London Bus Checker - Free

London Bus Checker - Free

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London's best-selling travel app† is now COMPLETELY FREE for Android - see instantly when your bus is coming, at any of London's 20,000 bus stops!

• Bus Checker - as featured on BBC Click, The Telegraph, Guardian Online, The Independent & Wired UK •

★ Instantly see when your bus is due ✔ Real-time information - not from timetables ✔ Covers 20,000 bus stops! ✔ Full route maps - see where your bus goes! ✔ Real-time diversion/cancellation info ✔ Auto-locate nearest stops on map ✔ View live arrivals on your home screen ✔ Store your favourites ★

"I'm not surprised this app has leapt to the top of the
UK travel charts since its launch" - Kate Russell, BBC Click

You know those little black 'countdown' boxes on bus shelters? Well, with Bus Checker, you can carry them in your pocket, wherever you are - for all of London's 20,000 bus stops.

No more sprinting down the road then finding the bus is ten minutes away! So that's more time at home. Or in bed.

What's more, Bus Checker doesn't use a timetable - it gets the real, live information for each bus as it moves around London; meaning it's both accurate and reliable.

In addition, Bus Checker shows you accurate route maps of all London's 700 bus routes, allows you to search by place name or postcode.. ..see exactly where your bus goes, and when it's coming!

• Live, updated countdown display of bus arrivals.
• Real-time GPS map of nearest bus stops.
• Full route maps for all London Bus Routes - see exactly where your bus goes.
• Service information - diversions/closures/cancellations.
• Home screen widget - live arrivals for your favourite stops.
• Tap on bus numbers to filter the list: see screenshots.
• Details bus stop information - routes/map location/direction.
• Map/route number display - find the right bus to get you home!


Download Bus Checker today - and never miss that last bus of the night again! Although if you do, we're not picking you up from the taxi rank in Morden.*


Data provided by Transport for London

Please uninstall then re-install the app - this resolves the vast majority of issues. For more help, please see our support website or get in touch. (and please do this before leaving bad reviews! We do read every support request we receive)


* - Note to tourists: Morden is at the very bottom of the Northern line on the London tube - and frequently where late-night travellers find themselves waking up.

† - Source iOS App Store, November 2011 - January 2012

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Recently changed in this version

- Bug fixes and enhancements; thanks for your feedback.

- Free edition of Bus Checker - lasts forever

- Major upgrade to Google Maps V2; sharper, cleaner
- Added 3D route maps.
- StopAlerts have come to Android! - Bus Checker can wake you up when you get to your bus stop!
- Multiple Bug fixes and enhancements.

Thanks for all your continued support and feedback as we continue to improve Bus Checker. Send us your hints, suggestions and more to

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  • (70 stars)

    by Chris Trad on 20/04/2014

    Very easy to use, reliable up to date. Now I stay in the warm till its time for my bus without being cold and wet at a bus stop

  • (70 stars)

    by Tec Mike on 19/04/2014

    Very useful.

  • (70 stars)

    by Wendy Allison on 18/04/2014

    Can't live without it!

  • (70 stars)

    by Ian Coogan on 15/04/2014

    Outstanding .

  • (70 stars)

    by OLUBOLADE LASAKI on 14/04/2014

    Easy to use a nd quite accurate

  • (70 stars)

    by Osmosis Jones on 13/04/2014

    Seems pretty odd that you cannot search by bus route number alone. Have switched to a different free app for this reason

  • (70 stars)

    by Christopher Barlow on 13/04/2014

    I really like this app its simple clear and the info fairly reliable