UK Bus Checker

Last modified
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Description of App

Live bus times, journey planning and route maps for every stop in the UK, on your iPhone and Apple Watch.

UK Bus Checker™ is the number one travel app that works at every one of mainland UK's 300,000 bus stops to show you WHEN the buses are coming - and WHERE they're going. Plus there's live journey planning to help you get around by Tube, Rail, Overground, Ferry, Hovercraft.. ..however you roll, we've got it covered.

• As featured on BBC Click, Telegraph Online, The Independent, Wired UK, and an App Store 'New and Noteworthy' •

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

• Live or scheduled bus times for every stop in mainland UK - see below.
• NEW - use your Apple Watch to view an Instant Departure Board or track your planned journeys.
• NEW - plan a journey anywhere in the UK by bus, tube, rail and more.
• iOS 8 Today Widget to view bus times from any app!
• Real-time GPS map of nearest bus stops.
• Full 3D route maps for all London Bus Routes - see exactly where your bus goes.
• Stop Alerts - get woken up when you've arrived at your stop!†
• Service information - diversions/closures/cancellations.
• Bus crowded? Driver really helpful? View real-time travel tips from other users - and share your own!
• Personalise the app by saving your favourite places for easy access.

“If you regularly ride a bus, then you should not leave home without Buschecker” – The Guardian
“A simple, well-designed app” – Daily Telegraph
One of Cosmopolitan Magazine's featured "Best Apps Ever" - Cosmo UK

There is currently real-time information at more than 40 towns and cities, with more being added. See for an up-to-date list of areas covered. Don't forget: if there's no live info, Bus Checker will still display up-to-date scheduled arrivals for your stop, so you get the best of both worlds!

Download UK Bus Checker today - and never miss that last bus of the night again! Although if you do, we're not shouting you a cab.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

You know that things are looking good when you find a dedicated group of Accessibility-specific settings in an app. And, so far, this app has lived up to the expectations that this created - it is very accessible and easy to use with VoiceOver. Kudos to the developers!

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username



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Submitted by Dwight on Monday, April 11, 2016

I have an app called Travelline GB that looks almost exactly like this one, except it's not as accessible. Might this be a renamed, revamped version of that?

Submitted by Faceless1 on Monday, April 11, 2016

I currently have both installed, so they are definitely 2 different apps.

My guess is that they both use the same live data system, so this probably explains the similarities.

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Saturday, August 27, 2016

I was just browsing through the website and I saw the review for this app. Impressed by the fact that it was accessible, I went straight to the App Store to download it. I was a little sceptical when I saw who the app developer was as, I already own travel line GB which is, if I remember correctly, made by the same developer. Anyhow, I went to head and downloaded it. What did I have to lose? It was free after all. After downloading and installing, I opened it up, and sure enough, the app looks exactly like travel line GB. Either I am missing something, or this app developer has made to apps exactly the same. The one advantage is however, that it does appear to be free, though there are in-app purchases.

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