Here Comes the Bus

Here Comes the Bus

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Synovia Solutions LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
71,986 Ratings
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Here Comes the Bus App

**NOTICE: In order to use the app, your school district must have a contract with Synovia Solutions and make Here Comes the Bus® and/or Student Ridership available to parents. Please contact your school district or visit for more information.** Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use app that gives you the real-time location of your child’s bus, and alerts you when the bus is near. With Here Comes the Bus, your children will get to the bus stop not a minute too early – or a minute too late. And with Student Ridership, you’ll not only know your child got on the right bus at the right time, but that they got off the bus at the right stop. All of this equals safety for your children, and peace of mind for you. KEY FEATURES: Find your bus quickly and easily See the exact location of your child’s school bus using your own customizable map. Receive alerts via push notification -Be notified when the bus is within 2 miles of your stop, has a schedule change, and more -Receive notifications when your child gets on/off the bus, including the bus number, location and time Access arrival & departure info Confirm your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop and at school, both before and after school. Track all of your children Have children that ride different buses? See each child's bus information within one account. App and notifications in three languages The app and notifications are available in English, Spanish and French. Know your privacy is protected Parents must obtain a private ID number, which grants access to their child’s bus only.

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Here Comes the Bus app reviews

  • No good 2/5

    By titihuapa
    La aplicación , no envía información precisa. Muchas ocasiones han sustituido el autobús de mi hijo por otro autobús y el sistema envía información del número equivocado del cual sustituye al verdadero autobús. Eso es preocupante , porque no se sabe con seguridad que autobús es realmente al que deben subir los niños. 😔😔😔😔
  • Still coin toss if it is going to work. 1/5

    By Negative barn items
    First 2 weeks of school said that it didn’t recognize the school. One month later and app doesn’t show bus or send notifications that bus has entered our boundary. The afternoon never works.
  • Bad bus 1/5

    By rog7809
    Bus never moves gives false information just a trash app altogether
  • Good but horrible app 1/5

    By DeeNc90
    First week of school this app was amazing. No new updates, my phone is up to date as well. Now it says my kids bus arrived at school but her stop is still red and never notifies me about the bus being in radius(even though I have email notifications on, alerts on, etc) fix that and maybe it will be worth 5 stars UPDATE: This app still only works for my elementary daughter however my other daughter in middle school woke up today with her bus being in Africa 😒 and it never made her bus stop it’s been like that for the past week please do an update or something because your app is not helpful at all
  • Bus shows that it is far away and then boom… shows up at the stop 1/5

    By jtmax91
    This has happened multiple times. If there is an app for tracking children on a bus, it needs to be 100% accurate every time. The bus icon will show that it’s on the main road far away from our stop but the bus will periodically show up at our stop leaving us running to get our child. We stopped using.
  • Comes in Handy 5/5

    By themarighost
    So far, everything has been accurate. It's nice to be able to see exactly where the buses are & when my kids have been picked up/dropped off. I'm notified if there's any changes. The app is super easy to navigate. Here Comes the Bus is great & I highly recommend it!
  • Here comes the bus 3/5

    By spidergma
    I am unable to get mine activated it does show me when or where the bus is.
  • NOT working the way its supposed to 1/5

    By lisabvryan
    The map is totally not correct. It has my sons bus going the wrong way then it goes. Does not update when I know he has picked up. Bus-stop still shows red even though he was picked up 10 minutes ago. It definitely is not working the way it is intended to work Would be a great app if it did what it’s supposed to do.
  • Bus question 5/5

    By uhejebekeh
    What happens if the bus is not the bus you belong on is not being used to do the school stop?
  • The worst app ever! 1/5

    By qqqrrryyyppp
    NEVER WORKS! Constantly changing buses! The bus never moves!!
  • Here come bus 5/5

    By gingsm
    So far it has alerted me when the bus arrive so it’s a good app
  • Notifications. 3/5

    By FocusedOnLife
    How do you stop the emails? I’m fine with the phone notifications. That’s all I need. And yes I’ve already edited the notifications in the app and unchecked the email option but I’m still getting the emails and it annoying.
  • Discriminates against parents with disabilities 1/5

    By WebGuy9402
    Clearly, the team has chosen to ignore all of the guidance from Apple about accessibility. As a parent who is blind, the app is literally unusable with the iOS screen reader voiceover. Additionally, white text on a yellow background is impossible for anyone to see.
  • App is completely broken 1/5

    By Sarah Cate. :)
    The whole app doesn’t work for me. I try to add myself as a student says unable to add student I try to go back in the menu it’s completely white. I can even use the app for its intended purpose.
  • Get it together 1/5

    By Mack2923
    This is the first year the app did not track the bus. The only thing I can see is where our stop is and where the school is located. It hasn’t showed the bus in the map since the 2nd week of august. They keep saying they fixed it but yet nothing.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Kt21vkb
    App doesn’t work. It always tells me the route has ended even though it’s in transit. Trash
  • Just good enough to be useful 3/5

    By Divhwjcjsj
    The map function and the bus substitutions are helpful and work well. The stop radius notifications however are completely broken and some UI components are not responsive. This needs work.
  • awful awful 1/5

    By raging_b0n3r
    this app runs horrifically. not a single useful feature works. i can log in but it takes me to portland oregon which is across the country from me. it doesn’t tell me where my bus is, i don’t get notifications. it helps NONE. and there is no alternative at least not for my school so i guess i’m screw until someone cares enough to hire a better coding team. i wish i could 0 stars. FIX THIS APP!!!!!
  • Great app 5/5

    By Zachapoosky
    Love that this app tells you of bus changes and when it arrives in the area of the bus route. Great communication.
  • When it works 2/5

    By Ty I
    When the app works it’s is wonderful. But when it doesn’t….. the miss the bus. Please fix the issues! It’s very frustrating to get use to having an “alarm” for the bus and then NOTHING! Just woke up and it didn’t work and by the time we noticed, they ALL missed the bus. Fix. It.
  • Radius warning no longer works 4/5

    By 098lka
    The radius warning, after adjusting a number of times, no longer works. You only get a warning now when the bus is at the actual pickup location and by that time, it’s too late. Otherwise the app is great!
  • Clunky 1/5

    By adb19981
    Not a very user-friendly or intuitive app.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Tati. H
    I just started using this app and it gives me so much peace to know where my son is at in the bus route and if he is near home or when the bus is arriving. I strongly recommend the app.
  • Been waiting 1/5

    By dude2392
    I have no bus icons on my map and it doesn’t even pop up to my area and I’m still waiting on support to contact me. It’s been 2 days. This app used to work great 5 years ago what happened? It also doesn’t even show my sons school.
  • App Doesn't Show Correct Info 2/5

    By Anne_M_Maltbie
    I have had a recurring issue with this app showing the wrong route information. I have emailed our district multiple times but it has not been fixed, so maybe they don't have control of it. My son is in middle school and his bus driver does the high school route and then the middle school route. The app alerts me when the bus enters our area for the high school route, a full 40 minutes before it is scheduled to pickup for the middle school. I wouldn't mind if it also showed me the middle school route, but once the bus drops off at the high school the app stops showing me the bus' location, so I can't see when my son is picked up or dropped off. This app is essentially useless until this issue is fixed.
  • Great idea but glitchy 2/5

    By phoebefigalilly
    I would really like this app if it worked consistently. Some days the bus shows and some days it doesn’t. It goes through the update cycle every minute but never shows the arrow that indicates bus location. The next day it might work fine. Closing and reopening the app or restarting the phone doesn’t help. Other people I know have the same issue. Great idea though.
  • Please fix the bugs 2/5

    By UpNDownBrown
    There are times when I can’t even get a notification from this app about where my Children’s bus is! I e moved to a new area and have to leave my house SEVERAL TIMES in order for the to make it to the bus stop on time! And then during the day…UP POPS A NOTIFICATION!! Please fix this.
  • Thank you for making this App 5/5

    By wolfie and here wolves
    Gives me peace of mind knowing I can see the location of the Bus. This will help me tremendously! I use to call Transportation to find out the Status of our Bus. Now I can check the App and get notifications when the Bus is near by🙂👍🏼
  • No alerts 1/5

    By MMan03
    The bus alerts do no work for some of the bus routes. We receive bus alerts for our daughter’s morning and afternoon bus routes. We receive alerts in the afternoon only for our son’s bus. The alerts do not work for his morning bus, which maters most.
  • Love the app 5/5

    By Rosemary Gurung
    Perfefect app for busy parents.
  • Worked great at first…but now.. 5/5

    By dragonb0ne
    This app worked great for awhile but after a few weeks it stopped working. The bus doesn’t show up on the radar anymore. So I can’t keep track of where it is and predict when it will show up at my kid’s bus stop.
  • My problem 4/5

    By themanknownasbob
    Only problem I have is it doesn’t show bus substitutes
  • This app is useless. 1/5

    By Ahmed Dyaeldin
    This app does not function properly in real-time. It is also annoying to get notices when the bus is in the area but not to pick up my child. The app doesn’t display any details it is frozen on a barcode once logged in. I use the internet to find out what’s going on with the bus and that isn’t accurate. Not useful at all very disappointed.
  • Unreliable! 1/5

    By Zgegjjtechjnsaf4671
    The app never works properly. Constantly paused in the same spot. Sometimes doesn’t even show up on the app at all. Two children in different schools and we never know when the bus will arrive. It’s garbage.
  • Great app… 4/5

    By luckycharm9761
    Great app when the bus actually turns on tracking. My son’s bus used the tracker for about 2 weeks and never again so I track him through his phone and rarely use this app anymore.
  • Very frustrating 1/5

    By CheerBoo
    We’ve been unable to sign up for the app because the company has been working on something, meanwhile school started the other day and we never know when to be out for the bus. Extremely frustrating as a working parent of a kindergartner when you cant depend on knowing if the bus is on time or not.
  • Wrong half the time 1/5

    By Snt44df77
    No peace of mind, too busy checking out the notifications that are way too often wrong. Then wasting time when anxiously waiting when bus is late.
  • Here Comes the Bus 5/5

    By KH's mimi
    This is the first year the school is using this app. Love it! You can look at the map and see when the bus left and where it is! An email is sent when the bus is in the student’s zone! No guess work!
  • Problems 2/5

    By akira2301
    I have been using the app for almost 4 years and it had never been as bad as now, before it worked perfectly but now in this school year the bus route shows it as if it were an old DVD, paused for hours in one place when the bus has been moving, my children almost missed the bus these days because the app tells you that it is in one place but it gets stuck
  • Not accurate 1/5

    By Cmreed031
    This app is giving lots of issues. It doesn’t show one of my child’s busses at all. And I’m sitting at the bus stop of the other child and the app isn’t even registering that the bus came and left the stop already . Someone needs to update this app and fix these problems .
  • 5 5/5

    By Jmgrmp
    I love that you get the radius warning when bus is close. That is a genius idea & perfect 1st day!
  • An amamazing app 5/5

    By Nedo80
    Works great and very helpful
  • Notifications Edit Rules is not save 3/5

    By BusAppParent
    The app was good at first, then I noticed there were no more notifications on my phone for bus radius notifications. It was switched to Bus Substitution, I’d changed the rule back to Enter Radius Notification but it was switched back to Bus Substitution auto.
  • Notation 1/5

    By Heydynator
    Wish I got a text of when the bus is coming I don’t check my email that often in the morning to c if my child got on or in the afternoon when my child comes home I’m working during those times
  • Doesn’t work at all 1/5

    By TMommyX3
    I have to use the website because the app doesn’t work for me. All I get for either student is a barcode with their student ID number. No options to click on except to logout. Disappointing.
  • Worked great last year but seriously needs a update 2/5

    By ChumBrit
    It literally has only worked like 5 days since school started. Stressing me out.
  • Absolute Garbage 1/5

    By GrnSag
    This app is worth every penny…and it’s free. Complete trash.
  • Sound notifications 1/5

    By charleeleelee
    Not getting the notifications I need and no sound with the notifications I do get. What’s the point...
  • Plagued with issues 1/5

    By Brad_Matthews
    Our county school system is using Here Comes the Bus and after many years of not using I was hoping for a better experience than the last time around. Unfortunately, it’s still the same buggy app. • Both my wife and I receive email notifications but we don’t receive iOS push notifications although the app claims it was sent. All notifications are enabled in the app and in Settings. Both phones are also out of sleep mode. The app claims that a notification was sent; however, if you scroll through notifications it’s not there. • Submitting a support request is also impossible as your not able to type an any information regarding the issue in the app and the website form says not account related with that email address; however, it’s the same address that’s listed in the app Profile and that I receive email notifications regarding the bus arrival. I’d say that this program doesn’t provide the functionality that the school systems pay for.