the world. Some people have had problems. However, the experience should be overwhelmingly positive.

EasyWay 2021 screenshot

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority


Elevator

Price: Release

Lyft is one of the most popular transit apps. It competes directly with Uber’s service. The service is only available in the United States at this time. However, it covers a very large part of the United States. In addition, they announced in early 2017 that a global expansion was imminent. The service works well. You can split checks among multiple passengers, pay through the app, etc. It’s a great alternative to Uber if you don’t like them for some reason. They will be even better when they go global.

Lyft 2021 screenshot

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority


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Moovit

Price: Release

Moovit is another of the most popular transit apps. It supports over 2,000 cities and more are on the way. This makes him one of the biggest in this space. It does not offer rides on its own. However, you can use it to find train times, bus times, metro times, trams, etc. You can then use this information to get to your destination. It even has some unique things like sharing bikes for the days you want to ride. Most people have good experiences with this one. We recommend that you try this one first.

Screenshot Moovit 2020


OneBusAway

Price: Release

OneBusAway is one of the new transit apps. It currently supports a few cities in the United States. This includes New York, San Diego, Rogue Valley for some reason, Tampa Bay, and Washington DC. The app helps you find bus stops in your area. It also provides arrival times with the local transport agency. The app is easy to use. It shouldn’t take long to open it and find the bus’s next arrival time. The developers plan to expand later. It will be pretty good when it does.


Transit

Price: Release

Public transport is developing rapidly. It also has a decently sized footprint. It supports over 125 cities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. It will show you the timetables for buses, subways and similar modes of transport. It also offers alerts, step-by-step navigation, bike sharing stations, and integration with Uber. It also syncs with local transport agencies in most of the cities it supports. The design is just fantastic. Most of the user complaints concern the sometimes incorrect arrival times of the bus or the occasional train.

Transit 2021 screenshot

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority


Uber

Price: Release

Uber is essentially the Google of transit apps. It wasn’t the first, but it certainly covers the most basics. The service covers more than 500 cities around the world and grows frequently. It contains the usual elements. It will ping your location and you can call an Uber through the app. You can also pay through the app, rate your drivers, etc. It is certainly the most iconic transport application on the market. We’ve all heard these stories from Uber drivers on Facebook. Fortunately, they are quite rare in real life. The service generally works as expected.

Uber 2020 screenshot

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority


Your local public transport applications

Price: Release

Most of this list is focused on global or US services. Most of our readers are in the United States, but we try to be helpful for everyone. There are tons of transit apps for many countries and major cities around the world. The related app is CittaMobi, a public transportation app that covers São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Large cities like New York have applications dedicated solely to its transportation. It’s worth browsing Google Play to see if there are any transportation apps available for your city or country. Chances are there is at least one.

Screenshot of Cittamobi 2021

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority


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