Love it 5/5
Keeps me on time
Does exactly what I need and nothing more. 5/5
I really have no complaints. If it can be done well combine with metro trip planner? That's the best I've got :). Thanks for a great and useful app.
New glitch 2/5
The app forgets what city you're in on load, and loses your bookmarks until it decides to refresh. It used to be better.
Fails if buses never arrive, blocked road 1/5
This app is sometimes helpful, but completely fails if the road is blocked, for example due to accident. Then it still lists buses that never will arrive as usual. Other times very inaccurate and only shows scheduled times, not actual times based on GPS
great features - great app 5/5
By Kaa sole
Such a breeze finding real-time arrival times - makes using Metro so so much more efficient - thanks!
Decreases Bus Stress 5/5
By Sara wise woman
Because my bus runs only every half-hour during the day (and hourly in late evening), missing it can mean a long, cold or rainy, and sometimes worrisome wait. With One Bus Away I can time my walk to the bus stop to smoothly coincide with my wait time. It especially helps me when I've attended a play or concert--if I know the bus is 11 minutes late, I really can stay for the encore or the extended curtain call. I can't thank the developers enough for this great app.
Spot on super good 5/5
Finally software development fulfills a needed and useful niche. This is the app I most rely upon in my daily world. Great for traveling--if they have it where you're going.
I use this app every time I ride the bus! It's so helpful since it tells you if the bus is coming early or late. Thanks a bunch!
I wonder if it would be possible to incorporate a way for there to be directions to bus stops though. When using new stops, sometimes I have trouble figuring out how to get to them or which side of the road they are on so that be helpful...
Otherwise I love this app!
Excellent - go to transit app 5/5
This app works well & provides the info in an easy to use & understand format.
Great app 5/5
By Café Lusk
Perfect when checking the eta of a bus.
Helps me greatly 5/5
By Thankful 777777777777
I am able to gage the fastest route home, know if a bus is running late, or if I missed a bus. It's great!!!! I highly recommend this app to anyone who takes public transportation.
Love this app 5/5
I don't go anywhere without this app. I tell everyone about it!
Very useful, but many design flaws 3/5
I would be really sad to lose this app, but only because I know of no alternative for riding Seattle metro transit. It is reasonably reliable and certainly helps any bus rider tremendously. Some flaws: allow me to set a destination and then the app tells me route options and directions to bus stop. Natural language input would be enormously helpful if done well. Figure out a way to spread out concentrated bus stops to avoid unintended selections. Provide notifications of selected bus route and stop arrivals.
Extremely useful 5/5
Don't know how I'd be a bus rider without it.
Poor performance but great potential 1/5
The walk to stop feature is 100% in accurate. Some buttons are not labeled which negatively impacts accessibility. The app is generally clunky and does not perform well on cloudy days.
On a sunny day, bus information is accurate about half of the time.
This app has such great potential and could be a wonderful help to those who use on public transportation.
OneBusAway is like a good friend 4/5
I use it almost every day when I am at the bus stop it's nice to know if the bus is late and when it is coming!!!
One of the essentials 5/5
This is a remarkably well-crafted app that is one of the most useful on my phone.
By Persephone descending
This app is one of my go-to apps. If you do not drive and rely on the bus just download it, you will have NO regrets.
Works Well 5/5
Most apps are either frustrating to use or don't work or both; this one is the opposite. It is easy to use and actually is pretty reliable.
I'm grateful for the time it saves me knowing when to leave my house to get to my stop a minute or two before the bus. (I use it in Seattle)
Love this app! 5/5
By Belltown busser
This app just keeps getting better, thanks for making getting to work less stressful!
Great app - always helps. 5/5
This app is really useful
And there's nothing else like it. Thanks for continuing to provide this service.
By far my most useful app. It keeps getting better with updates
By Jolly Mutant
Don't leave for bus travel without it!
This app has improved my quality of life! Thank you so much!
Great application! 5/5
The only criticism I have is that not all bus stops are in it, just needs a refresh.
Use it every work day 5/5
OBA is the best way to track bus routes and arrival times in Seattle. Even though the Sound Transit route I'm on doesn't seem to be tracked totally accurately, it's still very useful.
This is the most practical app I own, and in fact is the very reason I bought a smart phone a few years ago. My thanks to the designer!
Essential front page app 5/5
I don't know a Seattleite who does not use and rely on this app. I use it every day and am so happy it exists. Generally super accurate.
Saves time, eases worry 5/5
By Mr. Fixed
No more wondering how long you'll be out in the weather waiting for a bus!
Great app 4/5
By tall rider
I really like this app, it makes riding the bus so much better. My only complaint is that it is not 100% reliable. I have missed the bus because the app said it was running late but then all of a sudden it is on time. Sometimes the bus is late and the app says it is on time, but usually it is accurate. If you could increase the reliability it would be awesome! Thanks
I don't even use it 5/5
I've had a car for awhile now but whenever people come by my work and ask when the buses run through I pop it open and it always has a accurate time the app is fantastic
Makes getting around easier 5/5
Seriously, every city needs an app like OneBusAway. I used to live in LA, and rode on public transit, but the buses NEVER came on time. That's fine, since I know LA's traffic is always terrible, but man, would having an app like OneBusAway have saved a lot of time. I use it all the time to help me get around
Very handy 4/5
App works great. Some bus trackers need to be improved so that the bus doesn't mysteriously reload past you when it was coming.
Great app 5/5
On point. Very easy to use. Love it.
Much improved in the last few months 5/5
This app was already pretty good a few years ago but lately they've been filling all the gaps. To name a few:
- See the bus you're waiting for on the map (when available)
- Ability to bookmark a specific route
- See arrival times directly on the bookmark screen (for single route bookmarks)
Great job! Keep it up!
Lists busses that don't exist 3/5
This app is great, but "guesses" on busses that are coming, which has been frustrating as many of those buses aren't actually running which has resulted in me waiting extended periods of time and/or being late to work relying on a bus that doesn't exist.
Couldn't do without it! 5/5
Great app. Thanks!
Thanks OBA! 5/5
At first I use to use it a lot but not as frequently now, BUT boy is it convenient to have when when disaster strikes! But times are pretty accurate with -1/+1 minute differential time. Definitely recommend this even if you use transit once in a while!
Couldn't commute without it! 4/5
By iPod Gamer
Awesome app for helping plan my trips to and from work
Pretty great 5/5
Reliable but needs accurate late time 4/5
I really like the OneBusAway app. It is very reliable and I use it multiple times a day to check my bus schedule or alternate routes.
Some improvement areas:
1. When buses are late it often doesn't update the app. Especially when the bus is getting delayed n delayed
2. A good feature add will be a list of stations on main routes freeways like 520 vs going through the map n figuring out directions. This will help new commuters.
3. Make a drill down suggestion on routes based on area or destination.
Use it daily 5/5
By Bob O'Lingo
Easy to use, accurate.
Great tool for commuters 5/5
Use this app everyday to get around town to and from work. Helps me time things appropriately. There is usually a 1-3 minute lag behind the stated time, but if you factor in for that, you should be fine. It's fairly accurate most of the time.
Great App with near accurate data 4/5
Very useful app for Seattle public transport.
I rely on it every day 5/5
The reliable and accurate schedules keep me moving every day.
Hard to believe it's free 5/5
Awesome! Always right. Lots of cool features
Easy to use 5/5
I've been using this application for quite a few years now and can't live without it. Great app for tracking my bus schedule.
Great utility & most used transit app 5/5
I love this app. Great way and help for getting around town. One of the few apps I've never sent away to the cloud.
By word nerd 1
I use this a lot in the North End of Tacoma and it works flawlessly. If I had one suggestion, I wish that it would tell me the first arrival in the morning at a bus stop, when I check it the previous evening. (It doesn't seem to be able to check the next day, but maybe that's a limitation of the data provider?)