With Google Transit, users can view public transportation options within Google Maps to help them plan the best routes to get where they’re going. With Google Maps’ combined schedule and route data, your transit information becomes easily accessible to millions of Google users in dozens of languages on both computer and mobile devices.
Google Transit lets you plan trips easier for your passengers with stops, routes, schedules and fare information integrated into Google Maps. Participating transit agencies can do the following:
- Reach more passengers: Google Transit works with your existing trip planner and links users to your website, which helps new and experienced passengers discover your services.
- Provide worldwide coverage: Google Transit covers transit agencies all over the world in one view. Google Maps supports multiple languages, which lets users plan trips in their native language without the need to learn a new system.
- Partner with Google Transit at no charge: Google Transit participation is available to any agency that provides public transportation services and operates with fixed schedules and routes. It’s simple and comes at no charge, and all it takes is your data.
How it works
When participating transit agencies share their static transit data (e.g. routes, stops, and schedules) with Google Transit, that information is integrated with Google Maps and accessible to Google users.
Once you share your static route and schedule information with Google Transit, you can add live transit updates via Realtime Transit. Realtime updates enhance your passengers’ experience with the latest departure and arrival times, service alerts, and vehicle positions. As long as your static transit information is available through Google Maps, you’re eligible to submit data for Realtime Transit.