Google Transit basics

Get started with Google Transit

Help your riders to make the most of your transit services by putting the latest schedule and route data at their fingertips! Most public transit agencies are eligible to use Google Transit, as long as they meet a few basic prerequisites.

To qualify for participation, your transit agency must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide a publicly accessible service
  • Operate on fixed routes and schedules

Note: Agents and data aggregators qualify if they represent or produce transit feeds on behalf of a transit agency that meets the requirements above.

Google Transit does not approve data feeds for services that fall outside of a scheduled, routed public transit system. Ineligible services include bicycle paths, car rentals, bikeshare programs, campus shuttles, and taxis. Long-distance bus services will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Once you’ve confirmed eligibility, you’ll follow these steps to share your transit information on Google Maps:

  1. Access the Transit partner dashboard

  2. Create your data feed

  3. Publish your GTFS feed data

  4. Review your feed

  5. Test using private preview

  6. Launch your feed
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