What's New

New simple design with train times, 7-day timetables, coach stations, improved search, better journey planning, new route maps and more.

Now everything is neatly organised in tabs at the bottom of the screen. with a larger map showing you all nearby stops and stations

All National Rail stations have their own departure boards, as well as Manchester Metrolink stops, plus all tram, subway and light rail stations in the UK

Now every stop has a timetable - just tap on '7-DAY TIMETABLE' and choose a date and time. You can also quickly tap to see the last buses or trains from that stop.

We've created a new type of departure board which shows you all departures from a coach station in one place

Now its easier to find the place you're looking for: addresses, street names, towns, businesses, anything!

Plan a trip between any two places in the UK

Now split by destination for easier navigation

App Description

Need to know when buses are arriving, and where they're going? This is the app for you.

Key Features:
• Get real-time or scheduled bus times for every stop in Birmingham.
• See every nearby bus route, showing you where they go and which company operates them
• Live directions: search for somewhere, and we'll give you up to five ways to get there quickly by bus - it even takes disruptions and diversions into account.
• Save your favourite bus stops, and then rename them to something you'll remember: 'Near house' etc.
• The best search in town: we use a combination of our own search database and the social location powerhouse that is Foursquare, so whatever you type in - an address, a postcode, or even local points of interest like pubs and restaurants, we'll show you the bus stops nearby.
• Only care about the services you use? Customise a bus stop's departure board so you only see the services you want to see.
• Get home fast: just press on the 'Get me home' button and the app will find the quickest bus routes for you
• Set a daily update for any bus stop - it'll send you the next three upcoming departures at a specific time of the day even when the app is closed.
• Your choice of maps: built-in or Google Maps - you choose!
• The best-designed travel app out there - fresh and clean, showing you only the information you care about, it's designed from the ground up to blend with iOS 7.

What they say about our apps:
“This is way better than relying on timetables. Great app!”
“I've searched for a decent bus app and having used this one I can say its the best I've used outside London. Very pleased.”
“Very useful app, have never missed the bus with this application.”
“This is a fantastic app. I'm a regular user of buses and they're not terribly reliable, but with this app it keeps me up to date - when I got lost this app directed me to a stop so I could get home. Many thanks!”

Plus the usual great features you expect from BusExpert:
• iCloud integration: save your favourites on your iPhone, and they're synced seamlessly to your other iOS devices
• Bus stops and services update automatically whenever a service change occurs

If you could take a minute to review our app after each update, we'd be really grateful. Your reviews help us improve and update our apps. We update our apps regularly - so tell us what you want to see at [email protected]

The app works best with an active data connection and GPS. Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Data provided by Jeppesen, NextBuses, forecast.io and Foursquare

BusExpert Birmingham is the most feature-rich and fastest way to view live bus times in Birmingham and beyond.

Follow @busexpert on Twitter for the latest on updates and new features. Need help, or have a suggestion? Send your feedback to [email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 30, 2013 Initial release
  • April 04, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • April 06, 2013 New version 1.2
  • April 06, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 29, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • May 04, 2013 New version 1.3
  • May 04, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • May 25, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • May 29, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • July 02, 2013 New version 1.3.1
  • July 19, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • July 23, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • September 13, 2013 New version 2.0
  • October 10, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • October 11, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • September 21, 2014 New version 3.0
  • September 14, 2015 New version 3.1
  • September 14, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • September 17, 2015 New version 3.2
  • October 08, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • July 30, 2016 New version 4.0