Download Live London Bus Tracker apk 3.2.6 free for Android smartphone

22 Aug
Live London Bus Tracker

Posted by AppEffectsUK in Transportation | Aug. 22, 2016 | 184 Comments

Apk file size: 12.0 MB

Fed up of not knowing when the next bus is coming? Just missed a bus and need to know if its worth waiting for the next one? Need to know where the nearest bus stop or tube station is? Want to travel across London in the quickest time possible?

If like thousands of other Londoners you need answers to these questions then look no further than the "Live London Transport Tracker" app for Android devices.

Live London Transport Tracker is an Android app that makes use of Transport for London's data API stream. This stream provides real time arrivals countdown information for buses, tubes, trams, river boats and even cable cars! This app accesses the stream and provides a simple interface to view all the data.

Live arrivals countdown - View live information on when the next public transport is due at 20000 stops across London.

Predicted arrivals (Bus only) - Find out what time your bus is due at your destination.

Journey Planner - Need to travel across London? Get from A to B? Live London Transport Tracker has you covered! Using a simple and intuitive interface you can easily find your way around London.

Service Status - Real time up to the minute information on the status of London's public transport.

Nearby Stops - Use the GPS of your phone to see on a map where the nearest stops and stations are and instantly see its arrivals information.

Tube station info - See instantly the opening times, zone, phone number, address and other important info about each tube station.

Favourites - Add a bus stop or tube station to your favourites list for easy access.

Editable Favourites - Change the name of your favourites to something more famililar (Home, Work etc).

Comprehensive search - Find any London stop or station, bus, tube, tram, river boat route within seconds. All routes are viewable on a map too!

Manual or Auto refresh - The app automatically refreshes the data every 30 seconds but also provides "Pull Down To Refresh" functionality to manually refresh the data.

Ease of use - A nice easy to use interface.

Times and Data. Please note, all times and data displayed by the app comes from Transport for London. Any timing issues will be down to the data coming from TfL, the app does NOT make any timing or data assumptions!

Whats new

    What's new in 3.1.4
    Database Update - bus route 139 has been added along with numerous bus stops
    Android 4.4 users would sometimes experience a crash - this has been fixed
    Other minor bug fixes

AppEffectsUK part of our Transportation and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update Aug. 22, 2016. Google play rating is 87.6613. Current verison is 3.2.6. Actual size 12.0 MB.

Download live-london-bus-tracker.apk 12.0 MB


Erin Corrigan

Faultless to FAULTY to Faultless Sadly have had to re-rate from 5* to 1 to 4. Had problems where it wouldn't load on Xperia;Gave no times, incorrect information or wouldn't connect to server so app was unreliable. And no, it wasn't my connection. I have no issues with connectivity with any other app! App appears to be working at a 5* level for me, but due to issues I fear it may let me down again so had to give 4. Thank you for fixing. Hope it continues to serve me well and I look forward to re-awarding a 5*

Donna Sestanovich

Live london bus tracker This was really good at first, now it will NOT load any info apart from my location. Uninstalled and tried again numerous times still not loading......

A Google User

So Useful! Recently this app had a few glitches but it seems to have sorted them out thankfully. I really rely on this to get me around on the buses and although I usually only use it for my regular route it has been fantastic for areas of London where I don't know the bus routes. Keep it up and the next rating will be 5!

Cris S

Does not work properly Bus stops provide wrong info and for opposite directions. App also crashes when clicking on a bus stop. Now uninstalled

Amira Sindi

Well laid out and accurate Detailed and easy to use

Adrian Doherty

Spends half the time trying to locate you. Seems to have some difficulty getting satellite information to find out where you are and the stops near you, so it just continually loads.

Derek Sansom

Only works on Wi-Fi Used to work, now will only load data on Wi-Fi, not over mobile network, which I didn't know was possible & Very strange because everything else works over both. Please fix.

A Google User

Love the 1970's style logo What's not to like? I've invented a new game using this app called bus stop bingo; randomly type a two or three digit number into the search to see if it's a real bus route! You will be surprised the places you've never heard of (Penge?)

Neil Coote

Awful Unquestionably the worst app on my phone.unreliable, doesn't always load or update. Pointless waste of an app

Steven Evans

Best Bus App Love it very accurate and informative

Neil Palmer

Battery hog This is my third request for an exit button or feature. The number one crime an app can commit is being a battery drain. The bus tracker has been known to shorten my battery life by 4 hrs or more. Exit button please.

John Morley

Ruined by ads Once a very good and useful app, now completely unusable because of the ads.

Kathrin Schulze-Schweifing

Not bad Doesn't always find stops in the search function even though they exist and spelling is correct. Annoying, otherwise ok.


Excellent App Use it on a daily basis, always pretty accurate!

Steven Basford

Great app Does exactly what you'd expect and does it well.

Stephen Primus

Decent app (would be 5 stars) except.... It keeps running and restarting itself (immediately after I close it) clogging up my ram even when not required! Why is this unwanted intrusion necessary?

Richard Osafo

Nice App It is always gives me the right time the bus arrived

Del Wilkins

Don't look at this app outside of London The application is great inside London but if you accidentally look at it anywhere else in the country the location reset button stops working so you have to reinstall... Actually the reset location button has never worked...

A Google User

High privacy risk According to the privacy testing app 'clueful' this app leaks your phone number, and can read your browsing history. I've been using this bus app for years but uninstalled it when I found out.

A Google User

Amazing Brilliant. Allows me to sit in the warm until a couple of minutes before the bus arrives. If you use London buses you NEED this app!!

jessica lippens

Great app Exactly what you need to plan your bus travel

Tihomir Stefanov

Really useful I use that application almost every day. Very useful, precise and light one.

A Google User

Adam Great idea. Need some tuning. Not always accurate but useful anyway.

Thanh Nguyen

Mr T This apps works very well for me

Stephen Bulsara

Blank Since the last update when I click on a stop to see the times it js appears with a blank page

Rumena Khatun

Saves my life and day. Can't live without it.

Charlie Timothy

Great app I like the fact that it gives you the options in which direction to go and also its precise on how long the buses are going to be. Try it you won't regret it.

olanike matiluko

Ok Sometimes you can not find the bus stop and you are standing next to it,need more updates

A Google User

Brilliant 5 stars to 1 star. Rubbish.

Rob Nuszpl

Love it! Nice and reliable

Janetmaria Burke

Janet Fantastic. I could not live without it. If you use buses it's a must have. Reliable.

Yingqun Zhang

M578 really useful app

Haydn Glick

Very good Really useful app, easy to use and saves bus stops I often use

James Road

Life saver more than once

A Google User

Pouru Really useful.

Denise Clarke

On time Enjoy using it and very accurate too

Anonymous Anonymous

Steals call data and info inaccurate Doesn't tie up with the bus stops display. Doesn't show some buses and shows phantom buseses too! Takes numbers from the calls you make.

Tom Parry

Randomly started giving incorrect times for all buses, including phantom ones which never appear. Pointless.

Jasmine Carr

Really helpful :-) Knowing the times of buses and it also tells you when there is a problems such as diversiodiversions .

Chris Moffatt

Nice one Works a treat and it's good to eat. Not too many ads. Good work.

Shirley Frimpong

good app must have

Sankar Balaji

Too many annoying ads

A Google User

Great It's very helpful

Ben Edmunds

Great app Works perfectly and i always come back to this one. However one thing i would love to see is a UI revamp

FLO Miller

Does the job A bit slow and not useful when in rush but still I give a 4 star. It works and it us accurate so I am happy.

Susan Nolan

Live London Bus Tracker Was really good but suffers a few glitches since update. Works really well normally.

Hawanatu Sesay

Fantastic app This app is really great and it makes my bus travelling very easier. I don't have to stand in the cold for too long. Thank you for making my journey easier.

Shahbaz I khan

Nice Using it for a while. One feature request - if there's a way to save favorites to the cloud(since it linked with Google+)

Dwaine Davis

Kills battery... When I use this and then close the app, it seems like it does not close properly and use up so much of my battery when I check it with a battery usage app. This cause me to hardly use it and use another app instead to check bus info. Can this be fixed since it would be a good app otherwise.

Peter Tribe

Bus times Is ok bit hit n miss sometimes with the info

Jamie M

Great Love this app, better than the others! If I had to improve one thing, it would be the interface. It could do with tidying. Make it look a bit nicer.

Vincent Valdes Mercado

Sometimes works It's nice slick application but sometimes doesn't load any date but keep the good work.

Jenifar Khan

I like it because it's make my journey easier.

Yemi Feyisara

Good and very useful app Good app, though do occasionally have problem i .e crash however that is expected of any app. On the overall, does the job.

Nic fbam

This app is broken! Used to be a great app but now doesnt work at all!! What have you done? !!!

Monique Kidd

Very handy but..... Quite often I get the message "app has stopped", and have to open it again! Other than that it's very good and the timings are accurate.

John Hanlon

In the Old Days I spent Hours staring down the road for a Big Red thing to turn up and get me to where I needed to be. Not any more. Accurate, Time Saving, A God Send. Taxi Drivers will hate thia App as much as Uber. JH

Adam Mackay

I like it I like this app. It's clear and helpful. I have an oddity though in that it's very accurate when I'm waiting for the 205 from Euston but when returning from Pitfield Street it regularly tells me the bus is going to be some time when actually the bus is arriving.

ashraf choudhury

Love this app! Have been using this app for some years now and it has got better and better over time. I recommend it if you are always on the road in London like me relying on public transport

Terence Hillyer

Can't imagine life without it. This app has transformed travel by bus. I now know exactly when the bus will arrive as it has live updates. Fantastic!

Suprasan Kodial

Great bus tracking The bus tracker is great. Journey planner is not... Keeps going Oops for anything other than Leave Now.


What have you done! I never had this app on my device or said update so I updated and this app appeared I am not happy. I looked through for my original app and now I gave to pay for it. I have used my previous app for over 5 years free. Really really angry I loved my original app.????????

Karolina Wesolowska

Very good but... It has everything you need but stopping sometimes without no reason fix it and it will be the best there is ?

Prem Menon

Brilliant! After some teething troubles with the last update, now as brilliant as it ever was!

Madalina Borea

Very bad! Don t recommend. Doesn't find rutes and says "try again later" when u are in a hurry you can t rubbish

alan bolton

London bus app Has stopped working since update, now fixed worthy of 4 stars

Daniel Webb

Not precise at all. When using this app it shows that I have 3 minutes to spare, yet once I'm near the bus stop I see it drive off into the distance. This has happened to me many times while using this app.

Pulcherie Comlan

Live buses! Old one works fine. This does a great job too not as simple as the previous BUT STILL DOES THE JOB WELL. NO GLISH get all my buses on time! ThumbS UP.

Tamara Carys Thomas

Wish I'd never updated! This app was pretty good until I updated it. Now instead of giving me my nearest bus stop details it seems to think I'm in Africa! Extremely annoying!

A Google User

I like it now Very good but auto update seem a bit more flakey now than previous.

Larry Imole

Great app 5 stars definitely. One thing to add as a suggestion would be a feature that scans QR code of a bus stop (where available) instead of typing in the location

Travellin' Man Suarez

Does exactly what it says on the tin Hasn't failed me yet. Getting a seat is another story.

Geenie Hair

Ok Sometimes doesn't work, but most of time it works fine

sylvia abdou

Great when it receives data from tfl...which is most of the time So i click on it ..and i get Absolute radio app. Not cool

rangel gaydadzhiyski

Me RG It is an amazing app , would be even better if somehow they add a link for complaints because some of the bus routes are nightmare - 69 in east London

jason edwards

It's a necessity I don't like the new layout other than that 4 stars

Alex Romanin

Many problems It's very useful because can't find better alternative but has many bugs and drains battery massively beware

Mark Bennett

Makes getting to work a lot easier knowing if the buses are on time

kellee hiley

New update not good New update has removed my shortcut making it me have to go on Google play and search it everytime I want to use disappointed

Bruce Duncan

It works! Simple and easy to use. I luv it!

maneet jutla

Wrong times When I check the bus time it says its coming at 7:24 however the regular time is 7:12 and on several occasions I have been late


Very useful app Very accurate times, only flaw I keep losing my favourites. Any fixes for this?

Daniel Loi

Best app for London bus times wohoo!.

Anna Maria Waniiye

Convenient and relaible app. You can mark your fav bus stops and it gives you a count down of the next 2 to 3 bus time arrivals

A Google User

New style is a backward step - old app was better With the old app, mins to arrival was in big, bold type. With the new style, the predicted time & mins till arrival are in the tiniest little font (with no option to change the size?) & I need reading glasses to see it! I want something I can glance at quickly standing at the bus stop. Please don't tell me you've finally succumbed to "style over substance"?

Anthony Lamb

It has improved Since getting the recent updates it has worked much better on my elderly android phone.

Mary Madigan

It does the trick Sometimes a few minutes inaccurate but gives a good gist of whether you have to run or not.

Melei Gueye

Very useful app when you are out and about waiting for the bus.

Michael Stirling

Very useful My go-to app when at a bus stop

Alex Williams

Helpful Let's you keep track of your busses

Kiril Kostov

Battery drain Every update better,

Simon Brown

Finally; Big Data that does something useful...

Alvaro Arconada

Must have! Your best ally when travelling by bus!

Wojciech Jędryka

Great application! I'm using it almost every day.

Sasha Oriiginals

Incredible Best transport for london app I've ever seen. Ever so reliable. Can't find a better one anywhere.

Zoheb Zane Piranditta

Good app Really good app and very up to date in terms of bus timings however the adverts are really annoying but I guess that's how it has been monetised.

Trish Williams

London Bus app is terrible. Constantly freezes meaning I have to restart phone to get rid of it. This was after latest update - hope they sort it out soon, app was good before. App was good, now it's terrible. Doesn't work, just freezes randomly, really annoying when you're trying to check transport schedules.

A Google User

Good app gone rogue This was a good app and seemed to be maturing into a very good one, that was until... it is now unresponsive to the back button and a constant battery drain unless you force quit. I recently used the app just once for a single journey with better than 60% battery remaining. By the time I arrived I had less than 5% and all due to this app.

Matthew Shine

New update broke this app Updated on 2nd it's April, and now it can't find my location. Turned on gps etc, still nothing...

Beryl D'Souza

Annoying Ads in this version It's a good app, but the upgraded version is still crashing unexpectedly. There continue to be more banner ads, now not just appearing on the bottom of the screen, but also when moving through the app itself! This makes information slow to load, and it's irritating.

A Google User

This was a fine & very useful app. It still is fine, but the ad at the end is a royal pain for those on a limited data plan. Like me.....

Gerard Elliott

One of the best There are so many of these apps but this is definitely the best that I have tried. Very quick, clear and intuitive. Not worth looking at any of the rest.

AMC Peter Allen

This was so good but the latest update every time you use the journey planner I just get oops, and the adverts stop me closing the app keeps saving advert shortcuts to my home screen Samsung Galaxy S5 sort it out or I will start using a different app

McCartney Popo

Woah Wow this app is so good I'd buy two Travellin around london? Dont leave home without your oyster and this app!

Tendai Mutambirwa

It works Most of the time it works, I've only found it to be inaccurate during rush hour in the morning. But it helps on more occasions than not

Vlad Vld

Update unnecessary Preferred the previous. Was so simple and quick to learn. Update 18 March the ads are annoying and most of the times I need to force stop the app.update 25 March.-uninstalled because I cannot close the app unless I force close it.if I leave it running all type of shortcuts appears on my screen and most of the times I have to run a full cleanup. Sorry but I prefer the han interactive app

keynsian kene

It does the job Love this app. It's quick, easy to use and has never crashed. I have used it for over a year now. So 5 stars for me

Robin Turner

Robin Turner Can be good usually a couple of minutes behind reality sometimes it told me bus had left and is still st bus stop

Daniel Gilson

Indispensable Use this App daily. Occasional crash, but that could as much be down to the age of the phone (S3).

Diana Onyeka

Ads are annoying! Although the app is good, this new update has too many apps! It doesn't close when I prompt it to!

Jasmin cheung

I just want a list of times It just doesn't give me a clear simple concise list of times. It's not great to use

Tony Cullen

Generally good, but sometimes when it can't download the data it just says "No buses for the next 30 minutes". Which I assume is a bug, rather than a face-saving fib, because that's certainly never true from the bus-stop I use most often (outside Odeon Greenwich).

Rach Couchman

It's the first one that I have found on android that actually works exactly how you would hope it does. Opens to current location, shows bus stop letters, let's you favourite stops. Would recommend. :)

Vanessa Tsu

2 updates later and it still fails Interface has changed completely and I can't check when buses are coming. Turning on locations does nothing either. Uninstalling. The app just uses memory without doing anything useful.

A Google User

Every Londoner needs this! Insanely useful app, much easier than going to TfL's site and cheaper than using their text service, can't fault it, very happy w/ it!

Abby Jokomba

Transport app Works well so far and the information is up to date.

Enam Haque

GREAT APP Always on correct with the times, best app I've used for this kind of thing. Keep it up.

Krisztina Storcz

Not complete. Only shows some of the buses and not all. Quite annoying. :(

George Thompson

Amazing After last update we have full page video ads. Just what I've dreamed of. Uninstalling immediately.

Jess Flitter

One of the best app I have very accurate for bus times only problem I have it's hard to exit back button doesn't work have to crash at to make it stop otherwise it would be 5 Stars all the way

Olu Mark Fatungase

Live buses Why wait in the cold when you can predict the buses from indoors.

Sylvia Birago

Must have Been using this for many years and its great

Neel Shah

Great app Great little app.very handy for a bus user.

Shukri Ibrahim

Great! I like how easy it is to navigate. Simple and convenient.

Noor Mohammed

Best One of the best app

Danny Daniels

Drains phone battery Great app but have discovered that it uses the most power of anything on my phone so will have to replace it if this doesnt improve.

Nate Owen

Great, until recent update. Please for the love of God get rid of the app adverts when you try to exit. It drains power and keeps adding shortcuts to my home screen.

A Google User

Good freebee. Quite accurate in telling you the times of the next bus. You can search for buses and choose which direction you are going. Great for a freebee.

Sultan Wadud

Update with annoying ads I did not mind the small ads before now the ads open automatically and take ages to come out of a pop up ad. Ads also create shortcuts on my home screen. Uninstalling

Douglas Moat

Was 5 star. But these new intrusive adverts that create icons on my home screen are a step too far...I don't mind looking at adverts now and then as the app is free... but I do not want them creating icons on my phone!

Richard Segrue

Would have given it 5 but a bit of a battery drain.

Natalia Baluta

Best app for seeing live buses in London Awesome app. Minor flaws on bad quality internet.

A Google User

All my favourited bus stops are gone!

Zoheb Zane Piranditta

Good app Really good app and very up to date in terms of bus timings however the adverts are really annoying but I guess that's how it has been monetised.

George Thompson

Garbsge After last update we have full page ads. Just what I've dreamed of. Uninstalling immediately. Need to reboot phone to exit the ads. garbage.


Accurate and reliable Excellent app. Easy to use, comprehensive and reliable. Even includes school buses.

James Love

No more waiting Fantastic app never have to wait unnecessarily in rain wind and snow anymore! Yayy :)

David Kessler

Prevents exiting the program Most android programs can be closed with the back button. This one blocks that. Will uninstall after only a few hours. That shows how bad it is.

Karen Mcgovern

Been using app for years and generally very good, just since it was updated it no longer tells you of there are any delays on the bus route.

Shahbaz Khan

Nice Using it for a while. One feature request - if there's a way to save favorites to the cloud(since it linked with Google+)

Karl Grey

Very useful Fairly accurate and straightforward to use. The distances to bus stops aren't as accurate (sometimes it'll say 10 metres when I'm at the stop) but the timings are very accurate.

Trevor Mills

Easy & good Tried this one when my old tracker stopped working & this one is way better :-)

Gary Narborough

Great App I have found this to have a good simple UI and quick to use.

Zaahir Ghanty

Good app but drains battery I found the app useful and easy to use but unfortunately noticed it drains the battery if I don't fully close it.

Neil Todd

works well I use this on a daily basis, provides me with everything I need via a simple interface.

Ian Beeby

Very comprehensive BUT intrusive ads Ads make the app crash regularly, badly undermining an otherwise excellent app.

Rob Alexis

Anti-virus warning Read the reviews and it appeared that when this app works there is very little to compete with it and to be fair it trounced TFLs Journey Planner in the way it worked but my anti virus gave me a warning that this app was likely to be a rogue app. Have applied the fix that it offered but the first time it does anything unwarranted it will be uninstalled.

Kim Vuong

Great app One of the few apps that have hail and ride sections!

J Abram

Shame Used to be reliant on this app, very handy, but now uses so much battery and pestering for location data even when I'm not actively using it.

A Google User

this ass does appear to do just what you want unlike some I've tried. its free and works what more can you ask for . Update ... blasted adverts are taking over since update. App still good but need to keep closing adverts to use now

Raheel Excellent app, always accurate , fast and reliable. The last 2 apps I tried were waste of time. I will stick with this one.

Brian Behan

Brilliant app. I have been using another appointment it was rubbish by TFL . THIS ONE IS THE BUNNIES.!! Easy to use.

Eddie Toomey

Awful since update Ads galore, have to sit and press the back button 3 times before it clears

Efrosini Setakis

Works well So far no complaints. Has worked every time I needed it, has found the stops I needed to check.

Francis Benjamin

Small note of improvement It would be nice to have an alert feature for a bus arriving at a particular time. - Mainly coz I'm on my phone until the bus arrives and I almost miss it or I have to keep checking bus countdown. If I could select a bus arrival time and receive a notification when it was due that would be great. Well done in any case, great app.

nate thurlow

Great Can save loads of favourite bus stops, search for routes or nearby bus stops. Very accurate on running times.

steve thered

Perfect Recommend by my neighbour and a big thanks. I have to get a train into work, now I can see if I can wait for a bus or better to run to the station. Also, how handy will this be in poor weather. SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THIS APP!!!!!

Clemence Munyukwi

Brilliant App. Have only used for a few days but already fallen in love with it

Anthony Ormson

One of the best Simple to use, clear and accurate - absolutely reliable!

Mark Levy

Tfl rail Would've got 5 stars, but tfl rail live trains missing from Stratford and Liverpool St, otherwise, great app!


MCSAS-HEARTS OF LOVE Wonderful has not failed me and family yet...I don't see it happening...great great App.

m faridy

Very accurate I am using this for quite long time, highly recommended

Margherita Feasey

Never miss a bus again This is the best use of sonar

Neel Desor

Doesn't work without gps

Merline G

Bus on time Great app, I now rely on it to get the bus on time. Very accurate.

Michel Mcauley

Very good app Love this app. It does exactly what it promised and is always accurate

Mark Siriwardana

God app Works well

Russell Sowinski

Works well Like being able to look up the route as well as the times for a stop

A Google User

Best app of its type I use this app everyday. Its perfect.

lita gregorio

Very use full.

Ads U

Excellent app Very simple to use. Highly recommended

David Foreman

Easy to use one of the best apps I've used

Amandhi Kularatne

Convenient Excellent app, use it all the time!

Rajat Kumar Sinha

Wonderful app, very accurate with bus status.

John Seckington

Jds Really good found it very accurate

Brhane Grmai

Works great Easy to use and accurate times

Great app Can't live without it.

azizur rahman

Fantastic! ! Brilliant accurate app works for me !!!

Five star reliability. Quick and accurate.

Good!! Nice and easy to use

A Google User

Latest update works great, brill app.

Mussie Habte

It is simple and very accurate

Ade Godspower

Very good and useful.

Frank Mcopare

Wayenko Very reliable

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