About: Real Time Transport Apps

Real-time transport apps on your mobile phoneSmartphone apps developed with Transport for NSW real time bus, train, and ferry service data are now available for Sydney commuters.

Increasing real time travel information to customers is a target of NSW 2021, the NSW Government 10-year plan to guide policy and budget decision making. Transport apps provide information customers need to make decisions about their journeys including live bus and train locations, service updates, bus stops and routes, and estimated bus arrival times.

apps4nsw is a program of data challenges under the NSW Government ICT Strategy open data initiative. The program brings together private software developers, designers, and government data managers to create innovative mobile applications for public services.

‘Transport Hot House’ themed competitions were held in late 2012 and early 2013 focussing on real time bus and train data. Developers of the winning concepts received mentoring and privileged access to Transport for NSW data feeds to release first-to-market apps.

The apps generated over one million data downloads in the first few months they were available, a demonstration of public demand for real time, geo-located government data.


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.


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


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

Arrivo Sydney 

Real-time Bus departure and location information for Sydney Buses and Train location information for Sydney and NSW Trains. You can also see the location of nearby bus ticket sellers and tag trips to receive automatic alerts when you are near your stop. By Riverstone Labs


TransitTimes+ provides you a trip planner, offline timetables, service alerts, and wheelchair accessibility information. You can download timetables for over 70 cities in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Includes real-time bus information for Newcastle buses (STA) and Busways Blacktown services. By Quentin Zervaas

The apps are available variously from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Blackberry World and Windows App Store. For more information on each app, visit transportnsw.info/apps.