10 Best Public Transport Apps for Android

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Public transport is one of the main industries and it has been on the rise for years. Apps like Uber & Careem have revolutionized the entire industry and these apps provide more affordable public transport options. However, there are tons of public transport apps available in the market and we have picked out the best of them for you. Here are the best public transport apps for Android in 2020.

Uber



Uber is arguably the best public transport app out there. It can be considered the Google of Transit app as it is available in over 630 countries around the world. The whole process of booking rides is very simple, you just need to open the app, activate your location, enter your destination and book the type of ride you want to get. The Uber will come to your house and take you to your destination country. Pay for the uber with your credit card and also leave a note from your captain. The whole process is very simple and the best thing about uber is that it is reliable.

careem

Careem is another hugely popular transit app that directly competes with Uber in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Uber recently purchased this service, but it will continue to operate as an independent entity as it has a strong user base in the Middle East and South Asia. The whole process of booking rides on Careem is very similar to uber and it is also very reliable. Careem currently operates in over 14 countries and 100 cities and is also expanding its operations to other regions.


Cabify – Easy Taxi


Cabify is one of the most popular public transport apps available on the Google Play Store. The Cabify network extends to more than 400 cities in South, Central and North America. If you live in the United States, then Cabify is a great app for you. You can easily find rides near you by activating your GPS, then you can hail a cab to your location. Overall, it's a great public transport app and you should give it a try.

Citymapper

Citymapper is one of the most comprehensive public transport apps on the market. It comes with support for almost everything, including taxis, subways, trains, ferries, cabs, Uber, and even Lyft. The app provides information such as departure time, change, turn-by-turn direction to where you can get the ride and also supports offline maps in selected areas. Citmapper works well in the United States, but it also works well in some places in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada.

Transit

Transit is one of the most popular public transport apps. This service supports more than 125 quotes in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. The application can provide information on the timetables of buses, trains and other transport. You can use the app to plan your trip from one place to another without any hassle. It also comes with offline support so you can use the app even if it is not connected to the internet. Moreover, the app also provides departure alarms. You can also find the car sharing vehicles near your location and reserve one as well. The app supports major modes of transport such as bus, subway, metro, light rail, tram, train, hail, bike-share, scooters and ferries.



Curb

Curb is a new public transit app that can help you connect with over 50 taxis in 000 US cities. These cities include major cities such as New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles. You can simply request the immediate ride or book a taxi for later. The sidewalk is still relatively new and we can expect its operations to improve in the future.

Easyway

EasyWay is another very popular public transport app that serves Eastern European users. It offers its services in 50 major cities of Ukraine and Russia and also supports some locations in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova. The whole process of using the app is very simple, just open the app, find your location and order the ride to your location. You can use the app for free, but it comes with in-app purchases.

Lyft

Lyft is arguably one of the most popular and well-known public transit apps. This service serves users in the United States and covers almost all major parts of the United States. The best thing about this service is that it allows you to share the ride with other users which can be economical if you use it daily to commute to office or school. It is in direct competition with Uber and in some cases it is more economical than Uber. You can also pay the fare directly from the app.


Moovit

Moovit is an ultimate app for city transportation and it comes with over 680 million users worldwide. The service currently operates in over 3000 cities, including Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Rome, London and many more. It provides information such as bus schedules, train schedules, public transport maps and real-time updates on vehicle arrivals. You can also find the bus and train stations near your location and it provides them with on-the-go navigation. Moovit works with major transit agencies such as MTA, NJ Transit, MBTA, SEPTA, LA Metro, BART, Caltrain, CTA, WMATA, MTA Maryland, TriMet and Sound Transit.


OneBusAway

OneBusAway is another promising transit app that works in the United States. It supports major US cities such as New York, San Diego, Rogue Valley, and Washington DC. You can use this app to find bus stops in your areas as well as bus arrival times. The application is very easy to use and one can use it without any problem. The company is currently working on expanding its operations to other cities and regions.

Conclusion

These are the 10 best public transport apps for Android. These apps are completely free, but it will cost you money when you book rides through these apps. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments section below. You can also check out the best free apps for Android on our website.


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