What's New

New: instant departure boards, better route maps and train journey tracking

If you're like us, you might have a couple of favourite buses in the morning - each going from different stops. It was a pain tapping one stop, tapping its bubble, looking at a departure board, then coming back to the map and doing the same again and again.

So we've made it easier. Tap on a stop or station on the map and we'll show you the name of the stop, the routes that stop there and the next five departures. If you want to see further into the future, just tap on the bubble to bring up the full departure board. Easy!

In the list view, we'll show you all connections at each stop - colour-coded to make life easier.

We've re-engineered train times - just tap on a train departure to bring up a nice, easy-to-follow list with a moving train icon.

Finally... if you can spare a moment, and you like this app, help us out and leave a review on the App Store. It helps other people find the app and helps fund future development. Thanks!

App Description

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

See instantly when your bus or train is going to arrive – and find the quickest way around town with live journey planning.

• Countdown boards for buses and trains
• Live National Rail departures
• Midland Metro countdown boards
• Know the expected platform before anyone else (even the station announcer!)
• NEW: Tap on an arrival time to see how far away the vehicle is in real-time
• Full seven-day timetables
• Quickly see the last train or bus arriving tonight
• See every nearby route and where they go
• A-to-B directions – takes traffic delays into account and shows you alternative routes
• One-tap ‘get me home’ journey planning
• Save your favourite stops and stations
• Customise a stop's arrivals board so you only see the routes you want to see.
• The best-designed transport app out there - simple and clean, showing you only the information you need

Here’s what our customers are saying about us:
“Having tried about half a dozen similar apps, I'm most happy with this one.”
“This is way better than relying on timetables. Great app!"
"I've searched for a decent transit app and having used this one I can say its the best. 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 - and when I got lost this app directed me to the nearest stop so I could get home. Many thanks!"
"Fabulous app. I can always find which bus I need anytime anywhere - absolutely invaluable!"

This app works throughout the UK – including Birmingham, Smethwick, West Bromwich, Oldbury, Dudley, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, the West Midlands and more.

If you could take a minute to review our app after each update, we'd be really grateful. Your reviews help us improve 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.

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

(click to enlarge)

Birmingham Bus & Train Times screenshot 1 Birmingham Bus & Train Times screenshot 2 Birmingham Bus & Train Times screenshot 3 Birmingham Bus & Train Times screenshot 4 Birmingham Bus & Train Times screenshot 5

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
  • November 07, 2016 New version 4.3