METRO can make your ride with us easier with tools that can help you plan your trip or buy your ticket – right from your smartphone. Be sure to check out the interactive system map. You can see as much or as little as you’d like, including every bus stop on your particular route.

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METRO Q Mobile Ticketing

Purchase your full-fare METRO local bus and light-rail tickets 24/7 – right from your smartphone! Download the app and pay with debit, credit or PayPal.

MPD Connect

MPD Connect

Get Connected with METRO Police. MPD Connect gives you the power to report suspicious activity and other unexpected incidents across the METRO transit system using your smart phone.

Someone acting suspicious? Experience an accident on the system? Witness a crime in progress? MPD Connect lets you submit a report directly to METRO Police. You can even chat LIVE - all from the palm of your hand.

METRO Trip Planner

Select the trip itinerary that works best for you, using METRO bus and rail service. Use Trip Planner to plan your trip. Schedules - View and print schedules for the routes, stops and range of times you need. Locations Lookup - Find bus stops, and routes that serve them, nearest your location or destination, then plan a trip to or from the stop.

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Google Transit - Trip Planner

Select the mode of transportation icon, type in your starting point and destination, select time and date and click “Get Directions.”
How to read METRO detours on the Google Transit - Trip Planner >>

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The METRO T.R.I.P. (Transit Route Information & Planning) App

Offers schedule information, predicts arrival time of buses, and helps plan your trip. Features include:

  • Where Am I – This uses the GPS in your phone to pinpoint your location, along with the bus routes and rail lines closest to your location.
  • Next Transport – This gives you scheduled and real-time bus arrivals, as well as scheduled rail arrivals.
  • Plan Trip – This finds a route for you based on arrival time, transfers and minimized walking distance, enabling you to get to your destination quickly.
Browse to your phone's store: iPhone | Windows | Android
Download installation instructions: iPhone | Windows | Android
Features of TRIP App: iPhone / Android | Windows
T.R.I.P. App Disclaimer >>

or use QR Code:

Google Play Store
Windows Store
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Interactive Service Map

This app is for computers and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Windows phones and tablets) and shows our system map in a simplified, interactive and easy-to-navigate format.


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METRO Kiosks

These kiosks display the scheduled and real-time arrival of buses. You can email or text your itinerary to yourself or a friend. Kiosks are located at the Downtown Transit Center and TMC Transit Center.

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*Service Alerts & Emergency Alerts

Sign up for a free service that sends you email, whenever selected website information is updated. You’ll be able to choose from bus, rail, construction, events, HOV / HOT lane detours and rider alerts, news releases and METRO newsletters (*data rates may apply).

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Developer Portal

This enables software developers to gain access to METRO’s real-time data so that they can develop their own application. This is free of charge, but developers will be required to subscribe to the service and abide by its rules. Developers will have access to the following: GTFS data, SIRI SM (Stop Monitoring), SIRI VM (Vehicle Monitoring), SIRI ET/PT (Estimate Table/Production Table).
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PDFs of Bus & Rail Schedules

Download PDFs and print or save on electronic device for future reference of local, commuter buses or rail schedules.

Harris County Transit

For more information on Harris County Transit services, visit or call 713-578-2216.

Houston TranStar

Houston TranStar is the regional transportation and emergency management center for the greater Houston area.